Makarska Riviera Beaches Smartphone App

Must have app if visiting Croatia

Several weeks ago we have teamed up with the guys behind Makarska Riviera Beaches, a great Facebook page promoting beaches of Makarska Riviera. These guys shared with us some of the most beautiful, if somewhat still unknown, beaches in Croatia. 

This cooperation brought us also a nice friendship with Vice, a local behind Makarska Riviera Beaches. This guy has just released his smart phone application to help you navigate through the Riviera in a search of a perfect beach. If you are planning to spend sometime anywhere in Dalmatia, this is a must have application for your holidays in Croatia. We are not in anyway compensated for this post. In fact we've purchased the application ourselves, and paid the full price for it.

Makarska Riviera Beaches Smartphone App

Makarska Riviera Beaches Smartphone App

Why do you need this application?

Simple answer to that question would be: you need it because these are the prettiest beaches in Croatia, and there are just too many of them to ever find them yourself.

Let us explain! Makarska Riviera is an approximately 60 km long. This stretch of coastline hides the best beaches in Croatia. You heard maybe about Brela beach, famed beach on the Riviera, and the most popular beach in Croatia after the Golden Cape beach on the island of Brac. But, this area has over thousand beaches, more than any other place in Croatia. Other top summer destinations in Croatia, like Hvar town, Bol on the island of Brac, or Dubrovnik, don't have more than few dozens of beaches. Just for the fun of comparing, only one out of sixteen villages on Makarska Riviera has over hundred pebble beaches.

There is no better guide to Makarska Riviera Beaches (in fact there is none). Regular price of application is 2.99 $. However, the application is FREE to download until the end of summer 2014 (don't forget that we've paid for it!)! Seriously, you should download it even if only to get inspired to visiting Croatia.

Useful app info

  • IOS app is 370 MB big, while Android app is 49 MB big
  • app is available in three languages: English, German, and Croatian
  • advanced keyword search enabled
  • high quality photos
  • map search enabled
  • directions provided based on your geo location

You can download app from Makarska Riviera Beaches website.

Is this a kind of app you'd be happy to download if visiting Croatia? Do you know of any similar beaches' app? Let us know in the comments below.

24 replies
  1. Adelina | PackMeTo
    Adelina | PackMeTo says:

    Interesting – I wonder why the iOS app is so much larger than the Android? Or does it expand in size as you use it? I feel like an app like this would be handy when trying to find the place. I have terrible track record trying to find good beaches. There should be similar apps for other countries!

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  2. Dennis Kopp
    Dennis Kopp says:

    Thanks for the great tip Frank, too bad only that I don’t own a smart phone. I guess if I make to Croatia, I just have to do it like in the good old days and see to which of the over thousand beaches the wind blows me. Or I simply ask a local for a recommendation… ;)

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  3. Samantha
    Samantha says:

    They should make more of these apps! That would be incredibly helpful since everyone pretty much lives on their phone and it’s just so much easier.

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  4. Heather
    Heather says:

    I will downloading! Every time I am on your blog, I cannot wait to get to Croatia! Not much longer… :) – Heather, Life of a Traveling Navy Wife

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  5. Patricia Storbeck
    Patricia Storbeck says:

    Good morning Frank in Croatia, cool. I love apps. Do you know the app ‘trumpet’ . It’s like Whatsapp and allows you to call for free between ‘ttrumpet’ users. Check it out.
    In Apple app store and elsewhere.
    Ciao ciao,
    Patricia
    from somewhere along the Amalfi Coast

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  6. Corinne
    Corinne says:

    frank, Makarska is beautiful, and we loved it while we were there. I didn’t realize there were so many beaches…it sounds like a very worthwhile app.

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  7. Dave Cole
    Dave Cole says:

    Looks about perfect for a warm-weather trip to Croatia. It’s encouraging to see this type of entrepreneurship anywhere in the world and these guys appear well-positioned with this app.

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  8. Sandra (@SandalsDownUnda)
    Sandra (@SandalsDownUnda) says:

    I love great apps and if this one inspires me to visit Croatia (not that I need more inspiration – you have already inspired me!), then I’m definitely going to go download it right away. It will certainly be helpful for when I do eventually get there. Thanks for the information and happy Sunday!

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