Badija is the largest islet in archipelago of "Skoji", a group of 19 islets scattered in Peljesac channel, between Lumbarda and the town of Korcula. Badija is home to a Franciscan monastery from 15. th century. The natural beauty and cultural-historical heritage of the Franciscan monastery make this islet unique. People in search for a break from the noise and stress of everyday life here will get the opportunity to enjoy the unspoiled nature and crystal clear sea. The area of the islet is little less than 1 square kilometre and it is covered by dense vegetation consisting mainly of Mediterranean pine, cypress and olive trees. Besides well maintained pebble beach on the southern side of the islet, Badija offers several other beaches, attractive locations for diving and 4 km long promenade around the island. The beaches are pebble, with long stretches of rocky coast that hide many places perfect for sunbathing and easy access to the sea. Lush vegetation that stretches all the way to the sea offers natural shade in hot summer days. Badija is also home to one of the most popular naturist / nudist beaches on the island of Korcula. The nudist beach is located on the northern side of the islet, overlooking peninsula Peljesac and the town of Orebic. Fallow deer are the most conspicuous and the best known specimens the fauna of this islet. A restaurant near the port located in the beautiful surroundings near the sea is an ideal place for refreshments or a meal after a tour of the islet. The islet is connected by regular shuttle boat from the town of Korcula.
Beach Bon Repos
Beach in holiday resort Bon Repos consists of several small sand beaches and concrete slabs located below the holiday resort Bon Repos. Further to the east there is a rocky stretch of coast on cape Kriz, where it is possible to find nice spot for sunbathing and swimming. There are showers on the beach, cafe bar and pool which is part of Hotel Bon Repos. It is possible to find natural shade on the beach, and there is possibility of renting parasols and beach chairs. The entrance to the sea is very shallow and it is ideal for families with small children - young ones can enjoy in sand while parents can rest in beach bar just few metres above and overlook their children. The atmosphere on the beach is very calm and family friendly. Parking is available at hotel Bon Repos. The distance from the centre of the town of Korcula is approximately 2 kilometres, and the beach can be reached by nice sea-side promenade. There is a passenger boat that connects the beach with the town of Korcula.
Luka Korculanska beach
The beach in Luka Korculanska bay is one of the most popular beaches in the town of Korcula. Situated just few dozen metres from beach Bon Repos, from which it is separated by large concrete pier, this family friendly sand beach offers refreshment and shade in several beach bars and under old pine trees. There are showers on the beach and also a toilette. The beach is connected with the town of Korcula by regular bus lines from nearby bus station and by water taxi. Pedestrians and cyclers can reach the beach easily from the town of Korcula using nice seaside promenade. The beach is located just below camping Kalac, and it is situated in a deep bay which is very well protected from all winds. The water in the bay is very shallow and warm which makes it ideal for small children. Together with beach Vela Przina in Lumbarda and beach Istruga in Brna, this is one of the nicest sand beaches on the island of Korcula. There is a small islet in the bay, which is very interesting for snorkelling. The bay is also called "the bay of shells" because of large number of different shell species that thrive in shallow and clean water of this bay, and that attract large number of fish, mainly gilt-head bream (Sparus aurata), that can often be seen feasting on shells and reflecting sunshine in the shallow waters of Luka Korculanska bay.
Beach Banje (also known as KPK) is the oldest and most popular beach in the town of Korcula. This is the main beach for the population and visitors of the eastern part and the centre of the town of Korcula. It is a pebble beach, approximately 100 metres long. Around it, there are several smaller pebble spots and concrete jetties, that are often used for sunbathing. The beach is located close to hotels Park, Marko Polo and Liburna, and approximately 5 minutes walk from the town centre, to which it is connected by nice promenade. The tourist offer on the beach and surrounding are is very good, and it includes several cafe bars, snack bars, grocery stores, sailing and windsurfing centres, showers, possibility of renting kayaks, parasols and lounge chairs, water polo, and much more. Natural shade can be found under several large tamarisk trees. The are around the pebble beach is paved with stone and it is also used as a place for sunbathing. The entrance to the sea is shallow and suitable for children. The beach is shielded from main western summer winds and the water quality is excellent.
