West of Orebić, the road follows the coast past the relatively unspoiled villages of Kučiše and Viganj, both of which have shingle beaches, a string of shore-side campsites, and - in the case of Viganj at least - a burgeoning windsurfing scene. There's little in the way of package holiday development along this stretch of coast but plenty of private rooms (which can be booked through the tourist office in Orebić), making it a laid-back, low-key alternative to the bustle of Orebić and Korčula. There are only three buses a day from Orebić (one on Sundays), but the presence of a privately operated boat service from Kučište and Viganj to Korčula Town ensures that you can still get round and see the sights.
Five kilometres out of Orebić, sleepy KUČIŠTE presents a wiggly line of rust-coloured stone houses facing the water.The tourist office midway through the village (July & Aug daily 9am-tnoon & 5-8pm) provides information on boat departures to Korčula and doles out local rooms. There's a soothing lack of things to do in Kučište, save for sunbathe on the small-boat jetties strung out along the shoreline, stroll in the scrub-covered foothills of Mount Sveti Ilija above the village, or admire the view of Korčulas woolly tree cover from a brace of waterfront cafes.
It's only a fifteen-minute walk from Kučište to the next village along, VIGANJ, which lies on the far side of a pebbly spur of beach from which windsurfers launch themselves into the Pe1ješac channel. Most of the surfers stay at one of the three campsites immediately behind the beach: the straggling and largely unshaded Ponta, the large, well-organized Liberan, or the orchard-like Anthony Boy. Camping Liberan boasts a windsurfing school where it's possible to rent boards or sign up for courses. A little further on in the village itself, the tourist office (July & Aug daily 8am-noon & 5-8pm) will sort you out with a room.There's a cheap restaurant serving pizzas and grills in front of the Ponta campsite; while the plant-filled veranda of Bistro Karmela, next to the tourist office, is the perfect place to relax over a drink.
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