Istria is the home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia. As diverse as Istria is as a region, the same reflects on its beaches. They are made of picturesque coves, bays and caves, with mostly rocky and pebble beaches, but also a few beautiful sandy beaches. Many beaches are organized and maintained, but you can also still find many wild ones with an unobtrusive look. Exploring the diversity of the Istrian beaches is relatively easy. Some perhaps by foot or some by car, as Istria´s unique position and shape, enables you to reach each corner relatively quickly. Check out this galleries and click on the links below to get more info about the most beautiful and popular, yet very diverse, beaches of southern Istria.
Swimming and sunbathing in the area of this protected landscape is truly a wonderful experience. This is the southernmost part of the Istrian Peninsula, covering an area of approximately 404 hectares and surrounded by 30 km of coastline dotted with numerous coves and miniature beaches. The world-famous travel guide Lonely Planet includes Kamenjak on the list of the most secluded beaches, ranking Kamenjak as one of the most private spots in the Mediterranean. You can reach Kamenjak by car, bike or boat. An admission fee is charged for all vehicles entering this protected landscape; those arriving by bike or on foot enter free. This applies to visitors entering Kamenjak from June to September. The protected landscape is open from 7 am - 9 pm.
The archipelago consists of about 10 small islands scattered in Medulin Bay. These islands are uninhabited and are an ideal daily setting for those wishing to experience the charm and vigor of intact nature. The following islands are ideal for whole-day excursions since they offer catering facilities: Ceja, Levan and Bodulaš. You can reach them by your own boat, rented boat or taxi-boat.