5 of the best beach resorts in Croatia

15 October 2019 08:28

Find your slice of paradise in the Adriatic

Find your slice of paradise in the Adriatic

Where better to enjoy the autumnal sunshine than the jewel of the Adriatic, Croatia? To help you find your ideal beachy paradise, here are five of our favourites...

1. Susak

Flung out into the Adriatic, the tiny island of Susak is the perfect place to find your own private slice of Croatia. Many of the island's stunning beaches are only accessible on foot, while Susak Town has a cosy clutch of restaurants, cafés and bars to relax in as you enjoy island life. Make sure you order a glass or two of local Susak wine – the islanders are fiercely proud of their popular drink.

2. Pula

Located on the Istrian peninsula, the historic city of Pula is a great option if you like your seaside holidays with a side order of ancient history. And although the picture-perfect coves scattered along the nearby coastline are the perfect way to while away an afternoon, the real gem lies in the heart of Pula – the Pula Arena, one of the world's largest surviving Roman amphitheatres.

3. Prapatna

While the island of Hvar attracts tourists to its bustling beach resorts, for an altogether quieter Croatian experience head to the sleepy village of Prapatna. Stationed in its own idyllic cove on the island's northern coastline, Prapatna is the perfect place to get away from it all in one of the hillside guesthouses that overlook azure waters and cosy beaches.

4. Bol

On the southern coastline of Brac, you'll find the bright and surprisingly lively little seaside town of Bol. While its charming waterfront and tight, historic lanes are perfect for an evening stroll, during the day locals and visitors head to the nearby Zlatni Rat beach. Perhaps the most famous beach in Croatia, the pebbly sands of Zlatni Rat jut out into the turquoise waters like a little spur of paradise.

5. Kupari

No guide to Croatian resorts would be complete without mentioning the rather bizarre beach offerings at Kupari. Located near Dubrovnik in the south of the country, Kupari was once the holiday resort for the Yugoslav military before being abandoned during the Balkan conflict. These days, only the shells of the disused hotels and restaurants remain, making Kupari an eerie day at the beach!

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