Beaches on the island of Brac
Brac is the largest island in Dalmatia and with its peak Vidova Gora (778 m) is the highest island in the Adriatic. It is located in front of the city of Split and has excellent ferry connections, especially in the season.
The coast of the island is 175 km long and has many beautiful beaches and coves. On the southern side of Brac lies the most famous Croatian beach – Zlatni rat – which is a common reason used to advertise tourism in Croatia and attract tourists. But it’s not without reason, as the beach really leaves visitors breathless.
Zlatni Rat beach
Bol is a tourist resort located on the south side of the island with beautiful beaches such as the famous Zlatni Rat which due to its unusual appearance attracts visitors from all over the world. Daily Telegraph, the famous English magazine, has classified Zlatni rat among the most beautiful European beaches. The beach is pebbly, extends 500 meters to the sea and changes shape under the influence of wind and waves. The beach is very well equipped with showers, changing rooms; sun loungers and parasols are available for hire. In the shade there are numerous bars and restaurants where you can cool off on hot summer days. Numerous entertainment services are provided – from boat rentals, small boats, surfing equipment, diving, jet skiing, the banana boat and various other attractions. Bol is a destination that focuses on tourism, so the offer is really great. If you are looking for privacy, this is something you will not find on this beach. Various agencies take tourists on day trips from other cities just to visit this beach. But near Bol there are other beautiful beaches that can provide privacy. However, if you go to Brac – Bol it is simply the place you must visit.
The beach is located west of the city center and the port. The distance from the Bol promenade to Zlatni rat is about 2 kilometers. The walk leads to the beach, so it takes 20 minutes to get there.
Lovrecina beach is a sandy beach about 4 km from Postira. The beach can be reached by car and by boat. It is surrounded by pines and tall poplars, so the beach has plenty of natural shade. This bay in its sand maintains the foundations of an ancient Roman country villa. Lovrecina beach attracts many visitors on day trips because it is a really nice place for rest and relaxation. The sand on the beach extends for almost 100 meters from the shore. Right next to the beach there is a bowling alley, or balote as it is called here. Also in the Lovrecina bay there is a restaurant with a wide choice of fish and meat dishes.
Supetar is the largest city on the island and the main port. It is located on the north side of the island and opposite the city of Split. Given the really good ferry connections, especially in the season, many tourists staying in Split decide to take a day trip to Supetar.
To the west of the ferry pier (located in the center of Supetar) there is a pebble beach, Vlacica, and a sandy cove, Banj, which is suitable for families with children and seniors. The beaches are related and have access to many services such as water slides and pedal boats. At Vlacica beach there are several restaurants where you can refresh. Parasols and sun loungers can be rented on both beaches.
A little further on, behind the hotel Svpetrus there is a long pebble beach Bili Rat and the bay of Vela Luka. These are also the most beautiful beaches of Supetar. In the vicinity of the hotel complex you can try beach volleyball, mini golf, there are tennis courts, table tennis, etc.
On the beaches you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds and nearby there are several restaurants where guests can cool off.
Beaches of Sumartin and Povlja
At the southeastern tip of the island in the municipality of Selca, you will find several small villages such as Sumartin and Povlja. In this area there are several pebble beaches some of which can be reached by car, others (most of them) can be reached by rented boat. If you are looking to spend a day on the beach away from the crowd, we recommend that you contact the locals, which beach to choose from; in Sumartin you can ask at the local tourist office – they are quite knowledgeable.