Baska Voda


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.

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.

Beach Baska Voda

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.

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.

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  1. Dear Morten and Lene,

    I am just beginning to peruse your informative website with so many beautiful photos. When we started our research we came across Peregrine Adventures, which provides some transportation and tours. Do you know them and are they reliable?

    When do children go back to school? We hope to avoid the crowds and still be able to swim, so what time will be the best time to plan our trip?

    One tour has Split as a starting point so my question is what is the best way of getting there from the States, either New York or Philadelphia. I would like a direct flight to a major city and then either train or bus to Split.

    Thank you,


    • Hi Ilona,

      Glad you like our site!

      I have never heard about Peregrine Adventures, so i can’t give you any information on them. If you are planning to explore Croatia, there are other local complanies to consider.

      School start on the first monday in September, from there on you should not have to much problems with crowds.

      I think there is only direct flights from US to our capital Zagreb, which is also a good point for starting a tour around the country.

      Let me know a bit more in details what you would like to see, and how long time you plan to spend here, then i will try to find you some tour offers from local operators.

      Brgds, Morten

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