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Añasco Beach – Puerto Rico

Rating: ★★★★☆

Just outside the town of Añasco lies this peaceful tropical beach. There are no facilities awaiting for you here, but if relax away from crowds is what you’re looking for, then this beach is perfect for you. Water is usually calm and hence good for swimming. The tropical environment is really suggestive (perfect environment for great pictures) and offers a good location for a day at the beach to relax, near to both Rincon and Añasco, but far away from crowds. Suggested to families and couples.

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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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Unnamed Bay near Stara Baska (Island of Krk)

Rating: ★★★★☆

At about 10 km south of Punat, right between famous Oprna Bay and the Škrila camping site in Stara Baska, lies this unnamed pebbly beach, where a good day at the beach (and some good trekking) are both guaranteed. You can sunbathe, swim or snorkel within this unspoiled environment. There are no shops, bars or facilities around, so that you have to make sure you bring everything you need before you get there. If you forget something, you might be lucky enough to find it at the nearby camping site, but it’s still going to cost a good 30 min walk uphill and downhill again, so that you probably want to make sure you have anything you need, before you descend to the beach in first place.

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Croatia Beaches – Mali Raj (Island of Krk)

Rating: ★★★★½

Mali Raj Bay - Near Baska, Island of Krk, CroatiaMali Raj (little heaven in Croatian) is a secluded tiny bay in the island of Krk. It is so small and intimate that no more than a couple or two can share it. Of course, you have to get there early in the morning in order to take it before someone else does! Yes, it’s THAT small. It’s located near the Bunculuka nudist camping (you can indeed find some naturists here also), and can be reached from there through a step and rough trekking path. Once there, you’ll find yourself immerged into the intimate atmosphere which surrounds this tiny pebble beach with clear crystal water; a perfect place to spend the day, especially with your loved one. Snorkeling is decent with outstanding visibility (a little fish, nice reef) and water is usually calm and hence perfect for swimmers. There are no facilities, so make sure you bring some food and especially drinks (definitely needed to get there in first place).

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Croatia Beaches – Jablanova (Island of Krk)

Rating: ★★★½☆

Jablanova Beach - Around Baska, Island of Krk - CroatiaJablanova is a nice little pebble beach within walking distance from the FKK Bunculuka naturist camp, so that you usually meet many naturists sunbathing here. Although technically outside the camping site, this beach is so close to it, that it basically constitutes and extension of it. Hence it can get very crowded. Although there are no facilities, you can rely on FKK Bunculuka facilities (a 15 minutes walk) for your needs.

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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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Malta Beaches – Blue Lagoon, Comino

Rating: ★★★★½

On the Island of Comino you can find the sheltered inlet known as the “Blue Lagoon”, whose stunning blue waters have transformed it into one of Malta’s premier attractions. It can be reached by boat only, either from Gozo or Malta. It’s suggested to get there early, as the place becomes VERY busy with tourists during the later hours of the day. more »

Malta Beaches – Sliema Seaside Rocks

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Sliema Rocks in MaltaAlthough there are no sandy beaches in Sliema, right close to its center, there are coastline rocks which offer a good opportunity to sunbathe, swim and snorkel within the city. Metal handrails give safe access to water to bathers and alternative swimming and sunbathing is offered by seafront lidos, both on Tower Road and on Qui-Si-Sana, the point of the peninsula.

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