Best Sandy Beaches in Croatia
The most of tourists coming for their beach holidays in Croatia think that there are no sandy beaches in this country, but it is not so.
You can discover a great number of sandy beaches in some regions of North, Central and South Dalmatia, on the islands of Kvarner Bay and even in Istria Peninsula, where you can find a beautiful sandy beach Bijeca in Medulin resort only 8 km from Pula.
The list of sandy beaches in Croatia is not as long as that of pebble or rocky bays but they are real Adriatic gems that one just cannot miss.
The Lapad Peninsula on the best known southern Dalmatian riviera has a charming promenade leading to the largest and most beautiful Dubrovnik sandy beach called Uvala Lapad. Here you can bathe in the protected swimming area and relax in the shade of palms, olives and pines that frame the coast. In addition to an excellent fun sports offer there is a seaside bar to drop in for some refreshing cocktail. The nearby shallow Vila beach is a favourite gathering place for picigin players, a popular local water ball game.
A great choice of Croatia's sandy beaches can be found in Orebic, the most visited sunny resort on the Peljesac Peninsula. The most famous one is Trstenica, a 1 km long family beach within a walking distance of the town centre. It is well-equipped with catering and entertainment facilities, especially for the children who can play in the shallow sea or jump on bouncy castles. The parents are welcome to have cold drinks in the beachside cafe under age-old cypress and pine trees.
Island of Korcula, another gem in the green crown of the Dubrovnik Riviera, offers its guests a unique seaside experience on one of the best sandy beaches in Croatia. The Vela Przina beach in the spacious bay next to Lumbarda is a favourite place to swim and sunbathe both for townspeople and tourists who find it irresistibly attractive. There are a good number of facilities to take up your time, including beach volleyball, sailing and other water sports. The waterfront restaurant serves light meals and drinks, which keeps people staying for hours on end.
Among the Central Dalmatian islands Vis is the farthermost one. Its gorgeous beaches welcome those seeking peace and wild nature with no noisy crowds. A 6 km walk of Vis Town takes you to one of the most stunning sandy beaches of Croatia that occupies the picturesque Stoncica bay. The shoal stretches for meters into the greenish sea, so small kids can safely splash and play. You can have a delicious fish meal in the beach restaurant or get a nice retreat in the shady wood stretching along the coast.
North Dalmatia has its own share of sandy beaches in Croatia, but some of them can only boast a sandy bottom verging on the rocky shore like those of Island Ugljan. Still, there are natural sandy bays, too; most of them stretch for kilometers around the town of Nin on the Zadar Riviera. The most popular shallow sandy beach is Ninska Laguna that is especially friendly to old people and children. The beach does not lack additional content providing opportunities for sports and fun. There is also a possibility for health improving due a deposit of curative mud.
Featured on the list of the most exceptional Croatia's sandy beaches in the Kvarner region is the Paradise Beach in Lopar that enjoys a lovely location on Island Rab. The beach isn't only packed with numerous facilities but also well-maintained and clean, which is confirmed by the Blue Flag award. A 2 km long stretch of sand and shoal is truly a paradise for visitors who can have fun practising water or land sports in the nearby sports centre. There is an arranged access for disabled people.