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A selection of dog-friendly beaches in Dalmatia for a relaxing holiday

A selection of dog-friendly beaches in Dalmatia for a relaxing holiday

Not only for Dalmatians! Where you and your furry companion can relax

Are you interested in one of our villas with pool in Dalmatia and wonder what you can do with your four-legged friend? Of course you don’t have to do without beach and sun. Neither should our furry friends. ☺ Therefore, it is important to know which beaches are pet-friendly. In order to make your holiday planning a bit easier, we have summarised the dog-friendly beaches of Dalmatia for you in this article.

Northern Dalmatia - The mainland

On the pebble beach south of the center of Starigrad-Paklenica you can find relaxation. The large pine trees provide natural shade on hot summer days and the shallow shore is particularly suitable for children, but also for dogs. Located at the campsite, the beach offers attractive contents. You can, for example, go pedal boating and canoeing or play beach volleyball. Show off your skills on the minigolf course.

The inhabitants of the village Karin Gornji near Novigrad are known for their hospitality and animal friendliness. Dogs are allowed on the pebble beaches in the outdoor areas, which are partly covered with concreted spots and interspersed with stones. Especially nice - on the beach there is a grassed area with park benches where you can rest with your dog, but also have fun and play.


Magistrala Drage on the Biograd na Moru Riviera is a beautiful natural, rocky pebble beach with adjoining forest. It is ideal for bathers who appreciate their peace and want to enjoy seclusion in nature. There is no infrastructure - so remember to bring enough provisions. Tip: Also bring a firm base for lying down. Thus, you can also make yourself comfortable on the forest floor and enjoy the aromatic forest scent combined with the salty sea breeze. As with all rocky natural beaches, be careful here: sea urchins are between the stones, but thanks to the crystal clear water they can be found quickly. So keep an eye on your dog and his paws.
These beautiful beaches are not far from our pet-friendly and luxurious villas in Zadar.

In the centre of the coastal town of Vodice is the small dog beach Stara Skola. The beautiful pebbles, clear sea, but also the location make the beach very attractive. Unfortunately, there are no shady areas. So please remember to bring a sunshade and enough drinking water. You will certainly also find refreshment in cafés and restaurants nearby.

Another pebble beach is located in the small village of Zatoglav on the Rogoznica Riviera. You can enjoy the fine gravel under your feet or paws on the outside areas. In some parts the entrance to the sea is flat and therefore very pleasant and suitable for families. However, the shore can also be stony and the sea is deep. Many small landing stages are suitable for a jump into the refreshing sea. Your dog should also be pleased! ☺
Take a look at the pet-friendly villas in Sibenik! The last two beaches are only a short drive away.

Northern Dalmatia - The islands

Island of Pag
The Simuni campsite, which is located in the village of the same name, has a total of six rocky and pebbly beaches with all the comforts that campsites offer. For example, there is a post office and exchange office, but of course there is also a playground for children, as well as many gastronomic facilities. There is also a wellness area and the possibility to do sports. For example, you can climb, surf, but also play football. "The White Seagull Beach" is the only beach where dogs are allowed. Furthermore, there is a small area for dogs next to the "Two Sailors Beach".


Island Vir
Duboka Draga, northwest of the village of Lozice, is a quiet, wild sandy beach on the open sea with a special natural feature - it is surrounded by red sandstone rocks. Unfortunately, there is no infrastructure. So think of your sunshade and co., which by the way you don't have to carry so far. Public parking spaces are available nearby. Northeast of Puntadura is the romantic beach Meka, where you can enjoy fantastic sunsets. Although it is a rocky beach, it is still popular with families and dog owners alike. Numerous pine trees provide natural shade. The entrance to the sea is mostly flat and the seabed is fine sand.

