The Best Campsites in Istria
The Best Campsites in Istria (according to ratings of the Croatian Camping Association):
The Croatian Camping Association is a volunteer organization which brings together more than 200 providers of camping services. Campsites that were declared best, are situated in beautiful locations, have a rich gastronomic and shopping offer and a variety of sporting and recreational facilities:
Campsite Zelena Laguna (Porec)
The campsite is located in the harmonious tourist resort with one of the most complete sports, entertainment and cuisine offered on the Adriatic. It is located in the woods, five kilometres south of Porec and two kilometres north of Funtana, and is surrounded by islets. Plots are of various sizes, and the stone beach is decorated with paved sunbathing areas. There is a specially marked section of the beach intended for naturist.
Campsite Bijela Uvala (Porec)
Located right next to Zelena Laguna, towards Funtana, is one of the best Croatian family campsites. This substantial, extraordinarily equipped campsite, with two swimming pools and different sized lots, as well as a two-kilometre long coastline, beautiful beaches and stone paved sunbathing areas, is surrounded by a number of uninhabited islets. A special section of the beach is reserved for naturists.
Campsite Pineta (Umag / Savudrija)
Campsite Pineta is located in a prominent, westernmost Croatian cape, in the immediate vicinity of the oldest and largest lighthouse in the Adriatic. It has a one km long shoreline with sandy and rocky beaches. A restaurant, a terrace for evening entertainment with live music, pizza restaurant and a few bars are an integral part of this well-forested campsite, with the swimming pool and other sports facilities on site. All day and evening entertainment is provided by an apartment resort nearby.
Campsite Polari (Rovinj)
Campsite Polari is situated in a picturesque and well-forested bay, about three kilometres south of Rovinj, in the shade of evergreen trees. There are two kilometres of coastline and the beach is rocky and stony, with a paved sunbathing area. Along with a large swimming pool with a Jacuzzi, there is a wealth of facilities suited to children and young people. On a small peninsula in the southern part of the camp, there is a section with its own beach for nudists. New to the campsite is the Camper-Stop service catering for guests with camper vans.
Campsite Veštar (Rovinj)
This fully restored campsite is located five kilometres south of Rovinj, in the direction of Pula. Along with a swimming pool and new toilet facilities, it is characterized by a peaceful cove with a pebble beach. The campsite is well forested and partially naturally preserved. It is a favourite for guests with boats. A special section of the beach is reserved for naturists.
Campsite Orsera (Vrsar)
Orsera is located at the foot of the town of Vrsar, about 500 meters from the sculpture park of Dušan Džamojna, one of the most famous Croatian sculptors. The land is naturally rich in indigenous Mediterranean vegetation, and the plots are partly on the lawn and partly on natural terraces. The beach is rocky, situated partly on gravel and partly in stone fenced natural inlets, and stretches all the way to Vrsar Marina.
Campsite Finida (Umag)
Finida, situated between Umag and Lovrecica, is a quiet and intimate campsite with hidden coves. The beach is gravel and stone and has a paved sunbathing area.
Campsite Lanterna (Porec / Tar)
Campsite Lanterna is located between Novigrad and Porec, on the green peninsula of the same name. It features preserved Mediterranean nature, pine and oak forests and a three-kilometre-long coastline with sandy beaches. Lanterna offers a variety of accommodation options, from renting a mobile home to renting a tent. Two swimming pools with a Jacuzzi and plenty of facilities have earned it a status of a campsite suitable for every family.
Campsite Stella Maris (Umag)
Campsite Stella Maris is an integral part of the eponymous village. It is located under the ancient pine trees, along with a pebble lagoon, just a mile from Umag (it can be reached by a small town train). There are plenty of restaurants, shops and sports facilities on land and water, among which is the world-renowned ITC tennis centre with 16 clay courts available to guests of the campsite and other tourist resorts.
Campsite Marina (Rabac)
A simple, natural campsite located 15 kilometres southeast of Labin in untouched nature, on a partially forested terrain. The rocky beach is about a kilometre long. The diving club in the camp has been voted the best in Croatia several times. Campsite Park Umag (Umag) This is the largest Istrian campsite due to its spacious and idyllic natural surroundings, manicured beach (gravel and stone) and a variety of facilities and services ideal for family holidays. Luxury swimming pools with waterfalls, castles and a pirate ship, a botanical eco-park with indigenous vegetation and impressive ecological landscaping are some of the features of this newly equipped campsite.
Campsite Valkanela (Vrsar)
This spacious campsite, situated in a quiet cove between Funtana and Vrsar, promotes itself as a family campsite, but it is also attractive for sports, recreation and entertainment enthusiasts. Camping lots are large, mostly on flat ground, but also on terraced areas. The beach is two and a half kilometres long, with a large sandy area in the bay and a special area for children. All sanitary facilities have been renovated and adapted for children. The new service is the zone Camper – Stop, for short stay guests with camper vans.
Campsite Bi-Village (Fažana)
This spacious tourist centre stretching all the way to Fažana, opposite Brijuni Islands, is the last large open campsite in Istria. Bi Village is a fully allotted campsite completely equipped with a variety of accommodation units and a large apartment resort. Three swimming pools are evenly distributed and there is an 800 m pebble beach.
Naturist Campsite Valalta (Rovinj)
Valalta is intended exclusively for families and lovers of naturism. It is located by the sea at the entrance to the picturesque 12-kilometre long nature reserve Lim Channel. Its five-kilometre-long coastline consists mostly of fine pebble beaches and a children’s area with a sandy beach. Along with a variety of accommodation units and quality facilities it also has its own well-equipped marina, an attractive pool with salt water, beer from its own brewery and trips organized just for naturists.
Naturist Campsite Istra (Funtana)
The campsite is located near the centre of the fishing village of Funtana, six miles south of Porec and is intended for naturists. Spacious lots are on the terraced ground, mostly in the shadow of oaks, overlooking the sea and numerous islets. There is more than a kilometre of beaches with sunbathing areas paved with natural stone.
Naturist Campsite Kanegra (Umag)
This small, newly-renovated campsite intended exclusively for naturists, is located 10 kilometres from Umag, in a natural setting with a pebbly beach. Along with the numerous facilities of the campsite, there is also an entertainment team which organizes day-long entertainment for children and adults at a nearby apartment resort.
Naturist Campsite Ulika (Porec)
Campsite Ulika is located on a peninsula, eight miles north of Porec. It is unique because of the large number of oak trees. Most of the campsite is allotted with plots ranging from 80-160 m2, with a special section for guests with pets. All campsite services are well equipped and the plots are located mostly in the shade of ancient oaks. About two and a half kilometre long shoreline is rocky, with gravelled and paved sunbathing areas.
Koversada Naturist Park (Vrsar)
This campsite, with the longest naturist tradition in Europe, stretches along a million square meters of tame park area with thousands of olive trees and other Mediterranean vegetation, and also includes an island, connected with a small bridge, on which you can camp out with tents only. There are five miles of coastline with stone and pebble beaches. There are also two sandy beaches for children.
Naturist Resort Solaris (Porec / Tar)
The campsite is a part of the naturist village located on Lanterna Peninsula, 12 kilometres from Porec. The oak forest hides suites and pavilions and the shady and spacious camping plots are located mainly along the coast. For naturist guests, there are two kilometres of rocky coast with a number of gravel and grassy coves and walled sunbathing areas.