Beaches in Lumbarda
Above photo: Sunset @ Vela Przina beach in Lumbarda
The vast majority of Lumbarda’s visitors come to take in the sun and sea on one of the beaches in Lumbarda. And they’re not disappointed. The village has a couple of sandy beaches while other (like Lenga) has little pebble coves between high rocks. The most popular Lumbarda’s sandy beaches include Bilin Zal Beach and Vela Przina Beach. You can reach them by bus, taxi or water taxi.
Here is a list of my 6 favourites:
Prvi Žal :
Above photo: Views @ Prvi Zal
Prvi Žal beach is Lumbarda’s most central beach situated along the main sea promenade in the heart of the village. The family-friendly beach features sparkling blue sea, nice views and handy local cafe/cocktail bar where seats are shaded by palm tree branches. Jet-ski and sea kayak rentals are also available. This is my favourite beach for lazy, long summer afternoons when in the mood of crowd watching. Can get busy so make sure you arrive early.
Above photo: Views @ Lenga
Lenga beach is usually quiet location with great mountain and Archipelago views (see above photo) that offers nice sunbathing and diving into the clear blue sea. Some pine trees in vicinity offer welcoming shade on hot days. The beach is accessed by foot from Bilin Zal, along with the narrow path, walking towards the East. There are no facilities in near vicinity – all are located further away in the vicinity of Bilin Zal, so if you decide to visit, you must bring in your own supplies (water, food, snack, parasol..) The beach can also be reached by boat or taxi boat either from the village or Korcula town. My favourite for quiet afternoon beach book reading time.
Above photo: Lucica, small bay on the edge of Vela Prizna
Vela Przina Beach:
Vela Przina is a long and wide stretch of golden sand in the bay that is also the island’s largest sandy beach. The backdrop of the beach is dotted with pine and olive trees and some bamboo-like grass that encircle ‘Grk’ wine vineyards. This beach is particularly popular with families and small children as water here is shallow and perfect for paddling around. The facilities include a couple of small cafe restaurants that offer basic food and selection of hot and cold drinks as well as ice creams. Deck chairs and parasol/umbrellas are also available. Sandy beaches aren’t common on the Island which has mostly rocky coastline, so sandy beach as this one get very popular (and crowded sometimes too). My favourite in September – more details
Above photo: Views over Lumbarda from Badija beach
Only a short walk (10 minutes) from the centre of the village, the Bilin Zal sandy beach is sheltered in a small lagoon-like bay. Popular among locals as well as visitors, especially with people with small children (see video) the beach has limited parking spaces which sometimes helps to keep this beach from becoming crowded. The facilities here include a couple of small konoba / tapas cafes with parasol, umbrellas and deck chairs to rent. The beach is also one of the favourite stopping spots for passing by yachts and boats. The beach can also be reached by boat or water taxi either from the village or from Korcula.
Photo: a lovely ambience @ Bilin Zal beach
Situated at the end of the island’s road, Raznjic is the furthest eastern part of the island. Crystal clear water offers undersea exploration, making snorkelling popular activity around here. By foot, the beach is accessed by hiking along the tarmac road from the centre of the village. Due to its location, visitors here can enjoy views of the sea on both sides of the island. This is a lovely and quiet location with great views of Mljet island and Peljesac. There are no any facilities here, you have to bring all you need in your rucksack. My favourite snorkelling location.