The stretch of waterfront property from Omiš (where you’ll found the dramatic Cetina Gorge, renowned for rafting) all the way south to Gradac is dedicated to aficionados of sea and sun. Pebbles cover every semi-gentle slope leading into the sea, and in July and August well-oiled bodies cover the pebbles from sunup to sundown along almost the entire length of the 58km (36 mile) strip of coastline. There are six recognized resort towns along the riviera; Brela, Baška Voda, Gradac, and Makarska are the most notable. The latter caters to families with large, package-oriented resort hotels, while Brela, Baška Voda, and Gradac are low-key resorts composed of small hotels and family-run restaurants. All of them have fine pebble beaches and crystal-clear turquoise-blue sea within walking distance. This entire stretch of coast is backed by the rugged slopes of Mount Biokovo, which besides making a dramatic backdrop also shelters the waters from cold winds from the hinterland.