Voted the best beach in Europe (2016) this stunning pebble beach is hidden behind towering cliffs, with deep blue waters. The beach can only be accessed by hiking down the steep narrow path or by sail/taxi boat from a nearby cove. The beach is located on the south side of Vis island and is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing.
The remote rocky inlet sees shallow turquoise water and pebble beaches. The beach lies halfway between Italy and Croatia on the island of Palagruza surrounded by rocks and reefs, making the waters further out perfect for divers. The island has little facilities and its only inhabitant is the lighthouse keeper therefore this beach is one of the most peaceful in Croatia.
Located in central Dalmatia this white sand and pebble beach stretches over 800 meters. The beach is known for its surrounding pine forests, warm waters and safe swimming area. The beach never gets overcrowded due to its limited accessibility and is very sheltered from the sea and winds.
Sveti Ivan Beach
This white pebble beach is difficult to reach however the adventurous decent is worth the effort. Situated at the foot of the cliff of Lubenice, Sveti Ivan Beach is a real oasis of tranquility. With shallow shorelines and peaceful surroundings, Sveti Ivan Beach presents incredible views of the clear open sea and the Blue Cave is just a short swim away.
Located in Istria beneath the clifftop of the Medieval Village Brsec, this beach goes unnoticed by tourist. This small beach includes views across the Kvarner Gulf to Cres Island. Like many other hidden beaches, it is a challenge to access, but this mean no large crowds and utter privacy.
This pebble beach is surrounded by rocky hills and is situated near Metajna, on the island of Peg. The idyllic bay remains untouched with crystal blue waters perfect for swimming and is isolated from the crowds. The only downside to this beach is that there is no shade so come prepared when visiting in the summer months.
This hidden beach is on the island of Brac and is accessed by foot paths through the pine trees. Nearby cliffs provide shade from the scorching summer sun and the gentle sea provides the perfect spot for a swim. Enjoy the views of neighboring islands and beautiful green hills.
Located in Dubrovnik, this beach is hidden by stones which provide visitors with total privacy. This picturesque beach has shallow waters, however no shade so swimming is the perfect way to cool off. Cafe and restaurant facilities are also located near by to sample the local cuisine.