Volcanic islands are usually associated with Hawaii or the other Pacific islands, but there are islands of volcanic origin also in Dalmatia
Under the influence of volcanic eruptions the islands of Jabuka, Brusnik, and a part of the coast in Komiža were formed. Kamenice beach, with a popular nightclub, one of the favourite gathering places for young people, is located on such a terrain.
Kamenice is a sheltered pebble beach at the very exit of Komiža, named after the stone water jars that were carved there to collect drinking water, under the fresh water springs. Fresh water still trickles through the greenish volcanic rocks, formed by hardening of ash and lava deposits, which cannot be found anywhere else on the Croatian Adriatic.
In the past, while there was no city water supply, women from Komiža came to these springs for water, or to wash the laundry.
Except for the geologists, the area around the beach is also interesting from a botanical point of view, because of the many endemic plants. The beach is of pebble, while in the sea there are firm rocks and sand. The bay is a hundred meters long, in the morning it is in the shade, but in the afternoon it is lit by the sun. However, for those who prefer a shade, it will be easy to find it, because there is a pine grove just above the beach. The beach is facing west, so here you can also enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island of Vis.
Besides the aforementioned nightclub, which operates as a cafe during the day, there is a fast food outlet, a shower and a toilet on the beach, and it is also possible to rent deck chairs.
Location: The beach can be reached on foot in 10-15 minutes, from the port of Komiža – on the main road going to Vis should be turned right at the former fish factory ‘Neptun’. Near the beach there is a parking place.
Beach type: Beautiful pebbles, natural shade and clear sea are ideal for holidays with children.