Zakerjan is a stretch of rocky and concrete coast with several jetties, located on the eastern side of the peninsula of the Korcula old town, below the walls that surround the town. It is the most popular swimming spot for local residents. The beach is accessible by several stairs that lead from the promenade that is filled with cafe bars and restaurants. The water here is perfectly clean and clear, and it is a perfect spot for quick refreshment and break from exploration of the old town of Korcula. For a popular tourist town it is very unique to have such beautiful swimming spot just few steps from the town centre. This part of the coast of Korcula old town peninsula is very well protected from main summer winds that blow from west, and in the afternoon the entire are is in shade, which is perfect for those that seek hideaway from hot summer sun.
Puntin is a small pebble beach located on the northern tip of the peninsula of Korcula old town, surrounded by large stone pier that is also used for sunbathing. It is popular among local population and wind surfers because of with strong western winds that blow here in the summer. The sea is very clean and clear, and always few degrees cooler because of strong sea currents. Since the beach is located between two ports in Korcula old town, there is much sea traffic. There are several cafe bars nearby. The beach gets the sun for the most part of the day, and from here you can enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets on the island of Korcula.
Located on the western foot of Korcula old town peninsula, this is one of the busiest beaches in town Korcula. This small pebble beach, surrounded by stone paved coast that is also used for sunbathing, is located in the centre of the town of Korcula and is widely used by local population as well as many tourists. It is open to summer western winds, and since it is located in the town port, it is not one of the cleanest beaches on the island, but it surely is well maintained, cleaned at least once per day by local authorities. There are several cafe bars in the vicinity.
Beach Sveti Nikola
Below the promenade of Sveti Nikola (Saint Nicolas) that stretches from the peninsula of the old town of Korcula to the west, rocky and concrete part of the coast is located, with many jetties constructed bor easier access to the sea. This beach is very busy and it is mainly used by local population. There are several cafe bars in the immediate vicinity. It is open to northern and western winds, and offers beautiful view of the old town of Korcula.
Ispod Duvana is a small pebble beach located few hundred metres to the west from beach Sveti Nikola. It is located just under the promenade, and is easy accessible by small staircase. There is some natural shade on the beach from the large palm trees above it, and there are several cafe bars in the vicinity. The beach is oriented toward north west and catches the sunshine during most of the late morning and afternoon. This beach is popular among local residents and is an ideal place for quick refreshment during the exploration of the town of Korcula and surroundings.
Few minutes of nice seaside walk to the west, and you will get to part of rocky coast, with large concrete pier and with several pebble spots that is mainly used by locals. Somewhat off the beaten path, this beach is relatively undiscovered by one-time visitors of the town of Korcula. There is very nice beach bar in the vicinity of the beach, and adjacent to it is a monastery of Saint Nicolas. The beach is oriented towards west and open to most summer winds. It gets the sunshine during most of the day, and it ids very popular spot for watching beautiful sunsets.
Strecica and Medvinjak
These two small bays are located on the western outskirts of the town Korcula, in the direction of Zrnovska Banja and Tri Zala. In Medvinjak there is a a small pebble beach and large concrete area perfect for sunbathing. In Strecica there are no beaches, but sunbathing and access to the sea is possible using concrete piers that surround the bay. These are both small bays, surrounded by private houses that offer accommodation in self-catering private apartments. There is not much tourist offer there, just a small store in Medvinjak. Both bays are accessible by foot from the town Korcula (15 minutes of walk) and by bus that connects town Korcula with Racisce. Both bays are oriented towards north, overlooking the peninsula of Peljesac, and are open to western and norther winds. Both are located across the Channel of Peljesac from Viganj, the most popular windsurfing destination on Adriatic, and are most popular destinations for wind surfers on the island of Korcula.