The 10 Best Beaches in Crikvenica

The beautiful beaches of the Crikvenica Riviera are a guarantee for unforgettable vacations on the Croatian Adriatic! Along the approximately 15 kilometers of coastline, visitors can find true dream beaches of an extra class in the four charming resorts of Crikvenica, Dramalj, Jadranovo and Selce. The spectacular colors of the sea are breathtakingly beautiful, and the dense green forests with the mountains in the background conjure up a backdrop straight out of a travel magazine. Many of the bathing bays even fly the Blue Flag, an award for top water quality, the best facilities and cleanliness. But what are the most beautiful beaches in Crikvenica, what are the insider tips and which bathing bays are particularly suitable for a vacation?

In this guide, you will find the 10 best beaches of the Crikvenica Riviera. In addition, we show you great pictures and give you plenty of tips and information that will definitely help you plan your trip.


Kacjak Beach

The Plaza Kacjak is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Crikvenica Riviera. This breathtaking picture book beach is located in the north of the resort of Dramalj and is popular with families as well as couples. Especially impressive are the high rocks around the bay, which together with the turquoise blue sea colors forms a true postcard panorama. The fine, light pebbles also provide optimal access to the clear water, and a bit off to the side you will also find some concrete and stone beaches for secluded swimming.

Directly on the beach, you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas for a fee. A little behind, on the green peninsula of Kacjak, there are also numerous trees that provide natural shade. Moreover, the chic beach bar is cozy, where you can enjoy a wonderful atmosphere with cool drinks and delicious food.

Tip: The nearest accommodation is in the Kacjak vacation settlement, a few minutes’ walk away. Really great are the Apartments Desiree & Daniel with a wonderful view of the sea.

Grabrova Sandy Beach

The Plaza Grabrova is the main beach of the resort of Jadranovo and certainly, one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Crikvenica. Fascinating is the snow-white shining sand, which together with the turquoise sea colors conjures up a touch of Caribbean flair. This bay is a real highlight for families with children who spend their vacations here! Directly behind the sandy beach you will also find numerous beach bars, ice cream parlors, restaurants and cafés that entice you with delicious drinks and a good vacation atmosphere. If you like, you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds and enjoy the hustle and bustle from there. Action and fun are also provided. There is a playground, and water sports such as pedal boats and jet skis are also offered.

Tip: The Apartments Villa Antonia are located only a few minutes’ walk from the beach and also inspire with a magnificent view of the sea!

Gradsko Kupaliste Beach

The long Plaza Grasko Kupaliste, also known as Plaza Crni mol, is definitely the most popular beach in the resort of Crikvenica. This approximately 1.5 kilometer long stretch of coastline is a mix of several different beaches and bathing coves. There are pebble beaches but also fine sandy beaches that offer plenty of space for sunbathing, relaxing and splashing around. The beach Grasko Kupaliste is very popular, especially with families with children, and so it can get packed here in the high season. In the low season, on the other hand, visitors enjoy optimal peace and quiet, yet you are not far from the action.

Shade is provided by the tall green trees, or if you like, you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds at some sections. The tourist offer is also right, and so there are plenty of restaurants, snack bars and cafés that provide for the physical well-being of tourists.

Tip: The Hotel Kvarner Palace is the best address for a very special beach vacation in Crikvenica. Guests love the nostalgic flair, the beautiful pool with garden and the top location!

Havisce Beach

Havisce Beach is an insider tip for quiet vacations on the Crikvenica Riviera! This gorgeous natural beach is located near the village of Jadranovo, just near a small pretty vacation settlement, and is a true jewel among the most beautiful bays in the region. Especially spectacular is the incredible idyll that surrounds the beach Havisce. The sea shines in the most beautiful blue colors, and the Mediterranean vegetation conjures up a wonderfully relaxed ambience. Especially couples and visitors looking for peace and quiet love this pebble beach, which offers relaxed bathing pleasure away from the busy main beaches.

In addition, many come here for snorkeling or to enjoy the fabulously beautiful coastal landscape while stand-up paddling or kayaking.

Tip: The Artistic Beach House with Pool is an ingenious choice for a special holiday. This vacation home inspires with modern furnishings, pool and the view of the dream beach!

