Beaches 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
Beaches in Rovinj city
Rovinj resort is one of the most famous, old and favourite town of Croatia.
Rovinj has been called “the pearl of the Adriatic” for the cleanness and the comfort of the sea, the beaches, the numerous bays and the islands of the curiously rugged coastline of the riviera of Rovinj.
The beaches of Rovinj are mainly small-pebbled. Many of the picturesque secluded beaches of Rovinj are located along the coast of the nature park — a 100-year-old forest — Golden Cape (Zlatni Rt), or Punta Corrente, located 2 km away from the very centre of Rovinj.
Monte beach of Rovinj Old City
Monte beach is located to the west of the Old City of Rovinj. The beach is only 150 m long, but it is subdivided into several parts.
Mala Gugulijera, Velika Gugulijera and Balota beaches are suitable for small children. Laterna beach is better for adults because of how quickly the sea becomes deep.
The beaches are stony and have no natural shade around. You can get to Monte beach only on foot as cars are banned from the Old City of Rovinj.
Beach of St Katarina island
St Katarina island is one of the most beautiful islands of the riviera of Rovinj.
The eastern part of the island is best developed, there are many kinds of sports and water entertainment for the guests. The guests of the beach of the island are offered a swimming pool, a restaurant, a cafe and a bar, a diving centre, wind surfing, beach golf and volleyball, children’s sandboxes. However, the beaches here are sony and are more suitable for older children and adults.
St Katarina island lies several hundred metres away from the mainland. You can get to St katarina island of Rovinj by any of the numerous water taxis from the centre of Rovinj.
The northwestern side of the island is rocky with lots of bluffs, the height of which reaches 15 m, and the sea is 3 m deep. The rocks of St Katarina island — Zlatna, Srebrna and Bronсana — are a favored diving spot.
Beach of Lone bay
Lone bay is one of the bays of Zlatni rt woodland park. The bay is protected from sting winds by a peninsula.
Lone beach of Rovinj is one of the most popular beaches of the riviera, it is perfect for family rest with children of different ages. The beach is outlined by the shade of a hundred-year-old tress of the park.
Not far from the beach there are several places to have a meal. At the entrance to the park resort area you can rent a boat, a catamaran and equipment for windsurfing. Not far from Lone bay there are several hotels of Rovinj with swimming pools and sports grounds.
You can get to the beach of Lone bay on foot along the green paths from the city centre, the walk will not take more than 15 minutes.
Beach of Kurent bay
The beaches of Kurent and Montauro bays are located on the park peninsula Zlatni Rt 1.5 km away from the centre of Rovinj. Kurent beach is small-pebbled. Kurent beach is surrounded by a pine forest, there is a grassy area for sunbathing, and you can rent chaise-lounges.
For the guests of the each there is a cafe with drinks, fast food and ice-cream. The bay has a great view of the Rovinj archipelago.
Not far from Kurent bay there are scattered several cozy bays with pebbled and stony beaches for the lovers of secluded rest.
To the west of Kurent bay there is an old quarry of Cape Montauro of the Venetian era, where rock climbers hold their training sessions.
You can get to Kurent bay on foot.
Beach of Skaraba bay
Skaraba beach is located on the peninsula of the Zlatni rt park 3 km away from the centre of Rovinj. The coast of Skaraba is rocky, and the beaches are located in several bays with a pebbled slope into the sea.
The more frequented area of the beach is Balzamake, a more secluded place on the very cape of Skaraba, where there are stony areas for sunbathing.
The western part of the cape is rocky and unsuitable for children and those who can’t swim. The rocks of the western part of the bay attract many divers.
To the east of Cape Scaraba there is a high rocky shore for lovers of diving.
There is no other entertainment around Skaraba bay, and the nearest cafes and restaurants are closer to Kurent bay.
You can only get to Skaraba bay on foot or by bike. It is more convenient to leave your car at the car park of the entertainment centre of Rovinj — Monvi.
Beach of Koronsun bay on Cape Rusi
The beach of Koronsun bay is small, there is an area covered in small pebbles, and it is suitable for rest with small children. You can rent catamarans and chaise-lounges for sunbathing on the beach. The beach is largely surrounded by rocks.
200 m away there are beaches and slopes into the sea with big stones, the bottom is pebbled here.
The bay borders with Zlarni Rat park and is connected with it by pedestrian and cycling lanes.
Beach of Kuvi bay
Kuvi bay is 3 km to the south from the centre of Rovinj.
