Makarska Sights Beaches Day Trips

Makarska is a picturesque town on the Croatian Adriatic coast in the region of Dalmatia. The city lies at the foot of Biokovo mountain and stretches along a curved bay with beautiful pebble beaches. Makarska is a popular tourist destination characterized by its breathtaking natural beauty and pleasant Mediterranean climate. Find out more about Makarska’s rich history, attractions, local gastronomy and diverse leisure options in our Makarska travel guide. Plan an unforgettable vacation in a place that perfectly combines nature, culture and relaxation.

Makarska Kroatien Blick auf Hafen

The 5 best Makarska sights

Makarska is a place that offers peace and relaxation as well as activity and entertainment. The center of Makarska is formed by the lively waterfront “Riva” and Kacic Square. Magnificent buildings, museums and religious buildings can be discovered along the romantic streets of the center. Mt. Biokovo rises majestically behind the city of 13,000. The mixture of culture, nature and leisure activities makes this town a popular destination on the Croatian Adriatic coast.

Makarska Riviera: The Makarska Riviera is breathtaking with its long sandy beaches, clear blue waters and picturesque bays. The perfect place for a relaxing day on the beach.

Biokovo Mountain: The Biokovo mountain stretches in the background of Makarska and offers spectacular hiking trails and panoramic views of the coast. The highest peak, Sveti Jure, is a popular destination for hikers.

Biokovo Nature Park: Immediately behind the Makarska Riviera rises the Biokovo mountain range, which in some places reaches an altitude of over 1,650 m. A large part of this mountain was declared the Biokovo Nature Park in 1981. This park is a true paradise for nature lovers and hikers. For more information, see our guide to Biokovo Nature Park.

Kotišina Botanical Garden: Located at the foot of Biokovo, this beautiful botanical garden is a paradise for nature lovers. The garden is home to a variety of plant species, including rare endemic species native to the region.

Vepric – Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes: In the north, on a hill above the town, you can find this holy place. You don’t have to be religious to feel its incredible effect. The shrine alone, surrounded by Mediterranean nature, is breathtakingly beautiful. A wonderfully calm and contemplative atmosphere awaits you.

5 breathtaking Makarska beaches

Beach lovers can look forward to some of the most beautiful beaches in Dalmatia. Flat, round pebbles that gently slope into the crystal clear sea, combined with a wide range of sports and leisure activities, ensure that there is never a dull moment on the beach.

Makarska Beach: This long pebble beach stretches along the coast of Makarska and is the city’s most famous beach. With its clear, turquoise waters and numerous beach bars and cafes, it is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike.

Nugal Beach: This beach is a bit more secluded and offers a natural ambiance. It is surrounded by high cliffs and can be reached by a short footpath. The views and clear waters make this beach a hidden gem.

Buba Beach: Buba Beach is known for its relaxed atmosphere and crystal clear waters. Here you can get away from the hustle and bustle and spend a quiet day by the sea. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available.

Cvitačka Beach: A beach to the north of the town that is particularly impressive for its proximity to nature. It is surrounded by dense forests and steep cliffs, which makes it a protected area for bathers. The beach is also popular for parasailing and jet skiing for those looking for an adrenaline rush.

 Slatina Beach: South of Makarska you will also find many great beaches that few tourists visit. The pebble beach of Slatina invites you to take a quiet swim and soak up the sun. There are also many facilities such as showers, toilets and cafes along the shore.

5 special Makarska day trips

There are many fascinating places and activities around Makarska and the Makarska Riviera that are ideal for day trips. Don’t forget to try the local specialties such as fresh fish, olive oil and wine to complete your culinary journey. These are the five things you need to bring with you

Skywalk Biokovo and the mountains: The Biokovo mountain range stretches behind Makarska and offers breathtaking hiking trails with spectacular views of the sea and islands. The highest peak, Sveti Jure, offers panoramic views and is a popular destination for hikers.

Island of Brac: Be sure to take a boat trip to the island of Brac off the coast of Makarska. Visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach in Bol, known for its crystal clear water and fine pebbles.

 Dubrovnik: Take a day trip to Dubrovnik, one of Croatia’s most beautiful cities. Explore the well-preserved Old Town, surrounded by impressive city walls, and immerse yourself in the region’s rich history and culture.

Blue Lake: Located near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Blue Lake is nestled in the beautiful Croatian countryside. The lake is located next to the small settlement of Imotski, with breathtaking views and even some swimming opportunities that allow you to swim in the blue waters of the lake. You can also visit the smaller “Red Lake” right next door.

Split: About 50 kilometers away is the next largest city, Split, one of the most important cities in Dalmatia. Here you can experience a lot, from historical old buildings, backdrops of the series “Game of Thrones” to beautiful beaches along the coast.

Makarska ist eine wunderbare Kombination der besten Dinge, die Kroatien als Land zu bieten hat. Von glasklarem Wasser, über altertümliche Bauten bis hin zu einer malerischen Natur gibt es hier so gut wie alles, was dein Herz begehrt. Ein Ausflug nach Makarska lohnt sich für jeden Urlauber Kroatiens.

Makarska is a wonderful combination of the best that Croatia has to offer as a country. From crystal clear waters to ancient buildings and picturesque nature, it has just about everything your heart desires. A trip to Makarska is a must for every vacationer in Croatia.

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