One of the people whose updates I'm always happy to see popping up in my feeds (@thecroatiachronicles, for more Croatia I also recommend checking out the wonderful gallery of @califgirlandcroatianfig) is posting beautifully written travel advice for those planning to visit Croatia. Tonight she mentioned Premantura-Kamenjak, bringing to my mind lovely memories of a family holiday I took two summers ago.
Sadly at the time I was equipped with a Microsoft phone (we all need something to be ashamed of, don't we?) so the pics are far from wonderful, but the colors you see here are actually real. The water couldn't be more blue. Add a touch of red, and some dark green...and then picture this: "It′s the wild rugged beauty and end-of-the-world vibe of this small peninsula just south of Pula that earned it cult status among Croatian beach goers. An undevelpoed protected nature reserve, Kamenjak showcases a carpet full of health plants, shurbs and wildflowers criss-crossed by a maze of dirt tracks running through it all. It′s fringed by a string of peeble bays and secluded rocky beaches, surrounded by crystalline blue-green sea. Its get busy in summer but there′s always an empty beach to escape to, plus a fun beach bar for socialising". Lonely Planet, 20 June 2012.
Book a flight ;)