The beach of Kuvi bay is one of the most popular beaches of the riviera of Rovinj. The beach has been recently renovated, and not it’s covered in small pebbles. In Kuvi bay, there are several cafes and a bar, the close proximity of Villas Rubin 3* apartments Rovinj gives the guests the opportunity to make use of all the kinds of entertainment, sports grounds and restaurants of the complex.
Kuvi beach is sloping and is suitable for family rest with children of different ages. You can spend an entire day on Kuvi beach.
Beach of Villas Rubin Rovinj
Villas Rubin beach is part of Villas Rubin 3* apartments of Rovinj, where the guests can rent bungalows, apartments, and many kinds of sports and water entertainment, there is a swimming pool with chaise-loungues, tennis courts, a children’s playground, rent of scooters and boats, diving.
Villas Rubin beach is small-pebbled, surrounded by pines, located 3 km away from the centre of Rovinj, the length of the beach is 1,5 km.
Bordering Polare bay, there is a cozy small-pebbled bay, particularly loved by families with small children, near there is a children’s playground and a restaurant, not far from it there is a diving centre with equipment for rent for doing diving, a diving school that organises diving trips.
100 m away from the beach there is a cafe, a complex of sports playgrounds for playing tennis, football, basketball, table tennis, mini golf, handball and other games.
In this part of the coast there are several excellent beaches, some of which have a Blue Flag for the cleanness of the sea. There are showers and changing cubicles, there is a rescue service.
A separate part of Villas Rubin beach is dedicated for naturists. The nudist area of Villas Rubin beach is located in the more rocky part of the coast, the length of the nudist beach is 300 m. The beach mainly consists of large rounded stones.
Beach Polare bay and Cape Eva
Polare beach is part of the Polare campsite. The equipped Polare 3* mobile homes in Rovinj offers its guests places for parking and rest, as well as the rent of small bungalows for rest.
The distance from the beach and the campsite to the centre of the town of Rovinj is 3 km.
Polare beach is mainly stony. In the north, Polare borders with the beaches of the Villas Rubin touristic complex with all of its sports, water and children’s entertainment.
To the south of the bay there is a small pier, where you can also sunbathe.
Farther away, on the very Cape Eva there is a nudist beach.
Vestar bay beach
Vestar beaches are located 5 km away from centre of Rovinj city. Vestar beach is covered in wonderful small pebbles. Vestar beach of Rovinj is 700 m.
Vestar beach has been awarded a Blue Flag for the cleanness of the sea.
There are also sandy areas of the beach here. Not far from the beach, there is a campsite, where you can rent a boat or sports equipment, use the tennis courts, sports grounds and restaurants of the campsite.
The beach slopes into the sea, and Vestar beach is excellent for rest with children of different ages.
Babo Cape beach
After Polare bay, there is Cape Babo, the distance from the centre of the city of Rovinj is 5 km. The beaches of Cape Babo are stony with complex slopes into the sea. There are slopes made every 50-100 meters.
There isn’t any entertainment on Babo beach itself, but the guests can use anything that is offered at the camp site of Polare bay located nearby.
Beach of Cisterna bay and Bacvice bay
Cisterna beach is located 5 km away from the centre of city of Rovinj.
Cisterna and Bacvice beaches are made by white pebbles and are amon the most beautiful beaches of the riviera of Rovinj.
There is no entertainment on the beach, and the beach is one of the quiet “wild” beaches of Croatia. On Cisterna beach there is a sandy area. The nearest sports and water entertainment can be found at the Polare camp site 2 km away.
Gustinja bay beach
Gustinja bay is located not far from Rovinj. It is more convenient to get to Gustinja beach by sea. The nearest car park is located in 10 minutes’ walk from the beach.
Gustinja beach has no entertainment for the guests, the beach is one of the “wilde” beaches of Croatia and there aren’t many people there.
Gustinja beach is sloping and is suitable for family rest with children. The sea has a rich fauna here, and attracts divers.
Gustinja Cape beach
The beach of Cape Gustinja is located 7 km away from the centre of Rovinj. You can get to the beach of the cape by car. There are no entertainments on Cape Gustinja. The beach of Cape Gustinja is one of the “wild” beaches of Croatia. the beach is sloping and is suitable for family rest with children.
Beach Amarin of touristic complex
Amarin beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of the riviera of Rovinj
Amarin tourist settlement 4* is located in 6 min walk from the beach.
Amarin beach is located 3 km to the north of the centre of city Rovinj.
Amarin beach is pebbled, long, equipped with showers, changing cubicles, and offers its guests different kinds of entertainment, the rent of chaise-lounges and umbrellas for sunbathing, the rent of boats and catamarans, water bikes and surf boards.
