There's a huge contemporary mosaic in the apse of the monastery's church and a well-presented shell museum tucked around the back (enter from Alkarska), the labour of love of a past friar.
For a party atmosphere, head past the town beach to Buba beach, near the Hotel Rivijera, where music pumps all day during summer.
Makarska's long, pebbly town beach stretches from the Sveti Petar park northwest along the bay. It's lined with hotels, ice-cream shops and beachy stalls.
Kill time on a rainy day tracing the town’s history by checking out this collection of photos, old stones and nautical relics.
This lovely, rocky stretch lies southeast of Makarska; it's popular with nudists.