Yes, it really does exist.
Welcome to paradise
Stiniva was voted 'best sandy beach in Europe' in a poll by European Best Destinations.
Isolated from everything
The beach is only accessible via a steep hiking trail or by taxi boat from the neighbouring cove. Its sea entrance is less than 16 feet wide, limiting traffic in and out to small vessels.
It is located on the furthest island from the Croatian mainland, a two-hour boat ride from the city of Split.
From the air
It beat the likes of Tossa de Mar on Spain's Costa Brava and The Concha in San Sebastian to first position.