I've been swimming at some of the best beaches in the Caribbean and Pacific. And I won't lie to you, those beaches are fabulous! Long stretch of beautiful, soft sand, an exotic drink in hands, lapping waves, and palm trees. Hell yeah, these beaches are as good as it gets. And I'll not even mention sand castles.
Croatia, on the other hand, has very few sandy beaches. And they are not white sand beaches. Anyways, they are rare, and certainly not Croatian strong point. But I LOVE Croatian pebble beaches. And you know what, I love them even more than any sandy beach.
Why I Love Croatia beaches (and why you could like them too)
#1: Croatia beaches are pebble beaches. Sand is messy, and it gets everywhere! It gets in your beach bag, your shoes, your clothes, hair, on your hands, even on your sandwich (and consequently in your mouth). You bring it in your car. You bring it home. And it's there to stay… forever! Seriously, sand is like the best and the most annoying thing about a sand beach. Not a problem with a pebble beach, though! And Croatia has plenty of beautiful pebble beaches.
#2: You know how they call a heavy paper with abrasive material – a SANDpaper. So after that sand gets everywhere, here comes the itchiness all over your body. Like a 20 grit sandpaper. Solution: a pebble beach! In Croatia!
#3: Pebble beaches have excellent underwater visibility. Pebbles do not move as easily as sand, thus the sea stays clear. Good underwater visibility is really great for diving or snorkeling in Croatia.
#4: Natural shade! Come on, don't tell me that sun umbrellas can protect you from the heat… From the sun maybe, but from the heat? No way. How about lush greenery, and high pine trees growing right from the sea line! Pines are not palms, but they make much more natural shade. Worried about sun burns? Not in Croatia. You can spend the entire day at the beach, in a deep shade of the pine trees. You'll never get too hot at Croatia beaches. And if you do (that I doubt), three steps and you are soaking in a beautiful Adriatic.
#5: Cliff jumping into the sea! In Croatia, rocky coastline alternate with pebble beaches and this means lots of opportunity for cliff jumping.
Sand, pebble, shingle, rocks… what's your favorite kind of beach? Let us know in the comments below!
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