In Bol, you can’t miss Bol’s pride – Golden Horn, certainly the most beautiful beach in the entire Adriatic, which moves its cape to one side, now to the other side – playing a strange game with he wind and waves.  

Shape of the Golden Horn

Remaining on the peninsula, this spectacular beach is 500 meters although the size of the whole area is over 20000 square meters. The shape of this beach completely depends on the current, wind, and tide because the tip rotates in different directions. The sea is always calm on the one side of the beach and the other side is wavy. Mornings are usually not that windy but the situation changes as hours go by. Normally the wind begins to pick up in the afternoon.

Facts about Golden Horn beach

  • Golden Horn is a natural phenomenon and is solely built by nature without any human intervention.
  • Golden Horn beach is a pebble not sandy beach; pebbles are small fine round stones that are nice to walk on. They are great to lay onto since they shape under you anatomically as the perfect mattress.
  • Apart from its top moving and shifting from one side to the other, there are a few other interesting facts about Zlatni rat beach. When the top is turning, there are times when it forms a lake on top of the beach as its point turns all the way to touch the beach back. Until the 1950s, the area that is now covered with pine trees used to be a vineyard. Only in 1950 did the government take possession of the land, and Bol municipality planted pine trees there.
  • Another interesting fact is that Zlatni rat beach is growing; it is getting longer over the years. The latest data shows that from 2006 until this year, Zlatni rat beach grew in length by roughly 80 meters. The Eastside was measured this year at 500 meters (420 meters in 2006.), the west side measured 468 meters (360 meters in 2006.), and the centre from the last tree to the top of the Zlatni rat was measured at 197 meters (158 meters in 2006.).