Beaches around Rovinj

Rovinj beaches are amongst the most beautiful in Istria, on this page we bring you an overview of the locations and short descriptions of the better known ones. The bathing season in the region of Istria lasts from May to beginning of October. In summer, the average water temperature is 24° C.

Find your favorite beach on the map and hover over the sun umbrella marker to see the beach name. Click on the umbrella to see beach description and photo or scroll to the bottom of the page to find out more about Rovinj coastline.

Amarin Beach

Amarin Beach

Beach Type: rock/pebble

Size: length 500m, width 40m

Facilities: cafés, restaurants, kiosks, shops, swimming pool, first aid station, lifeguard, toilets, showers, deckchair hire, tennis courts, water skiing, beach volley, rental of bikes, boats and e-vehicles, other campsite’s facilities

Dogs: dogs can use the beach in designated areas only

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach cleaned daily

Parking: free car parking spaces in front of the reception of campsite Amarin

Large sheltered stony and pebble beach with bush vegetation suitable for families. This used to be one of the most popular naturist beaches in the area. The beach is very clean, awarded with the Blue Flag (international indication of high environmental and quality standards), making this a perfect place for swimming and sunbathing. The coastal path offers some spectacular walks to the nearby beaches of Punta Križa (Cape cross) and the Saline bay.

Good centre for boating; the campsite offers a small protected harbour with moorings and a boat ramp. Daily boat trips are available (to the nearby National Park of Limski kanal and various island excursions), as well as a direct taxi boat connection to the centre of Rovinj.

Since the beach is part of the Amarin resort, there is a daily entrance fee of ca. 3 eur per person.

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Valdaliso Beach

Valdaliso Beach

Beach Type: rock/pebble

Size: length 500m, width 20m

Facilities: cafés, restaurants, shops, first aid station, lifeguard, toilets, showers, diving centre, windsurfing school, tennis courts, beach volley, bike hire, other campsite’s facilities

Dogs: dogs are not allowed

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach cleaned daily

Parking: free car parking spaces in front of the reception of campsite Valdaliso, or at the parking area of the neighboring Borik beach

A beautiful beach about 500 metres long and 20 metres wide, situated to the north of Rovinj, with a beautiful view of the old town. The beach stretches from the Borik beach, over the Cape Barabiga (mainly rocky) to the campsite Amarin. The beach is part of the campsite & hotel complex Valdaliso and there is a fee charged for entering the resort (ca. 3 eur per adult). The graveled part of the beach is suitable for families since it has all facilities close by, as well as a children's playground.

The beach offers also a jetty and some mooring possibilities. Daily boat trips are available, as well as a direct taxi boat connection to the centre of Rovinj (Rovinj – Valdaliso – Amarin).

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Borik Beach

Borik Beach

Beach Type: rock/pebble

Size: length 300m, width 15-30m

Facilities: beach bar, restaurants, deckchair hire, beach cabin, showers

Dogs: allowed, the southernmost part of the beach is reserved for dogs; there is a dog restricted area near the parking area

Maintenance: litter bins provided

Parking: free parking available next to the beach in the shade of a pine grove

Sheltered pebbly beach to the north of the town centre, surrounded by greenery, in a quiet residential area. Borik is one of Rovinj's best public beaches with crystal clear water and with a beautiful view of the old town and the island of Figarola. It is safe for swimming and frequented also by local inhabitants, the pine trees near the parking offer some pleasant shade. A coastal path connects the beach with the Valdaliso and Amarin resorts.

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Porton Biondi Beach

Porton Biondi Beach

Beach Type: rock/concrete/pebble

Size: length 700m, width 30-50m

Facilities: beach bars, restaurant, public toilets, scuba diving, beach volleyball, kayaking, water sport centre, deckchair & sun umbrella hire, fitness centre

Dogs: no special restrictions

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach and surrounding area are cleaned daily by the local authority and the campsite's staff

Parking: free car parking on the northern part of the beach, near one of the beach bars

Pretty cove with a public beach to the north of the old town, within easy walking distance to the town centre, in front of the Porton Biondi campsite. The beach is mostly rocky, but there are a few very accessible pebble inlets and concrete jetties perfect for sunbathing (as well as the circumstancing green area). The beach offers very little natural shade, but there is the possibility of renting an umbrella directly at the beach, as well as deck chairs. The beach is generally safe, but there are no lifeguards and no emergency facilities at the beach. The Porton Biondi Beach distinguishes for its amazing view of the historical centre of Rovinj.

