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CaptionThe beaches on either side of the spit extend for some 634 metres 2 080 ft altogether [1] but the exact shape and length of the landform varies with regard to changes in tide current and wind. The farthest end which is usually turned slightly towards the east will often shift to the west in certain weather conditions esp. a strong south-easterly Sirocco wind known in Croatia as the Jugo. The surrounding waters are usually cool and very clear due to the current in the Hvar Channel. The current is mildly hazardous for swimmers who decide to venture far directly southwards from the tip towards the open sea as it could be difficult to swim back west towards the beach the swimmer being effectively well over 150 meters from the coast; the danger is not severe however as the standard current would merely take the swimmer back east towards the harbor of Bol and the beaches on the promontory of land that lies between Zlatni Rat and the town. A reliable afternoon westerly wind known as a Maestral has made the beach a destination for windsurfers. The pine tree grove which borders the beach is home to the remnants of a Roman villa rustica which included a swimming pool. The westernmost edge of the beach and several coves to the west of the main beach are traditionally clothing-optional. The promontory is protected as a geomorphological phenomenon ____________ CC: https://www.flickr.com/photos/pgasston/1390582903
HeadlineThe beach "Zlatni Rat" is a spit of white shingles stretching out into the sea for 500 meters which is formed by wind and waves. The head of the beach stands out in the west and sometimes in the east - depending on wind changes and ocean current changes.
KeywordsZlatni_Rat_Beach croatias-sexiest-beaches
Copyright Noticeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Zlatni_Rat
Byline (Photographer)Peter Gasston
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zlatni_Rat

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