Beaches Croatia

Croatia is a resort country famous first of all for its very clean Adriatic sea, a fact which has been repeatedly certified by international awards, and for the wonderful variety of its beaches Croatia.

The beaches of Croatia can really satisfy every taste – sandy beaches and small-pebbled, popular and secluded, entertaining and natural beaches, nudist beaches and beaches for resting with your family and children.

Beaches Croatia photo 1

There are annual researches and surveys among the guests, ratings are made for the best beaches of Croatia, but when you come to Croatia, you will always find your own “Best beaches of Croatia” and will return there again and again.

Beaches of Croatia coastline

Istria peninsula beaches

Beaches Istria peninsula Croatia photoBeaches of Istria peninsula formed of picturesque coastline, bays and coves. There are rocky and pebbly beaches. Beaches of Istria peninsula have 44 beaches which are awarded the Blue Flag.
Beaches of Istria peninsula are famous for their hotels, variety of services and facilities

  • beaches in Rovinj
  • beaches in Porec
  • beaches in Pula
  • beaches in Umag

… more about Istria beaches

Kvarner bay beaches

Beach Opatija Kvarner bay Croatia beach photo

The Kvarner beaches are also picturesque and various, there are sandy, small-pebbled and rocks beaches.
The most popular beach of Kvarner bay is Paradise beach on Rab island.
Kvarner region include beaches resorts and islands

  • beaches in Opatija
  • beaches in Crikvenica & Novi Vinodolski resorts
  • beaches in Rijeka
  • beaches on Krk & Rab islands

… more Kvarner beaches

Zadar riviera beaches

Beach Zadar Croatia

The beaches of Zadar and of the islands of the riviera of Zadar are exceptional for the variety and richness of the seashore, there are many large and small bays, islands and peninsulas here. Some islands of the riviera of Zadar are not inhabited and are open for the “Robinsons” seeking rest.
The islands, beaches of Zadar and the riviera are also different, there are sandy, small-pebbled secluded beaches among the rocks. The beaches of Zadar invite wind surfers and kite surfers, children and lovers of night life. Here, everyone will find his own “piece of Paradise!”

  • sandy beach on island Nin
  • beaches on Dugi island
  • beaches on island Pag
  • beaches on island Losinj
  • beaches on island Ugljan
  • beaches – Biograd-na-Moru

… more Zadar beaches

Sibenik riviera beaches

Beach in Sibenik Croatia

The beaches of Sibenik and Riviera are the beaches of Sibenik city itself, the famous beaches of the Vodice resort, the beaches of Primosten.
The beaches of Sibenik Riviera are considered of Sibenik the settlements – Tribunj, Srima, Zaton, Skradin, Zaboric, Marina, Vinisce.

  • beaches in Vodice resort
  • beaches in Primosten
  • beaches of Murter island

… more Sibenik beaches

Split riviera beaches

Beach of Split photo Croatia

In Split city there are four well-equipped city beaches – sandy and small pebbles. Sandy Split beach – Bacvice known for its beach disco.
Podstrana resort is located in a green area, conveniently close to the city of Split and the Split airport, and to the main landmarks of Split.
Riviera Split there are also the variety and beautiful beaches of the nearby resorts

  • beaches in Podstrana resort
  • beach in Stobrec resort
  • beaches on Brac island & Ciovo island

… more Split beaches

Omis riviera beaches

Beach Omis Croatia photo

The picturesque beaches of Omis and Omis Riviera are in the majority small pebbles, there is sandy and rocky beach parts.

The beaches of Omis Riviera stretch from resort settlement Podstrana to the Makarska Riviera. The beaches of Omis and Riviera are the beaches of Omis city itself, and of the resort settlements — Duce, Nemira, Stanici, Celina, Ruskamen, Lokva Rogoznica, Mimice, Medici, Marusici, Pisak

… more Omis beaches

Mararska riviera beaches

Beaches city resort Makarska Croatia photo

The famous small-pebbled beaches of the Makarska Riviera stretch for 70 km from Omis town southward to a place called Podgora, which borders with the Dubrovnik Riviera.
The beaches of Makarska and Riviera are the beaches of resort city of Makarska itself, and of the resort towns and settlements

  • beach in Brela
  • beach in Baska Voda
  • beach in Promajna & Krvavica
  • beach in Tucepi
  • beach in Podgora, Zivogosce, Drvenik, Podaca, Gradac

… more Makarska beaches

Hvar island beaches

Beach island Hvar Croatia photo

The beaches of island Hvar are mainly small-pebbled stony beaches. The beaches of Hvar isle are conveniently located inside the many bays of the island.