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Baluota (Monte) Beach

Baluota  Beach

Beach Type: rock

Size: length 500m, width 20m

Facilities: cafés, restaurants, kiosks

Dogs: no special restrictions

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach and surrounding area are maintained by the local authority

Parking: the old town is closed for traffic; the nearest parking is the parking lot Valdibora, within a 15 min walk from the Baluota beach

This beautiful stone beach in located in the very centre of Rovinj, directly beneath the church of Saint Euphemia. This unique spot is perfect for sunbathing on large rocks, only a few minutes from the main town square. The beach is not the best solution for inexperienced swimmers because of the steep and rocky shore, although there are a few ladders which make access easier. There are also a few small pebble inlets suitable for children, but there is no sun protection. The beach opposite to the Katarina island offers a great spot for admiring romantic sunsets and its northern part can be also good for fishing, especially in the early morning and evening (fishing is permitted only with fishing licenses, available at our agency).

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Katarina Island Beach

Katarina Island Beach

Beach Type: rock/pebble

Size: length 500m, width 20m

Facilities: afés, restaurants, first aid station, lifeguard, toilets, deckchair hire, tennis court, hotel swimming pool, beach volley, children’s playground

Dogs: not allowed

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach maintained by local authority and hotel employees

Parking: the beach is accessible only by boat (departing from the main square or the Delfin swimming pool area).

Surrounded by greenery, the Katarina island lies directly in front of the old town of Rovinj, accessible within a 5 minutes boat drive. The beach is mostly rock with a few pebbly patches, offering a great view of the old town from one side, and the view of the marina and the Nature park of Zlatni rt from its other side. The shore offers a few hidden coves and its western part is well known among locals for its cliff jumping predispositions. Good for swimming and sunbathing on large rocks, the island is very green and the pine trees offer pleasant shade just a few meters from the beach. There is also a nice coastal path around the island.

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Mulini Beach

Monte Molini Beach

Beach Type: paved/concreted/gravel

Size: length 200m, width 20m

Facilities: beach bar, hotel restaurants, water sports, rent a boat, rent a bike, marina, lifeguard, deckchair hire, showers

Dogs: no special restrictions

Maintenance:litter bins provided on the promenade, the beach and surrounding areas are maintained by the local authority and the hotel company

Parking: parking within a 10 minute walk, at the entrance of the marina, or on the road leading to hotel Park

A concrete paved beach to the south of Rovinj, close to the ACI marina and within easy walking distance from town centre. The beach has been completely rebuilt in 2014, the paved areas refreshed and surroundings landscaped. Large use of special white concrete combined with natural rocks give a touch of exclusivity to the whole area. A very popular walking promenade, curving towards the Zlatni rt Nature Park, divides the Monte Mulini beach from the 5-star hotel luxury complex. The beach offers also a classy beach bar, frequented mainly by hotel guests.

This public beach is good for swimming and sunbathing on large paved areas, as well as for children thanks to its graveled parts. There are water sports nearby and it is a good centre for boating, hire facilities and daily boat trips.

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Lone Beach

Lone Beach

Beach Type: pebbly/rocky/paved

Size: length 300m, width 20-40m

Facilities: beach & snack bars, hotel restaurants, bike rental, deck chair hire, lifeguard, showers, mini aqua park

Dogs: no special restrictions, designated parts of the beach reserved for dogs

Maintenance: Litter bins provided, beach cleaned daily

Parking: free parking within a 10 minute walk from the beach, on the main road leading towards the Zlatni rt Nature Park (Scaraba road)

The beach stretches along the Lone Bay, extending from the Monte Mulini beach on the north, to the entrance of the Nature park Zlatni Rt on the south (Golden Cape, also known as Punta Corrente), approximately 1500m from the old town. It can only be reached by foot or by bicycle and it offers amazing natural beauty of the landscape, with no traffic noise. The part of the beach close to the hotels of Lone and Eden is mostly covered with gravel, with wide green areas for sunbathing and some shade (the area has been rebuilt in 2014), whilst the part inside the park is mostly rocky with many pebble inlets perfect for children. The deep shadow of the Nature Park with its green lawns offers a relaxing scenery after a whole day of sun and beach.

The sheltered bay is also a popular anchoring spot for private yachts and motor boats, with moorings managed by the local harbour authorities.

