Hidden bays in Dalmatia to explore during your charter

Those picture perfect sandy white beaches you see in movies and magazines? That relaxing sound of water lapping against the boat? You can experience both in Croatia! The Dalmatian coast hides numerous isolated bays and the most beautiful ones are often only accessible by water.

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So start making a list of which islands, islets, bays and beaches you would like to visit when you are planning your private yacht charter in Croatia. Before you know it, you will find yourself and your loved ones on one of these beaches, while the chief stewardess is bringing over your favorite chilled drinks! We assembled a list of some of the best hidden bays in Dalmatia, so start dreaming about your upcoming trip!



Stiniva beach, Vis island

Stiniva beach is located at the southern part of the island of Vis. The island of Vis is the farthest inhabited island in Croatia and has always attracted people with its mild Mediterranean climate and nautical position.

Stiniva cove is known for its unique natural beauty dominated by high cliffs that form a small sea entrance to this pebble beach with clear turquoise water. It was voted the most beautiful beach in Europe by the tourism organization European Best Destinations.

One part of this beautiful hidden beach is always in the shade, so you can take shelter from the hot midday sun. Or you can ask your chief stewardess to set up a delicious beach picnic, complete with umbrellas and beach chairs and, of course, that favorite chilled drink.  This breathtaking bay is best reached by water and your captain will know the perfect time to bring you here. The wild landscape, combined with the crystal clear, turquoise sea will create unforgettable moments. Don’t forget to take a lot of pictures!

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Sakarun beach, Dugi Otok island

Sakarun beach is located on the northwestern side of the island of Dugi Otok and is best known for its fine white sand and clear water. Here, you will find Caribbean flair in the middle of Europe! The beach is located in a bay, facing south and your captain will anchor here and organize for you and your family to get to shore by tender, with everything you
need for another perfect day during your charter.

Sakarun beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia and also one of its best-kept secrets. The water is calm and shallow, so ask the crew to set you up with snorkeling gear to explore the underwater world. Or go swimming here for an unforgettable experience in the Zadar region. A visit to this bay will give you an unmatched experience of pristine coastline unspoiled by man.

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Prapratno beach, Pelješac peninsula

The Pelješac peninsula has a 200 kilometer long coastline and is home to numerous beaches and coves. On Pelješac peninsula you can find pebble and sand beaches, completely secluded and surrounded only by unspoiled nature. Prapratno beach is situated in a breathtaking hidden bay and is famous for its shallow and warm water, which makes it ideal for snorkeling and swimming. A beautiful spot to go sunbathing, watching the pine trees and rock formations, or take a stroll to the nearby olive groves.

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Pasjača beach

Pasjača beach is located near the town of Konavli in the southernmost part of Croatia. Pasjača beach is absolutely spectacular and rarely crowded because it is not easily accessible. Talk to your captain about the right time to anchor the yacht in this hidden bay in Dalmatia.

Crystal clear azure water, small white pebbles, and the rugged coastline make this isolated strip of land the perfect place to acquire that ultimate relaxing mood. Take advantage of having the water and beach to yourself and get all the water toys out!

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Divna beach, Pelješac peninsula

Divna beach is another spectacular beach, situated on the northern part of the Pelješac peninsula. This stunning 200 meters long beach in a small bay offers a spectacular coastal scenery. There is a small, inhabited island in front of the beach that you can swim to.

With a somewhat Robinson appearance, the bay is perfect for those in search of a unique relaxing experience surrounded by unspoiled nature. You will find nothing here but the sea!

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Saplunara and Blace bay, Mljet island

Saplunara beach is a stunning, sandy beach located on the southeastern point of Mljet island. Due to the existence of many endemic plants, this kilometer long bay and its surroundings are recently proclaimed a protected area. Saplunara actually consists of two main beaches, Vela and Mala Salpunara, both surrounded by a forest of Aleppo pines and both equally beautiful.

The water in these hidden bays is shallow and warm, so a perfect spot to go kayaking, swimming or snorkeling. Nearby is another beach worth visiting. This hidden gem in the Blace bay, that seems more like a shallow blue lagoon makes for a perfect photo opportunity. The captain will know exactly which time is perfect for visiting these little
pieces of paradise!

An interesting fact about Saplunara beach is that Saint Paul the apostle spent three months preaching on the island, after he shipwrecked in 61 AD after traveling from Palestine.

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Velika Duba Beach, Živogošće

The beautiful Velika Duba Beach at the Makarska Riviera is a great hidden bay in Dalmatia for those who just need the simple pleasures of sun and sea for their beach escape.

This beach, also known as Duba Beach, is hard to be reached by land, so being able to go here on a yacht will give you the opportunity to enjoy the area with just you and your loved ones at this sandy white beach with turquoise water. Can you picture yourself sipping your favorite drink at the perfect spot on the beach, where the crew has set up comfortable beach chairs and umbrellas?

With all these beautiful hidden bays to choose from, being on a yacht at the Dalmatian coast is a dream come true!

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