The 10 Best Beaches in Pula
The dreamlike beaches of Pula turn the charming port city into one of the most popular travel spots in Croatia. Many connoisseurs would even rank these numerous beautiful bays among the most beautiful in Istria, and so you can find a number of incredibly spectacular bathing spots in the region. Magnificent pebble bays, hidden idyllic natural beaches, well-kept stone beaches, small sandy beaches and also quiet nudist bays – for sure there is something for everyone here. But what are the best places for a relaxing beach day by the sea and where can you find the real insider tips for the most beautiful beaches around Pula?
In this article we mention the ultimate best beaches of Pula in Croatia. We also share amazing pictures and give useful tips and information that will certainly help you plan your trip.
The beautiful Gortans Beach, also known as Gortanova Uvala, is high up on the list of the best beaches in Pula. The picturesque bay is directly located at the waterfront, the Lungomare, and can be reached from the Valkane district by bike or comfortably by car. This beach is a pebble beach that is also perfectly suitable for children. On the edge you will find some beautiful stone plateaus to sunbathe in absolute tranquility. Just behind the beach there is a nice little beach bar, which provides refreshments and snacks.
Tip: Around 150 meters from Gortans Beach there is a nice little settlement with some recommendable apartments, such as the modern Apartments Marin.
Batana Beach is a small pebble beach that owes its name to the nearby Batana Beach Bar. On the edge of the bay, on the stone coast, there are other quiet bathing spots and the long jetty also invites you to jump into the sea. While sunbathing, you can enjoy a wonderful backdrop with a view of the passing sailing boats and the Verudela peninsula on the opposite side. This trendy beach is particularly popular for a young audience. The motto here is to see and to be seen! In any case, you should pay a visit to the cool beach bar, which attracts people with delicious drinks and a unique atmosphere!
Tip: Close to the beach you will find some lovely accommodations, such as the beautiful Goga Apartments which are located in a quiet location by the sea!
The Pula city beach of Valkane is very popular with locals. It was awarded with the Blue Flag, a symbol of top water quality. In this bay you will mainly find concrete slabs as sunbathing areas, although a small section of the beach is also covered with pebbles. There are some shady spots in the back of the beach, under the green pine trees, where there are some nice beach bars as well. Nearby you will find a few good accommodations.
Just breathtaking and for many the most beautiful beach in Pula is the Hawaii Beach. This bay is an absolute dream beach and should not be missed on any holiday. Here you get a real Caribbean feeling during a swim. The sea shines in the most beautiful turquoise blue colors and is also crystal clear, which is ideal for snorkeling. The Hawaii beach is a white pebble bay with round stones, the beach slopes gently into the sea and is surrounded by exceptionally beautiful rock formations. A real eye-catcher!
Hawaii Beach is located in the Verudela holiday complex right next to the beautifully renovated 3-star Hotel Park Plaza Arena Pula.
The Svjetionik Beach is an incredibly beautiful stone beach that scores with its spectacular backdrop, high cliffs and fabulous turquoise sea colors. This dream beach is particularly popular with couples because it is a little quieter here than on the main beaches. Behind the beach is a really fantastic cocktail bar with a wonderful view of the coast. An amazing bathing spot with a unique ambience!
Right next to the beach is a very luxuriously equipped lighthouse with 3 bedrooms, which can be rented for a very special stay in Pula.
The idyllic Centinera Beach is located in Banjole, in the southern part of Croatia near Pula. Especially locals, but also families with children, appreciate this gently sloping, rough pebble beach. On the edge of the bay, it gets increasingly rocky and a pine forest provides cool shade on hot days. In summer, an aqua park is inflated in the sea, which offers lots of action and fun for young and old. The sea water is particularly beautiful and clear and particularly invites you to jump into the cool water. You can find plenty of accommodations here in the holiday resort Banjole.
Cyclon’s Beach & Pula Sea Cave
A real insider tip among the most beautiful beaches is definitely the hidden Cyclon’s Beach in the west of Pula near Stoja. Surrounded by beautiful nature, this idyllic bay inspires with an incredibly magnificent backdrop. The beach is a mix of pebble and stone bays surrounded by green pine trees. The turquoise blue sea is also unique here and is ideal for swimming and to explore the magnificent underwater world while snorkeling.
Right next to the beach is another natural attraction, the Pula Sea Cave, which should not be missed on any trip to Pula. Cliff jumpers meet here, but also day trippers with kayaks who want to explore this cave from the inside. Paddle boat tours can be booked online!
Another very popular beach on the Verudela peninsula near Pula is the Beach Ambrela. The sea shines here in picturesque blue tones and is also crystal clear and clean. Don`t forget your goggles, this bay is ideal for snorkeling! There are hardly any shady spots directly on the beach, but on the edge of the bay there are pine forests that provide cool shade. Refreshments and snacks are available in the beach bars, which are located slightly above the beach. A wonderful experience is also to watch the picturesque sunsets in the evening.
Plaza Histria Beach
Another top beach around Pula is Histria Beach, which is located south of the city on the Verudela Peninsula. This breathtaking bay is an exceptionally beautiful pebble beach that scores with excellent water quality and a fantastic atmosphere. If you like, you can rent an umbrella and lounger on the beach, but also the pine trees at the end of the bay offer wonderful shade on hot summer days.
You can found many sports facilities including tennis, mini golf, table tennis and golf opportunities! A fantastic beach for a perfect holiday near Pula town and just by the sea.
Tip: Histria Beach is located at the Hotel Park Plaza Histria, a very popular hotel complex in the Pula region.
Another beautiful beach in Pula is Banjole Beach, also known as Del Mar Beach. In particular families with children appreciate this 450-meter-long, gently sloping pebble beach. Some trees above the bay provide shade and umbrellas and loungers can also be rented in the season. At the beginning of the long bay there are some restaurants and cafes that provide food and cool drinks.
This popular beach is located in the area around Pula, in the holiday resort Banjole, where you can find a huge selection of apartments, such as the Istrian Casa Bamboo apartment with a beautiful pool and balcony!
Premantura (Kamenjak Nature Park)
Probably the most beautiful beach spots, not far from Pula, can be found in the Kamenjak Nature Park in Premantura. The most heavenly beaches and bays await you here, embedded in a wonderfully idyllic natural landscape. Particularly popular are here the Njive beach, the dream penizule bay, the Mala Kolumbarica beach with the high cliffs and the beautiful Skoljic beach, where there is a windsurfing school. There is also a small hidden sandy beach here in the park!
Nearby accommodations can be found in the small village Premantura, such as the recommended Apartment Bianca.
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