Hvar Island is rich in beautiful natural coves and beaches, unsurprisingly, given that the island’s surface area is nearly 300 km2, most of it coastline.
The Municipality of Jelsa, which comprises Jelsa and many outlying settlements, covers over 50% of Hvar, so it has a wealth of unspoilt coves and beaches, which spread out towards the east, south and north of the island from Jelsa’s central position. Whether you delight in isolated bays, stone shores or shingle beaches, you are spoilt for choice around Jelsa and on Hvar Island in general.
The clear turquoise sea, smooth shingle and untouched nature are an irresistible draw for your perfect holiday. Swimming in Hvar’s clean sea is an unforgettable experience. Most of the beaches are accessible by road, and suitable for family outings and gatherings, being safe even for the youngest children (under parental supervision, of course).
For the more adventurous, there are beaches which are only accessible on foot, by boat, or by mountaineering, and which are true hidden jewels in this island paradise.
Below is a list of the most popular of Jelsa’s beaches, showing their location – but it’s not an exclusive list, you can explore the coastline and find your own secluded seaside spot for peace and privacy!