Complete Guide to the South Dalmatia Naturist Beaches in Croatia
If you are looking for South Dalmatia naturist beaches, this short guide will help you discover some of the most beautiful beaches in this region that are perfect for those looking to connect with nature during their holiday.
In spite of the fact that on the entire South Dalmatia region there is just one camp site, Mini-camping Kate, situated in the picturesque village of Mlini only 6 Km from the old town of Dubrovnik, there are many beaches in this area dedicated exclusively to naturists.
And we’re going to talk about the in today’s article, where you’ll find the list of nudist beaches in the region, including the islands of Korcula, Mljet, the Peljesac Peninsula, Elafiti islands and the well known Dubrovnik.
My intention is not to talk about well known and crowded nudist and naturist resorts but to point out so called free South Dalmatia nudist beaches that might be of your interest – these are usually better choices for travelers as they are less crowded, a bit more raw and truly beautiful.
Besides those official South Dalmatia nudist beaches (usually with FKK sign), you can enjoy in numerous other hidden little coves or bays, many of them reachable only by a boat, where you can enjoy total privacy for the entire day.
Whichever island in South Dalmatia region or part of the coast you choose, you can be sure there will be plenty of naturist possibilities. But it is useful to keep in mind my advice to lovers of naturism: although naturism is tolerated here like elsewhere along Croatia’s Adriatic coast, don’t be the first naturists on a beach you’re not familiar with, especially if it is in the vicinity of a town or village! Not all beaches allow for naturists so make sure you know what you’re doing!
South Dalmatia Naturist Guide
South Dalmatia Naturist Guide – Korcula island
Korcula island has several naturist islands that are a real haven for your naturist vacations and complete relaxation. Between Korcula town and the small village Lumbarda there are 19 small islands that form an archipelago. See the map below!
The biggest island is Badija and it lies east of the town of Korcula. It is one of the most popular naturist destinations in the region and throughout Croatia. It has a surface of about one square kilometer and is covered by dense maquis and pine, cypresses and olive trees. It’s only twenty minutes away by boat from Korcula town and, despite its popularity, it’s one of the best places in the area for naturists.
Velika and Mala Stupa are two small islets not far from Badija, also often visited by naturists. On the largest one, named ‘Vela Stupa’, there is a small konoba (tavern) restaurant, run by a local family well known as a good place to eat. But apart from that, it’s pretty much raw nature and nothing else. In other words, a dream come true for any naturist out there!
On the western side of Korcula island, in front of the Vela Luka town, there is a small islet named Proizd, also called ‘the island of love’. The city and port of Vela Luka is an area less frequented by mass tourism and situated in a protected bay closed in by the islets of Osijak, Kamenijak, Gubesa and Proizd.
The islet of Proizd, immediately outside the bay of Vela Luka, is an oasis of untouched nature – crystal clear sea, rocks, white pebbles, naturist beaches and lush vegetation are its main attractions. This can be called a hidden gem and although its popularity has increased over the past years, it’s still a bit off the beaten track and a perfect choice for those looking for some privacy.
Lumbarda and Racisce – South Dalmatia naturist beaches
The Lenga naturist beach is a rocky naturist beach 1 km to the east from the Lumbarda village on south of Korcula island. (see the map above and photo below)
This is a long stretch of coast with several pretty small bays. The sea is especially beautiful, crystal clear and blue. Although the majority of sunbathers are naturist, also ‘textiles’ can be found there.
Racisce is a settlement 12 Km west from the town of Korcula, settled in a beautiful bay where the Korcula Channel meets the Peljesac Channel.
Only 1 Km from the village, there is a small white pebble beach in a Vaja cove hidden among the rocks. To get to Vaja beach, you need to take the macadam road north of the village at the far end of harbor, up to the hill. At the end of the road take the path down the cliff to the beach. The parking place is rather small. You can easily ask around any local, but it’s impossible to miss!
The beach is quite small with crystal clear sea, ideal for swimming, but could be rather crowded in high season. But in this case, it’s totally worth sharing with other tourists and beach lovers!
South Dalmatia naturist – Mljet island nudist beaches guide
Mljet is the eight largest island of the Adriatic sea and one of the most indented, situated near the famous and beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Because 70% of its surface is covered by forest, Mljet island also called ‘the green island’.
The Blace naturist beach is located in the most beautiful sandy bay at the very southeastern end of the island (see the map above). It takes twenty minutes of walking to get there from Blaca village or from the village called Saplunara where you can also book your stay (click this link to see your options with best price guarantee) to explore the area or for easy access to the Blace beach.
This beach is nearly 1 km long, surrounded by a dense forest of centenary pines and presenting an ideal example of intact nature. This is not an official naturist beach and it is used by both naturists and textiles.