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Zlatni Rt (Golden Cape) Beach

Zlatni Rt Beach

Beach Type: rock/pebble

Size: 2000m, width 20-40m

Facilities: restaurant, beach bars, showers, toilets, changing cabins, bike rental, deckchair hire

Dogs: no special restrictions, designated parts of the beach reserved for dogs

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach and surrounding area maintained by the local authority

Parking: free parking within a 10 minute walk from the beach, on the main road leading towards the hotels Park, Lone and Eden (Scaraba road)

A beautiful beach in a pretty location within the Zlatni Rt Forest Park (also known as Punta Corrente), made up of a mixture of rock and pebbles. The surrounding nature reserve Zlatni Rt is one of the most beautiful park areas on the Croatian Adriatic coast, established by the Austro-Hungarian count Georg Hütterott in 1890 with the idea of building a climatic health resort. The area has a plethora of native plant species as well as many exotic trees planted over the years, it offers wide meadows and forests, perfect for sport activities, as well as for children. For adrenaline addicts, there is also a very popular free climbing area, within an old quarry.

The Zlatni rt beach is the largest and most visited beach in Rovinj, its calm waters make it perfect for swimming and snorkeling, offering a beautiful view of the Island of S. Andrew. It pebble inlets are safe for children, whilst its rocky parts are more suitable for good swimmers and sunbathing fans. A coastal path along the waterfront provides excellent possibilities for long and relaxing walks, to where the next beach Kuvi begins.

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The island of Sveti Andrija (St. Andrew) Beach

The island of Sveti Andrija (Red Island) Beach

Beach Type: rock/pebble

Size: length 500m, width 10-20m

Facilities: cafés, restaurants, beach shops, swimming pool, first aid station, lifeguard, toilets, showers, deckchair hire, windsurf centre, tennis courts, diving centre, wellness and other hotel facilities

Dogs: not allowed

Maintenance: litter bins are provided, the beach and surrounding area are maintained by the local authority and the hotel company

Parking: the island can be reached only by boat (ca. 15 min ride, ticket price 5,00 eur), it is recommended to park the car near the Delfin swimming pool area, between the town centre and the marina

The largest and uninhabited island of the Rovinj archipelago (also known as Red Island) offers a wide range of facilities and preserves some very interesting monuments like the church built in the VI century by the Benedictines, as well as the monastery which has been turned into the castle of the Hütterott family, today an integral part of the hotel Istra.

The beach, which is partly pebble and partly rocky, with a few concrete areas, is also known for good water quality and cleanliness. The island offers a protected bay with moorings, very popular among boaters. The part inside the bay with its pebble and gravel parts is more suitable for children than its outside edges with strong currents. A pedestrian bridge connects the island to the Maškin Island with its naturist beach.

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Island Maskin Beach

Island Maskin Naturist Beach Rovinj

Beach Type: rock/pebble

Size: length 800m, width 10-20m

Facilities: snack bar, other services available on the island of S. Andrew - cafés, restaurants, beach shops, first aid station, toilets, showers, deckchair hire, windsurf centre, tennis courts, wellness and other hotel facilities

Dogs: not allowed

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach cleaned daily

Parking: not applicable, accessible by boat only (Rovinj – S. Andrew, ca. 15 min ride, ticket price 5,00 eur)

The seashore of Maškin island is Rovinj's official naturist (FKK) beach. The island is situated to the south of Rovinj, interconnected by an embankment with the island of S. Andrew (regular boat connections from the town centre and the parking lot Delfin, every hour).

The beach is mostly rocky with a few pebbly patches. It is one of the quietest beaches with deep and very clean water. Good for sunbathing on large rocks, but not really suitable for children due to rocky areas and undercurrents. Thanks to the beauty of its sea bottom, the island is also very popular among divers.

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Balsamake Beach

Balsamake Beach Rovinj

Beach Type: rocky

Size: length 200m, width 30m

Facilities: restaurant and beach bar nearby

Dogs: no special restrictions

Maintenance: litter bins are provided along the promenade; beach and surrounding area maintained by the local authority

Parking: free parking within a 10 minute walk from the beach (500m), on the main road leading towards the hotels Park, Lone and Eden (Scaraba road)

Small rocky beach to the south of the harbour within the Zlatni rt forrest park, overlooking the S. Andrew island. The beach is surrounded by shady pine trees, especially suitable for sunbathing on large flat rocks. Since the seafront is mainly steep with no ladders to facilitate the access to the water, the beach is more adequate for good swimmers and adults. The surrounding nature reserve is ideal for long walks and practicing of sports through the pristine landscape and spectacular views around the cove. The beach is open to the public and it represents one of the beaches preferred by the locals. Its rocks are also an interesting point for fishing, especially in the early morning and evening (only with fishing license).

