Zlatni Rat

A unique pebble beach in Croatia that changes shape

Zlatni Rat in Croatia is one of the most unique beaches on the planet. It is located on the island of Brac off the coast of Croatia. The current has created a beach here in the form of a long point.

This beautiful white pebble beach is shaped like a horn and changes constantly under the influence of the currents, waves and wind. As a result, the tip of the beach sometimes points in one direction and sometimes the other way.

Keep in mind, it is not a sandy beach, but a pebble beach. Because the beach of Zlatni Rat is long and narrow, you can usually find a spot out of the wind very easily. The trees on one side protects a huge part of the beach.

The unique beach of Zlatni Rat

The beach runs about 500 meters into the sea and at the foot of the beach you will find pine trees where you can lie in the shade. Which is certainly good to stay on the warmer days. And if you get too hot, you can always go into the water.

Keep in mind that the pebbles are quite large, so bring good shoes. And a sturdy towel to lie on. The water here is wonderfully clear, so you can see the bottom.

Swimming in the warm waters of Zlatni Rat. ©Corno van den Berg

How busy does Zlatni Rat get?

It can get very busy here in high season. This happens especially on weekends, as the locals come here to cool off. Around ten o'clock  many boats with tourists arrive, which makes the atmosphere a bit less. So make sure you are at the beach on time.

Visiting Zlatni Rat

Zlatni Rat is easy to get to; both by car and by boat. It is located in the south of the island of Brac. The beach is often visited by the many cruises along the Dalmatian coast. These are often small ships that visit several islands between Split and Dubrovnik.