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“well worth its reputation” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Brela Beach

Brela Beach
Brela, Split, Croatia
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Ranked #15 of 53 Attractions in Split
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Saratov, Saratov, Russia
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“well worth its reputation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Come earlier, we arrived at about 2pm - and we could hardly find a parking space. the beach is very nice, with beautiful pines

Visited September 2012
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“If you can't have the best ...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The sea is crystal clear, but after visiting many Mediterranian resorts (in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Spain, Tunis) I was extremely disappoined with beaches in Croatia (Split and Makarska in particular) - narrow stretches of pebble / stone and what is even more disappointing - more people there than space (as a result, people use every horizontal surface to sunbathe - benches, paths, roadsides). But Brela beach is better - less crowded, less expensive than Makarska beach (around $ 5 or 25 kuna for a sunbed or umbrella, in comparison to 40 kuna in Makarska), free showers, more relaxing atmosphere.
I wonder why it's listed among Split "things to do", it's 50 km from Split and just 13 km from Makarska and in fact it's a part of Makarska Riviera!

Visited August 2012
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Plymouth, Devon
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“The sea is wonderful here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Indeed, the sea everywhere in Croatia is wonderful. OK, may be I am biased but this is the seventh trip to the country, over ten years, and water quality does always seem to be good. I am not sure what a previous reviewer meant about "fuzz" around the Brela beaches; yes, there are some kitsch souvenir stalls but that is minor. On the last evening of August, visitor numbers seemed to have declined and we look forward to a quieter early September.

The only downside is that some of the beaches are made up of larger pebbles and, therefore, harder to get into the sea.

Visited August 2012
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Nara
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“Not the romantic bay I had pictured”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The beaches in Brela are nice, but not as spectacular as nearby Hvar (and I suspect other islands in Dalmatia). We were kind of disappointed by all the fuzz around this beach. In August it was also overcrowded and noisy. The water was undoubtedly clean, no complaints about that. We stayed in the camping, which was a but out of town, because in Brela there were millions of tourists roaming around in the evening, kind of a lunapark felling, with games for kids, bright lights, shops. We could not even drive through. I did not find it particularly romantic, although it may be practical for families as the beaches are easy to access and equipped.

Visited August 2012
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Ankara, Turkey
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“incredible water”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

One of the things I noticed about the beaches around Split was how clean the water is. Brela was no different. Although not the really big areas you might think of as a beach, the areas here are quite nice. The water was refreshing and cleaner that I have ever seen anywhere. It is nice to know that the water quality is so good it is drinkable .....

Visited August 2012
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