Istria Croatia
Largest Peninsula on the Adriatic

Istria Croatia is the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. It is shared by Croatia, Slovenia and Italy, although the largest part belongs to Croatia. Its location is on the Northern Adriatic Sea between the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Kvarner. It is home to some of the best coastal towns in Croatia, Pula, Rovinj and Porec.

Istria Beaches are awesome This is Moscenicka Beach

Istria Beaches are awesome
This is Moscenicka Beach

Best Beaches

The best Croatia Beaches are mainly on the west coast of the peninsula. They are mostly pebble and rock beaches, but you may find a few with powdery white sands.

Climate in Istria

As with the rest of the coast of Croatia it is characterized with warm dry summers and mild winters. In comparison with the Dalmatian coast, Istrian summers tend to be a couple of degrees cooler, reaching 30–34°C from mid-June to the end of August, when it’s very unlikely to rain. In other words is a sunny area.

When to visit

It is best to visit in spring and fall, when it is warm during the day and cool in the evenings. If you hate big crowds of summer, stay away during June, July and August.

Koversada Beach is a popular Camping Site and Tourist Resort

Koversada Beach is a popular Camping Site and Tourist Resort

Koversada Beach

Located at the entrance of Limski Channel, south of Vrsar, it is a popular camping site and tourist resort.

The beaches are rocky but there is one sandy beach awarded the Blue Flag. Here you may find many facilities for adults and children as well as many sport activities.

Within the resort there are shops, restaurants and bars with music in the evenings.

If you are a naturist lover, this is your place to visit. It has been visited by many from all over the world through the years.

Istria Croatia

Bijeca Beach one of the popular beaches of Istria Croatia

Bijeca Beach one of the popular beaches of Istria Croatia

Bijeca Beach

This popular tourist destination is located in Medulin with a nice offering of accommodations and facilities.

The area offer many beaches and is surrounded by many islets, being the most beautiful of them, the 1 Km long Bijeca Beach. This beach is ideal for children because the waters are shallow.

This is the type of beach where one can spend the whole day, you may rent sun beds and umbrellas; there are restaurants, bars and shops.

Bi Val Beach

Located in Pula Croatia, it is part of Bi Village Campsite. It is a pebble beach with shallow waters.

It offers all beach facilities such as umbrellas and sun beds, as well as water sports facilities, such as pedal boat, Jet Ski, banana boats, parasailing and windsurfing.

Pjescana Uvala Beach

It is a beautiful bay with sandy beaches.

It is blessed by many tall trees providing a much need shade. The beach is ideal for small kids or non-swimmer adults. It features a promenade with fine restaurants and bars.

Valalta Beach

Located in Rovinj is heaven for naturists. Featuring the Valalta Naturist Camp, a world renowned naturist resting resort. The beach is mostly pebbly and the waters are crystal clear blue. On the beach there are restaurants, bars, pools with seawater and many other fun facilities.

The beaches of Cape Kamenjak in Istria Croatia

The beaches of Cape Kamenjak in Istria Croatia

Cape Kamenjak Beaches

Cape Kamenjak is located on the southeast of the Istria Peninsula. This protected park with a coast of over 30 Km is home to many beaches, bays and islets. The sea is clean and nature offers visitors a relaxing ambiance.

There are just a few sandy beaches which are ideal for families with kids, but the coast is mostly rocky with many flat areas ideal for sunbathing.

The area is also popular for Diving and Snorkeling because its abundant marine life.

Please be advised that on the southern part of the cape the currents may be very strong, so swimmers should take their safety measures.

For more information visit Istria Tourism Website

Map of the Peninsula of Istria Croatia

Map of the Peninsula of Istria Croatia

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