from the UK
- there are two naturist beaches.
Near Palace Hotel
Hotel Palace has been renovated (now a *****
hotel) and reopened this summer (2004). Old
FKK beach near the hotel is not a naturist beach
anymore. The beach is to be used for hotel's
Palace Hotel is the terminus of the No. 4 bus route.
This runs about every 20 minutes from Pile which
is just outside the West gate of the old town and
is a common starting point for many of the local
bus services. The beach is an easy walk from most
of the hotels on the Lapad peninsula, especially
the Splendid which is the nearest. The Palace is
semi derelict and is not very prepossessing but
walk past it down the hill to the right then sharp
left down steps when you see the swimming pool and
you will see FKK signs painted on the path. The
rocky beach is reasonably pleasant and has been
extensively smoothed with concrete. It faces more
or less South and can get untenable if there is
a strong wind from a southerly direction which drives
waves and spray on to it. There is access into the
sea at one or two points but not particularly easy.
No refreshments or other facilities are available
in the immediate vicinity.
This is about 1/2 - 1 mile south of the old city
and there is a regular ferry service to it from
the old harbour. It was hourly when we were there
but may be more frequent in high season. The fare
is 25 Kuna return (about L2.50 ). There is a network
of paths on the island which are worth exploring,
one of which, to the left of the landing area, leads
to the naturist beach and is signposted FKK. Again
this is a rocky beach which has been smoothed with
concrete but in places is quite rough and fissured.
Access to, and movement about the area, requires
reasonable agility and might be difficult for those
with mobility problems. It too is south facing so
southerly winds can make it blustery. The sea was
too rough when we were there for me to pay much
attention to possible access, but it looked quite
steep and is probably only for the competent swimmer,
at least in anything other than very calm conditions.
This is a small village midway between Dubrovnik
and Cavtat and there is an FKK beach marked on the
map enclosed. We passed near it in the bus on our
way to Cavtat but made no attempt to visit it so
I cannot give firm information but I would think
you would probably do better at Dubrovnik or Cavtat.
A very attractive village about 10 miles south of
Dubrovnik and well worth a day visit or a place
to stay for a quiet self-contained holiday. There
is a bus from Dubrovnik about every hour (but try
to avoid the 11.10 which gets packed sardine-style
with school children) and where this drops you off
there is a large plan/map which shows a FKK beach
on the west side of the Sustjepan peninsula just
below the Hotel Croatia. We got there the hard way
by following the path right round (about 40 minutes
walk) but I think there should be a short cut across
the neck of the peninsula, possibly through the
hotel grounds. The path was quite rough and climbed
and descended quite steeply. If you follow the path
you will end up going down a long flight of steps
at the end of the hotel. Look down on the ground
near the foot of this flight and you will see painted
on the access to a small path “Nudist Beach” . This
leads further down to the usual smoothed areas where
we spent a pleasant hour. Perhaps it would not be
worth travelling from Dubrovnik just for a nuddy
sun-bathe but if you are staying in the village
or, like us, having an enjoyable day out anyway,
it is a pleasant bonus.
Our second week was on this island staying in Korcula
town. The only information I had been able to get
about naturist beaches on the main island ( as opposed
to off-shore islets) was on the Croatia Naturally
web site to the effect that the Njivice
beach* was near the town of Vela Luka. This
is at the other end of the island about 30 miles
away and when we visited one day we were unable
to find any trace of this beach, although we did
not have time to do much exploring. However we found
that by walking right round the harbour from where
the bus stops we came to a path which hugs the shore.
This gives access to the ubiquitous concreted patches
from time to time and , as it seemed very little
used, we were able to strip off with no problems
(this might not be practicable in the busy season).
Nearer to Korcula town is the village of Lombarda
which boasts the only sandy beach on the island.
There is an hourly bus service ( less at weekends)
which takes about 15 minutes to within about half
a mile of the beach . The beach is textile but was
quiet when we were there and, depending on the nature
of the occupants- e.g. not too many children, and
by getting to the far end and using discretion,
we were able to strip off. In the village by the
harbour there is a plan/map which shows a FKK Beach
. We found this too late to explore but it might
be worth a look.
Warning:- We bought a map of the island which suggested
that there might be a naturist beach near the village
of Racisce, which is about half an hour in the bus
from Korcula - we could not find any beach at all
never mind a nuddy one!!
for this report.
Altough "Njivice Beach" is listed as a
naturist beach at the official Croatian tourism
this beach simply doesn't exist and that's why it
has been removed from Croatia Naturally listing.
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