JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Day trip to Brela Beach


While Miloš and I were staying in Split, we decided to take a day trip outside the city to have some really good beach time.  We thought about maybe going to an island, but we had already talked about possibly going to Brela while we were in Makarska, and we never got around to doing it.  So we decided to head to Brela this time.  We were in Split from Wednesday to Sunday, so Friday became our Brela day.

We purchased our bus tickets the day before and we were set to go.

Brela is a well known little town in the region and has 8 kilometers of beautiful beaches.  Once we got there, we actually met another couple that had been on the bus with us and we arranged to meet them that evening at 7pm and possibly share a cab back to Split.  (The woman at the pharmacy suggested a cab might be cheaper if shared with others.  Oh yeah, we had to go to the pharmacy to look into things I could take for the sinus infection I’d been dealing with for over a week at that point.  I picked the nasty little bug up at the end of the river cruise – both my parents had it, and it later spread to my cousin and her husband.  It was a real doozy.  I literally spent two of my three weeks with Miloš dealing with that sinus mess.)

Also – there are several bus stops that are considered to be part of “Brela” so we had no idea where to get off the bus at first.  Miloš went and asked the bus driver a few times.  (But that bus driver dude was NOT a happy camper that day, and he didn’t seem to mind taking out his grumpiness on those around him.)  Anyway, when we did get off the bus, it was quite the little trek down to the town itself.  Literally down – we had a bit of a steep road to take us to town, followed by some steps as well.

Our next stop was a quick meal.  We picked one of the restaurants on the main street in town because we were both really hungry.  (Although we later saw lots of other great places along the beach that we wish we had been able to try.)   After we finished eating, Miloš called every cab service listed in town only to find out it would NOT be cheaper to take a cab.  Oh well.  At least we tried.

Lunch was over – it was time to swim!

We decided to walk along the beach, heading northwest along the coastline.  There were so many little coves, nooks, tiny rocky islands, cozy little beach stretches.  Brela is really that gorgeous.  I’d almost be tempted to stay there overnight a few days just to have a really chill part of vacation.  Who knows – we shall see.

Brela Beach

Brela Beach

We eventually came to a stretch of beach that looked nice, and after getting some frozen Snickers ice cream bars and some mineral water, we laid our towels down and headed into the sea.


We had a really lovely afternoon.  The weather was wonderful, and water was perfect, and as always, the company was the best part of it all.  🙂

Eventually it was time to pack up and head back to our meeting place.  We had hiked along the beach quite a bit, and we wanted to have plenty of time for a leisurely stroll back.  (Plus we stopped for some Palacinke (crepes) on the way as well.)

We took a bunch of pictures along the stroll back….








(I love this pic!)

(I love this pic!)


We got back in time to buy some cough medicine at the pharmacy for me.  Nasty disgusting horrible cough medicine.  (Seriously, it was a bit frustrating not being able to find a simple decongestant and a cough suppressant anywhere in Croatia!)

It was then time to meet up with that other couple.  We were all right on time, and as we walked back to the bus stop, we got to now each other a bit better.  They were an American couple on their honeymoon, hitting lots of great destinations around Croatia.  Where they live back in the States is actually not too terribly far away from me – they are in the NYC area.  They also gave us a good restaurant recommendation that we ended up trying out ourselves the next night.

Overall, we had a great day in Brela.  I would go back again in a hearbeat.  Maybe we’ll check it out for next summer if we go back to that region on vacation again.  🙂


The sun making its descent in the sky at the end of a lovely day.

Until next time!


Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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