island of Pag is one of the biggest Adriatic islands: it
is the fifth largest island with 284.50 square kilometers.
Its 270 kilometers of the indented coastline make it the
island with the longest coastline on the Adriatic, rich
with coves, bays, beaches and capes. The biggest bay, the
bay of Pag, is rounded by 20 km of the gravel beaches. On
Pag's Tourist Board site,
if you click on Tourism and then on Beaches, you'll find
interactive map with beautiful photos of beaches near Pag.
either love the island of Pag or hate it for the same reasons.
Some say it looks like the moon. That may be true: parts
of it are extremely rocky and devoid of vegetation.
But if you've ever spent an evening on the Rucica pebbly
beach behind Metajna and watched the sun go down, turning
the rocks pink as you sit on pristine white pebbles by the
crystalline, lagoon-calm sea, all framed by the Velebit
mountains on the mainland, you wonder how this could be
a bad thing. When you leave Metajna turn left and after
2 further kilometers you will come Rucica paradise cove.
Near there is also an restaurant which has a bell ringing
on lunch and dinner time, but you can stop and have a rest
or drink or eat at any time.