20. Vela Plaža, Baška, Krk, Kvarner Gulf
The sleepy town of Baška sits in a wide, sheltered bay, on the island of Krk’s south coast. It’s built around the impressive, mile-long curving sand-and-pebble beach of Vela Plaža (meaning big beach), giving onto shallow turquoise sea and backed by a promenade lined with cafés, restaurants and hotels. Organised bathing began on the island in 1908 – today, this beach is lined with sunbeds and umbrellas and offers jet skiing, parasailing and scuba diving. It does, however, get very busy in peak season. For something quieter, head to the village Stara Baška, where you’ll find pebble beach Oprna Bay – park and hike the last stretch on a steep, narrow footpath.
Insider’s tip: The Baška Glagolitic Path is a hiking route marked by 34 stone sculptures, celebrating Glagolitic script (the oldest Slavic alphabet, dating back to the 9th century).
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