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The Finest Seashores in Croatia, Half 2: Korčula


Partly two of our information to the greatest seashores in Croatia, This week we check out the seashores in and round Korčula City and additional afield on the island. The necessary factor to learn about seashores in Croatia is that there’s no such factor as a non-public seaside. All of the shoreline should be accessible to the general public (regardless of whether or not that’s by land or sea. Even when a seaside appears to be like like a non-public resort seaside, you may lay your towel or seaside mat down, and bask.

What do you have to take to the seaside?

Earlier than you head to the seaside, until it’s one of many few sandy seashores on Korčula, be ready for the pebbles. You’ll discover water sneakers (neoprene slip-ons with a rubber sole) on the market throughout Croatia. Belief us, they’re well worth the (cheap) expense, even should you depart them behind on the finish of your journey. Your resort could possibly present seaside towels (don’t take the lavatory towels) or you should purchase a reasonable seaside towel should you don’t have one with you. Many of those seashores don’t have a number of shade, or umbrellas obtainable even, so make sure you pack some sunscreen. We advocate reef-safe or eco-friendly sunscreen to minimise any environmental harm.

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Korčula City Seashores

The previous city of Korčula itself doesn’t have too many seashores inside strolling distance, however right here’s a information to these you may get to simply

Banje Seaside is pebble / shingle seaside, located in Borak space in Korcula City. That is the oldest seaside within the city, very busy within the summertime, crowded with vacationers in addition to locals.

Banje Seaside

Banje Seaside is is correct within the middle of Korcula’s Previous City, near Lodge Korsal in addition to to the native swimming and water polo membership ‘KPK’. This pebble seaside can get very busy, crowded with vacationers in addition to locals. With a number of cafes and eating places shut by you may get a drink or a chew to eat with out the necessity to change out of beachwear.

The seaside could be very standard with locals who stay across the Borak space, in addition to the members of the swimming and waterpolo membership, who wish to go for swim at Banje after their coaching classes on the adjoining pool.

Zakerjan Seaside

Zakerjan seaside beneath Zakerjan Kula (Zakerjan Tower, on the northern aspect of town partitions) could be very standard with locals. It’s a mix of rocks, extra rocks, and jetties. Though it’s within the middle the water could be very clear and additionally it is nice for snorkeling. Because the promenade is simply across the nook it’s handy to seize a chew or a drink.

Sveti Nikola

To show that to locals, anyplace you may get into the ocean known as a seaside, we’ve got Sveti Nikola. It’s purely sone slabs and jetties, but when all you need is a handy method to get out and in of the water for a fast dip, it’ll do.

Ispod Duvana

This pebble seaside is near Sveti Nikola, and is standard with locals. There are a few cafes and a restaurant on the close by promenade.

Luka Korculanska Bay

For those who’re staying in Korcula city and don’t really feel like going to Lumbarda, the excellent news is {that a} sandy seaside could be discovered solely a 15 minute stroll from the previous city in Luka Korculanska Bay. Close to the seaside a number of bars serving meals and refreshing chilly drinks. For those who’re on the lookout for some quiet and stress-free time on the seaside, the unhealthy information is that this seaside is often overcrowded with households with young children.

Lumbarda’s Seashores

Lumbarda is a small city only a few miles from the previous city of Korčula with loads of eating places standard with locals. There are a number of methods to get there from the previous city. You possibly can seize a water taxi from town centre, however one in all our favourite choices is to lease a motorcycle and benefit from the surroundings whereas biking by the vineyards – additionally you may at all times make a cease and go for some wine tasting en route. Or you may take one of many hop on and off taxi boats from Korčula city. Strolling can also be an choice however within the heat summer season days it’s simply too sizzling. Moreover being a cute spot for a fast getaway from town, Lumbarda has few seashores value a go to. Two of essentially the most lovely sandy seashores within the space, Bilin Zal and Vela Przina, are positioned in Lumbarda.

One of many few sandy seashores on Korčula island, the truth is one of many few sandy seashores in Croatia

Prvi žal

Prvi žal seaside is positioned within the centre, and in contrast to the opposite Lumbarda seashores, it is a pebble seaside. There are just a few bars shut by so in case you are within the temper for a refreshing cocktail you don’t should go very far.

Bilin žal

Bilin Zal is a small seaside, standard with locals, particularly these with youngsters. It’s about 10-Quarter-hour alongside the coast on foot on from Prvi žal. Though it’s a sandy seaside the water continues to be crystal clear. There’s a konoba close by and likewise a small seaside tavern the place you may get a snack and a drink.