Amarin beach has a Blue Flag for the cleanness of the sea and the beaches.
The popular Amarin 4* touristic complex of Rovinj has rooms and apartments with a great view of the Adriatic sea, there are two open swimming pools on the territory of the complex, water slides, a children’s playground, three restaurants, several bars, sports grounds, a children’s playground and entertainment shows for children, evening and night entertainment for adults.
Beaches of islands Crveni, Sveti Andrija, Maskin
The isle of Crveni is the largest island of the riviera of Rovinj, is connected by a bank with the isle of Sveti Andrija and a small island called Maskin, where many nice and cozy beaches are located.
There are several beaches on the isle of Crveni, the beaches are mainly stony.
One of the best local beaches is a beach on the southern part of the isle of Sveti Andrija, not far from Island Hotel Istra 4* hotel of Rovinj of iSveti Andrija island.
The guests of the beach are offered numerous kinds sports and water entertainment, restaurants, cafes, a swimming pool, mini golf, a diving centre. The beach is pebbled and sloping, it is excellent for family rest with children of different ages.
The western part of the isle of Sveti Andrija is rocky with many bluffs, it is popular with divers, the rest here is calmer, and there are fewer people here.
Naturists traditionally rest on the isle of Maskin. The beaches here are mainly stony and are hidden in several natural bays. In the southern part of the isle there is a bar.
Beach of Valalta island
In an open bay to the north of city of Rovinj on the bank of Limski Kanal, there lies the famous Valalta nudist beach — “heaven for nudists”.
Valalta nudist beach is partly sandy, partly pebbled. A touristic complex of the same name can be found near the nudist beach, it offers the guests restaurants, trampolines, a swimming pool with sea water and other kinds of entertainment. Valalta beach attracts guests with its natural beauty and its crystal clear sea.
Diving on Rovinj riviera
The riviera of Rovinj is a heavenly place for the lovers of diving.
There are several diving schools there, a few diving centres, which organise trips to explore the nearby reefs, underwater caves and the bottom of the sea rich in sealife — lobsters, barracudas, sea spiders, devilfish, and other creatures of the Adriatic sea. Those who enjoy extreme diving can submerge to see the vessels sunk in the First and Second World Wars.
Beaches in Porec
Porec is a famous European resort with its own history, many sights, modern hotels and great beaches all over amazingly beautiful bays.
Beach of Porec city
The city beach of Porec is located in the city centre Porec. There are different kinds of sports and water entertainment on the beach, as well as beach cafes for the guests. The beach of Porec is small-pebbled.
A popular place on the city beach is the Colonia Iulia Parentium — a night club, one of the most famous night clubs of Porec.
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Blue Lagoon beach
A very beautiful beach Blue Lagoon is located 5 km away from the centre of Porec. Blue Lagoon beach is small-pebbled. Along the beach there stretches a wonderful embankment with cafes, restaurants, shops and a great view.
Not far from the beach there are sports centres. You can get to the beach by walking along the sea, or by boat from the centre of Porec.
Zelena Laguna beach
Zelena Laguna beach is located 2 km to the south from the centre of city of Porec. Zelena Laguna beach is rocky and partly pebbled.
The beach is also famous for the famous Byblos night club located there. The Byblos night club was made famous by the Italian designer Marco Lucchi, who designed the club in the black and white colours. In the club, there are always famous DJs and popular music. The nudust beach Zelena Laguna is located near the Zelena Laguna camp site of Porec.
Brulo beach is located in the settlement of Brulo on the southern edge of Porec city, and it has a Blue Flag for the cleanness of the sea. A part of the beach is covered with grass, the beach is surrounded by pines, cypress trees and oaks. Not far from the beach there are cafes.
You can get to Brulo beach by the lanes along the sea, the hotels nearest to the beach have car parks.
Donji Spadici beach
Donji Spadici beach is located to the north of the centre of Porec between two hotels and near a sports complex. The beach is rocky and is equipped with concrete areas for sunbathing. Near the beach, there are lanes for walking and cycling.
Borik beach is located near the northern end of the town of Porec city. Borik beach has a beautiful view of the peninsular and the historical centre of Porec.
In 2015, beach Borik has been awarded a Blue Flag for the cleanness of the sea and the beaches.
The road to the beach lies through a park with old trees. Borik beach is sloping and is covered with pebbles. The guests of Borik beach can use the entertainment and the services of the hotels of Porec located nearby.