Island Molat
On the wooded island of Molat there are countless secluded bays and beautiful rocky and pebbly beaches. One of them is the natural rocky beach, which extends around the port of Zapuntel and is particularly suitable for a visit with the dog. Besides shady places there are concrete plateaus with stairs leading into the sea, passages with gravel, but also a lawn for sunbathing. In the village there is a shop with irregular opening hours.

Island of Dugi Otok
Dogs are welcome at the edge of the beach in Soline, in the northwest of the island of Dugi Otok. On the pebble beach, which is strewn with rocks and stones, and the bathing platforms, you can soak up the sun. The access to public transportation is good and there are shops in the village. It’s practical if you have forgotten something or just don't want to carry so much to the beach.

Island of Ugljan
The beach Sutomiscica 2 in the village of the same name is a quiet pebble and stone beach with shallow access to the sea. There you can enjoy seclusion and play and swim undisturbed with your dog. There is no tourist infrastructure. Another dog-friendly beach is located in Kali. Along the promenade Ostric you will find many isolated concrete plateaus. The sections are mostly rocky, but the shore is mostly shallow and the entrance to turquoise blue sea flat. There are also no shopping facilities in the vicinity.

Island of Iz
On the small island Rutnjak near Iz there are many wild rocky beaches, far away from the tourist bustle. They are ideal for naturist tourism, but also for guests with dogs. There you can escape from everyday life and, if you like snorkelling, you can also discover the underwater world.


Island of Pasman
Between the coastal towns of Nevidane and Mrljane there are rocky stone beaches with shallow access to the water, which are popular with dog owners. There they can swim undisturbed with their furry friend. Please note that the beaches are only accessible on foot or by boat. At the beach at the bay Lucina, which is only 200m east of city Pasman, the connection is much better. Dogs are welcome at the western outside area of the bay. The sandy beach with rocky sections, concreted areas and natural shade can be reached on foot or by car. Parking facilities are available. The shore is very shallow - ideal for a bathing day with toddlers or even small dogs. (They are a bit like children, aren't they?)

Island of Murter
In the Kosirina Bay there is the campsite of the same name with a pebble and rocky beach, which features a sandy seabed, natural shade and shallow shore with an enclosed bathing area. On site you can go pedal boating and jet skiing, diving and snorkelling. Two beach bars provide for the physical well-being of the bathers. For nudist lovers there is a separate bathing area. Public parking spaces are available.

The beach Lucica, which is located southeast of the Marina of Jezera, has very similar characteristics. It is also a pebble and rocky beach with a separate bathing area. Cafés and restaurants are located in the marina, where you can also park. Children will love the water slide, which guarantees splashing fun.

Central Dalmatia

Finally, the Dalmatian coastal city of Split can also boast an official dog beach. At the Hotel Duilovo on Znjan there is a quiet pebble beach, which is completely adapted to the needs of four-legged friends. You won't find any deck chairs, but there are many mini-tents, which provide the dogs with the necessary shade and are spread over a total length of 40 m. Each tent is equipped with a bowl for food or water. The beach is fenced, there are changing rooms, benches and showers. As far as the physical well-being of the ruler is concerned, please note that there are no shops or bars in the vicinity. So pack your provisions! ☺ Please follow the rules of conduct which are signposted. Dog owners are obliged, among other things, to carry hygiene articles for their dog and to dispose of leftovers in the container provided for this purpose.

Another dog-friendly beach worth mentioning is Kasjuni. There you can enjoy an idyllic beach atmosphere in seclusion with your four-legged friend and still do not have to do without the advantages of tourist beaches. It is located on the Marjan peninsula, 2.5 km southeast of the city center. Far from crowded city beaches, it offers everything you need for a bathing excursion. Gravel and the mild entry into the crystal clear sea make it family-friendly. Sports enthusiasts can rent kayaks among other things. There is also a beach & lounge bar and a restaurant where you can enjoy your coffee with sea view.