South Dalmatia naturist – Peljesac peninsula nudist guide
After Istria, Peljesac is the largest peninsula of Croatia. Peljesac is famous for beautiful beaches, excellent red wines and famous oysters and mussels which are cultivated here. So if you’re a fan of any or all of these, you have an extra reason to visit!
There aren’t almost any official naturist beaches on the Peljesac peninsula, but there are many so called non-official beaches visited by naturists. For example, between Zuljana village and Trstenik (see the map) there are many coves and beaches used by nudists.
There is an unwritten rule that if a naturist shows up first, a ‘textile’ sunbather goes for the next cove, and the other way around. On the a length of 6.6 km, all beaches are reachable by dirt roads situated some 50-100 meters from the beach, so there are a lot of beautiful spots to choose from.
Among the most beautiful south Dalmatia naturist beaches, is Grdni Do, near Zuljana village. This beautiful fine pebble beach is facing west so it has plenty of sunshine. It is accessible by boat or by dirt road from Zuljana.
More Peljesac peninsula central Dalmatia naturist beaches
- Ostupa, Orebic naturist beach – this beach is located in the Orebic town. The whole area of Orebic offers a lot of caves suitable for naturists, specially for shy beginners. Many naturists also visit the Korcula islands archipelago. Find this beach on the map !
- Camp Prapratno, Ston – Located in the bay of the same name in the immediate vicinity of Ston, in an area overgrown with forest and olive trees. This camp is textile with a nice separated naturist beach nearby. Find it on the map !
If you are looking for naturist beaches in very vicinity of the old town of Dubrovnik, the choice is rather non-existent for this type of bathing. If you belong to regular ‘no clothes’ swimmers than you have to visit some islands of the Dubrovnik archipelago.
The nearest naturist beach, Cava beach, is located on Babin Kuk peninsula, about 6 km northwest of Dubrovnik’s old town. The beach is rocky with mainly large pebbles and stones between the rocks. It is quite narrow (about 10 meters) and about 300 meters long.
This beach is close to the popular textile Copacabana beach which has lots of facilities. To reach this beach, take the bus N° 6 from Pile Gate in front of the old town, and exit at the last station near the President hotel.
Follow the path in front of the hotel where you find two signs indicating the way to Copacabana and Cava beach. First part of the beach is mainly textile, and the smaller part afterwards is only for naturist. There are no facilities on the beach but close by there is a beach bar.
Lokrum Island Naturist Beaches
Lokrum island is situated ten minutes by taxi boat from the old port of Dubrovnik. Lokrum is honored as one of Croatia’s national parks and home to one of the country’s premier beaches for nudists.
If you are a naturist, then this island should be your top destination. The Lokrum island is a nature park with exotic tropical and subtropical plants and a unique botanical garden. The best bet is to catch one of the boats from the old city and after ten minutes you are there.
Take a nice walk through the island crisscrossed by shady paths covered by pines. Extensive rocky beaches run along the eastern end of the island, and there’s a nudist section (FKK) at the far eastern cape. It’s the real haven for naturist swimmers.
Elafiti archipelago naturist guide
One of the top South Dalmatia highlights are the Elafiti islands, a group of fourteen island gems. Only three of them are inhabited (Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan), with a total of about one thousand inhabitants.
The Elafiti islands with indented coastline with a lot of beautiful lovely bays, sandy beaches, are approximately 20 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik, from the Gruz port. Jadrolinija (the national company) keeps one ship line and one car ferry line from Dubrovnik to Elafiti islands that run throughout the year.
Elafiti islands naturist beaches map
- Betirina naturist beach – This beach is located near the charming fishing village Mlini and neighboring resort of Srebreno, between Dubrovnik and Cavtat. The naturist beach has its own restaurant, located in a secluded bay five minutes by boat from Mlini.
- Supetar island – Cavtat naturist beach is located on the small island just opposite of Cavtat town, 10 km south of Dubrovnik. The beach is rocky and it can be reached by a regular boat service from the Cavtat harbor.
- Plat – is situated between the Cavtat and Mlini villages. This nice small pebble naturist beach is situated close to Orphee and Plat hotels, right after the quay where taxi boats dock for trips to Cavtat, Mlini and Dubrovnik.
- Camp Kate, a three star campsite, is situated in the picturesque village of Mlini, 6 Km from the old town of Dubrovnik. The campsite is a textile camp but with a dedicated area for nude sunbathing and swimming.
This would be our complete guide to the South Dalmatia naturist beaches. I am sure that you will find your favorite (or more) on our list – and if you enjoy our article, don’t forget or hesitate to share it on social networks and Pin it on Pinterest for later. Enjoy!