Istrian beaches

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 international norms. These measurements also include sea temperature. 

The sea quality measurement programme at the Croatian shores of the Adriatic Sea starts with the bathing season, in May, and continues by the end of September. The measurement points for 7 coastal counties in Croatia are established along the whole coastal belt before the start of the season. The sea quality in 2014 was measured at the total of 917 beaches at the Adriatic, 203 of them being located in Istria.  

The sea measurements at the beaches are conducted every 15 days and the sea purity are thus analyzed dozen times during the bathing season. Water temperature is also measured as well as the current air temperature.

The extremely well testing results acquired during the regular controls resulted in a large number of Blue flags throughout the coast of Istria.

Beaches and bathing areas monitored in Northwestern Istria

Brtonigla (3 beaches)

  • Ladin Gaj south part (naturist/FKK beach)
  • Karigador - Molo
  • Kanova Bay - below restaurant

Check beaches in Brtonigla administrative region for the beach location map and the latest information on sea water quality (also shows the sea temperature during the summer season).

Buje (3 beaches)

  • Camping Kanegra - Bullea
  • Camping Kanegra - below restaurant
  • Camping Kanegra - near market

Check beaches in Buje administrative region for the beach location map and the latest information on sea water quality (also shows the sea temperature during the summer season).

Novigrad (10 beaches)

  • Camping Mareda - below restaurant
  • Camping Mareda - below Caffe Macumba
  • Karpinjan beach
  • Rivarela beach
  • Novigrad centre - close to St. Pelagius
  • Novigrad - Zidine (walls)
  • Pineta - south
  • Tourist Resort Tere - Camping Sirena
  • Tourist Resort Tere - Hotel Laguna
  • Tourist Resort Tere - Hotel Maestral

Check beaches around Novigrad for the beach location map and the latest information on sea water quality (also shows the sea temperature during the summer season).

Umag (24 beaches)

  • Beach Feral
  • Savudrija - Borozija area
  • Camping Finida - middle part
  • Hotel Moj Mir - below hotel
  • Katoro - Hotel Aurora
  • Katoro - Hotel Koralj
  • Katoro - Tourist Resort Polynesia (naturist / FKK)
  • Katoro - Velestrin
  • Lovrečica - Molo
  • Moela settlement
  • Moela - City beach
  • Zlatorog beach (St. Pelegrin)
  • Cape Malin - below caffee Plaja
  • Coast next to Špina settlement
  • Tourist Resort Alberi - Skiper
  • Tourist Resort Punta - Hotel Adriatic
  • Tourist Resort Punta - Hotel Sipar
  • Tourist Resort Punta - Hotel Umag
  • Tourist Resort Punta - Villa Rita
  • Tourist Resort Stella Maris - Laguna under aquagana
  • Tourist Resort Stella Maris - below restaurant
  • Tourist Resort Stella Maris - Krapan bay
  • Tourist Resort Stella Maris - the lake
  • Slanik Bay
  • Zambratija - Molo

Check beaches around Umag for the beach location map and the latest information on sea water quality (also shows the sea temperature during the summer season).

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