A Croatian coastal paradise

With a stunning setting on Croatia’s Makarska Riviera, the village of Tucepi is bordered on one side by a giant stretch of shingle beach and is overlooked by a crumbling stone fortress. With a population of less than 2,000 people, it’s a low-key destination where holidaymakers come to drink in the town’s magical scenery and relaxed seaside atmosphere. The town’s major draw is its coastal scenery, which you’ll find in abundance.

Tucepi’s white-shingle beaches fringed by shaded palms are fabled, and its namesake beach is the longest on the Makarska Riviera, while visitors on Tucepi holidays will also find hidden coves and nudist beaches concealed along the coast. Holidays to Tucepi promise stunning views, excellent gastronomy and a peaceful time by the sea. The presence of freshwater springs keeps Tucepi’s scented gardens, vineyards and olive groves looking verdant, while its setting couldn’t be more picture-perfect.

Your Tucepi questions, answered

As a seaside resort, Tucepi is most popular during the summer, but it also makes a pleasant base for exploring the region throughout the year.
Tucepi is close to the coastal hub of Makarska, which is easily reached by car or bus if you tire of the peaceful village life.
Tucepi has plenty of budget-friendly options, and a few low-cost resorts stud the bay. There are also a number of four- and five-star properties along the seafront.

Best things to do in Tucepi

Hit the beach

Pick your spot on the pretty, 4-kilometre stretch of shingle beach. If the heat gets too much, you can shelter under the shade of the pines.

Go island-hopping

Tucepi is a short hop from Makarska, where you can board a ferry and steam off to one of the nearby islands of Brac or Korcula.

Take the cake

Try a slice of Makarana cake – a regional delicacy made with almonds, lemon and cherry liqueur, which you’ll find in local bakeries or souvenir shops.