For most of us locals, rocky beaches are the best.
Flat rocky beaches, that is. Sand is fun for kids but not when you get past your teens. We only look for a nice, flat piece of rock by the sea and that’s it. Luckily, there are numerous great rocky beaches all over the coast. Quite popular ones, in the central part of the coast, are the beaches of Murter: Kosirina and Koromašna.
Koromašna is located on the western coast of Murter and easily accessed from Jezera village. Just make a first right towards the historic Sv Roko church and continue straight. Some parking place is available but not too much. The entire bay is formed of flat rocks and there are dozens and dozens of great spots!
The entire bay is quite nice and especially in Spring when there is an abundance of beautiful flowers!
The name Onosma comes from Greek word for donkey as it’s roots smell like donkey. Croatian name is much more interesting! Rumenjača means something red and the flower is always white. However, the roots of rumenjača were the main source of red pigment used for millennia on the shores of Mediterranean!
Villous viper grass is a fascinating plant! Its name comes from a belief that the roots of this flower are good for extracting snake poison. Its “cousin” from Ural mountain has been used for ages in getting a very high quality rubber.
Bertoloni’s bee orchid is Croatia’s best known orchid and we have about 170 different orchids. All of them are protected and endangered so please do not pick them.
So, exploring the bay, flowers and beaches, one easily gets to very pretty, tiny island of Murtar. The island is connected to main island of Murter by a narrow stretch and everyone can walk across without getting wet feet when the tide is low. There are some great flat rocks all around the island.
Koromašna bay is best visited out of peak season as the place is quite popular and a bit crowded. But again, it is one of those places with perfect rocky beaches for perfect day on the water!