Enjoy the beaches of Rijeka and its surroundings
Enjoy the beaches of Rijeka and its surroundings - Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, the bathing season in Rijeka begins in spring and lasts until late autumn. Two Rijeka beaches, Ploče and Kostanj are the proud owners of Blue Flags, the finest proof of the cleanliness of Rijeka’s sea. The sea is clean and blue, the sun is drawn here and the beaches are numerous, diverse, large and noisy, small and secluded, pebbly, concrete, rocky, hidden…
With regard to the city location, Rijeka’s beaches are located to the far eastern and to the far western parts of the city. On the eastern side, at Pećine there are eight beaches, most of which are only a few minutes away from the city centre. On the western part, you can find your ideal beach from Kantrida to Preluk – there are five beaches on Kantrida, and if you do not like sea water you can take a swim and sunbathe in the Kantrida Pools, the largest and most beautiful swimming pool complex in Croatia. There are a whole series of larger and smaller beaches and bays from Bivio to Preluk, which are connected by a promenade with numerous facilities, from catering and sport amenities to parks for children located in the shade of the vegetation. These beaches are ideal for those who, besides sunbathing and bathing, enjoy sporting activities at the seaside too. Thanks to its very specific position and the wind that blows there, Preluk beach is famous and a favourite beach of surfers. Also, smaller, nameless beaches can be found here together with hidden bays and beaches for those who prefer being in a more secluded area. Some of them are only reachable from the sea.
City buses drive to all beaches. It is just a short walk from the bus station to the beaches, and free parking is available near all beaches.
One of the oldest of Rijeka beaches is only a few minutes far from the city centre toward the east. Young and old alike will enjoy this pebble beach. This beach has a shower, changing rooms and sanitary facilities.
Because of the wind that blows in the early morning, this beach is a real paradise for windsurfers and yachtsmen. It has an entrance for smaller vessels from the land. The beach has shower and sanitary facilities.
Svežanj cove, where there is a beautiful natural, partly pebbly, and partly shady beach, is one of the most attractive parts of the coastal strip of Kostrena. Due to the rare and protected species in the sea, Svežanj cove is located in the central part of a narrow protected zone of the area of an underwater park.
The sea has always been Ičići’s main resource, therefore it is no wonder that this place is most famous for a beach full of facilities. In addition to the pebbly access to the sea and wide sunbathing area, the beach also has two children’s playgrounds and a sandy sports ground intended for volleyball, as well as other sports, and here sports lovers will also find the opportunity for other activities – from the casual riding of pedalos to exciting kitesurfing.
You do not know Sipar and the pebble beach, my little empire.' are words from the song about Sipar. Today, it is recognised as perhaps the most beautiful beach of the Kvarner Bay. The sandy and rocky beach of Mošćenička Draga is a few hundred meteres long. Windsurfing and diving centres are located right on the beach. Tennis courts, numerous sports facilities, and equipment rental are nearby, and make for a perfect family day out at the coast.
For many tourists this beautiful natural pebbly beach is one of the most beautiful sights of the Adriatic coast. There is enough space so that everyone can find their own perfect place for a rest and enough facilities so that every day is full. Alongside the beach bar and restaurants there is a separate water park for amateur sports players. As a famous refuge for lovers of untouched nature and peace, the most popular type of accommodation in Medveja is the campsite at the foot of Mount Učka.
The queen amongst Crikvenica’s beaches has won a series of acknowledgements, in which it has been declared the most beautiful and the best tended. It is a natural beach, which over the decades has been formed by the waves and currents. During the day the youngsters enjoy water sports, beach volleyball and other fun features, whilst the night is reserved for dancing and socialising by the sea. Specific to this beach is its Mediterranean garden with its list of plant species, and apart from catching our eye with its look...
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