Easily accessible from Split via ferry, the stunning island of Brac is a haven for sunseekers, windsurfers, divers and families wanting a quieter, more relaxed beach holiday. Brac is the third largest of the Croatian islands and is quieter than the more popular destinations of Split and Hvar. For that reason, it is the best island to get a glimpse into authentic island life.
Highlights of Brac
For sunseekers and windsurfers, the island is best known for Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Cape), a white pebble beach in the small village of Bol. This is the most photographed beach in Croatia that changes from shallow to deep and sunny to shady depending on the time of day and the direction of the wind. When the wind gets up it’s particularly popular with windsurfers.
For divers, the Lucice Bay has an underwater cave made up of two chambers, with the magnificent setting supported by stalagmites, stalactites, corals and sponges.
There also are a number of small towns and villages to explore on the island. Starting with Supetar, the main entry point to the island, you’ll find an 18th-century church and a cemetery full of sculptures. The tiny village of Splitska with only 400 inhabitants is the perfect destination for a quiet beach holiday. An easy walk away is Skrip with its medieval town centre and a museum that documents the history of Brac. Pucisca is famous for the white stone that is still carved in the town’s well-known stonemason school.