Worth a Trip: Stara Baška

Many of Krk’s best beaches are heavily developed and crowded in summer. For more tranquillity, head south of Punat on the lonely road that heads to Stara Baška (not southeast to Baška). It’s a superlative drive, through steep, parched hills and lunar scenery. Stara Baška itself is a run-of-the-mill tourist sprawl of holiday homes and caravan parks, but if you pull up 500m before the first campsite there's a series of gorgeous pebble-and-sand coves with wonderful swimming. You’ll have to park on the road and then walk down one of the rocky paths for five minutes to get to the coast.