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
Beaches of Opatija city
The beaches of city Opatija are inferior in their quality to the luxurious beaches of Brac island, the resorts of Makarska riviera, the resort towns of Omis and Medulin as most of the beaches of Opatija are stony parts of the coast with concreted beaches.
However, this is compensated by the amazing beauty of the coast of Opatija, and the great number of swimming pools with sea water near the hotels of Opatija.
Slatina beach – Opatija city
Slatina is the most famous beach of Opatija. The beach stretches along the Lungomare embankment of the town, which is one of the most beautiful sights of Opatija. The beach unites and completes the view of the unique resort architecture of Opatija and the beach with its cheerful colourful umbrellas and towels.
Slatina beach is the favourite family beach of Opatija. The beach is equipped with showers, there are umbrellas and sunbeds for rent.
For those who are tired of lying on the beach, there is a selection of cafes and bars with terraces with an amazing view of Kvarner bay of the Adriatic sea. Along the shore there stretches the Lungomar embankment of Opatija for walking out in the sea air and enjoying the beautiful views and Adriatic panoramas with cosy cafes and souvenir shops.
Tomasevac beach – Opatija city
Tomasevac beach is located not far from the famous Lungomare embankment of Opatija near Remisens Premium Hotel Ambasador 5* hotel of Opatija.
Tomasevac beach is sandy, it is one of the most famous places for swimming in Opatija, it is ideal for rest with children. On the beach there are beach cafes and sports grounds, there are chaise lounges and umbrellas for rent, it is equipped with showers.
Skrbici beach – Opatija city
The small Skrbici beach is located not far from the Lungomar embankment of Opatija, near the Miramar hotel. Skrbici beach is concreted and pebbled, with a part of it equipped for sunbathing and convenient slopes leading into the sea.
Lido beach – Opatija city
Lido beach is one of the most beautiful beaches of the shore of Kvarner bay of Opatija. Lido beach is located next to the famous Angioliny park of Opatija. Not far from the beach there is an open-air cinema, where in summer there are films shown and concerts staged.
Lido beach offers the guests cafes and restaurants near the beach, night swimming, the rent of umbrellas and chaise lounges, equipment for water entertainment, there is a volleyball court.
Icici beach – 3,9 km from center of Opatija city
Icici beach of Opatija is one of the most comfortable and modern beaches of the riviera of Opatija. The beach is located in the centre of Icici — on of the parts of Opatija – and stretches for 441 m along the sea. Icici beach is mostly covered with concrete slabs with a small sandy area in the easter part for rest with children.
The beach has a rescue service, a children’s playground, showers, sports grounds and cafes with terraces for the guests. Icici beach has the Blue Flag decoration for the cleanness of the water and the shore.
Lovrana beach – 6,8 km from center of Opatija city
Lovrana beach of Kvarner bay in Opatija is the primary beach of Lovrana, located in the eastern part of it. Lovrana beach is sandy and concreted. In the western part of Lovrana there is the small-pebbled Peharovo beach by the embankment, it is convenient for rest with children, and there is shade there.
The beaches are equipped with showers, there os a rental service of water entertainment, beach cafes and sports grounds.
Medveja beach – 2 km from Lovran – 9,4 km from Opatija city center
Medveja beach is a beautiful pebbled beach of Opatija riviera, the beach has the area of 44,000 sq.m., and is the ideal place for swimming and sunbathing. The guests are offered numerous beach cafes and restaurants, sports grounds and kinds of water entertainment, a water park for children, on Medveja beach a beach bar with a great selection of cocktails and coffees waits for its guests, as well as a restaurant with mean and seafood dishes.
Moscenicka Draga beach – 14,5 km from Opatija city
Moscenicka Draga beach is the biggest and the most beautiful beach of Opatija. Moscenicka Draga beach stretches from Uvale Cesara beach to the settlement of Stepce for 16 km along the sea and consists of 7 sandy beaches.
The beach stretches southward past St Ivan and then to the famous Zagreb villa, where the nudist part of the Moscenicka Draga beaches located – the FKK Senjavac nudist beach.
Moscenicka Draga beach is equipped with showers, umbrellas and chaise lounges for sunbathing, there are cafes, bars, restaurants and sports grounds for the guests scattered all along the beach, there is a scooter, boat and catamaran rental service.
