Beaches In Croatia


Sun worshippers will be completely spoilt for choice of beaches in Istria! The majority of the beaches are either paved or pebbly but a few sandy ones can also be found. The beaches on the whole have good facilities – life guards, catering facilities, watersports etc – perfect for wiling the hours soaking up the sun and enjoying the laid back atmosphere.

Porec Beaches

The beaches in Porec tend to be either pebbly or paved so having a pair of jelly shoes is essential! The water along this stretch of coast is very clean and perfect for swimming. The beach platforms have good facilities, with sunbeds and parasols for hire, showers, changing areas and of course, cafes and restaurants where you can take a break from the sun for a drink or bite to eat.

Most likely you will need a car to reach the beaches in this area but the parking facilities are good with plenty of trees for shade!

Pula Beaches

The Verudela Peninsula, 2km South of Pula centre, is the place to go if beach fever grabs you! The beaches are mostly rocky or paved but the water is ideal for swimming for all ages and capabilities. Valkana, Hawaii and Kolumbarica beaches are the most popular and Debeljak is the best sandy beach in the area. A choice of watersports can also be found at most of the beaches here, along with cafes or restaurants for when you decide to take a break from the sun!

For serious beach-goers, take a boat from Pula across to the island of Brijuni which has a spectacular beach with beautiful scenery.

Rovinj Beaches

Almost every beach in Rovinj is made of either pebble or paving, but the entrances into the water are good and swimming is still very popular along this area of coast. There are many small hidden rocky bays and platforms that you can explore and make your own little haven!

The bays of Skaraba and Cape Rusi have high rocky areas, popular with people wanting to jump into the sea, while Cuvi Bay, Lone Bay and Moulin Rouge Beach have a flatter appearance with fine stones, much better for sunbathing and swimming.

Sport and food facilities at most of the beaches are good, as well as parking for your hire car and many also have a lifeguard in high season.


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