To the north of the town is the large beach of Donja Luka sheltered by the Sv.Petar, a large rock (almost an island) that stretches towards the sea forming the bay of Makarska. Enclosed in the bay is a marina and palm treed promenade from where you can catch a car ferry to the island of Brac.
Makarska Kacic town square
With the islands of Brac and Hvar being so near, boat excursions from Makarska are very popular. The trips, which can be from a few hours to a whole day, are always in very attractive old boats and usually include a fish picnic, locally caught fish prepared à la Croatian and served onboard. There are several different destinations, the most popular being to the famous beach at Bol on the island of Brac.
A Makarska backstreet
Old boat, Makarska