Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

Brač Island Waterfront Routes

Creative Commons: Mark Heard

Brač is an island in the Adriatic sea, located just north of Hvar, and known for its white pebble beaches. It’s also a popular windsurfing site. The highlight of running on Brač is on waterfront paths and roads in the the coastal towns of Bol, Sumartin, Postira-Splitska, and Supetar. Note: Some of the pebble beaches are more suitable for running than others. Can be situational.

Bol. CC: Mark Heard

Bol Waterfront. 3 km one-way, flat. MAP. The most iconic run on Brač is the seafront promenade in Bol, the scenic town on the southern end of the island known for the Dragon’s Cave and Dominican Monastery. From Port Bol, it’s 2 km west to Golden Horn Beach along the Put Zlatnog Rata, and 1 km east to the Dominican Monastery.

Sumartin Waterfront. 3.4 km one-way. MAP. Some nice waterfront running in this small port town at the far eastern end of Brač. There’s about 3.4 km right along the water, from 1 km south of the center to the end of Put Puntinka. About half of the route is along the main D113 road, and half on the smaller, less developed Put Puntinka. Note: No sidewalk/shoulder on the D113. Generally not too much traffic but use caution!

Postira to Splitska. 6 km one-way. MAP.  It’s 6 km between these two small villages on the northern side of Brač. Most of the route is along the main waterfront road, with a few small sections of dedicated path. Good water views much of the way, One 80m climb. Note: no shoulder/sidewalk most of the way, but not that much traffic.

Supetar. CC 2.0: Zuffe

Supetar. 2.5 km one-way. MAP. Some 2.5 km of waterfront running in Brač’s largest town. Follow the road/path around the marina, then continue west along a nice waterfront path to the Petrinović Mausoleum and a ‘sunset’ viewing point. There is some additional path continuing west, though not 100% contiguous.

Sutivan. 4.5 km one-way. MAP. There’s decent waterfront running in Sutivan, on the northwest end of Brač. The road between Plaža Grgina (beach) and Plaža Likva has a decent sidewalk and has water views a good part of the way. West of Plaža Likva, the road becomes a gravel path that continues for another 1.5 km west.

  • There are some quiet interior unpaved roads above Sutivan that are good for running. Can be hilly!  Popular with cyclists.

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