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Skaraba Beach

Skaraba Beach Rovinj

Beach Type: rock/gravel

Size: length 800m, width 20-40m

Facilities: there are no beach facilities

Dogs: no special restrictions

Maintenance: litter bins provided, the beach and surrounding area are maintained by the local authority

Parking: free parking within a 10 minute walk from the beach (500m), on the main road leading towards the hotels Park, Lone and Eden (Scaraba road)

Very popular public beach on the southern border of the Zlatni rt nature park, surrounded by a pine forest. It is characterized by crystal clear waters and rocky shoreline, perfect for sunbathing and sea jumping. The sea becomes deep not far from the water edge, therefore it is not recommended to non-swimmers. The closest beach to the parking lot is at the same time the best choice for children and families, because of its pebble inlet combined with a large paved area and a pier, offering a gently sloping access to the sea.

The western part of the Škaraba beach consists of a number of small and hidden rocky bays, often frequented also by naturists, although the beach is not specified as a naturist beach. This part of the beach is also known for its strong undercurrents and the romantic view of the open sea.

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Kuvi Beach

Kuvi Beach Rovinj

Beach Type: pebble/rocky/paved

Size: length 700m, width 20m

Facilities: beach bars, lifeguard, toilets, showers, deckchair hire, water sport rentals, children’s playground

Dogs: dogs are allowed, but there is a dog restricted area on the eastern side of the beach

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach maintained by local authorities and beach bars' employees

Parking: free parking within a 5 minute walk from the beach (200m), in the district named Centener, near the Cuvi restaurant

Kuvi Beach is situated between the Scaraba beach and the tourist resort Villas Rubin, 2,5 kilometers south from the town centre. Its pebble and sandy inlet is one of the safest beaches around, especially because of its sheltered location and a gently sloping bottom suitable for little children. The beach itself is nicely landscaped and surrounded by a dense pine forest offering thick shadow and well-trodden paths which invite you to walks in the beautiful nature nearby.

The Kuvi cape divides the beach in two areas, beside the sheltered bay there is also a rocky and pebbled area overlooking the open sea and bordering with the Villas Rubin resort, offering various catering and leisure possibilities.

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Villas Rubin Beach

Villas Rubin Beach Rovinj

Beach Type: rocky/gravel

Size: length 1000 m, width 20-40m

Facilities: cafés, restaurants, kiosks, beach shops, first aid station, swimming pool, naturist beach, lifeguard, toilets, showers, boats rental, water sports centre, deckchair hire, slipway, scuba diving, tennis courts, beach volley, bike hire, other resort's facilities

Dogs: dogs can use the beach in designated areas only

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach and surrounding area maintained by the local authority and the resort's staff

Parking: free car parking spaces in front of the reception of the resort Villas Rubin, a 5 minutes walk from the beach

The beach is part of the Villas Rubin resort and it is one of the largest and most attended Rovinj's beaches, especially on weekends because it is one of the preferred beaches by locals. It is a long and relatively shallow beach, whilst parts of its rocky shore have been covered by fine gravel over the years, turning it into a very accessible area for children. The beach is surrounded by wide meadows, perfect for sunbathing and sports. The western part of the beach (nearby the Kuvi beach) is reserved for naturists.

Good centre for boating and hire facilities, thanks to its piers, boat ramps and mooring facilities. The beach is very clean, awarded with the Blue Flag (international indication of high environmental and quality standards). Since the beach is part of the Villas Rubin resort, there is a daily entrance fee of ca. 3 eur per person, but the resort’s amenities are well worth it.

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Polari Beach

Polari Beach Rovinj

Beach Type: pebble with a few rocky patches

Size: length 2000m, width 30m

Facilities: cafés, restaurants, kiosks, beach shops, first aid station, swimming pool, naturist beach, lifeguard, toilets, showers, windsurf centre, paddle- & motor boats rental, water sports centre, deckchair hire, slipway, moorings, scuba diving, tennis courts, beach volley, bike hire, children's playgrounds and other campsite's facilities

Dogs: dogs can use the beach in designated areas only

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach and surrounding area cleaned daily by the local authority and the campsite's staff

Parking: free car parking spaces in front of the reception of the campsite Polari, within a 10 minute walk from the beach

Beach Polari is part of the large camping area located 4 km south of Rovinj, next to the Villas Rubin Resort (daily entrance fee of ca. 3 eur per person). The beach has crystal clear water and is suitable for children and non-swimmers. The part of the beach on the south, called Punta Eva (Cape Eva), is reserved for naturists.

