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.