Sumartin, an underrated place in Croatia

There are some moments in my life and places I have been to that I will never forget just like a day spent in Sumartin, a small and quite unerrated port village located on the Croatian island of Brač.


Thinking about Brač most of the tourists choose Bol and its famous Zlatni Rat beach as their trip destination and when the ferry from Makarska reached the shore of an island, people quickly got into their cars studying maps and navigation, not even noticing what is around them.

Unlike the others instead of going on sightseeing tour we decided to stay and explore Sumartin. After a week spent in Makarska Riviera, which is undeniably beautiful but rather busy and crowded in high season, a peaceful port village seemed to be perfect place for us.



Hanging around the narrow streets we have found a beautiful church of St. Martin and some outstanding architectural details. As it was really hot outside and there was a feeling in the air of storm coming we decided to take a rest at the restaurant and try some local specialties.

When the storm was over we went for a walk by the seashore and soon reached a place that was one of the most wonderful sights I have seen in my entire life.


Hidden in the bay was an incredibly beautiful beach and surprisingly we were the only people there. I could feel like in paradise swimming in the crystal azure sea, looking at the impressive mountain range of Biokovo and the island of Hvar on the horizon. The sound of cicadas, pine woods, pleasantly cooling water, gently lapping waves and the feeling of sea breeze on my face, it was a heaven on earth!

Exploring Sumartin and a joy of finding the beach that is an underrated gem of Dalmiatia was an unforgettable experience. Sometimes it’s good to get off the beaten track and discover your own piece of paradise. They say ‘don’t listen what they talk – go see’ and I admit that it’s undeniable truth!

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  • travelgeekery

    Sumartin looks really nice! Thanks for showing it to us 🙂 I similarly love the little village of Volosko, near Opatija.

    • I’ve just google it and it looks great! I heard Opatija region is very popular holiday destinations of Viennese, I hope to visit this place in future.

  • Szkoda, że nie było mi dane odkryć, aż tak pięknej Chorwacji:) Akurat byłam w Chorwacji jak kwitły glony, więc siedzenie na plaży nie było przyjemnością:)

    • Miałam podobnego pecha będąc po drugiej stronie Adriatyku, w Rimini. Cała plaża usiana była martwymi krabami i to w jakiej ilości! Mój narzeczony był dwa lata wcześniej w tej okolicy i też wspominał, że była ich cała masa. Może akurat w sierpniu tak się dzieje, nie mam pojęcia… ale raczej nie marzy mi się, żeby tam wrócić. Z kolei Chorwację i Sumartin chętnie bym jeszcze raz odwiedziła.

  • Sounds and looks like amazing place! One week ago I have been on an philippinian island which I also never forget 🙂

    • Definitely it is! I hope to visit this place again, it’s really worth it.

  • It looks like paradise! I love colour of the sea <3

    • Yes it’s a piece of paradise on the Earth and the color looks even more beautiful in real.

  • Croatia is like a small paradise. I really like this country. Amazing photos.

  • Piękne kolory, myślę, że kilka osób, widząc to, skusi się na wakacje w tym miejscu! 🙂

    • Sama chętnie bym kiedyś tam wróciła, chociaż z reguły nie lubię jeździć dwa razy w to samo miejsce.

  • Ugh Croatia looks so beautiful! I can’t wait to go!!

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