St. Nikola beach
St. Nikola beach is located on a small island at the southern end of Porec.
St. Nikola beach was opened for guests back in the 19th century, This beach is one of the oldest and favourite beaches of Istria, it has amazing scenery and is surrounded by nature.
You can get to St. Nikola beach from Porec by boat. The trip takes just a few minutes.
Oliva beach is small-pebbled and is made in the shape of a swimming pool. On the edge of the beach, there is a pine park, a place for sunbathing covered in crass, not far from the Fortuna hotel of Porec.
There is made a path leading to Oliva beach, there is sports equipment.
Beaches of hotels Porec
A well equipped beach surrounded by vegetation can be found near Laguna Materada 3* hotel of Porec.
The beach of the Laguna Materada hotel is stony and has concrete areas for sunbathing.
There is a comfortable pebbled beach 50 m away from Parentium 4* hotel of Porec.
The famous Village Laguna Galijot 4* hotel of Porec has its own pebbled beach stretching nearby. The guests of the hotel and the beach are offered numerous kinds of entertainment.
All the beaches of the hotels of Porec are open for everybody and are free. For a fee, you can rent a sunbed and an umbrella for sunbathing. All beaches has a rescue and first aid service.
Beaches of peninsula Lanterna
The quiet and green Lanterna peninsula of the riviera of Porec, loved by people from all over Europe, offers its guests several beaches.
Valeta beach is located in the northwestern part of Lanterna peninsula of city Porec 13 km away from the centre of Porec.
Valeta beach is naturally covered in pebbles, it is 200 m long. Not far from the beach there is a camp site with all the touristic infrastructure.
Crnika beach is partly pebbled, partly stony, it is 300 m long. The beach is located in a residential district and is surrounded by small trees.
Galeb beach is located 13 km away from Porec in the resort settlement of Solaris near a camp site and private houses. The beach is stony with some concrete areas and a view of the sea area, is 200 m long.
The camp site near the beach offers the guests different kinds of entertainment, as well as sports equipment, restaurants and cafes.
Nudist beach of Porec
Ulika FKK of Porec city
Ulika FKK beach is located 7 km to the north of the centre of Porec and is part of the centre of naturists of Porec – Ulika. Ulika beach is stony.
Beaches in Pula
The beaches of Pula and of the riviera are numerous and varied, there are pebbled and stony beaches not far from Pula city.
44 of the beaches of Pula have won the Blue Flag award for the cleanness of the sea.
To the west from the centre of Pula there is the famous Stoja beach with various kinds of entertainment for its guests. Stoja beach is pebbled and it is excellent for rest with children of different ages.
Next to the beach there’s a campsite, where you can rent equipment, you can play mini golf, there are tennisб volleyball and basketball courts, restaurants, shops, and a currency exchange point. Stoja beach is connected with Verudela peninsula by an embankment for evening and morning walks.
Beach of Gortanova bay
Gortanova beach of Pula is sandy, it slopes into the sea, recommended for rest with children of different ages. Gortanova beach is surrounded by trees and has a natural shade. There is a beach cafe for the guests. Near the beach there is a rocky bay — a favored spot of divers.
Vile Stinjan beach
Vile Stinjan beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of Pula and Istria. Vile Stinjan beach is a pebbled beach and it is surrounded by lush vegetation.
The guests can play beach volleyball, rent sports equipment, and sunbeds for sunbathing. There is also a diving centre and a lane for walks on foot and on bike. Near the beach there’s a restaurant of Croatian cuisine with a great view of the Brijuni islands.
Valkane beach is partially sandy, it is equipped with slopes into the sea for the disabled. Not far from Valkane beach of Pula there are restaurants and a sports complex.
Beach of Verudela peninsula
Verudela peninsula is abundant in excellent, well-equipped beaches. Verudela beaches are small-pebbled and rocky. On the peninsula, near the beaches, there are several hotels. Verudela peninsula is 4 km away from the historical centre of Pula
Beach Ambrela of Verudela peninsula
Ambrela beach of Verudela peninsula of Pula is located on Verudela peninsula of the same name — a prestigious green touristic area of Pula. Ambrela beach is sloping and covered in pebbles, it is ideal for rest with children of different ages.
In the eastern part of the peninsula there are sports grounds. The guests are offered to rent sunbeds and umbrellas for sunbathing. The beaches of the peninsula have a water slide and three swimming pools. Near the beach, there is the popular Hotel Park Plaza Verudela 4* of Pula.
