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Gubavac

Beach on Gubavac with views over Archipelago
Beach on Gubavac with views over Archipelago

Gubavac, a small islet in Korcula archipelago – located at the very entrance of the bay of Lumbarda. It is an attractive little island with weird shape and lot of large, flat and smooth rocks that are very comfortable to lay on.

Flat and smooth rocks on Gubavac that are very comfortable to walk on or sunbath
Flat and smooth rocks on Gubavac that are very comfortable to walk on or sunbath

That is why swimmers and sunbathers like to spend days here, especially at the Eastern side of the island which is well sheltered from western wind Maestral that blows in summer afternoons and can be a bit annoying if you are not into sailing or windsurfing.

The island is very popular with day-trippers who like to enjoy seashores and outdoor activities like swimming in open waters, windsurfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, walking or similar.

Another advantage to choose Gubavac as your swimming spot in hot summers is that there is plenty of shade here, formed by pine trees, so you can always get a cooling spot to relax.

Gubavac got its name back in medieval times when the island was used as a quarantine for visitors to Korcula island (similar to Lazareti in Dubrovnik). Note, Gubavac is not used nowadays for these purposes 😉

Hiking on Gubavac

This islet is great for a short hike in the cooler periods of the year. Here are the photos of our recent afternoon hike around the island:

Landscape and vegetation
Landscape and vegetation
Pine trees, shrubs and bushes in a variety of colours
Pine trees, shrubs and bushes in a variety of colours
The landscape and views
The landscape and views

Wildlife

Feeding a small rabbit @ Gubavac
Feeding a small rabbit @ Gubavac
Wild rabbit (or hare, I'm not sure)
Wild rabbit (or hare, I’m not sure)
Ginger rabbit - hare
Another one – ginger

Getting here

There is no public transport to this lovely islet. The best and easiest option is to get a water taxi from either Korcula Town, Orebic or Lumbarda. The alternative is to rent your own small boat (you have to have a boat licence!) and sail here. In periods of calm weather, getting a kayak is also a good option if you have one (kayak hire) and paddle to here.

We got here by boat, but you can get a taxi boat easily from several spots on the island
We got here by boat, but you can get a taxi boat easily from several spots on the island
gubavac-skoji1
Views from the boat

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