Kacjak East Beach

The Kacjak East beach is a real insider tip among the most beautiful beaches along the Crikvenica Riviera. This paradisiacal stretch of coast is located in the resort of Dramalj and is part of the Kacjak peninsula of the same name. Especially couples and those seeking peace and quiet are thrilled by the unique ambience and idyllic setting that surrounds this dream beach! Here you can swim on a quiet stone beach, where cozy sunbathing areas invite to relax and stairs allow entry into the crystal clear sea. Thanks to the natural environment, when snorkeling you will discover numerous fish underwater.

Just around the corner, there are also secluded nudist beaches, perfect for all vacationers who prefer textile-free bathing in beautiful nature.

Tip: The modern Apartments Dubravko 110 are ideal for a beach vacation. Here, the ingenious location close to the sea and the magnificent view from the balcony scores.

Karlovac Beach

The Plaza Karlovac is a stunning pebble bay and a great tip for a bathing vacation at the Riviera of Crikvenica. This picturesque beach is located in the north of the resort Selce and inspires with a true postcard scenery. The sea shines in the most beautiful water colors, and the rock formations conjure up an impressive coastal panorama. Just above the bay runs the promenade, where there is also a pretty vacation settlement with numerous good accommodations. Delicious coffee and cool drinks are available in the cozy beach bar on the coastal road, and restaurants are also just a few minutes’ walk away.

Tip: The Apartmani Heta Alagic impresses with a great location directly on the waterfront, with tasteful furnishings, and not to forget the picturesque sea view!

Omorika Beach

The Plaza Omorika is a real dream beach of the Crikvenica Riviera! It is located in the center of the resort of Dramalj and delights as an absolute family beach. Children, but also older people and non-swimmers, love this pretty bathing bay, which slopes wonderfully shallowly into the sea and is ideal for splashing and swimming. The water shines in the most beautiful blue tones and together with the light fine pebbles conjures up an amazing beach scenery. The atmosphere at Plaza Omorika is always great and there is always something going on. Several nice beach bars offer cool drinks, delicious ice cream and snacks as well as a wonderful view of the coast.

Directly on the beach there are sun loungers and umbrellas for rent, but behind them there are also some green trees for shade. Action is also provided, with a wide range of water sports such as banana boat, pedal boat, kayak and stand-up paddling guaranteed to keep you entertained.

Kastel Beach

A small jewel among the most beautiful beaches of Crikvenica is definitely Plaza Kastel. This wonderfully pretty pebble bay is located directly in front of a former monastery from the 14th century and is only a few minutes’ walk from the center of Crikvenica. Here, the enchanting vacation atmosphere and the quiet ambience are particularly inspiring! While sunbathing, you can enjoy a wonderful flair, and small Mediterranean trees provide cool shade. The sea is wonderfully clear on this part of the coast and invites you to swim and snorkel. Just behind it runs the promenade, which connects other beautiful bays, and where you can also find some good restaurants and cafés. Great accommodations are also close by from here!

Tip: Cozy are the Apartmani Totić, which are located just a few minutes’ walk from the sea.

Sandy Beach Rokan

The Rokan Beach is the main beach of Selce and moreover it is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of the Crikvenica Riviera. The most impressive feature of this part of the coast is the snow-white velvety sand, which, together with the turquoise sea, creates a panorama as if from the South Seas. The sea slopes very shallowly, which is appreciated especially by families with small children, but also by the elderly. Guests love the wide range of bars, cafés and restaurants, which care for the physical well-being on a perfect sunny day. There is also a water bouncy castle and a children’s playground nearby.

Tip: Just across the street, in the absolute best beach location, are the beautiful apartments of Apartmani Plaza, which are particularly suitable for a vacation.

Podvorska Beach

The Podvorska beach is located in the south of Crikvenica and is definitely one of the most popular beaches in the region. Guests love this elongated crescent-shaped bathing bay, which delights with grandiose water colors and easy going atmosphere. If you like, you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds, or find a cool spot under the Mediterranean trees. Several beach restaurants serve delicious food with a magnificent view of the sea. A few steps away is Monty’s Dog Beach, a great dog beach with a bar, dog playground, sunbeds and terrific facilities.

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