Vela Przina

Stick with it the coast just a little additional to Vela Przina. It is a longer seaside and in the summertime it fills up from early within the day with each vacationers and locals. There’s a small restaurant serving chilly drinks and snacks. For those who’re up for some skinny dipping, simply comply with the street straight forward after the sandy seashores and switch left if you get to the pine forest. Quickly you’ll attain a nudist space.

Seashores on the Islands close to Korčula

To achieve the islands and islets off Korcula’s coast you may take one of many common water taxi providers that depart from Korcula city’s primary harbor. You should purchase one-way tickets as you want, or a hop-on, hop-off ticket for the entire day, for round $32, which is sensible if you wish to go to greater than a few islands.

Badija Island Seashores

Badija island seashores are only a brief water taxi-boat experience from Korcula city’s primary harbor. Badija has a number of swimming spots and pebble seashores all around the Island. There are lots of naturist seashores on Badija, so if that’s not your factor, contemplate your self suggested. Badija could be very standard amongst locals too for weekend day-trips and picnics, so it will possibly get crowded on the weekends. Though there’s a small cafe/restaurant on the island, we advise taking snacks with you. There’s loads of different issues to see on the island, significantly the sprawling Franciscan monastery (see the image above), which was seized by Tito’s authorities after WWII and has been not too long ago returned to the order. The monks have been busy restoring the monastery and cleansing up the island ever since. Moreover the seashores and monastery, Badija is a stunning place to take a stroll below the shade of the pine bushes.

Vrnik

That is one other place to get pleasure from secluded swimming spots and pine bushes shades. Vrnik is an islet nearer to Lumbarda, and like Badija could be reached by water taxi. It’s the location of one of many oldest and most well-known quarries in Korcula – on this ‘tiny’ island you will discover 29 quarries! There are only some households residing right here these days. Enjoyable truth – Korcula limestone is integrated in some well-known buildings – Haggia Sophia, the Austrian parliament constructing in Vienna, and Stockholm City Corridor! You may also go to the church of Our Woman of Succors. You may also have a meal or a snack as there’s a restaurant and likewise a quick meals place on the island.

Stupe

Residence to a well-known instagram spot with a see-saw within the sea (a sea-saw?). There’s a pebbly seaside and Seaside bar, very fashionable in the summertime (particularly with trendsetters 😀 )

Seashores Inside Driving Distance from Korčula City

A number of the greatest seashores on Korčula islands are fairly a distance from the previous city. For those who’ve acquired a automotive, or really feel like renting a scooter, then your seaside potentialities are a lot wider. For all of those seashores nonetheless, do contemplate that the street to them isn’t at all times paved, or significantly simple to navigate, so take care.

Bačva Seaside

This small secluded bay has a stunning pebbly seaside. It takes a while to achieve it with a automotive, lot of curves however it’s value it! Don’t neglect to make a cease whereas taking place to take some superb footage. It’s potential you may be out of cellphone service right here. There’s additionally a small tavern on the seaside the place you may have refreshments and a meal, however as it will possibly occur they run out of meals, we advocate bringing a snack. There’s not a lot shade right here, so watch out!

Pupnatska Luka

This pebble seaside is located on the southern aspect of the island in a captivating cove. The street to get there could be barely discouraging as it’s worthwhile to take an unpaved street with a number of bends however in the long run it’s positively value it. After a couple of Quarter-hour drive from the primary street you’ll end up on an extended seaside with a crystal blue sea surrounded by untouched nature and the sound of cicadas. There’s additionally a seaside bar and the tavern above the seaside so you may plan to spend your complete day stress-free at this small paradise 🙂 

Zrnovska Banja

Because it’s fairly near Korcula City, this is usually a little bit of busier space, however it has good pebbly seashores, and also you’ll have pretty views of Peljesac peninsula throughout the channel. It’s a couple of 35 minute stroll or 10 minute drive from city. As such it’s an excellent candidate for reaching by bike. There are just a few spots to seize a meal and likewise a seaside bar the place you may lease beds or cabanas, get pleasure from music, have some drinks – for one thing a bit fancier that is the place. There’s additionally the opportunity of renting paddle boards.

Seashores new Vela Luka

Vela Luka, actually Large Harbor, is on the reverse finish of Korčula Island to the primary city. That is the place the automotive ferries from Break up dock. The drive takes round 40 minutes by automotive.

Though there are lots of seashores across the city of Vela Luka, pebbly, rocky ones, some in secluded bays, some with services, one of many points of interest is for positive Proizd islet. A stone seaside on Proizd is proven above. Reachable by taxi boat service from Vela Luka, that is additionally an Instagram spot – white seashores, turquoise sea – a small paradise. You may also get pleasure from views of Hvar island. There’s a restaurant the place you may have a meal and a drink

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