Hvar Island’s Other Beaches
Beaches Around Stari Grad
Just a few hundred metres from the centre of town, there are two municipal beaches which can easily be reached on foot.
Banj Beach is a pebbled bay, about 500 m from the centre of town, on the north side of the Stari Grad Bay. it is perfect for little children, and is also suitable for wheelchair users and people with disabilities. At the beach you can hire sunbeds, there are showers and changing rooms, and refreshment facilities.
Lanterna Bay is ont the south side of the Stari Grad Bay, some 800 m from the centre of town. It has a small shingle beach and a concrete platform with steps going down into the sea. There are showers, changing rooms, refreshment facilities, and sunbeds for hire.
Maslinica Bay is 2 km from the Stari Grad town centre, and has a sandy beach. To reach it you can walk or cycle along an attractive, well-maintained coastal path, and it is also accessible by car from the main road.
Beaches around Hvar Town
Pokonji dol is the biggest of Hvar’s municipal beaches, and lies 1.5 km from the town centre. There are two restaurants on the beach, which not only provide good food, but also rent out beach equipment such as parasols, sunbeds, kayaks and pedalos. The beach can be reached by car or on foot.
The Mekićevica Beach is situated 2.5 km east of Hvar Town, and consists of pebble shingle and a white stone bank called ‘Bilo punta’. It is the perfect place for soothing away any troubles or aggravation.
The Milna Beach is 4 km east of Hvar Town. It consists of two pebbly shingle beaches, overlooked by woodland, with a pleasant hinterland of pines, agaves, vineyards and orchards. Apart from the Milna Bay itself, there are two more wooded bays, called Malo and Veliko borče. There is an organised boat service from Hvar to Milna.
The Velo Zaraće Beach is in a deep bay surrounded by an extensive pebble shore. It lies below the small village of Zaraće, which is situated up ona stony hillside and is largely deserted. The bay offers exceptionally beautiful underwater sights For anyone who loves marine life and vegetation. There are several restaurants on the beach. Zaraće can be reached by boat or car.
The Dubovica Beach is a favourite spot for excursions from Hvar, situated about 8 km from the town. It has a large shingle beach and offers sights of exquisite marine life. There is a restaurant on the beach, which can be reached by boat or car.
The Lučišće Beach near Sveta Nedjelja is a magical beach nestling under a 500-metre tall rockface which forms part of Hvar Island’s ridge. It offers a magnificent link between the contrasting shingle of the beach and the rough rocks which rise out of the sea to a height of some 80 metres. It is hard to reach this beach by car, but it is worth the effort if you can get to it. It is a place for calm and relaxation, much appreciated by the hikers who come down to it from Hvar’s highest point.
Sveta Nedjelja is a village and holiday destination which is best reached by private car. It is about 12 km from Hvar Town, and offers beautiful shingle beaches and numerous restaurants and places to stay.
Jagodna /Bojanić bad is about 13 km east of Hvar Town, and can only be reached by private car. It has beautiful beaches and rental accommodation.
Beaches Around Sućuraj
The Česminica Beach is situated on Hvar Island’s south side where the little town of Sućuraj ends. It is partly pebbles, and mainly concreted. Besides being for the use of swimmers and sunbathers, the beach serves as a mooring for local fishermen’s boats.
The Bilina Beach is not far from the centre of Sućuraj on Hvar Island’s north side, and is easily reached from the town centre. It is part pebbles and part stone.
The Mlaska Beach lies in an exquisite sandy cove near Sućuraj on Hvar Island’s north side. It is surrounded by pine trees and an abundance of Mediterranean shrubbery. The beach has a restaurant and small shop for essentials There is a campsite, half of which is reserved for naturists, who have their own swimming beach.
The Perna Beach is a sandy bay surrounded by a dense pine forest on the south side of Hvar Island, not far from Sućuraj.