A magnificent landscape dominated by limestone karst relief, with various gorges, crevices, round valleys and bays – island of Brac is the third largest island of the Adriatic Sea. Numerous towns, sleepy villages and a sensational Mediterranean landscape with many steep cliffs, inky waters and pine trees are a real feast for the eyes.
With Mount Vidova gora, the highest peak of the Adriatic islands (778 m), a wealth of flora and fauna, and an amazing view from the top, this island paradise is the perfect summer destination
In the past we have already mentioned some beaches in various blogs, but this time we want to discover more of hidden jewels.
1) The Golden Horn or Zlatni rat, as the Croats call it, is a long pebble beach in Bol that extends 500 m elegantly into the sea, and is the most famous and biggest attraction on the island. The beach is particularly interesting because its top changes due to strong sea currents. You can choose either a windy spot or another and enjoy the sun or you can go windsurfing.
View from the promenade of Bol to the beach Golden Horn
The beach was awarded with a Blue Flag flag, so you can be sure that you will find everything you need – beach bar Auro with cozy and comfortable seats, massage by the sea in the shade of pine trees, restaurants in the area and opportunities to walk with your family and friends.
Beach bar Auro at the Golden Horn
2) Martinica beach near the city centre is divided into two parts by the small cape on which the monastery is located. East of the monastery there is a beautiful bay with wonderful views to the surrounding hills and the island of Hvar. The beach offers little or no shade but in the afternoon, when the typical wind Mistral blows, it is protected by the coastal promontory. Martinica beach is also called “home beach” because the locals go swimming there. This beach is especially recommended for families with children, as swimming lessons take place there in summer. Nearby there is a beach bar and a restaurant inside the monastery courtyard, where you will find shelter from the hot sun. From the beach, the path leads to bays with nudist beaches.
Beautiful pebble beach Martinica with monastery and the small cape
3) Lovrecina beach is a beautiful sandy beach located near the town of Positra on the north side of the island. The sand on the beach and in the sea is almost 100 m long. To reach it, you have to drive 4 km from Resort Positra towards the bay. You can reach the beach either by car, on foot along an old footpath or by boat. Lovrecina is surrounded by pine trees, which provide a natural and pleasant shade on hot summer days. There you will also find a café and restaurant where you can taste various specialties of the island of Brac.
Wonderful sandy beach Lovrecina
4.) Postira is another small village in the northern part of the island of Brac, only 4 km from the bay of Lovrecina, where there are numerous beautiful beaches. Along the coast there are many small beaches, hidden in charming bays. The lighter and darker colours of the sea are simply breathtaking and the coast is perfect for sunbathing and swimming.
Breathtaking beach in Postira
5) Village Povlja on the north-eastern side of the island is surrounded by numerous bays and beaches. Among the most beautiful are Travna, Smokvica, Ticja Luka and Tatinja. The village is also an ideal place for families with children and people who long for a peaceful holiday. Sports and recreation enthusiasts can take part in diving, football, gondola trips, sailing and other activities.
Breathtaking sea colours at the village Povlja
6) Milna village lies west of Bol and offers four large pebble beaches – Osibova, Maslinova, Pasikova and Lucice. Two beaches are located directly in Milna, the other two in the vicinity. Near the beaches there are also pine trees, which provide the necessary shade. The waters there are crystal clear and the beaches face south and are therefore protected from the strong north winds. This part of the island coast is also ideal for scuba diving, sailing or fishing. In addition to water sports, visitors can also enjoy football, volleyball, basketball, boccia and table tennis.
Lucice beach in Milna
7) Only 5 km from Bol is the picturesque village of Murvica, situated on the cliff of the island and surrounded by charming vineyards. There are two nice beaches with white sand and a breathtaking location on an incline, overlooking the neighbouring island of Hvar. Pine trees provide a natural shade but beauty there comes with a price! After parking your car upstairs, you have to take a path down to the beaches. Before that you can get drinks from the snack bar.
Beautiful beach with white sand in the village of Murvica
8.) One of the most visited bays on the south coast of the island of Brac is definitely Blaca, west of Bol. Not only is village Blaca known for its hermitage, but also for its breathtaking bay surrounded by a dense pine forest. Deep in the bay there is a lovely beach.
Breathtaking bay Blaca with lovely beach