In Hvar town the pebbly Amfora Grand beach is in front of the Hotel Amfora. Next door is Bonj les bains, a bathing platform backed with renovated 1930s changing rooms; a Sensori C spa for massages; sun loungers and showers. Just two kilometres north-west is the beach of the Hotel Sirena, secluded amid pines and wild sage; there’s a bar and grill too. A further two kilometres away is Kamp Vira, a pebble beach with a flat shore and good facilities.
Stari Grad features beaches lining each side of the bay, the southern one towards Borić less crowded; and Jelsa has child-friendly Mina. Other spots near Jelsa include Grebišce, 1.5 kilometres away, where you’ll also find the bar-restaurant Corni Petar. Taxi boats run to the Glavića peninsula and the nudist beach on nearby Zečevo island.
On the undeveloped south coast, Zavala, Dubovica and Sveta Nedjelja are secluded and an easy taxi journey the main three towns. A 45-minute hike east of Hvar town (before Milna) is rewarded with the crystal-clean, white-stoned Mekičevića Bay frequented by naturists and known as Robinson’s Beach – with the restaurant of the same name.Get the boat taxi (30kn, 30mins) to the beaches of the Pakleni islands, in particular the sandy one at Palmižana. Naturists gather at Jerolim and Stipanska on Marinkovac, site of the renowned Carpe Diem Beach bar.