Year of 2017

Zlatni Rat on Brač Island, Croatia

Perhaps you guessed, like we did, that this white-pebble beach surrounded by turquoise surf was a balmy tropical locale in the Caribbean. But Zlatni Rat, aka the Golden Cape, juts southward into the Adriatic Sea, across from the eastern Italian coast. It’s a popular vacation spot, and for good reason. Windsurfing conditions are ideal, and if the beach doesn’t interest you, Brač Island has lush Mediterranean pine groves and small fishing villages.

The Zlatni Rat, often referred to as the Golden Cape or Golden Horn, is a spit of land located about 2 kilometres west from the harbour town of Bol on the southern coast of the Croatian island of Brač, in the region of Dalmatia. It extends southward into the Hvar Channel, a body of water in the Adriatic Sea between the islands of Brač and Hvar, which is home to strong currents. The landform itself is mostly composed of a white pebble beach, with a Mediterranean pine grove taking up the remainder.