The Beach Guide

Zlatni Rat

The beach of Zlatni Rat is one of Croatia’s best known with the most familiar view probably being from above. From here you will be left in very little doubt as to why the beach is often referred to locally as the “Golden Horn”. Zlatni Rat juts out into the Adriatic Sea forming a triangle of beach fringing pine forest which is home to the ruins of a Roman villa.

Over time the exact shape of the spit of land shifts shape and the furthermost tip of the beach will curve to the east or west depending on the weather conditions. The beach is also shaped by the strong currents of the Hvar Channel which runs between the islands. This current keeps the water crystal clear, but also a little cool. It is only considered a minor risk to swimmers as you would have to swim a considerable distance of the end of the beach for it to make a perceivable difference.

If you are expecting fine golden sand at Zlatni Rat you may be a little disappointed. The actual beach at is made up of small white pebbles; so not great for sand castles, but doesn’t get quite everywhere either!

Zlatni Rat isn’t an undiscovered corner of the Adriatic. Being close to the port of Bol and relatively well known it does get busy in the summer. Expect to see lots of the usual tourist activities such as parachute rides and banana boats, but also expect to see a place of natural beauty.

Nearest city

Bol

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Zlatni Rat Weather Info

Current weather (Wed Feb 26th 06:00)

Partly cloudy

(Partly cloudy)
12°C / 54°F

Sea temperature
13.9°C
57.1°F
Wind SE
Rain 0.4mm
Sunrise 07:11
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Wed 26th
Rain showers 15°C / 59°F S

9 mph
15 km/h

Thu 27th
Clear sky 10°C / 50°F NNW

5 mph
9 km/h

Fri 28th
Clear sky 13°C / 55°F NNW

9 mph
14 km/h

Sat 29th
Partly cloudy 11°C / 52°F S

5 mph
9 km/h

Sun 01st
Heavy rain 13°C / 55°F ESE

12 mph
20 km/h

Mon 02nd
Partly cloudy 15°C / 59°F S

4 mph
7 km/h

5 Day Zlatni Rat UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Zlatni Rat tide times & sea state

  • Wed 26/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 26/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    High 5:18am (0.36m)
    Low 11:57am (0.04m)
    High 6:11pm (0.29m)
    Low 11:40pm (0.12m)
    Daylight
    First light06:06
    Sunrise06:35
    Sunset17:37
    Dark18:06
  • Thu 27/02 »
    Surf report for Thu 27/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    High 5:37am (0.33m)
    Low 12:11pm (0.05m)
    High 6:37pm (0.30m)
    Daylight
    First light06:05
    Sunrise06:33
    Sunset17:38
    Dark18:07
  • Fri 28/02 »
    Surf report for Fri 28/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 12:13am (0.14m)
    High 5:52am (0.30m)
    Low 12:24pm (0.06m)
    High 7:07pm (0.30m)
    Daylight
    First light06:03
    Sunrise06:32
    Sunset17:40
    Dark18:08
  • Sat 29/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 29/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 12:49am (0.17m)
    High 5:59am (0.26m)
    Low 12:36pm (0.08m)
    High 7:46pm (0.30m)
    Daylight
    First light06:01
    Sunrise06:30
    Sunset17:41
    Dark18:09
  • Sun 01/03 »
    Surf report for Sun 01/03
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 1:42am (0.20m)
    High 5:48am (0.23m)
    Low 12:44pm (0.09m)
    High 8:47pm (0.29m)
    Daylight
    First light06:00
    Sunrise06:28
    Sunset17:42
    Dark18:11
  • Mon 02/03 »
    Surf report for Mon 02/03
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 12:40pm (0.11m)
    High 10:58pm (0.29m)
    Daylight
    First light05:58
    Sunrise06:27
    Sunset17:43
    Dark18:12

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