Two beaches in the Dubrovnik county have been featured in a list of the 25 best beaches in Europe by the popular UK newspaper The Guardian. The St. Jakob beach, which offers splendid views of the historic Old City of Dubrovnik, and the slightly more hidden Pupnatska Luka, on the island of Korcula, have found themselves recommended by The Guardian.
- Dubrovnik is usually intolerably crowded, and in July and August this little beach to the south makes a good escape from Croatia’s most popular tourist destination. Sveti Jakob is at least a 30-minute walk from the old town and down 160 rocky steps, so deters the casual beachgoer – write The Guardian about St. Jakob. Adding that the beach offers gorgeous views of the city walls.
And the stunning Pupnatska Luka beach on Korcula also features - The rugged southern coast of Korčula harbours numerous beaches – one of the most heavenly is Pupnatska Luka. At the top of a deep bay surrounded by thickly forested bluffs, this chilled-out beach of white pebbles and sparkling water gives a sense of being cocooned in aquamarine loveliness – says the article.
Pupnatska Luka on Korcula - Photo by marinas.com
In total The Guardian placed only four Croatian beaches on the list of the 25 best beaches in Europe, and two are in the Dubrovnik county, with Posedarje, near Zadar, and Livačina on the island of Rab, making the list.