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40 best beaches in Europe list includes 5 in Croatia

Croatian beaches featured on the list

27 March 2019 – British daily newspaper The Guardian has published in March its annual list of the best beaches in Europe. 

For the last few years, Croatian beaches have featured on the list and this year five have made the cut. The newspaper’s travel writers have picked their favourite 40 beaches in Europe for 2019. 

The Croatian beaches which made the list were;

Maslinica, Šolta 

“Tucked into its western end is the fishing village of Maslinica, with a smart little marina and a cute, pebbly beach at the mouth of the harbour. It’s big enough for a beach cafe, kayak rental and a few sunloungers, but still has an intimate village feel. And its western aspect means extraordinary sunsets” 

Valun, Cres 

“In the small hamlet of Valun in the west of the island, a path leads from the harbour to the pebble beach. Pine groves offer shade and shelter and there are paddleboards, kayaks and sunloungers to rent, and the atmosphere is as chilled-out as the rest of the island.” 

Čikat Bay, Lošinj

Čikat bay (Camping Čikat/Losinj)

“The bay is still enticing, its deeply indented three prongs sheltering tiny pebbly coves, as well as a partially sandy beach.” 

Blaće, Mljet

Blaće beach (Photo: Boris Jovic-TZ-Mljet/Croatian Tourist Board)

“Just 20 minutes’ walk from busier Saplunara beach is the more tranquil Blaće, in sheltered Limuni Bay in the south-east of the island. Pine trees provide a cooling backdrop to the warm, shallow waters, which feel more like a lagoon.”

Murvica, Brač

“Just a few kilometres west of Croatia’s most recognisable beach, the V-shaped Zlatni Rat, there’s a much quieter scene at Murvica beach. Take the path from Murvica village down the hill past olive groves and vineyards to the shingle beach backed by fragrant pines. There are no crowds or neat rows of sunloungers here, just a rustic beach cafe, views of the island of Hvar and clear blue-green water.”

You can see the full list of the 40 best beaches in Europe here

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