Makarska Riviera Beaches: hidden gems part 2

Following success of our first post on Makarska Riviera Beaches (with 522 likes on Facebook, it’s our most liked post ever!), together with Vice, a fellow blogger and Makarska local, we decided to reveal another six secluded beaches on Makarska Riviera.

Makarska Riviera Beaches Part 2 | Croatian Beaches Guide
Makarska Riviera Beaches Part 2 | Croatian Beaches Guide

Don’t forget to check Vice’s awesome facebook page for more inspiration and beautiful photos of this part of Croatia.

Secluded beaches on Makarska Riviera

#1: Lucica I & II are actually two beaches located between Drvenik and Zaostrog. They are located just few meters below the main road, but they are hard to notice. These two beautiful beaches have lots of pine woods and natural shade. Parking is free. Both beaches are very popular among the locals during the high season. But come in June or September and you’ll have them almost only for yourself.

Makarska Beaches: Zaostrog
Secluded beach Lucica on Makarska Riviera / Photo credit: Tempet Makarska

#2: Virgin Beach (cro. Djevičanska) is an almost one-kilometer-long beach located between Drasnice and Igrane. Nature is very pristine and rich with freshwater sources, particularly underground water basins. Water is potable. This beach is naturist friendly. There is an old unpaved road between the two villages. You can come pretty close to the beach and then walk down. Free parking is available along the old road.

Makarska Beaches: Virgin Beach
Djevicanska beach near Igrane

#3: Solaric and King’s Grove (cro. Kraljev gaj) are two beautiful beaches located between Tucepi and Makarska. Do you remember the dramatic scenery of Nugal beach from our previous post? Well, you can enjoy that scenery as much as you like from Solaric beach. It offers amazing vistas over Nugal beach.

Makarska Beaches: Solaric
Solaric beach

Solaric is actually a small cape. Due to its position (lots of wind from both sides), its bottom is covered with extremely fine pebbles. You can literally dig yourself halfway into it. These two beaches have lots of small coves, some in shade, others not. Both beaches get busy during the high season.

Makarska Beaches: King's Grove
Kraljev Gaj Beach

#4: Ramova-Curilo, an area abundant in small and large beaches, is popular among locals and tourists. One part of this area (Curilo) offers plenty of small beaches in between white cliffs with little or no shade at all. The other part (Ramova) has a plethora of vegetation and lots of shade to protect you from the sun throughout the day.

The best way to reach them both is from Krvavica. A small village west of Makarska has plenty of parking spots. You can park your car for as little as 3 € a day.

Makarska Beaches: Curilo
Curilo beach near Makarska

#5: Drvenik west is probably the most secluded beach of all and a true hidden gem. Far from any village, but close to several campsites, you really need to know about this beach. Otherwise, the chances that you’ll just stumble upon it, are pretty slim. Parking is on the main road (although there are very few places available).

Makarska Beaches: Drvenik
Hidden beach near Drvenik

The best way to reach this beach is to actually leave your car in one of the campsites (the closest is the campsite Ciste), and then to hike to the beach. Also, beware that the beach is naturist friendly throughout the year.

Makarska Beaches: Garma
Garma beach near Podgora

#6: Garma is a picturesque bay with five, six beautiful beaches. Garma is located at the far end of Podgora toward Tucepi. Easily accessible on foot from Podgora, these beaches are very popular among tourists. There are beautiful olive groves above the beach.

Don’t forget to check the awesome Makarska Beaches application for IOS & Android (soon to be released).

Photo credit: Tempet Makarska

What’s your favorite beach photo from this post? Let us know in the comments below!

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28 thoughts on “Makarska Riviera Beaches: hidden gems part 2”

  1. The colour of that water….. wow. I really have to get out and see more of the world! Up until a few years ago I thought I would never travel anywhere else – the UK has so much to see and so many varied habitats, from the tropical looking (but freezing) seas around the Isle of Harris in Scotland, to the vast moors of North Yorkshire, to the valleys of Wales to the peaks of the Lake District and the gorgeous hidden coves of Cornwall. But now, now I am getting a serious urge to see other places, which incidentally coincides with starting to find really good travel blogs :P

  2. Life is a beach .. I know it’s cliche but I had to say it. Love hidden beaches myself. ANd there are plenty of them here in Croatia. See you in Croatia, Samantha!

  3. Thanks, Phoebe! Kraljev gaj is pretty nice, isn’t it. I also couldn’t actually decide on my favorite, that’s why I asked everybody to choose one. We still don’t have a winner.

  4. Thanks, Caitlyn! Wanted to do only one post on the Makarska Riviera Beaches, but since you said last time you’ve never been at the beach in Croatia, we decided to try to impress you with more photos :)

  5. Yes, Adelina! When the time comes, just let us know, and we’ll be happy to help you plan your beach vacation in Croatia.

  6. We love beach lounging … and if you visit at least two beaches in Croatia during your stay, we can even call it beach exploring to give it a bit of action :)

  7. Thanks, Ashley! We’ve been enjoying some great weather lately here in Croatia. Definitely a beach time (not for swimming yet, but at least it looks like the summer is approaching).

  8. Absolutely gorgeous beaches! I’ll dream of these while I’m stuck in rainy, gloomy Tennessee! :)

  9. These beaches are gorgeous! I’m glad I haven’t gone to the coast yet in Croatia so I can use you guys to help me plan it all out :)

  10. Beautiful places! I think next year’s travel will be all about beach exploring or rather beach lounging as I will just sit there and enjoy the scenery!

  11. Thanks, Molly. We’re having gorgeous weather for the last two weeks. So beaches are actually turning very nice, and tempting :)

  12. Look at that water! It is absolutely gorgeous. I really like Solaric! You guys are blessed with beautiful beaches!

  13. I love the colors at Carilo beach. Would be great to get a small boat for a day to see a bunch of these. Gorgeous shots!

  14. I want to be there NOW! At all of them though to answer your question I like the photo of Kraljev Gaj Beach best. The water looks amazing.

  15. Six great and beautiful more places to add to the list! I’m truly impressed by the color of the water in all these pictures, they all look perfect. =)

  16. I love hidden beaches! That one looks exceptionally beautiful. I’m going to be beach exploring for weeks I feel like whenever I visit Croatia!

  17. Wow. It’s wet, windy and stormy here today, so I might just leave this post on the screen for a while longer…..lovely photos, and the beaches look beautiful!

  18. It is so grey and stormy here today, I might just leave your page open and stare at that blue sea all day! :)

  19. What, there’s more? Crazy! They all look divine, I think the problem would be picking which one to visit for the day!

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