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Beach detail
Beach detail
Brijesta is one of the villages on the northern side of Pelješac peninsula, settled on the coast of Brijesta Bay, situated far from the main road of the peninsula. A well-kept seaside promenade, gravel covered beaches welcome guests here - yet their number of guests is surprisingly low. Brijesta has an impression of an almost deserted place - that would change substantially if the planned bridge between the mainland and the Pelješac peninsula would be realized. The bridge is to reach Pelješac at Brijesta.

Beaches have been built up at two locations around the bay. On its eastern shore, in front of the camp the coast was covered with gravel of bigger size, while on the northern side, by the breakwater a small beach with fine gravel was established.

Most of the guests staying in Brijesta are hosted by the camp, besides that a couple of houses have apartments and rooms for rent, too. The stock at the local grocery is very basic, one would better arrive in Brijesta packed with essentials and a drive to buy things in the next, somewhat bigger grocery in Drače (10 km) or in the supermarkets in Ston (24 km) is likely to expect.

The area around the village has been an inhabited place for a long time - at least this is what the old Roman villa rustica discovered by the cemetery suggest. The name of the settlement comes up in historical sources as early as the 14th c., the St. Elijah and Liberan's Church was built in the 16th c. Brijesta's landmark building is the tower of the Kaboga manor built in 1617. On top of cultivating the vegetable gardens, vineyards, olive groves and fishing the locals also run mussel and oyster farms in the bay.

View from above
View from above


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