On the southern end of the island, this town has a great beach as well as the conveniences of civilization. However, this naturally means that you must sometimes fight to find a spot in season. The 2-km (1-mile) beach is fronted by houses (and hotels at the southern end), which are often painted in bright colors and adorned with interesting nooks and stairways, all lending a fun and slightly eccentric air to the town. Cute backstreets behind the houses offer a selection of thirsty cafés and ice-cream shops.
Crkva Sv. Lucije. Driving into Baška, you'll pass through Jurandvor and then find yourself in Bašcanska draga. While on this road, take the chance to visit the Church of St. Lucy, which has achieved cultlike status since the discovery of the glagolithic Baška Tablet on its grounds in 1851. Jurandvor. 051/860–184. www.azjurandvor.com. 25 Kn. May.–Sept., daily 9–9.