Korcula Beaches (Day 6 – Croatian Cycle Touring – Split to Dubrovnik)

Day 6 Split to Dubrovnik. Korcula Beaches

We’re not ones for sitting on a beach normally. Seriously. I can manage about 10mins usually. 1 hour if there’s a really good book and some shade and a nice drink… And R usually less than me.

Vaja beach, Island Korcula

But the water is so refreshing and visibility so clear and there’s so many fish, and even some yellow coral, to see with the snorkel that it just works here. We spent the day wandering slowly up to Racisce and to Vaja Bay just beyond (about 15km from Korcula Town). Vaya is a really secret beach (although well known to the locals). You follow a deteriorated tarmac track to it’s end out of Racisce, where it’s best to leave the bikes. Then it’s a steep clamber down rough steps then an eroding scree slope to the stony beach. Zero facilities other than pebbles and a tiny old concrete jetty. But a very pleasant place to while away an hour or two.

We found several other beaches along the way there and back, then it was time for ice cream on the harbour in town before dinner. Oh and a bottle of white wine from Blato, one of the villages we’d been through the previous day, on the terrace back at the apartment.

Links to other blog posts in the series:

12 reasons to visit Croatia for a cycling tour (overview)
Day 0 Arrival in Split (Diocletian Palace)
Day 1 Split (Marjan Hill)
Day 2 Split to Brac (Supetar to Bol)
Day 3 Brac to Hvar (Bol – Jelsa-Hvar Town)
Day 4 Hvar (Pakleni Islands – sea kayaking)
Day 5 Hvar to Korcula (Hvar Town – Vela Luka – Korcula Town)
Day 6 Korcula (Beaches)
Day 7 Korcula to Ston/Dubrovnik (Korcula Town – Peljesac Peninsula – Ston. Transfer to Dubrovnik)
Day 8 Dubrovnik (sightseeing) – yet to be written