Ambrela beach has a Blue Flag of the cleanness of the sea
Beach Havajsko of Verudela peninsula
Havajsko beach is located on Verudela peninsula of Pula not far from the Park hotel. Havajsko beach is a pebbled beach, and it is sloping, which makes it perfect for rest with children of different ages.
Beach Histria of Verudela peninsula
Histria beach is located near Park Plaza Histria 4* hotel of Pula of the same name.
The beach is a pebbled beach, and it slopes into the sea. The guests are offered different kinds of water entertainment for rent.
Histria beach has a Blue Flag for the cleanness of the sea.
Beach Brioni of Verudela peninsula
Brioni beach is one of the 44 beaches of Pula awarded the Blue Flag award for the cleanness of the sea. Brioni beach is stony. Brioni beach is located at the very beginning of Verudela peninsula not far from the centre of Pula.
Just over the beach, there is Brioni 2* hotel of Pula with an open and a closed swimming pool, restaurants, and an entertainment programme.
Beaches in Umag
Umag city is the centre of European tourism.
The coast and the beaches of Umag stretch for 45 km along the sea. The beaches of Umag are mainly stony with concrete areas for sunbathing.
8 of Umag’s beaches have the Blue Flag award for the cleanness of the sea.
Laguna Stella Maris beach
One of the most popular and favourite beaches of Umag is Laguna, which is located 3 km away from the centre of Umag.
Laguna beach of Umag city is small-pebbled and slopes into the sea, it is ideal for resting with childrn of different ages. Laguna beach of Umag is located in the enchanting Laguni Stella Maris bay of Umag. The beach is surrounded by natural vegetation and there are places for sunbathing there.
Around Laguna beach of Umag you can find everything required for rest and beach entertainment, the guests of the beach can spend their entire day there. Laguna beach has been awarded the Blue Flag for the cleanness of the sea.
No less famous are Katoro and Polynesia beaches of Umag — these beaches are partly sandy, stony and pebbled, surrounded by pines, and everyone can find a comfortable place to rest by the sea for themselves.
On the beaches there are children’s playgrounds, a swimming pool, sports grounds. Katoro and Polynesia beaches of Umag are perfect for family rest.
Katoro beach of Umag is located in a touristic settlement of the same name, there are several high-class hotels there. There is plenty of enterrtainment for guests of all ages on Katoro beach, as sell as several beach cafes, bars and restaurants, and showers and changing cubicles, water slides and trampolines. Katoro beach has a Blue Flag for the cleanness of the sea.
Sol Polynesia beach
Polynesia beach of Umag islocated in the resort settlement of Katoro near the Sol Polynesia apartment complex, and it is abundant in entertainment for its guests.
Near the beach there are two swimming pools, sports grounds covered with grass for football and badminton games, tennis courts, a children’s playground, was well as a bar and a restaurant of the local cousin with a grill.
Not far from Polynesia beach there is a separate beach for nudists.
Kanova beach of Umag is located in a very beautiful bay near Karigadora, wher the famous Karigadora nights take place, 8 km away from Umag. Kanova beach is stony with concrete areas for sunbathing, and it is equipped with slopes into the sea.
Near the beach there is a campsite, where there is a restaurant, cafes and shops, a swimming pool and many kinds of entertainment for children and adults. Kanova beach has a Blue Flag for the cleanness of the sea.
The southern part of the bay is made for the fans of naturalistic rest.
Aurora beach of Umag city is located in a touristic place called Katoro 2 km away from the centre of Umag. Aurora beach is covered in concrete, the guests are offered to rent sunbeds and umbrellas for sunbathing, as well as equipment for water entertainment. The beach is surrounded by trees.
Kanegra beach of Umag is located not far from the touristic settlement of Savudrija near a touristic complex of the same name, which has many different kinds of entertainment for children and adults. Kanegra beach is small-pebbled, it is surrounded by trees and has a natural shade, the beach is excellent for rest with children.
The touristic complex, asmong other things, has a camping site and a beach for naturists.
Savudrija beach of Umag is located in the settlement of Savudrija — the westernmost point of Croatia. The beaches of Savudrija are stony.
Here, Croatia’s Savudrija lighthouse is located, which was built in the 19th century. Savudrija lighthouse is one of the most famous lighthouses of Croatia.
Savudrija beach is surrounded by trees. The sea around Savudrija beach is a favoured spot of surfers. Not far from the beach, there is a campsite with different kinds of entertainment for the guests, cafes and restaurants, sports grounds and a swimming pool.
Savudrija beach is sloping, and is perfect for rest with small children, and for the elderly.
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