Brseс beach – 23,6 km from Opatija city
Between the settlements of Moscenicke Drage and Brsec there are two big beaches – Uboka and Jelenscica. Nea Brsec there is the settlement of Klanсac, where one of the most beautiful beaches of the Adriatic is located. You can get to the beach by sea, or walk down from the Rijeka-Pula Motorway 66.
Beaches in Crikvenica resort
The beaches of the resort of Crikvenica have been winning the Blue Flag for 7 years for the cleanness of the beaches and the sea area.
The most famous and popular beach of Crikvenica is the main city beach, it is located 200 m away from the very centre of Crikvenica. Near the central embankment of Crikvenica there is an amusement park called Adrenaline Park Crikvenica, which is loved by children.
The comfortable sandy and pebbled beaches of Crikvenica stretch for 8 km along the sea, they gently slope into the sea, and are great for resting with children of different ages.
The beaches are equipped with showers and changing cubicles, there are beach cafes and fast food places, trampolines, of water entertainments there is the rent of water bikes, catamarans, water trips. A part of the beach is designated for rest with dogs.
The isle of Krk protects the beaches of Crikvenica from strong sea winds and waves.
Another Crikvenica beach is no less famous – Crni molo beach.
The beaches of the following settlements are considered part of the beaches of the riviera of Crikvenica: Jadranovo, Dramalj, Selce.
Near the beaches, 3 km away from Crikvenica there is a small-pebbled beach called Kacjak. Near the Omorika hotel, in the town of Dramal there is a very beautiful natural beach of the same name.
Crikvenica is famous for its thermal resorts — Thallasotherapy Crikvenica and Therme Selca.
Many guests annually visit the spa hotel and the health centre of Crikvenica – Therapia hotel — and the largest in Europe hotel spa complex Novi Spa hotels&resort.
Thallasotherapy Crikvenica is a medical centre with a hundred-year history of invigoration using thallasotherapeutical treatment with the purpose of preventive health care, medical rest and rehabilitation. Thallasotherapy Crikvenica specializes in treating ailments connected with rheumatism and muscoskeletal system disorders, as well as rehabilitation and treatment of upper and lower respiratory tracts of children, adults and the elderly.
Thallasotherapy Crikvenica resort of Croatia is located on the very shore of a bay of the Adriatic sea, a pebbled beach and a 6 km long embankment backed by Mediterranean vegetation.
Thallasotherapy Crikvenica is ideal for thallasotherapeutical treatment, restoration and rest. 100 years ago the medical centre of the town of Crikvenica opened for its first European visitors as a place of rest and treatment. The mild climate of the coast, with its mild winter and a relatively mild summer, a unique mix of mountain and sea air, and very clean sea.
Today Thallasotherapy Crikvenica is a modernly equipped medical institution, which combines the fundamentals of thallasotherapeutical treatment with the advances of the modern science, thus achieving exceptional results in treating the muscoskeletal system and the respirotary organs of people of all ages.
Beaches in Novi Vinodolski resort
The most famous and best equipped beach of Novi Vinodolski is the Lisanj city beach.
Lisanj was opened back in 1878. Initially, the beach was split into men’s and women’s beaches.
Nowadays, Lisanj is well equipped and offers its guests different kinds of water and beach entertainment, showers, rent of sunbeds and umbrellas for sunbathing. There is a rescue service on the beach.
Along the beach there is an embankment with a park with a natural shade, where cafes and restaurants are located, and you can have a snack of pizza, fast food, or ice-cream, and there is a beautifully ornamented children’s playground and trampolines.
Video of beach Novi Vinodolski resort:
The riviera of Novi Vinodolski offers sandy, rocky, small-pebbled and concreted beaches. The beaches of Novi Vinodolski have had the Blue Flag for the cleanness of the beaches and the sea since 2000.
The riviera of Novi Vinodolski stretches along the shore for 25 km.
The beaches of the following settlements are considered part of the beaches of the riviera of Novi Vonodolski: Povile, Klenovica, Smokvica and Sibinj.
Klenovica – one of the most famous fishing villages, and the object of attention for fishing in Croatia.
