There are numerous small pebble beaches and swimming spots around Mljet island, located in various bays along the Island's coastline as well as on the shores of Small and Large Lakes in the inner area of the Island, part of the National Park. However, the only sandy beaches on the Island is Saplunara.
Saplunara Beach - Mljet
Saplunara Beach on Mljet Island in located at the south eastern horn of the Island in the larger and smaller bay that consist of three beaches -Vela Saplunara, Mala Saplunara and Blace. The whole area is surrounded by pine trees and other woodlands. Very quite and undisturbed, these beaches are fantastic places to spend some time enjoying the sea, sand and peaceful nature.
The landscape around here is pretty untouched, protected by law as protected nature park.
There is a restaurant and cafe in the near vicinity of the beach as well as some apartments and rooms that are rented by local residents. Find more info about Saplunara - info and map
The beach is often visited by sailing boats too
Views from Saplunara towards Italy
Protected landscape sign at the beach on Mljet : Pinjevac, Blaca and Velika and Mala Saplunara and coastline areound this area is habitat of some rare and endangered plants such as psamophytes, Elymus farctus, Echinophora spinosa and others. This area is under protection since mid 1960s as some kind of botanical reserve.