The Ultimate Guide To Zlatni Rat Beach Croatia

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The Ultimate Guide To Zlatni Rat Beach Croatia

Okay so let’s give this beach some credit. A clap perhaps? Maybe a big cheer? It really is one of those natural occurrences that make you smile at mother nature. Zlatni Rat beach is a long golden pebble beach that stretches out to the Adriatic Sea like a hand reaching out for more wine (or beer, you choose). The Zlatni Rat beach is located 4km from the town of Bol, on Brac Island. Zlatni Rat beach is a very popular for holidaymakers to spend their Croatia holidays and is arguably the best beach in Croatia.

The shape of the half-kilometre beach continually changes (albeit ever so slightly), forming the most unusual shape, and for two years in a row, Zlatni Rat been named #3 of the Best Beach Destinations in Europe. Zlatni Rat beach is sometimes referred to as the Golden Cape or Golden Horn beach and is regularly named as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Europe's Best Beach Destination_Zlatni Rat Beach Brac

 

We were in Bol enjoying a family getaway and arrived at Zlatni Rat beach about 30 minutes before sunset. We could not have timed our arrival more perfectly. The three of us, our local guide and a couple were all that occupied the huge V-shaped beach on that evening.

With the crowds gone, presumably eating dinner and recovering from a day on the beach. I sat at the mid-way point along the picture-perfect postcard golden horn beach with the baby Donkey, who was too tired to walk the length of the beach. We laughed and giggled together as we threw rocks into the sea  

At one point we both went quite – a rare moment for a 21-month-old. Sitting down in front of me, he sat staring out across the channel. I smiled a big smile looking at my little Croatian prince; it was like he too was loving the sounds of the waves gently lapping over the petite-rounded pebbles. A perfect way to end a long day of site seeing in the town of Bol.

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We both sat and enjoyed the sunset at Zlatni Rat Beach in peace and quiet

How Does Zlatni Rat Beach Get Its Unusual Shape?

Dip your toes into the crystal clear waters of Zlatni Rat, far and away the-most-unique beach in Croatia, where the beach’s ever-changing shape is formed by wind conditions and sea currents. The far end of Zlatni Rat beach is often turned towards the east. However, the tip of the beach will shift to the west when a strong south-easterly wind known as the  blows.

Zlatini Rat Beach Croatia - Chasing the Donkey Croatia
Zlatini Rat Beach -Photo Credit Bol TZ

Is Zlatni Rat Beach For Families?

YES! The beach has lifeguards on duty to protect you during summer, and there is a century-old Mediterranean pine tree forest just 2 minutes walk from the water’s edge, allowing you to take shelter from the blazing-hot sun. Children can enjoy one of the several playgrounds, including one located in a close by cafe. Things to consider for children

  • Be sure to watch children carefully as the water gets deep very quickly
  • Although there are rounded pebbles –  to protect your feet

To help you decide if Croatia is the right choice for your family check out this guide – Croatia holidays for families. 

Zlatni Rat beach from up high – Photo Credit On the go

Local Tips

Enjoy the sunset on the beach. Take down a bottle of wine and some glasses, and sit on the beach before sunset. Because so many people spend all day on the beach, it is often vacant during that time. Watch as the sun sets behind the mountains as you lay on the beach chair without a care in the world. During the day, a set of beach chairs and an umbrella will you cost 150 Kuna, but at sunset, they are left unattended.

Watch out for nudists. Not a nudist beach, although on the western side in one of the smaller coves is an approved nudist beach. A great place to take photos of Hvar, just keep your lens up and over the naked bodies.

Save money. If you are traveling on a small budget, bring with your snacks and drinks as the kiosks are known to have much higher prices than other places on Bol.

Bring small change with you. As with some places in Croatia, you’ll need to pay for use of the toilet on the beach. Carry with you some 1,2 and 5 Kuna coins.

Tranquil Zlatni Rat Beach – Photo Credit Danko Durbić
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Mama and Son time on Zlatni Rat beach

What Else Can You Do On Zlatni Rat Beach?

  • The afternoon westerly-wind (Maestral) has made Zlanti Rat, a top destination for windsurfers. Close by are several windsurfing schools where you can learn how to surf or simply rent the necessary equipment
  • Rent a paddle boat or jet-ski
  • With no sand or seaweed, it’s a great place to snorkel. Don’t forget your .

Zlatni Rat Beach Amenities

  • Beach beds and umbrellas available for rent
  • Cafes and restaurants within a short walking distance.
  • Showers
  • Portable kiosks for food and drinks
  • On beach waiter (provided by a nearby cafe)

How To Get To Zlatni Rat & Brac Island

Bol is situated in the southern part of the island Brač there are a few ways to get to Island.

Fly. A German airline,  Express Airways announced the opening of three new direct routes connecting Germany and Sweden with Brac Island, Croatia. Flights start May 2015.

Ferry:  There are regular ferry connections from many places, including Split. From Split, you can take the catamaran (passengers only) direct to Bol, the closest town to the beach. If you have a car, you can take the ferry from Split or Makarska to Supetar, where you’ll find a public bus service, taxis or can rent a car. The drive from Supetar to Bol takes around 40 minutes.