Smokvica and Sibiny – a small resort village for lovers relaxing rest on the sea.
Beaches on Krk island
Vela Plaza beach – Baska town
The isle of Krk is famous for its sandy and pebbled beaches.
The best sandy and small-pebbled beaches of the isle of Krk are located not far from the resort settlement of Baska.
Vela Plaza beach stretches along the sea for over 2 km. The beaches of Baska are backed by a long embankment, where the guests can take a walk. Near the famous beach, there are located the hotels of the isle of Krk — Zvonimir 4* hotel of the town of Baska, Tamaris hotel, Corinthia 3* hotel of the town of Baska of the isle of Krk.
Malinska beach – Krk island
The resort settlement of Malinska of the isle of Krk is famous for it Haludovo resort with a wonderful beach and different kinds of events and water and sports entertainment for the guests.
The small-pebbled Rupa beach of Malinska has a sandy slope leading into the sea, and is perfect for resting with children of different ages.
Porporela beach – Krk city
The city beach of isle of Krk – Porporela beach – stretches to the Jezevac camping ground.
The settlement of Punat of the isle of Krk is famous primarily for its well-equipped pier for yachts and it offers the visitors various kinds of sea trips.
On the eastern shore of the isle of Krk near the settlement of Soline there is Soline beach of the same name with areas of therapeutic mud.
Beaches on Rab island
The isle of Rab deservrs being called the ideal place for family rest with children.
A large number of excellend sandy and small-pebbled beaches, protection from strong winds, the unforgettable scenery of the curiously bluffy coast, a great number of sunny days have made the isle of Rab a popular place of rest for thousands of families from all over Europe.
The nature made it so that in the north of the isle of Rab the beaches are mainly sandy, in the eastern part of Rab they are small-pebbled, the western part of the isle of Rab is stony, almost devoid of vegetation, and it protects the resort part of the isle of Rab from winds.
Paradise beach / Rajska plaza of Rab island
The most famous beach of the isle of Rab and one of the best beaches of Croatia is Paradise (Rajska plaza) — it is sandy — is located in the northern part of the isle of Rab.
Paradise beach stretches from 2 km and offers its guests different kinds of sports and water entertainment. For children there are water slides, trampolines, playgrounds.
Near Rajska beach there is San Marino 3* resort of Lopar of the isle of Rab, which includes several hotels — Lopar, Sahara, Rab, Plaza, Veli Mel, family apartments and a camping site, a variety of kinds of entertainment for people of all ages.
Photo of beach Paradise (Rajska plaza) on Rab island Kvarner bay Croatia
Sandy beach Paradise (Rajska plaza) on Rab island Kvarner bay Croatia
Beach Paradise (Rajska plaza) is equipped with showers, there are changing cubicles, water entertainment, and nearby there is a sport centre.
One of Lopar’s beaches is dedicated for rest with animals.
Video about beach Paradise of Rab island:
Pudarica beach in Barbat of Rab island
In the town of Barbat of the isle of Rab there is an excellent small-pebbled beach called Pudarica. Pudarica beach is clean, well-equipped, surrounded by trees, sloping — and it is excellent for family rest with children of all ages.
On Padurica beach there is a night club — Santos — working at night-time.
Supetarska Draga beach on island Rab
Not far from the resort settlement of the isle of Rab — Supetarska Draga — there are two cosy sandy beaches.
Nudist beach Paradise in Palit of island Rab
The isle of Rab is also famous for its nudist beaches. The olders nudist beach of Croatia — Paradise beach — is located on the isle of Rab in the settlement of Palit in Kandalora bay not far from the town of Lopar.
The English Prince Edward VII is considered the founder of Croatian naturism.
Nudist beach Stolac, Sahara, Ciganka in Lopar on island Rab
There are some less-known nudist beaches of the isle of Rab —Stolac, Sahara, Ciganka — which are located not far from San Marino 3* resort of Lopar of the isle of Rab.
Photo nudist beach Sahara Lopar island Rab Croatia
Photo nudist beach Ciganka Lopar island Rab Croatia
On this page used photos from www.croatia.hr, www.sdp-crikvenica.org, www.connecto-taxi.com, www.mgc.hr, www.marina-punat.hr, www.kristofor-travel.com, www.lopar.com