For sure, Jelsa on the island of Hvar is a destination by the sea for lovers of sandy beaches, with the most popular bathing area, Mina bay, only 500 metres from the centre of the town. Young children are especially thrilled with the shallow sea and its sandy base. Adults will have to walk in order to find water deep enough for a swim. A thick forest provides ideal natural shade. Cabins and showers are to be found on the concreted part of the beach.