Sandy Beaches in Istria

istria-beach1Some of the most beautiful beaches in Istria and Croatia are located on the Medulin Riviera. It is not just the beauty of Medulin beaches that enchants but also their diversity.

Featuring on Istria’s 80 kilometres of coastline, are sandy, pebble and rocky beaches, bare rocks with no shelter from the summer heat or the shade of ancient trees whose branches bend over the sea, as well as bustling public beaches or almost Robinson solitude on one of ten islands of the Medulin Archipelago.

Therefore, the south western beaches of Istria offer something for everyone: surfing or sailing in the strong maistral, which generally blows in the afternoon or children who carelessly build sandcastles and various sculptures in the sand.

Bijeca Beach in Medulin

Bijeca beach is the most famous sandy beach in Medulin that stretches a kilometre along the coastline. It is surrounded by numerous trees, whose shade is enjoyed mostly by the elderly. Because of the gentle entry to the sea it is also frequently visited by families with children. It is surrounded by beautiful islets, and besides the natural beauty, offers visitors the possibility of recreation. Guests will certainly try the gastronomy offer in the nearby bars and restaurants.

Cape Kamenjak Beach in Premantura

Located on the southernmost part of the Istrian peninsula is Cape Kamenjak, a protected park which hides the secrets of nature. The coast stretches some 30 kilometres and hides many bays, islands and beaches.

Clear water and pristine natural beauty attract many tourists, who are looking for peace.

There are two sandy bays (Debeljak and Porti?) on Kamenjak, which are suitable for families with children, but it is mostly a rocky coastline with flat rocks. It is also a known diving destination because of its rich underwater world. In the southern part, there can be strong currents so swimmers should take care, but these are ideal conditions for surfers. On the south-western part of the cape there is the Safari Bar with soft drinks and simple meals.