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The Main Points
Location – Port 9 Resort, Island of Korcula, Croatia
SUP – Own Fatstick Inflatables, 10′ Pink Panther and 10’6″ Blue Lagoon
Cost – Free access to beach however accommodation can be found here
Conditions – Sheltered seawater bay and small marina
Other users – Swimmers and paddlers and small boats/ferries
Entry Point – Sandy beach/ pebbly beach with gradual incline
Surrounding amenities/Bathrooms- Port 9 Resort and seasonal camp site which has bars and cafes
Getting There – We went on a Jet2 package holiday which we paid for ourselves. We are not receiving any commission or other incentives by mentioning this company. You don’t have to book through Jet2 to enjoy this beautiful location. Trip Advisor allows you to book your accomodation at Port 9 independently. Included in our Jet2 package was a transfer from Dubrovnik airport. The shuttle is a 3 hour journey but we felt it was worth it for the beautiful location.
As previously mentioned in our first post, the trip to Croatia was amazing and the weather was perfect. We stayed at Port 9 which had it’s own little beach and was in a sheltered port/marina and worked well for a nice place to launch and explore from. There was quite a few options to explore either around nearby islands, over towards the main town of Korcula or within the marina itself. There were places to rent SUPs from however due to it being late in the season these were closed for the winter.
It’s worth spending at least one day exploring the beautiful historic town of Korcula (same name as the island) which is said to be the birth place of famous historical explorer Marco Polo. The town is a 20-30 min walk from the Port 9 resort and as well as the beautiful restaurants specialising in fresh seafood and the local delicacy of hand made macaroni also has museums, local artisan shops and plenty of places for sensational icecreams! There is also an awesome tower bar Massimo Bar, as it sounds, is a bar located at the top of a historical tower with a sensational view out over the water to the mainland.
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Stay tuned, next week when we are back on the Forth and Clyde Canal at Lambhill, Scotland. Do you have a favourite SUP location that you think should be added here? Contact us on the ‘Contact’ tab and we’ll include it in a later post.