The main beach, Slovenska Plaža, curls a few pebbly kilometres east from the Old Town, but far nicer are the sandy Mogren beaches, west of the Old Town, which attract a more youthful crowd. Better still is the beach on uninhabited Sveti Nikola Island, which you’ll see jutting up offshore. In summer, regular water taxis will shuttle you across, though you’ll have to haggle – prices start at €5 for the boat.

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