Usually when the people I meet abroad ask me about Croatia, Jadransko more – the Adriatic Sea
is one of the first associations and our conversation topics. Croatia is known as the land of thousand islands and the beautiful blue Adriatic Sea!
Although I was born and grew up in Zagreb, the Croatian capital, going to the coast and spending summer vacations there or on the islands, was and still is an important part of my life and it has a special place in my heart. Just imagine yourself lying on the beach while the pleasant breeze plays with your hair, the hot sun warms your skin and you are looking at waves rhythmically chasing one another. So peaceful, so amazingly beautiful. And then you dip your toe into the turquoise salty sea, make a couple of steps and enjoy swimming. Who wouldn’t like to spend a vacation like this? :)
Let’s divide the Croatian coast in 3 major regions: Istria, The Kvarner Bay and Dalmatia.
From the north of the Croatian coast to the south there are numerous possibilities
: stone beaches, pebble beaches, rocky beaches, sandy beaches, beaches awarded with Blue Flags for quality standards and clear sea, secluded bays, nudist beaches, dog friendly beaches, beaches for active holiday, beaches with events and parties, beaches with natural shades and Mediterranean plants, beaches with colourful sun umbrellas… Did I mention children friendly beaches? The average temperature of the Adriatic Sea
in Croatia during summer months is approximately between 21°C and 25°C.
Temperatures during this summer (2015) rose up to 40°C, so of course the sea was warmer than average.
How to describe briefly what kind of beaches can be found in Istria, the biggest Croatian peninsula? Shortly, beaches in Istria are mostly rocky and pebble beaches
. Nevertheless, there are some sandy beaches in Istria which can be found in the Medulin area. So as already mentioned, it is up to you to decide if you are looking for privacy or you have some other idea of your perfect holiday.
Beaches in Umag, Novigrad, Porec, Vrsar, Rovinj, Pula or Rabac or even smaller villages in the area – just ask the locals and you will get so many different answers to why a particular beach in Istria is the most beautiful one… When you book one of our beautiful villas with a pool in Istria near the sea
, you will have the opportunity to experience the best combination: enjoyable holiday with your friends and family at a private pool, and yet so close to the beautiful Adriatic Sea and its advantages! And every owner of a villa or host has their own beach to recommend! Feel free to ask them upon your arrival! And where to find my favourite beach? Well I am not going to tell you this (yet ;)! Until next time - bok!