Zakerjan Beach is located in on the eastern edge of the Old Town and it is one of the oldest swimming spots in Korcula, very popular with locals. The beach offers a lot of large rocks, concrete slabs/ platforms and jetties suitable for sunbathing as well as several steps and ladders for getting in and out of the sea.
Although in the very centre of the Old Town, the waters on this beach are very clean and transparent with beautiful green and turquoise colours. As water is deep enough here, jumping into the sea from the rocks and jetties is safe and fun. Also, a great place to snorkel.
Numerous local cafes are right above the beach along Zakerjan promenade, serving all sorts of food and drinks. Shops are just around the corner. The access to the beach is via several steep and narrow steps leading down below Town Walls and Towers.
Facing East, the beach is sunny from dawn until the early afternoon while later in the day it is completely shaded by Old Town’s buildings – a good choice if you prefer to spend an afternoon on the beach but still would like to avoid strong sun.
Due to its location, this beach is also ideal to go to if afternoons are windy as Zakerjan is completely sheltered from the Mistral wind. The beach is, however, opened to Bura, Levant and Siloko/Jugo (see Windrose of Korcula).
Location coordinates: 42.961788, 17.137199