The coastal area of Biokovo mountain is famous for its pebble beaches, which were formed when rain, frost, earthquakes and storms for decades slowly carried away the silt from the steep slopes of Biokovo to its foothill, only to be crushed and smoothed by merciless waves. This narrow stretch of white pebbles, which became the landmark of the Makarska Rivera, brings together the two awe-inspiring universal forces – the mythical forces of the majestic mountain on the one hand and the ever-changing sea on the other hand, which one moment appears to be calm as a lake, the next it showcases its raw power of open waters.
With its 7-km long coastal area, the town of Brela features one of the most beautiful, natural, pebble beaches at the Mediterranean, the perfect choice for seaside strolls. Trying to select Brela’s most beautiful beach is tough, but Punta Rata Beach, voted by Forbes Magazine as the number one beach in Europe in 2004, is certainly a top contender . However, you will easily recognise numerous other beaches that are featured on dozens of Brela postcards.
The beaches and forest park in Brela were declared a significant landscape back in 1964, among the first in Croatia.
Here the phrase “crystal-clear waters” is not just a typical tourist slogan, but the sea in Brela actually lives up to the expectations thanks to its colour, feel and scent. Why don’t you dive in and see for yourself?
Brela has it all, whether you’re looking for smaller secluded beaches to call your own for the day, rocky beaches where you can spend your days far away from the prying eyes and dive into the deep blue sea, or beaches where you can soak up the sun while sipping a cocktail. All beaches are family friendly. Pleasant to walk on, the gravel surface is especially recommended for people with flat feet.
And if you’re looking for a crowd-free and relaxing place, don’t miss out on the beaches in Vrulja (Vruja) bay.