Beautiful Baska Voda is a small beach town on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. Once a sleepy fishing village, the town has adapted itself to tourism and now offers up fantastic beach holidays amongst spectacular scenery. An easy-going pace of life has remained though, making it popular with families and couples who want a relaxing break by the sea with plenty of outdoor activities on offer.
The town is nestled at the foot of the dramatic Mount Biokovo with its steep rocky slopes and dense green pine forests. The coastline is home to gorgeous white pebble beaches and pretty coves, perfect for unwinding in the sunshine while you take in those mountain views. Or gaze out across the Adriatic with its scattering of yachts and tiny islands. In the evening, head to the town’s waterfront promenade to find traditional seafood restaurants and friendly bars. And if you fancy something a bit livelier, the bright lights and buzzing clubs of Split are just an hour away.
Croatia’s large and vibrant second city, Split, is within easy reach for a day trip. The walled old town is an atmospheric place to explore with ancient buildings and narrow streets lined with shops and restaurants. The ancient Roman UNESCO World Heritage Site, Diocletian’s Palace, is one of the historic highlights. Cool off with a swim at one of the city’s popular urban beaches or try your hand at some watersports. By night, the city comes alive with a diverse (and pretty wild) selection of bars and clubs. You might even catch a beach party if you’re lucky.
Travel a bit further along the coast to the beautiful medieval town of Trogir, where gleaming marble streets and palm-lined proms are the order of the day. The ancient old town is situated on a tiny island linked to the mainland by bridges. It’s a great place to soak up some history and admire the well-preserved Romanesque architecture. Head along to the waterfront marina to find friendly bars and seafood restaurants.
A little further past Trogir and you’ll hit the laid-back city of Zadar. One of the Dalmatian Coast’s most interesting cities, you’ll find an intriguing mix of old and new here. Historical sites sit happily next to contemporary art installations. Zadar is also famous for its spectacular sunsets. We think the best place to watch the sun go down is the unique Sea Organ – a musical instrument powered by the wind and the waves – which plays strangely soothing sounds as the waves break.
Exploring Baska Voda…
Hike in Mount Biokovo National Park
Croatia’s imposing second-highest mountain is right on your doorstep and its slopes are a playground for hikers and bikers. Whether you want to enjoy a gentle ramble through the woods or a challenging hike right up to the summit, you can expect breath-taking views and fantastic trails. On a clear day, you can even see all the way to Italy from the peaks. Water lovers can also enjoy rafting or swimming in the wide Cetina River.
Discover more about the Adriatic marine life at this fun family attraction in the centre of town. With over 100 species of fish displayed in 21 fascinating aquariums, this is a great place to learn more about the local sea life. You’ll see everything from grumpy-looking groupers to colourful octopus.
Boat trip to Brac or Hvar
Venture out into the Adriatic to discover the Dalmatian islands. Croatia has over 1,000 to choose from but we love two of the most popular – Brac and Hvar. Brac is famous for being a windsurfing hotspot but also boasts an ancient monastery and some fabulous sandy beaches. Neighbouring island, Hvar, is packed with Romanesque and Renaissance buildings and its inland lavender fields smell as good as they look. Try the vintage wines while you’re there, it’s famous for them.
Baska Voda beaches
Baska Voda and the surrounding coastline have some glorious beaches. The town’s main beach stretches along the shore from the marina and is lined first with beach cafés and restaurants and then with shady pine forests. The smooth pebbly beach is well equipped with sun beds, umbrellas and deck chairs – and there are showers and a playground as well.
Just 2km away, you’ll find Brela Beach – one of the prettiest in Croatia. And get this, it’s sandy! Made up of lots of small, secluded coves fringed by pine trees, this is an idyllic place to find your own little piece of beach heaven.
Croatian food may not get the same recognition the other Mediterranean cuisines do but it’s certainly just as delicious. This area is famous for its seafood, with oysters, lobster and fresh grilled fish all featuring highly on menus. Croatia’s food has simple, rustic roots with plenty of hearty dishes like soup and stew among the favourites. Most of the little villages will have their own artisanal cheese and cured meats and there are some fantastic local wines to accompany them.
Baska Voda restaurants
Baska Voda has a small but tasty selection of restaurants. The most popular establishments are situated along the seafront promenade, serving up seafood and traditional Croatian dishes. There’s also a strong Italian presence with some great pizzerias and gelaterias. There’s plenty of dining out options to keep you well fed during your holiday.
Holidays to Baska Voda are all about unwinding in this beautiful spot where the mountains meet the sea. Buzzing nightlife there is not, but you’ve got stunning natural beauty, fantastic beaches and some lovely bars and restaurants. It’s a blissful place for a peaceful beach holiday.
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