In the northern part of the isle of Hvar there are also sandy beaches. In the northwestern part of the isle of Hvar the beaches are covered in small pebbles and are recommended for rest with children.

  • Beaches Hvar city – island Hvar
  • Beaches of Pakleni islands – island Hvar

… more Hvar isle beaches

Dubrovnik riviera beaches

Beach Dubrovnik Croatia

The beaches of Dubrovnik region are great in number and are very varied — sloping, pebbled, rocky and sandy beaches of Dubrovnik, crowded and secluded, for children and nudists beaches Dubrovnik – are the same in the way that they are all clear, as is the sea around them.

  • Beaches in Dubrovnik town
  • Beaches of peninsula Lapad – Dubrovnik Riviera
  • Beaches of isle Lopud – Dubrovnik Riviera
  • Beaches of Piljesac peninsula – Dubrovnik Riviera
  • Beach of isle Korcula — Dubrovnik Riviera

… more Dubrovnik beaches

The Blue Flag of Croatian Beaches

Along the coast there are more than a hundred beaches under the Blue Flag. Croatian authorities do their best to make sure that the number of these flags grow.

The official site of the international ecological organisation The Blue Flag –

The Blue Flag is an international award, which has been annually, since 1987, granted to beaches and quays where the water mets the high quality standards and is suitable for safe swimming.

According to the results of the latest samples taken at 672 beaches of Croatia in 2011, the quality of water in the largest part of the coastline water are of the country was declared excellent. The results of the research were made public by the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Water samples are taken every 15 days, a total o 10 times during the bathing suit season — from the middle of May to the end of September. According to the most recent data, the quality of water has been declared to be excellent at 651 beaches (96,6%), good at 12, and satisfactory at 9.

The website of the Ministry of the Environment of Croatia — online data about the condition of water along the coast of Croatia

The offical site of the Meteorological Institute of Croatia – online data about the water temperature along the resorts of Croatia

The best and the most beautiful beaches in Croatia

The best beaches of Croatia

The rating of the Croatian beaches is made by the experts of JayJay. A few factors were considered when the beaches were evaluated: how well-equipped, how clean the beaches are, the environs, the landscapes.

Everyone has his own best beach, so no rating could be considered a handbook.

The rating of Top beaches in Croatia:

  • beach Drazica – Biograd na Moru – Zadar Riviera
  • beach Zlatni Rat – island Brac
  • beaches Punta Rata and Berulija – resort Brela
  • beach Banje – Dubrovnik
  • beach Lokrum – Dubrovnik
  • beach Gornja Vala – Gradac
  • beaches Milna and Dubovica – island Hvar
  • beaches of Pakleni islands
  • beach Vela Plaza – Baska, island Krk
  • beach Suncana Uvala – Mali Losinj, island Losinj
  • beaches of Makarska riviera
  • beach Ninska Laguna – island Nin
  • beach Zrce – Novalja, island Pag
  • beach Pinija – Petrcane
  • beach Raduca – Primosten
  • beach Rajska Paradise – Lopar, island Rab
  • beach Maslinica – Rabac
  • beach Crveni Otok – Rovinj
  • beach Kukljica and Zelena Punta – island Ugljan

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Sandy beaches in Croatia

There aren’t very many sandy beaches in Croatia, not as in Italy or Spain, but Croatian beaches are considered to be among the cleanest in Europe.

  • beach Bacvice – Split
  • beach of Saldun Bay – isle Ciovo
  • beach Lapad – Dubrovnik
  • beach Saharun – island Dugi
  • beach Mlaska – island Hvar

There aren’t very many sandy beaches in Croatia, not as in Italy or Spain, but Croatian beaches are considered to be among the cleanest in Europe.

  • beach Bacvice – Split city
  • beach of Saldun Bay – isle Ciovo
  • beach Lapad – Dubrovnik riviera
  • beach Saharun – island Dugi
  • beach Mlaska – island Hvar
  • beach Lumbarda – island Korcula
  • beach Klimno Bay – island Krk
  • beach Sunj – island Lopud
  • beach Saplunara Bay – island Mljet
  • Slanica beach – island Murter
  • sandy beaches – island Nin
  • sandy beach Duce – riviera Omis
  • beach Sveti Duh – island Pag
  • beach Trincel – island Pag
  • beach Prapratno of Ston – Peljesac peninsula
  • beach Trstenica of Orebic – Peljesac peninsula
  • beach Paradise of Lopar – island Rab
  • beach Susak – island Susak
  • beach Jelenica – island Ugljan
  • beaches Stoncica & Zaglav – island Vis