Translating as “village by the spring”, Tučepi is a small coastal town first settled by the Illyrians around 4,000 years ago. It is located on a stretch of the Adriatic coastline known as the Makarska Riviera, with one of Croatia’s longest pebble beaches among its attractions.
Things to do in Tučepi
Spend your days relaxing on Tučepi’s three-kilometre-long beach, which stretches along the length of the town. It is backed by a breezy promenade fringed by pine trees that connects all the way to the neighbouring town of Podgora. Beach umbrellas and sun chairs are readily available for rent while traditional cuisine is served at several waterfront eateries.
A short walk through the pine forest north of Tučepi will take you to Nugal Beach, a remote cove and nudist spot surrounded by high cliffs. South of Tučepi lies magnificent Dračevac Beach and the tiny cove of Garma, both popular spots for refreshing in the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea.
For a day away from the coast, head inland to the Biokovo Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped observation deck with sweeping views across the Makarska Riviera. Designed with a glass floor, it allows you to peer down at the sheer cliff dropping away below. Alongside the Biokovo Skywalk is a cross-section of the rocks that have layered to form Mount Biokovo, completely with a geological timeline.
Getting around Tučepi
Tučepi is just over an hour’s drive from Split and 1.5 hours from Split Airport, which has seasonal flights to destinations across Europe. Buses travelling along the coast stop in Tučepi and the town is small enough to explore on foot. Renting a car is the most convenient way of getting around the region.