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 variety of beautiful bays and bathing places await sun-seeking vacationers, which inspire above all with an indescribable idyll. On some of these beaches even flies the Blue Flag, an award for the best sea quality, facilities and top cleanliness. Most of these dream beaches are located not far from the city center. But also in the surrounding area there are countless magnificent bathing opportunities for relaxing days under the Croatian sun. But what are the most stunning beaches in Novigrad, what are the insider tips and which bays are particularly suitable for an unforgettable vacation?

In this guide, you will find the top 7 best beaches in Novigrad. In addition, we show you amazing pictures, and give numerous tips and information that are guaranteed to help you plan your vacation.


Beach Maestral

One of the most beautiful and most famous beaches of Novigrad is Plaza Maestral, located a little south of the old town. This impressive snow-white pebble beach was created in a crescent shape, which gives the bay a very unusual ambience. The turquoise colors of the sea are also wonderful and make guests 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 waterfront promenade, where a wide range of restaurants and café-bars provide culinary wellbeing.

Fun and action are also offered on this beach. Not far away, there are several tennis courts and a beach volleyball court. Active ones can rent kayaks, jet-skis or pedal boats, among other things, directly at the beach.

Tip: Popular for a beach vacation is the Aminess Maestral Hotel, a fantastic 4-star hotel with indoor and outdoor pools in perfect location to the sea and old town!

Pineta Beach

A beach jewel that should not be missed in Novigrad is the idyllic Plaza Pineta. On an approximately 500 meter long stretch of coastline, a mix of rocky and pebble beach delights here, which is actually also well suited for children. 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 charming blue tones and thanks to the intact nature and the good water quality, the northern section is perfect for snorkeling. A wonderful beach for a few unforgettable days of vacation in Novigrad.

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

City Beach Novigrad

Directly in the old town of Novigrad, along the historical wall, there is the City Beach with countless bathing places in fantastic scenery. These are well-kept stone and rocky beaches that truly invite tourists to cool off after sightseeing and to relax in the sun. Stairs and steps here lead over the rocky plateaus into the sea, and small landscaped sea pools are also suitable for children to swim. This beach is never crowded and enchants its visitors mainly 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 romantic stretches of beach are located under the loggia at the Belvedere Tower and at the popular Hotel Rotonda Inn Novigrad.

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!

Tip: The Laguna Beach is a great choice for a beach vacation. Highly recommend is the 4-star hotel Aminess Maestral, which offers delicious breakfast and a pool.

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 Macumba. This is one of the best bars along the coast, and inspires not only with delicious cocktails and good burgers, but also with fair prices! Just below is the fantastic stone beach Plaza Macumba, which scores with the most beautiful water colors and a grandiose backdrop. A visit in the evening at sunset is really romantic because with a little luck, you can even watch dolphins here!

Tip: Only a few steps away from the beach Macumba, in a prime location directly on the sea, are the fantastic mobile homes of the wonderful Amber Sea Luxury Village!

Karpinjan Beach

The Karpinjan Beach, or known as the Green Beach, is a charming bathing place near the city center. You can reach the beach in a few minutes on foot or by bike along the promenade. A long pebble bay lined with pine trees awaits you here, where concrete bathing plateaus have also been laid out for sunbathing. The natural ambience is really impressive, with the many green 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 also ideal for families with small children. Right near the beach there are several cafés and restaurants with a wonderful view of the old town of Novigrad.

Tip: Just a few minutes walk from the beach is the Palazzo Rainis Hotel & Spa, a wonderful Adults-Only Hotel for a very special vacation in Novigrad.

Lokvina Beach

Lokvina Beach is indescribably beautiful and one of the quieter beaches in Novigrad. It is located in the north of the resort, near the campsite Aminess Maravea Camping Resort, but can also be visited by non-campers. While swimming here, you can enjoy a particularly idyllic setting of uniquely stunning sea colors and gorgeous coastal scenery. Bathers love the mixture of pebble beach, concrete and stone beach, which offers a lot of variety. Resort guests also enjoy a wonderful pool area, several restaurants, playground with slides, and shopping at the campsite

Tip: A fabulous tip for a beach vacation in Novigrad are the chic mobile homes from Amber Sea Luxury Village in a prime beach location right by the sea!

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