Beaches on the island of Cres
The island of Cres (Cres), the largest island in the Adriatic, is located in the northern part of the Kvarner Bay. In the south, in Osor, it is connected by a bridge to the island of Losinj. Because of its mild climate, beautiful landscapes and beaches, it attracts tourists from all over the world and not only in the season, but throughout the year.
Three miles south of the port of Cres there is a small fishing village Valun with two beautiful sandy beaches. They are surrounded by a thick pine forest, and also nearby there are small hidden bays for those who do not like the crowd and want to enjoy peace and privacy. The beach does not have any facilities, so if you are looking for a restaurant, bar or shop, you should go to Valun which is only a 5 minute walk to the beach. The beaches are ideal for families with young children.
Beach of San Giovanni
Most of the local population consider this beach the most beautiful on the island and beyond. The beach of San Giovanni is located below Lubenice, a place located on a steep cliff. The view from the cliff above the sandy beach leaves the visitor breathless. The beach can be reached on foot or by boat from Lubenice. Since the beach is difficult to reach, you can be sure that there will not be too many visitors. The advantage of the beach of San Giovanni is that it is hidden in unspoilt nature and the aromas of Mediterranean herbs. According to the German magazine Bild, it has been ranked as the 15th most beautiful beach in the world, so if you are on Cres do not miss the opportunity to visit this beach.
Slatina Beach, Martinscica
Slatina beach is located in the homonymous field and has a blue flag which is an international quality mark for beaches and tourist attractions. The beach is pebbly, suitable for families with small children and nearby there is a thick pine forest that offers natural shade. As the beach is located in the field, visitors have a wide range of services available such as boats and canoes for hire and dive center services. Nearby there is a restaurant and a cafeteria. In the summer, water aerobics is organized a couple of times a week.
Meli Beach, Ustrine
Meli beach is located on the south side of the island of Cres near Ustrine. The sandy beach is quite low, so you will need to get away from the coast to swim. It is ideal for small children who can play for hours in the sand. Turquoise waters and pristine nature are the main advantages of the Meli beach. The beach is not accessible by car, but from Ustrine it is necessary to go on foot or by boat. Due to inaccessibility, the beach is never crowded and you will be able to relax here in peace and enjoy the pleasures of summer and the beautiful sea.