Beaches in Istria

Beaches in Istria

Istrian coast is characterized by a number of Blue Flag beaches. Some of the best beaches in Croatia are in the area of Umag and Novigrad. They are formed of picturesque coves, bays and capes, and rocky and pebbly beaches that invite into radical world of sea. While most beaches provide a variety of services and facilities, some have preserved a wild, untamed appearance. Belts of pine and olive trees will protect you from the summer heat. Caring for sustainable development has crowned beaches of Umag, Novigrad and Brtonigla riviera with numerous Blue flags.

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Croatian holiday beaches that you will want to explore

Wherever you go in Croatia there are beaches that you really should explore to make the most of your holiday. Croatia's varied, scenic and at times, dramatic Adriatic coastline stands out in the Meditteranean region as a beach explorer's adventure land. Read our Croatian beaches guide!

Savudrija lighthouse

Savudrija lighthouse, Istria
Although it is not totally isolated and inaccessible, the Savudrija lighthouse does, nevertheless, offer its own peace and mystic charm, just as all the lighthouses in the world do. It is ready to talk about the rich history of the Umag-Savudrija area, almost two centuries old… An interesting and totally authentic fact is that it was the first lighthouse in the world whose light comes from gas that is produced by distilled coal, which came from a coal mine in the Labin area. In the eventuality of a breakdown of the gas instillation, oil ...

Quality of Istrian Beaches

Within Istria, the air and water quality have been tracked systematically since 1980s, due to the active protection and preservation of natural environment. Since 1988, there have been regular sea measurements at the beaches in the Republic of Croatia, in accordance to the legal provisions harmonized to the EU ...
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Karpinjan Beach

The Karpinjan beach in Novigrad encompasses approx. 500 m of the seashore in the similar bay north of this romantic town. A large part of this coastal area is organized and covered with pebbles, while in the lesser part the beach retained its wild outlook and rocky entrance into the sea. Karpinjan beach is only 1 km ...
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Blue flag beaches of Istria North-West

The blue flag, annually awarded to beaches and marinas is an international ecological programme for preservation of sea and coastal areas. The strict assessment procedure requires water cleanness, protected environment, beaches with adequate facilities, accessibility for the disabled persons and informing the public ...
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