Top 10 best beaches in Dalmatia

You have played picigin at Bačvice, watched a sunset at Kašjuni, drank a cocktail at Žnjan and spent a day at one of the Marjan beaches? Do not worry because there are plenty more to explore!

Crystal clear sea, sand, pebbles and the smell of pine trees will capture your senses on some of the best beaches in Dalmatia.

The best beaches in Dalmatia are on the islands. They may seem far away, but the islands are actually well-connected to Split. For those who do not mind a ferry ride, here are a few options for island beaches.

Golden Horn, Brač island

Golden Horn beach is Croatia’s most famous beach and a symbol of Brač island. This unique spot is often mentioned in the most prestigious magazines all over the world because of its changing tip. Its shape varies with the change of the wind direction, currents and even the tide. 

The beach is well known among fans of water sports and adrenaline. Windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet-ski, parachute rides are just some of the available activities options.  

Visit the Golden Horn beach with our private Brač island tour!

Dubovica Bay, Hvar island

Dubovica Bay is situated on the sunniest island in Croatia, island Hvar. This tucked-away bay is the perfect place for relaxing the mind as well as the body. If you get thirsty or hungry after swimming, you can eat a meal at the restaurant or get a drink in Duba beach bar. 

If you enjoy exploring nature, try to find a hidden cave while you are diving!

Visit Dubovica bay with our private boat tour Split to Hvar!

Stiniva Bay, Vis island

Stiniva Bay is a must-see stop for anyone visiting the island Vis. This protected nature monument was once a cave, which explains its attractive appearance. The stone walls keep the sea still and warm, making it perfect for enjoying the summer days.

Stiniva was listed as the best beach in Europe in 2016. No wonder, considering its charm and exotic look! 

Visit Stiniva bay with a private Blue Cave tour Split!

Duga i Duboka beaches, Čiovo island

Duga and Duboka are neighboring beaches with diverse aesthetics. Duga Bay is more on the peaceful side, excellent for having a genuine gastronomic experience in its tavern. Clear, turquoise water and pleasant nature will not disappoint their visitors.

Duboka Bay is equally as beautiful as its neighbor, but with a fun twist- beach bar. Laganini Beach bar offers a touch of luxury to this bay with its amazing food, drinks and music.

Čiovo island is also accessible by car, so do not miss this opportunity if you happen to have one at your disposal.

Kutleša beach, Mimice

Kutleša beach is situated in Mimice, near the town of Omiš. It is a pleasant pebble beach surrounded by pine trees and cliffs. Randomly spaced rocks give a unique appearance and a chance to snap an ideal holiday photo!

The beach is especially fitting for families with kids as they can do lots of activities there and it is not too deep. On the other side, if you are trying to find a secluded place, follow a narrow path that will take you to the southern side. 

Vrulja beach, Pisak

Pisak is a small town near the Omiš area. It is known for its amazing sandy and rocky beaches, and particularly the Vrulja beach. It is surrounded by tall cliffs and Mediterranean plants, offering shade on a hot day. It is best to get to the beach by boat since it is not easily accessible.

Punta rata, Brela

This beautiful beach is located in a protected area of the Makarska Riviera. It is listed many times as one of the best beaches in Europe and the world by Forbes, The Huffington Post and many other important magazines. The beach provides many sports and recreational amenities making it an excellent spot for an active vacation. 

The most prominent symbol and postcard motive is a large rock with trees on top jutting from the sea.

Queen's beach, Nin

The Queen’s beach in town Nin will surely enable you a royal treatment with its medical mud. It is considered to cure many diseases, and if not, at least it is fun times! 

The beach itself is long and sandy, especially suitable for families with small kids. There is a beach bar and a snack bar, rent a bike place, free beach amenities and a place where you can rent sunbeds.

The legend says that the first king of Croatia, Tomislav, often brought his family to this beach and named it after his wife. Except for this legend, beautiful sunsets make this beach the most romantic spot in Nin.

Solaris beach, Šibenik

Solaris beach is a four kilometers long beach divided into five theme parts: sand, club, spa, family and a camping beach. Thematic beaches have been awarded numerous times internationally and locally for their innovation, attractions and cleanliness. Their sand beach is White Flag winner, an award for exceptional cleanliness and quality of underwater.

At this beach, anyone can find something for themselves.

Nugal beach, Makarska

This hidden beach is situated between town Makarska and town Tučepi. It is one of Croatia’s most awarded beaches and often on the target of naturalists. The Nugal beach is distinctive because of its cliff and a waterfall that shows up when it rains. Along with lush flora and fauna, the beach is a true heaven on Earth.

There are no modern amenities here, just the sound of the sea and shade from the trees. 

The best of Dalmatia

To conclude, the Dalmatia area is a treasury of beach gems. Whether you are traveling with friends, family, or your significant other, you can find a place that suits you the most.

You can travel along the coast if you have a car that you can use or go to the islands for the ultimate adventure. Either way, you will not make a mistake!

Hopefully, now you got an answer to your question about the best beaches in Dalmatia.


No matter if you end up on an island or somewhere along the Croatian coast, you can always come across breathtaking beaches and sceneries. If you do not enjoy planning and want to sit back and enjoy, let a professional team tailor a custom day tour according to your wishes.