Bol Accommodation Close To Zlatni Rat Beach

There are many Bol accommodation options close to Zlatni Rat beach. Including private apartments, small and family run hotels but your choice should be the 4-star luxury accommodations at the . It’s where we enjoyed views to Zlatni Rat and one of the other Croatian Island hotspots – Hvar. Family-friendly Croatia resorts come no better than Hotel Elaphusa. It is a 10-minute leisurely stroll to Zlatni Rat along the shaded promenade and provides exceptional service. It also has one of the largest wellness centres in Croatia offering unique olive oil treatments. It has our tick of approval.

Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa

Beachside accommodation in Bol

What to do on Brac. Elaphusa | Croatia Travel Blog
Stay at Bluesun Elaphusa just 5 mins walk from the beach

More Bol Accommodation Options

If you’d prefer to look at other options, we’ve selected a range of accommodations in Bol to get your search started:

Where To Eat Near Zlatni Rat

Brac Island has no shortage of great places to eat Croatian food – our two favorites just a 10 min walk from the beach are:

Vagabundo Restaurant & Bar | Serving up exceptional Croatian dishes with a modern twist. Vagabundo has an extensive wine list, a great children’s menu, and incredible views. We could not agree on what the standout dish is – just try them all. | 

Konoba Vallum. Traditional Mediterranean food served in a cozy and inviting Konoba. We especially enjoyed the fish soup | Visit: Bracka Cesta 13

Things to do in Bol Where to eat in Bol
Where to eat near Zlatni Rat

Where Is Zlatni Rat

Check out Zlatni Rat Beach before you go thanks to.  If you’d like to know more about Zlatni Rat Croatia, the delightful town of Bol or Brac Island visit the Tourist Board’s  page.

Have you ever been to Zlatni Rat Beach or is it on your bucket list?

 

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Comments (30)

  1. Having read this I thought it was really enlightening.
    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to
    put this information together. I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time
    both reading and posting comments.

    1. Hi Cole, no there are not. But there is a ferry to and from Split. You can get links to bus and ferry times from here. If you need help, please ask I’d be happy to help.

  2. This beach seems to be one of the most popular ones, esp. to reach from Split. Would you choose going to Brac Island over Hvar? I’m looking for a beach daytrip from Split for next week. Looks like about 1 hour by boat from Split to Supetar and then a 1-hour bus ride to Bol. No car. Just public transport. Any tips please? 🙂

    1. Both islands are wonderful, and offer something different. While in Split you’ll find local tour operators who can take you on a day trip to both places. SO you can see Zlatni Rat and a little of Hvar,
      There are buses and taxis from Supetar to Bol, takes around 45 mins. There will be others wanting to go to that side also, so sometimes you can also share a taxi to reduce the cost and travel a little faster.

  3. Wow. This beach looks gorgeous. I was just imagining what it must be like to set up your pitch for the day right at the tip. The water looks beautiful too.

  4. Living on Gran Canaria, I’ve become accustomed to spending a lot of leisure time on the beach. Lucky you. Living in Croatia and having this beach to travel to.

  5. Wow, absolutely stunning. How come I’ve never made it there? That’s something I need to catch up with!

  6. Man, that water… I like to look at beaches more than to go to them. I spent maybe 6 hrs total in Crimea on a beach, despite living by the beach for 18 days? In Florida too, I went into the ocean 4 times in a week, laid out on the sand once.

  7. This beach looks like a paradise on earth. Thank you for the tips about the children’s shoes in the water, I would love to find the most kid friendly beach areas in Croatia, and this is the type of info that seems to be missing from every other website!

  8. Wow!!! The more I see of Croatia on your blog, the more I realize I need to go. So awesome.

  9. Love how informative this post is! Gorgeous beach, I never would have heard of it but for this fab post. Hope to head to Croatia soon and include this in my plans.

  10. It looks beautiful! I wonder if I will be passing that beach at all- it’s only 3 weeks until I am in Croatia (better get myself up together with blogging, then, hey?!)

  11. GORGEOUS! So beautiful and very unique sounding. However for me, the best part was reading about the moment you shared with your son on the beach, in quiet contemplation. What a wonderful memory this will become 🙂

  12. You are right SJ, Zlatni Rat really does look like a unique beach. If it really is the most beautiful in Croatia is hard to judge and I would really hope that are nicer and emptier beaches somewhere. While the shape of the beach is certainly great, unfortunately at the space is quite limited and when I visited a few years ago it was simply so packed that you didn’t even know where to put your towel down. But maybe during the off season times or, as you suggested, for a sunset, it really might be the perfect place to be… 🙂

  13. Sounds ideal! Definitely always good to have shade and playgrounds for the little ones. Fascinating study of nature for the little scientist, too.

  14. My husband and I want to go to Croatia next year and spend some time at the beach. Thanks for introducing me to this beach because now I know where we will go!

  15. What a beautiful beach! We loved swimming in Croatia when we visited (twice!) – the water is so gin-clear! And the color so turquoise. But most of the swimming we did was from rocky ledges, not a sandy or pebble beach. But now we have to bookmark Brac (which we didn’t get to) for our next visit :-).

  16. I certainly see what it’s in the running as one of Croatia’s most beautiful beaches. What a cool sand formation and the color of the water is simply stunning.

  17. What a unique shape beach all due to the currents. Looks like a great place to snorkel with the waters being so clear.

  18. This looks like an amazing beach, but it’s interesting to see that actually it’s a pebble beach not sand. From the arial shots you’d think it was fine white sand, which is just like the beaches near me in the south of France – they look like sand from a distance but are actually stones. And funnily enough that’s what I’ve written about this week…how to enjoy pebble beaches! I’d certainly like to visit Zlatni Rat!

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