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.

Sveti Martin Church, Sumartin, Brač Island

St. Martin Church, Sumartin, Brač Island, Croatia

Beautiful turquoise door in the village of Sumartin on the Croatian island of Brač

A beautiful turquoise door in Sumartin, Croatia

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.

Beach Zora, Sumartin, Brač Island, Croatia

Zora beach in Sumartin, Brač Island, Croatia

Unlike the others instead of going on a 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 a perfect place for us.

A wonderful day on the Zora Beach, Sumartin, Croatia

Zora, my favorite beach in Sumarin, Brač, Croatia

Crystal clear turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea in Sumartin, Brač Island, Croatia

The wonderful color of the sea in Sumartin, Croatia

A restaurant in Sumartin, Brač Island, Croatia

At the Dalmatino Pizzeria, Sumartin, Croatia

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.

Jadrolinija ferry crossing the sea from Makarska to Sumartin on the island of Brač

The ferry from Makarska to Sumartin on the island of Brač, Croatia

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.

A sea shore on the island of Brač in Sumartin, Croatia

The rocky coast of the island of Brač, Sumartin, Croatia

A small chapel by the sea, Sumartin, Brač island in Croatia

A small chapel on the seashore, Sumartin, Croatia

Fishermen disembarking nets in the port of Sumartin on the island of Brac, Croatia

Sumartin, a peaceful port village on the island of Brač, Croatia

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 heaven on earth!

Zora Beach, Sumartin - one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Brac, Croatia

Zora beach, Sumartin – one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen in Croatia

Exploring Sumartin and a joy of finding the beach that is an underrated gem of Dalmatia 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 the undeniable truth!

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  20 comments for “Sumartin, an underrated place in Croatia

  1. travelgeekery
    April 12, 2016 at 11:16 am

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

    • April 12, 2016 at 11:30 am

      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.

  2. April 13, 2016 at 9:42 am

    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:)

    • April 13, 2016 at 10:42 am

      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.

  3. April 13, 2016 at 10:21 am

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

    • April 15, 2016 at 2:09 pm

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

  4. April 13, 2016 at 10:51 pm

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

    • April 15, 2016 at 2:11 pm

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

    • Radu Tenea
      January 24, 2018 at 1:48 am

      It don’t look,it is paradise on earth!

      • January 24, 2018 at 10:22 pm

        Yes, it’s really beautiful place. Have you been there?

        • Radu Tenea
          January 25, 2018 at 12:43 am

          Even in Sumartin I have not (yet) arrived, but I was in Bol, Makarska, Splt, Hvar, Vrboska, Vis and across the Croatian coast, from Umag to Dubrovnik. I am delighted with those places and I really think they are the most beautiful where freedom and the joy of life you may really feel.
          I congratulate you for your blog.

          • January 25, 2018 at 6:57 pm

            I understand what you mean. I also love the atmosphere of Croatian villages and beautiful nature. I would like to come back there again and discover some new secret beaches. I heard that Vis is very nice 🙂 Are there any hidden coves with beautiful beaches?

  5. April 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm

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

  6. April 20, 2016 at 3:01 pm

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

    • June 14, 2016 at 11:46 am

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

  7. May 23, 2016 at 3:46 pm

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