The beach offers spectacular views of the Rovinj's archipelago with the islands of St. Andrew, Maskin, Sturago and St. John. Polari beach is especially recommended for families, thanks to a large choice of facilities, including restaurants, rentals, playgrounds and a variety of leisure possibilities. As all other beaches in this part of the town, the resort is interconnected with other beaches and resorts by a nice coastal path.

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Vestar Beach

Vestar Beach Rovinj

Beach Type: sand and fine pebble, partly rocky

Size: length 700m, width 20-40m

Facilities: restaurants, cafés, swimming pool, lifeguards, changing rooms, first aid, toilets, showers, inflatable aqua park, tennis courts, beach volley, diving centre, bike/boat hire, children's playground, slipway and other facilities

Dogs: dogs can use the beach in designated areas only

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach maintained by the local authority and the campsite's staff

Parking: free car parking spaces in front of the reception of the campsite Veštar, within a 10 minute walk from the beach

A beautiful sheltered bay with sandy and fine pebble beach and very calm waters, suitable for families. Its gently sloping sandy bottom makes it one of the safest beaches in Rovinj, in fact, the beach is so shallow that you have to walk out about 50 meters before you get to deeper waters. Being part of the Veštar campsite, the beach offers a wide range of facilities and services, including a small marina for boat owners. There is a daily entrance fee of 3,00 € per person.

This Blue Flag awarded beach is located 5 km south of Rovinj, following the regional road towards Pula. If bicycle is your favorite mean of transportation, the campsite could be also reached following a nice gravel road starting nearby the campsite’s Polari reception. The southern part of the beach with its rocky shore is good for those looking for some privacy, as well as for fishing from the coast, especially when there are no swimmers. In front of the beach there is a small and very peaceful island.

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Cisterna Beach

Cisterna Beach Rovinj

Beach Type: pebble

Size: length 800m, width 20m

Facilities: beach bar

Dogs: no restrictions

Maintenance: litter bins provided, beach and surrounding area maintained by local authority

Parking: free and non-regulated parking spaces on the dirt road leading to the beach

Cisterna beach is a lovely pebbly beach located 7km south of Rovinj town centre. It can be accessed from the regional road to Pula, by turning left just a few meters before the campsite Vestar. It is a public beach with turquoise water and a backdrop of trees which gives it a feel of a wild and romantic beach. The entrance to the water is flat and the water is calm, so it is ideal for families with children, although there are almost no facilities nearby. Besides the beach bar, along the 3km long dirt road leading from the asphalt road to the beach, there are a few family-run restaurants offering a very relaxed atmosphere.

This narrow beach has a fantastic view of the rocky islands "Two Sisters" which are only a few hundred meters from the shore. The beach is very popular among locals and it can get very crowded on weekends. In the vicinity there is one of the must-see natural heritage sites, the Palud wetlands, a special ornithological reserve with more than 200 bird species, offering lovely walks and direct contact with nature.

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Characteristics of the Rovinj coastline

Rovinj’s coastline is very indented, offering a variety of bays and small coves, mainly combining rocks with pebble and fine gravel. Some of the beaches offer easy access to the sea, whilst there are also rocky parts reserved for good swimmers.

In any case, here are endless possibilities, explore as many as you can and find your favorite “private” hidden spot or enjoy the wide range of facilities and services offered by well-attended beaches inside the campsites.The crystal clear sea with its rich undersea life is ideal for snorkeling, as well as for diving.

Dog friendly beaches

If you are traveling with pets, there are quite a few dog friendly beaches, with areas designated for dogs use only. Although most of the beaches have no special restrictions, be sure to have your dog under close control and on a leash at all times. If you take your dog for a swim, choose only parts of the beach indicated with a dog-friendly sign.

Naturist beaches

Naturism is also very popular and it is mainly practiced inside naturist campsites where there are dedicated naturist beaches, but apart from secluded coves, there are also a few spots on some public beaches where nudity is accepted.