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.
Nearby Makarska attractions
1. Makarska Municipal Museum
Kill time on a rainy day tracing the town’s history by checking out this collection of photos, old stones and nautical relics.
2. Franciscan Monastery & Shell Museum
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),…
For a party atmosphere, head past the town beach to Buba beach, near the Hotel Rivijera, where music pumps all day during summer.
This lovely, rocky stretch lies southeast of Makarska; it's popular with nudists.
5. Kotišina Botanical Garden
Just up from the village of Kotišina, this isn't a traditional botanical garden – more a wild, 16.5-hectare expanse of mountainside filled with well…
6. Biokovo Nature Park
The limestone Biokovo massif offers wonderful hiking opportunities. If you’re hiking independently, you have to enter the park at the beginning of…
7. Punta Rata
Brela's best beach, Punta Rata is a gorgeous spit of pebbles and pines about 300m northwest of the town centre.
8. Dominican Monastery
Positioned at the end of a pretty pebbly beach, this monastery was founded in 1475, but it's far from the oldest structure on the site; the little chapel…