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Zlatni Rat - the Golden Horn is Bol's best-known feature. It certainly is an extraordinarily beautiful beach - a spit of fine white pebbles, extending 1/2 km into the sea, backed by cool pine woods and overlooked by Vidova Gora, the highest point on Brac, the water so clear and still you can see every pebble (and little fish) perfectly. There's a cafe back in the pines and parking (30kn for the day) under trellissed vines. You really cannot come to Bol and not swim here at some time. Come here early in the morning and you will have the place virtually to yourself. Come later in the day, as we did, in June, before the holiday season really gets in to full swing, and you will find the place pleasantly active. Come in high summer and it will be packed!!

There is another option. Down at the other end of town, behind the Dominican Monastery at Glavica , there's another little beach, a pretty curve of white pebbles - maybe not as white or as fine as the ones out at Zlatni Rat, but the water is just as clear, and it's much more peaceful. This is where the locals like to swim.
A small word of warning - a warm current flows around the point here, parallel with the shore. It's very pleasant to float along with it, but it can be quite strong and you may find you have drifted quite a way from where you left your things. It's not dangerous - it won't carry you out to sea but swimming back against it may be more tiring than you think.

Skinny dipping is restricted to an area known as Paklina, further west of Zlatni Rat.

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  • Updated Aug 6, 2006
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