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Dog-friendly beaches on Kvarner

Dog-friendly beaches on Kvarner

Take your best friend on an adventure along the glorious Kvarner Bay

If you are a proud dog owner this is a region you should definitely not miss out as it is widely known as the top pet friendly destination in Croatia. To help you in your holiday planning, we've made a list of the official pet-friendly beaches in the Kvarner Bay starting from west to east, including the islands of course. For each of them there are plenty of fabulous wild beaches where you can take your pooch. So, just pack your beach stuff and be sure not to forget your favourite dog toys – you and your furry friend(s) will have a time of your life :

The charming fishing village of Moscenicka Draga has a completely enclosed dog beach with extra facilities like dog washing station and doggy waste bins. Be sure, however to bring a sun umbrella, as it has no natural shade and is rather small, so it gets crowded quite easily.


Opatija Riviera

Punta kolova – this pebble beach is located between Opatija and Icici just below the coastal promenade.
Beach in Lovran below the Villa Frappart just under the coastal promenade is also a pebble beach with plenty of shady spots.
Slatina Beach is a fine gravel beach within a short walking distance from the famous luxury hotels of this prestigious region.
These beautiful places are not far from our dog-friendly villas in Opatija, making it easy to choose the perfect base for your holiday.

Rijeka

Dog beach Kantrida is a pebble, stone and rocky beach easily accessible by car and public transport. It is equipped with a shower and a tap with a rubber hose for washing dogs. There is also a waste bin with a plastic bag dispenser.
Brajdica Beach is a pet friendly fine gravel beach located below the tennis court at Pecine. It is also easily accessible by car and public transport and is equipped with benches, waste bins, a shower and a tap with hose.
Mikulova Kava in Kostrena is a rocky, stone and concrete beach located below the coastal promenade, but also easily accessible by car. It is completely enclosed and includes a shower, waste bins and a doggy bag dispenser.

Crikvenica Riviera

The best ranked official dog friendly beach in Croatia is definitely the Podvorska Beach in the town of Crikvenica. The beach is covered with fine gravel, sloping gently into the sea making it ideal also for families with small children. The lack of natural shade on the very beach is compensated by colourful sunshades and there is also a dog washing station and doggy waste bins with bag dispensers. The beach is backed by a spacious lawn area where our four-legged friends can roam free after a refreshing dip in the emerald blue sea. Plenty of tourist facilities are available nearby too including a designated dog bar, catering and sports facilities, a children playground and a tennis court, changing rooms, public toilets and deck-chairs rental.

Mala Draga Cove in Novi Vinodolski is a lovely natural pebble and stone beach, suitable also for families with small children due to its gentle sea access. There is plenty of natural shade for your beloved pets as well as a cute beach bar offering refreshments and simple dishes making sure your comforts are well catered for. It is accessible by car and has a beach volleyball court and pedal boat rental.
Be sure to visit them both as they are at an easy distance from our pet friendly villas in Crikvenica.

Krk Island:

Redagara is a pebble and stone beach near the Town of Krk surrounded by a fragrant pine forest. It has showers and waste bins with doggy bag dispensers, however no additional facilities.
The famous sandy “Blue Flag” beach Vela plaza in Baska has also a designated pet friendly section. There are, of course, numerous extra facilities available including showers, sunshades and deck-chairs rental, catering facilities, sports facilities and sports renting equipment.
The fine gravel Beach Vela Luka is accessible only by boat or on foot. It offers, however plenty of natural shade, as well as a coffeehouse, restaurant and beach chair, parasol and pedal boat rental.
Beach Kijac near Njivice is a small fine gravel beach surrounded by pine forest. It has a small bistro and is accessible by car.
Mala krasa is a fine gravel beach near Punat. It is rather small, however, the location gives it a secret beach kind of feeling so that dogs can roam free without the worry of them straying too far. The path to the beach provides a lovely walk for you and your energetic companion.
Mala javna is a small pebble beach in the town of Vrbnik. This beach is very private, however accessible by car.
Punta Silo is a rocky and fine gravel beach located 400 m from the Neptun Diving Centre. There are doggy waste bins and a possibility of parking 250 m from the beach.
The fine gravel beach next to the camping site Tiha has also a pet friendly section. There is no natural shade, however, due to the vicinity of the camp there are various tourist facilities available.
The large beach in the Soline Cove has also a designated dog friendly pebbly area and various facilities available nearby.
The Galapagos Beach near Dunat is mostly known as a party beach and offers all kinds of tourist and sports facilities, but also a pet friendly section.
After a fun day at the beach you will not have to drive far to enjoy all the comforts by renting one of our dog friendly villas on Krk.

Rab Island:

Beach Mel in the Kampor village is a sandy beach with a pet friendly area located at the entrance. It has a small restaurant with a bar and a large parking area so it is accessible by car as well.

As most of the nudist beaches in Croatia the beautiful FKK Kandarola near the Kampor village is perfect for FKK dog owners too. It is a rocky, concrete and pebble beach, located in a picturesque cove with plenty of natural shade and a bar, fresh water showers, toilets and a restaurant at your disposal. It is accessible only on foot or by boat (there is a daily tourist boat available).

The sandy and concrete Beach Dumici in the village of Supetarska Draga has also a dog friendly section and a variety of tourist and sports activities.
The small marina of Palit has an official rocky and pebble dog beach lined by fragrant Mediterranean trees. There are no tourist facilities except for a public parking at 200 m, and a cafe.
Skver Beach is a rocky and concrete beach just under the coastal promenade between Palit and the town of Rab. It is accessible by car and has several restaurants available nearby.

Artic Beach in Banjol is definitely the best equipped dog beach on the Island of Rab. It is a rocky, fine gravel and concrete beach with diverse tourist facilities including the Monty`s Dog Beach and Bar. The main attraction is, however, the fabulous dog park with agility equipment.
The very popular Padova Beach offers a dog friendly area as well. This long and narrow beach consists of pebbled, concrete, rocky and stony sections including a barrier-free access. It has a beach café, a restaurant and a pizzeria but also rentable paddle boats, sun chairs and parasols.

Cres Island:

Beach Bijar near Osor is a pebbly and rocky beach with the benefit of dog washing station and waste bins with a doggy bag dispenser, as well as restaurants available nearby.
The Blue Flag Slatina beach near Martinscica has also a designated dog friendly area. This beautiful pebbly beach is suitable for families with small children as well and is surrounded by a dense pine forest providing plenty of natural shade. Since it is located within the camp there is a rich range of amenities available, including boats and kayaks rental, diving centre, restaurant and cafe.
There is a further fine gravel pet friendly beach by the camp Kovacine near the town of Cres offering a variety of tourist amenities.
Two more official dog beaches on this unique island are located near the ACI Marina Cres and near the settlement of Stara Gavza.

Losinj Island:

If Kvarner is considered paradise for our four-legged friends, the amazing island of Losinj has definitely most of the merit as it offers as many as eight dog beaches around the town of Mali Losinj only, stretching from Veli zal beach to Lanterna beach.
There are further official pet friendly beaches near Veli Losinj and Nerezine, as well as on the surrounding small islands of Susak (Tijesni Cove), Ilovik (Parknu Cove) and Unije (Kambunare Cove).

If these beautiful beaches have enticed you to choose Croatia as your next holiday destination, make sure you take a look at our fantastic selection of pet friendly villas on Kvarner and start planning your perfect holiday now :)


Martina Cacic

01.02.2019
+385 1 222 70 50