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The small bay of Baneštrovica
Ustrine is a small village on the southwestern part of Cres
Island, looking over Luka Ustrine Bay. One would call it a real pearl - well, yes, but why? The place is situated far from the main road of Cres, here, at the end of the asphalt road transit traffic doesn't exist. There is no mass of people on its beautiful beaches - not even during the highest season. How come? Up to recently the coast in Ustrine was accessible by car for only those, who had a card to open the barrier in the village. Besides these drivers who could go down to the beach, there wasn't too many who would venture to walk down the 1.5 kilometres long road starting at 180 meters above sea level - and then walking up back. Then, asphalt roads were built that now lead to bay on the north (Porat) and on the south (Županja) - and the roads are expected to draw more people in Ustrine and to its beaches. Still, the crowds seen in the popular destinations of Cres and Lošinj islands are not going to change the landscape that fast in Ustrine.
Is it worth to visit Ustrine? We here at Ustrine.com hope that our photos and short videos help you to decide. Luka Ustrine Bay is surrounded by Porat, Baneštrovica, Veli Žal, Sadić, Pod Ogradu, Krušina and Županja bays - and their beaches. Beaches are pebbly, with sections of gravel, just like on Veli Žal Beach.
The number of beds for guests is limited, you one could find accommodation in private apartments and villas. Ustrine has one tavern and a grocery - this latter has a midday break.
Veli Žal Beach in Ustrine
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