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Oprna bay in Stara Baska – Island of Krk

Rating: ★★★★½

At about 10 km south of Punat, lies famous Oprna Bay, one of the most prominent and beautiful beaches of the island of Krk. This 120m wide, remote pebbly beach has some of the clearest waters and best unspoiled environments that you might experience, so it’s definitely suggested for a day at the beach. It’s not very easy to reach it, since you have to follow a pretty long and steep downhill trekking path. Once you’re there, some fun and relax are guaranteed though. Immersed into nature you’ll be able to sunbathe, swim, snorkel or even play some beach sports. The bay also offers some good snorkeling opportunities in its shallow, calm waters.

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Bays in Ulica Kricin, Baska – Island of Krk

Rating: ★★★½☆

Ulica Kricin is the street in the farthest south-east of the town of Baska, in the island of Krk. Although not technically a beach, this street directly faces the sea and offers many little coves and inlets where it’s possible to settle down, in order to sunbathe or just spend the day, swimming or snorkeling in the calm clear waters of this area.

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Vela Plaza in Baska, Island of Krk

Rating: ★★★½☆

Right within the center of the town of Baska, Vela Plaza is one of the most famous (and hence crowded) beaches in the island of Krk. Water is crystal clear and usually calm, thus providing an ideal setting for everyone, especially families with children. It always gets crowded though, so that you have to show up early in order to secure your spot and also to expect a day surrounded by other people (mainly Italian, German or Croatian tourists) if you decide to stop here. It is mainly a pebble beach with a few spots where sunbathing on the concrete curb and docks is also an option.

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Croatia – Bunculuka Bay (Baska, Island of Krk)

Rating: ★★★½☆

BanculukaBanculuka Bay is a sandy/pebble beach within the premises of the FKK Banculuka naturist Camp, in the island of Krk (near the town of Baska). The beach is pretty wide, offering lot of locations where to sunbathe. Although it’s rare to find yourself suffocating in a dense crowd, you still have to be prepared that you’ll definitely share this beach with other people – to get you an idea about numbers, the camping alone can accomodate more than 1000 guests. Most of these people will be naturist and hence they’ll be naked. Just be prepared for this. Water is crystal clear and facilities of all sorts are present (restaurant, bar, mini markt, bakery, grocery, fast food kiosk, etc). There are also some sporting facilities (tennis, miniature golf, volleyball) .

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Malta Beaches – White Tower Bay (Little Armier)

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

white Tower Bay, also called Little Armier is a white sand beach located on the north eastern part of the island of Malta. It is overlooked by the White Tower from which it inherits its name. Water is clean and crystal clear and the beach itself is quite pretty, definitely secluded. It’d be a great place to spend the day if not for the algae, the motor boats and the rubbish lying around. It’s still a good place to choose when you want to escape from crowds, but you definitely have better alternatives, so our suggestion is to keep it as an alternative when you’ve already explored the best beaches. Nevertheless it’s very easy to reach it, whereas other secluded beaches have much more difficult paths taking you there. So you could pick it as your destination if you don’t feel like you want to wast time searching for a place or you need easy access to the sea.

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Malta Beaches – Anchor Bay

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Anchor BayAnchor Bay is a small bay located approximately one km west of the village of Mellieha, which was named after the countless anchors which have been found in the bay. Nowadays it’s mostly known for Popeye Village, which was used as the set for the 1980 Hollywood musical Popeye, starring Robin Williams as Popeye.
The bay itself is quite isolated and not very popular, either with locals or tourists. Water is clear though and sea conditions are usually adequate for swimming. It’s an even better location for divers, because of the many caves. Although not famous for it, it might give snorkelers a good chance to spot some fish.

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Malta Beaches – Ghadira Bay, Mellieha

Rating: ★★★★½

Malta’s largest sandy beach is located on the north-easter part of the island, within the city of Mellieha. It is very popular, especially for families (both among tourists and locals) and is very easy to be both located and accessed. It can get a little crowded, especially during summer on weekends. There are facilities such as bars, cafes and supermarkets. There are also water sport facilities where you can hire beach equipment, floating devices or even try parasailing. There are of course also many sun beds and umbrellas available for rent.

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