Milna & Dubovica beaches
just off the Dalmatian coast and perfumed by the scent of
lavender, Hvar is one of the most hyped and beautiful of
all the Croatian islands and has been a favorite getaway
ever since the Romans.
Southern coast of the island is full with perfect little
pebbly bays. It is a favorite destination for many swimmers
and sunbathers from Hvar town. Beaches can be reached by
the road from Hvar or you can take the boat service regularly
operating during Summer from Hvar's harbor. Obviously those
beaches closer to Hvar town (Milna, Dubovica) are more popular,
and those a bit further - like Zavala
and Sveta Nedjelja - are more peaceful and relaxed.
is a small village, 4 km south-east from Hvar town with
which is connected by a street road. There is an organized
transportation by boat from Hvar port. The boat drive takes
about 25 minutes. It is also reachable by car, bus or foot.
Milna is blessed with four lagoon-shaped beaches surrounded
by a woody and gentle coast where pine-trees, agaves, vineyards
and orchards overgrow. Two beaches are situated in the village
itself and two in its immediate vicinity. Beaches are pebbly
and forest between them is offering nice shade. Orientation
to the south provides protection from northern winds and
the sea is warm and crystal clear.
largest beach on the southern coast of the island is Dubovica,
located 4 km east of Milna. Again it has a lagoon-like shape.
The beach is made of white pebbles and it has beautiful
submarine scenery. At one side of the beach there is a small
village with just a small church and several stone houses.
In one of them there is (sort of) a restaurant. The beach
is so beautiful it is hard to resist not to dive into the
blue waters and have a swim. Like Mlini, you can reach it
by a boat, bus or car.
Between Milna and Dubovica, another beach has found its
place. There is a long lagoon with a wide pebble beach beneath
a small, abandoned village of Zarace, situated on
the very top of rocky cliff.