Dogs are expressly allowed on the sandy and fine gravel beach of the Stobrec campsite. There they can enjoy all the advantages that camping sites have to offer. The infrastructure is excellent. The beach can be reached by public transport, but also by car. Sufficient parking spaces are available. You can do your shopping in the supermarket nearby. You don't have to leave the beach for a snack or a tasty ice cream. In bars, restaurants and cafés you can enjoy all kinds of things. The range of activities is overwhelming. There is an aquapark for children, a playground, a trampoline, bike, kayak and canoe rentals, a sailing and diving school and golf, tennis and football fields. Trees provide natural shade, but you also have the possibility to rent deck chairs and sunshades. Toilets and showers are available.

After an eventful day you can finish the day in one of our comfortable and pet-friendly villas in Split or Trogir.


Omis Riviera
Between the coastal towns of Borak and Brzet there is a charming narrow pebble beach surrounded by shady pines and pines. It is easily accessible by public transport, but there is no shortage of public parking spaces nearby. You can rest on benches and enjoy the great view of the rocky hills. You can also rent deck chairs and sunshades. The beach also has showers and changing rooms. It’s practical if you want to wash the salt out of your sweetie’s fur. Local restaurants provide bathers with various refreshments and meals.

At Duce you will find the beautiful sandy beach at Camp Galeb, with a great infrastructure and choice of activities. There are showers and changing rooms, public toilets, a deckchair and sunshade rental service, benches and a sunbathing lawn, numerous catering facilities and a water sports center. A floating aquapark, playground and amusement park offer fun and variety for the little ones. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy the possibility of booking boat trips and renting pedal boats, banana boats or jet skis, among other things. Of course there is also a football, basketball and tennis court.

Makarska Riviera
On the stretch of coast between the towns of Brela and Jakirusa, the pebbled Prociok beach with its rocks invites you for a swim. On the beach there are not only changing rooms, showers and a public toilet, but also a café and a beach bar. Sports activities include jet-skiing, parasailing, banana boat trips and snorkelling.

On the pebble beach of Cvitacka, located on the coast between Bilosevac and Krvavica, you will find a separate area where you can make yourself comfortable with your dog. Although it is not very big, the aromatic, shady pines and the wonderful clear sea make up for it. If you follow the coast to the north, you will reach a nudist beach. To the south you will find a beach bar and a snack bar.

You can discover these beautiful beaches and much more if you choose one of our pet-friendly villas in Makarska.

Island of Vis
To the wild beach Vartalac, which is located in the surroundings of Komize, you can take your four-legged darling with you. It is generally known that you can swim here undisturbed. The gravel in combination with the beautiful sea and the volcanic rock forms a beautiful environment for it. There is enough space to run and play.


South Dalmatia

It could hardly be further south - at the beach Camp Monika in Molunat you can sit back and enjoy a nice day at the sea with your dog. The narrow beach section, which is made up of sand, gravel and concrete surfaces, is considered family and dog-friendly. There you can dive undisturbed or play picigin. A restaurant in the immediate vicinity lures with delicacies.

Having reached the south of Croatia and at the end of the list, we would like to conclude by summarising some information for you. As you can see, there are also many possibilities to spend a relaxing day on the beach with a four-legged companion in Dalmatia. However, this list is by no means complete.

If you have not found an entry in this article for the region of your choice, you don’t need to despair. In general, you can say the following: On official city beaches and hotspots dogs are usually not allowed. This applies to all beaches with the Blue Flag. Fortunately, there are numerous wild beaches and bays in smaller towns and on islands in Croatia. If you respect the etiquette, you can go there with your dog to seek refreshment in the sea or play on the beach.

We hope you have found in this article useful information for your holiday in Croatia. Perhaps there is something suitable for you and your four-legged friend. ☺
For more information on dog-friendly beaches in Croatia, please have a look at our MyIstria Guide. Learn more about pet-friendly beaches in Istria, Kvarner and the dos and don’ts.

Maja Kovacevic

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