Top 5 Stunning Beaches in Bol Croatia for Every Type of Traveler

Top Five Beaches in Bol Croatia

Bol is a small village on Brac Island that mixes modern Croatia with a peaceful small town feel. We made an unexpected visit on our trip to the southern islands, and it ended up being one of our favorite places in all of Croatia. While the town of Bol isn’t as well known as its close counterparts of Hvar and Vis, its beaches certainly are! In fact, Bol is home to the internationally known Golden Horn Beach which is considered to be the most famous in Croatia. So if you’re looking for where to swim in Bol, Golden Horn is a given. However, there are a few other beaches that are just as epic. So grab your swimming trunks and bikinis… Here’s the best beaches in Bol Croatia!

How to Get to the Bol Beaches

There is actually a small airport on Brac island, but the much cheaper way is to take the ferry. There are multiple ferries per day that run from Split and connect to Bol, Supetar, and Milna.

Check our complete guide to using the Split to Brac ferry here! Once you arrive, you can simply walk to all the best beaches in Bol. However, if you’d like to explore more of Brac Island, then consider renting a car or motorbike.

Top 5 Beaches in Bol Croatia

5. Beach Port Bol

As you’re pulling up to the ferry port you won’t have to look far to find one of the best beaches in Bol. The crystal clear water of this lesser known Croatian island can be seen right as you step off the boat.

It’s rare to see such a beautiful beach in any port area, even on an island like Bol. If you’re as adventurous as us you’ll drop your bags and waste no time going for a swim. 

Beach Port Bol Location

Brac island Port Beach

4. Grabov Rat Beach

This beach may not be for everyone and is slightly different from the other beaches in Bol Croatia. We actually were exploring Brac Island and stumbled up Grabov Rat Beach by a mistake. Much to our surprise when we turned the corner to see everyone naked!

Yes, this is a nude beach! So why do the nudists love it so much? Well clearly because it’s one of the most gorgeous, and best beaches in Bol. So even if you want to keep your clothes on just head to one of the many coves and find your own slice of paradise.

Grabov Rat Beach Location

Brac Island

3. Martinica Beach

Not many people venture past the famous Dominican Monastery Church. Little do they know, right around the corner from this 15th century masterpiece is the perfect spot if you’re looking for where to swim in Bol. 

This stretch of beach on Brac Island is absolutely jaw dropping, and stays virtually unvisited by tourists. Martinica is perfect for both laying out to get a tan, or for taking a long walk on the beach. You may not want to go too far though, as the nude beach we mentioned is right around the corner!

Martinica Beach Location

Martinica Beach - Where to swim in Bol

2. Golden Horn Beach

Also known as Zlatni Rat, this beach is actually the most famous in all of Croatia. Its unique shape jetting out into the Adriatic Sea makes it a must visit if you’re traveling through the southern islands.

Many day trips are available to Bol Croatia from Split and Hvar just to get here. Wind constantly changes the shape of the horn, and there are plenty of fun water activities to enjoy.

Golden Horn is not only one of the best beaches in Bol Croatia, but has made many of the top beaches in the world lists as well. Check out our complete guide to Zlatni Rat here before your visit.

Location Golden Horn Beach

Golden Horn Beach - Bol Croatia

1. Bijela Kuca Beach

There’s no doubt Golden Horn will come up first if you’re searching for where to swim in Bol. Despite that, we found a more magical beach to go to on Brac Island. Also known as Cresent Beach, this small cove is about 15 minutes from the center of town.

It’s close, but just far enough away to not be overcrowded by tourists. There is even a small restaurant on the corner where you can try a local drink. So pull up a chair, and take in the view of what we consider the best beaches in Bol!

Bijela Kuca Beach Location

Crescent Beach Brac Island

Have you ever been to Bol Croatia? Let us know what your favorite is out of all the beaches in Bol Croatia and why! Also, if you have any questions about the beaches we listed let us know in the comments below.

Safe Travels,
Brigitte & Jake

Where To Stay In Bol Croatia

Ultra LuxuryBalado Residence – Bol doesn’t have many high end luxury resorts, but Balado Residence has everything you’ll need to feel right at home. Amenities include a swimming pool, on site restaurant, and even bikes to get to Golden Horn Beach!

Fun VacationSea Pearl – Sea Pearl offers modern apartments with beautiful views of the harbor, and is within walking distance of the best beach in Bol! This is a perfect romantic place for couples, and is very close to the ferry port as well.

Budget TravelVilla Ana  – Studio and one bedroom apartments set in a traditional stone building. Balconies overlook the sea and there is a small pool to use on property. 

For more places to stay in near the beaches in Bol Croatia you can explore the latest prices here!

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Bol Croatia Beaches

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Tours: Check out Get Your Guide for hundreds of activities around the country. You can book a blue cave 5 islands tour from Split, go sea kayaking in Dubrovnik, or take a day trip to the famous Krka National Park

 Flights: We always find great flight deals using Skyscanner and Kayak. This way you can plan your trip around the cheapest and most direct routes.

 Accommodation: Compare multiple sites to get to the best deal such as Booking.com and Agoda! Also,  Hostelworld should be your go-to source if you’re traveling on a budget. 

Rental Car: We use Discover Cars to rent vehicles on our travels. In Croatia, you can even take your car on the ferries so you have wheels for the different islands! 

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2 Comments

  1. Jim
    November 1, 2019 / 6:08 am

    Thanks for this. We are in Bol right now with our twin seven year old boys. It’s the off season here but we’ve had fantastic weather and particularly enjoyed the Crescent Beach. While slightly chilly for ocean swimming, the lack of crowds has been perfect for us. We had the crescent beach to ourselves and there were probably less than 20 people total at Zlatni Rat. There are only a few restaurants open however.

    • Brigitte & Jake
      November 1, 2019 / 2:01 pm

      Yes we had the same experience! Water is a bit chilly, but it was so nice having the beaches all to ourselves. Enjoy ( :

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