Discover the Hidden Gems: The Best Beaches and Coves of Brac Island, Croatia

Discover the Hidden Gems: The Best Beaches and Coves of Brac Island, Croatia

Situated in the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea, Brac Island in Croatia boasts some of the most stunning beaches and coves in the region. You've probably heard of Zlatni Rat beach in Bol, famous for its unique shape which constantly changes shape due to the influence of winds and currents.

One of the most popular ones is also Lovrečina Bay in Postira, a picturesque oasis surrounded by lush pine forests and olive groves. The beach consists of soft sand and shallow waters, making it ideal for families with children.

From secluded hideaways to bustling shores, each spot on this island paradise offers a unique experience for beach lovers and adventurers alike. Let's embark on a journey to explore the best beaches and coves Brac Island has to offer!

  • Tičja Luka in Povlja: Tucked away in the quaint village of Povlja, Tičja Luka is a secluded gem known for its tranquil atmosphere and crystal-clear waters. Surrounded by lush greenery and rocky cliffs, this picturesque cove (also the largest one in Povlja) provides the perfect escape for those seeking peace and serenity. It is suitable for children and has showers. Funny fact, in the past, the port of Tičja served as a pier for ships that loaded stone here from the nearby quarry.
  • Dramotinj in Povlja: Another hidden treasure in Povlja, Dramotinj Beach offers a rugged coastline and breathtaking views of the Adriatic. With its untouched natural beauty and gentle waves, it's the ideal spot for sunbathing, swimming, and snorkelling. This secluded pebble beach, surrounded by a pine forest, is only 10 minutes from the centre of town.
  • Ratac in Povlja: For those craving seclusion, Ratac Beach in Povlja is a must-visit. Accessible only by boat or a scenic hike, this secluded paradise offers pristine waters and a sense of tranquillity that is unmatched. Ratac Beach is partly concrete and partly pebble. It contains access for the disabled as well as showers and you can find shade under the trees.
  • Riva in Sumartin: As one of Sumartin's main beaches, pebble beach Riva is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. With its sandy shores, calm sea and shallow waters, it's perfect for families and sun seekers looking to unwind and soak up the Mediterranean sun. The beach is located in the very centre of Sumartin, near restaurants and playgrounds for children. Our charming villa Mir Vami is just about 100 meters from the beach, check it out for more details!
  • Baywatch in Sumartin: True to its name, Baywatch Beach in Sumartin offers panoramic views of the coastline and crystal-clear waters that beckon swimmers and water sports enthusiasts alike. With its relaxed atmosphere and stunning vistas, it's a favourite spot for beachgoers of all ages. As a plus, there is a restaurant on the beach.
  • Lučica and Rasotica in Sumartin: These adjacent coves in Sumartin are beloved for their pristine beauty and calm waters. Whether you prefer sunbathing on the sandy shores or exploring the underwater world with snorkelling gear, Lučica and Rasotica offer endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation.

When visiting the Lučica sanctuary, continue to the cove of the same name. This beach is surrounded by a pine forest, it is secluded and only 10 minutes from the centre of town. If you continue along the coast, you will pass several coves and reach the semi-abandoned village of Rasotica. Here you can see the old pjover, that is, the old rainwater collection system, which is still used today. Near Rasotica, you will notice an abandoned house that belonged to Friar Andrija Dorotić, a Franciscan and an extremely important figure in the history of Sumartin and Dalmatia.


If you are still wondering where to stay in Sumartin, our Villa Rasotica with a private pool is one of the best properties on the island, check out why!

  • Santa Barbara in Puntinak: Due to its shallow and calm sea and abundant afternoon shade, this beautiful pebble beach in the bay of Puntinak is ideal for families with children. From the beach, there is a spectacular view of Sumartin. Catering facilities are located nearby. The beach has a shower and a changing room.
  • Jadrankamen in Puntinak: Just a stone's throw away from Santa Barbara, Jadrankamen Beach offers a more bustling atmosphere with its lively beach bars, water sports facilities and a shower. Whether you're into kayaking, paddleboarding, or simply sunbathing, there's something for everyone at Jadrankamen.
  • Sumartinisko Žalo in Sumartin: With its golden sands and shallow waters, Sumartinisko Žalo Beach is perfect for families with young children. Spend the day building sandcastles, playing beach volleyball, or simply lounging under the Mediterranean sun.
  • Punta in Sumartin: Situated near the charming village of Sumartin, Punta Beach offers a peaceful retreat with its unspoiled beauty and clear waters. Whether you're swimming, snorkelling, or simply taking in the panoramic views, Punta Beach is sure to leave a lasting impression.
  • Kupalište in Sumartin: Known for its calm waters and gentle breezes, Kupalište Beach in Sumartin is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. With its pristine shoreline and stunning sunsets, it's the perfect spot to unwind after a day of exploring the island.
  • Punta in Sumartin: Punta Beach falls into the following categories: pebble, rocky and stone-paved beach. This beach is full of sun throughout the day. Contains a shower.
  • Puntica in Sumartin: Last but not least, Puntica Beach in Sumartin offers a tranquil escape with its secluded cove and pristine waters. Whether you're seeking adventure or relaxation, this hidden gem has something for everyone.

From secluded coves to bustling beaches, Brac Island in Croatia offers a diverse array of coastal treasures waiting to be discovered. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a slice of paradise, these beaches and coves are sure to leave you enchanted by the beauty of the Adriatic coast. So pack your sunscreen, grab your towel, and get ready to experience the best that Brac Island has to offer!

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