Spectacular Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) beach

Each time I watch Zlatni Rat beach from Vidova Gora (Brac island highest peak) overlooking this magic beach, I can not believe my eyes the divine masterpiece in front of me.

The setting is sublime, the mountain dominating over the Golden Horn beach, blue clear water on your left and right, the sound of the waves on the white pebbles, a gentle breeze. The feast for your eyes and soul.

It's Croatia's most spectacular golden pebble beach, almost 580 yards long, also known as Golden Horn or Cape. It's located in front of Bol town on the island of Brac.

The beach has a unique shape, like a white tongue stretched into the sea. It is unique also for the fact that it changes shape and position, depending on the wind. With its beauty and vast offer of various sports, the beach Golden Horn attracts tourists from all over the world, who like to enjoy the sun, the sea and water sports.


Recommended tour from Split

A full day tour from Split port to Brac island, on mega catamaran excursion to Bol and Golden Horn, includes a stop on 'Vidova Gora' to enjoy breathtaking views and time for taking some photos.

You'll visit Golden Horn beach with two hours free time for swimming and sun bathing and afternoon waking tour through the village of Bol.


The beach is only two km from the Bol town. To reach the beach from the Bol town port, you can take a water taxi to the Golden Horn. But I recommend walking there. The walk goes along the coast,  under pine trees and takes about 25 minutes at a leisurely pace.

Zlatni Rat Beach Video

Getting To Golden Horn Beach

This beach is located on the southern part of Brac island, just opposite of Hvar island and few miles from Jelsa town on Hvar island.

Bol town has only catamaran connections with Split city, Dalmatia capital. There is no ferry lines from Split port to Bol town. If you are traveling by car you have to take the ferry line from Split to Supetar and from there you can proceed to Bol for 35 km.

On Brac island page you can find all connections from Split to Bol by catamarans fast speed boats (only foot passengers). During the high season (May to September) there are several catamaran connections operated by two main shipping companies, Jadrolinija and Krilo.  In winter period connections are reduced on only one line from Split to Bol with daily departures. The sailing to Bol takes only one hour from Split.

Zlatni Rat Water Sports

If you wish active holidays full of sports, recreation and the company of young people, come to Bol, island of Brac.

Bol is an internationally famous surfers' destination and generally the most beautiful place to go surfing on the Adriatic. In a channel between the islands of Hvar and Brac blows 'maestral' wind that is stronger on this side of the coast than anywhere else, and that appears every afternoon almost without exception.

The wind 'levante' blows during the morning that is ideal for learning and practice so you can find many surfing schools on this part of the coast.

The beach is protected from the sea with safety nets, and only the tip of the beach is free for surfers. Many international races and cups are organized here. There are many windsurfing schools, SSI scuba diving school, beach volleyball.

If you want to learn to windsurf or kite-surf among many schools, I recommend this one that offers  teaching lessons in just two hours, offering deals like - 'pay one get two'.

Accommodation near Zlatni Rat beach

If you are looking where to stay somewhere in between this beach and the old Bol village, than the best choice is one of Bluesun hotels chain. The first one is four stars Bluesun Elaphusa hotel, known for being one of the best wellness and spa hotels in Croatia. The second one is another nearby hotel, Bluesun Borak, 3 stars hotel.

What makes Elaphusa hotel the best choice is not just the ideal beach front location, but all the facilities that this hotel offers.

This hotel can boast as a family friendly with all facilities that one hotel can offer. Among many positive reviews, particularly is interesting the blog article written by Sharon's family about this hotel and why you should pick up this hotel.


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