The 7 Best Beaches in Novigrad

The fantastic beaches in Novigrad make this resort a really popular vacation destination on the peninsula of Istria. In and around the beautiful old town, a whole series of beautiful bays and bathing spots await sun-seeking vacationers. The beaches especially enchant with an indescribable idyll and on some of them you can even spot the Blue Flag, a sign for the best sea quality, great beach facilities and top cleanliness. Most of these dream beaches are located not far from the city center. Also in the surrounding area you can find countless magnificent bathing opportunities. What are the most beautiful beaches in Novigrad and which ones are suitable for a really amazing vacation?

In this guide we reveal the 7 best beaches in Novigrad. We also give you a lot of information and insider tips that will help you plan your visit!


Beach Maestral

One of the most beautiful and also most popular beaches in Novigrad is Plaza Maestral Beach, which is located a little south of the old town. This impressive snow-white pebble beach presents itself in a crescent shape, which gives the bay a very unique ambience. The turquoise colors of the sea are also beautiful and just make you want to jump into the cool water. There are no natural shady places here, but the Maestral beach is equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds. Behind the bay runs the seafront promenade, where a wide range of restaurants and café-bars provide the necessary food and drinks.

Fun is also provided on this beach: not far away, there are several tennis courts and a beach volleyball court. There is also a wide range of water sport activities that you can do, such as kayaking, jet-skiing or a trip with the pedal boat.

Tip: Just behind Mestral Beach is the Aminess Maestral Hotel, a beautiful 4-star hotel with indoor and outdoor pools in a perfect location near the sea and the old town!

City Beach

Directly in the old town of Novigrad, along the historic wall, is the city beach with countless bathing spots in a fantastic setting. These are well-kept stone and rocky bays that truly invite you to cool off after sightseeing and to relax in the sun. Via Stairs and steps you can cross the rocky plateaus and go down to the sea. Furthermore, there are small landscaped sea pools suitable for children to swim in.

This beach is never crowded and enchants above all with a relaxed flair. Thanks to the proximity to the old town, one is also in the center in a short time and thus also has countless good restaurants, bars and shopping opportunities nearby.

Tip: The most beautiful beach sections can be found under the Loggia at the Belvedere Tower and at the Hotel Rotonda Inn Novigrad.

Pineta Beach

A beach jewel that should not be missed on any trip to Novigrad is the beautiful idyllic Plaza Pineta Beach. On a 500-meter-long stretch of coastline, a mix of rocky and pebble beach, which is also suitable for children, will delight you. Surrounded by a natural backdrop with fragrant pine trees and many green sunbathing areas, this dream beach attracts visitors with an incredibly relaxed atmosphere. Even in the high season this beach is never overcrowded and you can always find a quiet spot.

The sea shines in the most beautiful blue tones and thanks to the intact nature and the good water quality, the northern section is also ideal for snorkeling.

Tip: This wonderful, quiet beach is located in the north of Novigrad and can also be reached by bike or on foot along the coastal promenade. Enough parking spaces are available if you come by car.

Macumba Beach

The enchanting Plaza Macumba is a real insider tip among the most beautiful beaches of Novigrad! It is located in the northern part of the resort and was named after the really cool beach club that shares the same name. It is one of the best bars along the coast and not only delights with delicious cocktails and good burgers, but also with fair prices! Just below is the fantastic stone beach Plaza Macumba, which enchants with the most beautiful watercolors and a grandiose backdrop.

A visit in the evening during sunset is really romantic, because with a little luck you can even watch dolphins here!

Tip: Only a few steps away, there are really nice mobile homes in best beach location directly by the sea!

Beach Laguna

A really popular beach in Novigrad is Plaza Laguna, located very close to the waterfront, just a few minutes’ walk south of the old town. Really inviting are especially the many lagoon-shaped, protected bays, which are also ideal for children to swim. In addition, the small pebble beaches are really fine, almost sandy, which beach-seekers usually appreciate very much. Another highlight is the pool Punta Mare, a free public outdoor pool with panoramic views directly in the sea!

Right behind it is the huge area of the 4-star hotel Aminess Maestral, where you will also find a well-kept park, tennis courts and great pool facilities.

Karpinjan Beach

Karpinjan Beach, or more often known as Green Beach, is another lovely swimming spot near the city center. You can reach the beach on foot or by bike in a few minutes from the old town via the promenade. Here you will find a long pebble bay lined with pine trees and at the edge of it, concrete bathing platforms have been laid out to sunbathe and relax. The natural ambience is really impressive with lots of greenery and countless trees that provide wonderful, fragrant shade, especially on hot summer days.

This rather shallowly sloping pebble beach, which partly turns into a sandy beach in the sea, is ideal for families with small children. Right near the beach there are several cafes and restaurants overlooking the old town.

Tip: Only 200 meters from the beach is Carla’s Guest House, a beautiful apartment, ideal for 2 people and in a great location.

Lokvina Beach

Lokvina Beach is simply indescribably beautiful and is also one of the quieter beaches in Novigrad. It is located in the north of the resort, near the campsite Aminess Maravea Camping Resort and the good thing is that it can also be visited by non-campers. While swimming here you will enjoy a particularly idyllic setting of uniquely beautiful sea colors and gorgeous coastal scenery. Visitors love the mixture of pebble beach, concrete and stone beach, which offers a lot of variety.

Tip: Resort guests also enjoy a beautiful pool area, several restaurants, playground with slides and shopping on the campground. Really cool are the mobile homes in best beach location directly at the sea!

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