Baska Voda is a former fisherman’s village situated approximately 10 km north of Makarska and just south of Brela; the city has a population of about 3000 people who mainly work with tourism.
The city originated from the town Bast which is situated on the slopes of the Biokovo mountain; as the Turks invaded the area in the 18th century, the people moved to the sea and founded a settlement which later became Baska Voda.
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Beaches in Baska Voda
As in Brela, the highlight in Baska Voda is undoubtedly the beaches. The city has several km of very nice pebble beaches. The beaches stretch in both direction from the small marina and the city centre.
On majority of the beaches there are large pine trees providing shadow on hot summer days. The beaches are equipped with showers and on several parts of the beaches it is possible to rent sunshades and deck chairs. On beach part just north of the centre there is a playing ground at that beach.
Along the beaches in both directions beach bars, cafés and restaurants can be found. Beach visitors can park along the road following the coast and the beach, as well as at the larger parking lot next to the marina; all parking is paid parking.
Accommodation Baska Voda
In Baska Voda there are several hotels, most of them are situated just north of the city centre. Along the coast from Brela and past the centre of Baska Voda, there is a larger number of private apartments and also a few hostels. Stand along holiday houses with pool are rare in this area.
App. 1 km south of the city centre camping Baško Polje can be found. The campsite offers space for more than 2.000 tourists on more than 700 marked lots. On the campsites it is also possible to rent bungalows.
Restaurants Baska Voda
Along the whole sea side promenade in Baska Voda, there are plenty of restaurants offering traditional Croatian as well as international dishes. On the south side of the centre there are several restaurants situated very close to the sea.
To do Baska Voda
Undoubtedly Baska Voda is a place for those who like to spend majority of their holiday at the beach. Museums and multiple sights is nothing which can be found here, but if you like water sports and beach activities you can find pretty much everything along the coast in Baska Voda
Day trips from Baska Voda
From Baska Voda you have plenty of options to do day trips: the sights and nature parks and historical towns. Here are a few suggestions for day trips from Baska Voda.
- A visit to the impressive Nature Park Biokovo. This can be done on your own hand or as part of an organized group, we recommend the latter.
- A visit to Makarska
- A walk along the beach to Brela
- day trips to Split, own car or public bus
- day trip to Dubrovnik, own car or public bus
- Visit to National park Krka.
Shopping in Baska Voda:
There are a few smaller supermarkets in the centre of Baska Voda, where you can find all regular daily goods; in the centre you also find a butcher and several bakeries. If you need to shop for a weeks self-catering holiday we recommend you go to Makarska.
Nightlife Baska Voda
On the beaches there are several beach bars where drinks and cocktails are served. During summer time some of them have live DJ and dance events. Large discotheques can be found in nearby Makarska.
Getting to Baska Voda
The closest highway exit is Sestanovac (arriving from north), which is about 20 km from Baska Voda. During summer months, there can be traffic jams on the road. If you arrive from Split or Dubrovnik, just follow the coastal road.
The nearest airport is the Split airport.
There are frequent buses travelling along the Adriatic coastal road, bus stop is on the main road above Baska Voda, from Split airport you first have to go to Split main bus station to catch a bus to Baska Voda.