Already in 1888 Crikvenica has seen it’s first tourist resort and this was the start of the tourism industry in this town. The clean, clear blue Adriatic sea, a Riviera with pebble and sandy beaches that stretches for up to 30 km and plenty of natural shade under the green pine trees make Crikvenica a great Sun, Sea and Beach destination!
Crikvenica is a very pet-friendly place and even has a beach for dogs!
Beaches in and around Crikvenica
The Town Beach – “Gradsko kupalište” – a popular pebble and sandy beach just 200 m from the town centre, which was awarded the “Blue flag” in 1998. A part of the beach is called Black Pier Beach “Crni molo” and this is a sandy beach area known for its shallow bay, perfect for little children.
There is an entrance fee charged from 08.00 – 17.00, the beach is accessible for disabled people, and is great for families with children as there are many facilities. Offering water skiing, parachute rides, peddled boats, beach volleyball, table tennis, water exercises, and there are bars, café’s restaurants, children and sport play grounds so you’ll find everything you need.
Beach “Balustrada” is a pebble/sandy beach that stretches from Town beach to the centre of Crikvenica. The entrance to this beach is free, and you can hire deck chairs, parasols, peddle boats and other water sport equipment, there is a children playground and, café’s, bars and restaurants.
Beach “Kaštel” is a pebble beach in front of a hotel, in the centre of Crikvenica. The entrance is free, and you can hire deck chairs, parasols and use other facilities at the beach.
Beach “Omorika” is a free pebble beach in front of a hotel, there are deck chairs, parasols and water sport equipment for hire.
Beach “Kačjak” is a long pebble beach at a beach resort. Situated in a peaceful bay, surrounded by Mediterranean vegetation which offer plenty of shade, there are deck chairs and parasols for hire at the beach.
Beach “Varaždin Swimming pools” a complex of swimming pools filled with sea water in front of a hotel, one of the pools is suited for children and non swimmers. The pools have been awarded the European Blue flag. Entrance is free for the guests of the hotel, at the swimming pool you can hire deck chairs and parasols. Nearby are a bar and restaurant.
Beach “Poli mora” Slaven is a beach in front of a hotel free entrance, here you can hire deck chairs and parasols. There are many cafes nearby, as well as a restaurant.
Beach for dogs “Podvorska” – in 2010 the first beach for dogs was opened in Crikvenica. It is situated close to the small port “Podvorska” at the end of the break water. entrance is free. There is a bulletin board with behaviour rules for dog owners, and dog sheds for sun protection.