Above photo: Planjak Beach with views
The islands features three pebble beaches – two smaller ones on the southern side and a larger one on the West side. There are also some nice and large areas of smooth rock slabs very good for snorkeling and sunbathing. The beaches on the southern coast of the island offer uninterrupted views over the Archipelago.
The most obvious beach is the one on the western shores, easily spotted when approaching the Island from Korcula Old Town. More interesting one is on the eastern part of the island, facing Vrnik and Stupe (above photo). This unusual beach is somehow hidden from the eye as it is carved in the large rocks. As this part of Planjak is open to southern wind Siloko / Jugo, large and small stones are eroded by force of strong winds so pebbles here are white and clean, perfectly shaped. The bottom of the sea here is also interesting as there are a lot of giant pebbles scattered around deep green sea.
The waters around the island are very very clean, transparent and have beautiful colours making the whole island into the nice snorkelling and swimming place.
Facing East, the island is sunny all day long from the early morning. To avoid strong sunshine and heat, take a parasol or beach shelter if you intend to stay for longer here. Nevertheless, you can always find a shade on the opposite side of the sun or among patches of pine trees and other bushes.
The island is very popular among locals for weekend day-trips and picnics, so you have to get there early to get this little swimming spot all for yourself.
- No public transport to the island – get there by water taxi / taxi boat or by hire a kayak or rent a boat. As the island is pretty sheltered so kayaking or rowing there should be fine.
Location Map of Planjak:
Location coordinates: 42.943129, 17.171111