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2 Croatian Beaches Make The Guardian’s 50 World’s Best List

Šunj beach (photo credit: dubrovnikguideapp)

Šunj beach (photo credit: dubrovnikguideapp)

Two Croatian beaches have made a list of the World’s Best 50 Beaches compiled by leading UK newspaper The Guardian…

“Whether you’re seeking solitude or a party, shallow waters or pounding surf, find the perfect beach in our pick of 50, from Greece to the Galapagos, the Highlands to Hawaii,” writes The Guardian, before counting down a list of the world’s best beaches.

Two Croatian beaches made the cut among some spectacular beaches all over the world. In 19th spot was Šunj beach on the island of Lopud near Dubrovnik, whilst Jagodna beach on the island Hvar came in at number 36.

“Sandy beaches are outnumbered by pebbly ones in Croatia, but the car-free island of Lopud, a 40-minute ferry ride from Dubrovnik, is the exception. Locals ferry visitors in golf buggies from the port to Sunj beach, a 1km strip of sand sloping gently into limpid, shallow waters on the island’s south coast,” wrote The Guardian about Lopud’s Šunj beach.

This is what they had to say about Jagodna beach on Hvar.

Jagodna beach, Hvar (photo: alpejadran.net)

Jagodna beach, Hvar (photo: alpejadran.net)

“A single-file tunnel through the mountain takes you to Jagodna Bay, a different world from the swankier east side of Hvar, where those rare migrants, billionaires with good taste, hang out. Near Kamp Lili, a tightly packed but friendly campsite, a footpath leads to a beach barely bigger than a tennis court. It is, however, a jewel: clear water with plenty of fish, rocks to dive off and swim out to, and other coves to explore further along the coast.”

Source d’Argent in the Seychelles was ranked the world’s best beach, followed by Dune du Pyla in France and Shoal Bay in Antigua.

Check out the complete list here.

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