The island of Losinj is a great tourist destinations, also outside the high season, due to its favourable climate and healthy green pine trees it is a haven for people with allergies and lung problems.
Mali Losinj belonged to the Venetians, just like neighbouring island Cres. Veli Losinj is a beautiful village with villa’s hiding in the green vegetation and plenty of bars and restaurants. The best known beach of the island is ‘Cikat’ bay just south-west of Mali Losinj, there is plenty of opportunity for water-sport. The island is great for walking from village to village and beach to beach underneath the green pine trees. On the website of the tourism office of Losinj are walking trails described and there is a map.
The island can be reached by ferry from the island Krk, via island Cres by car, and there are connections to Zadar and Pula.
Beaches on Losinj
Veli Žal Beach in the Sunčana Uvala of Mali Lošinj is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, and has a Blue Flag. It is a pebble bay with rocks and has plenty of natural shade nearby under the green pine trees that surround the beach. There are many facilities like showers, restaurant, and many opportunities for all kinds of sport.
Uvala Čikat Beach in Čikat, Mali Lošinj has three bays of which one is sandy and perfect for smaller children, it is a great area for swimming and there are many facilities, like showers, bars and restaurants, sports, boat-, kayak- or catamaran rentals, and you can take diving and windsurfing lessons.
Srebrna Uvala Beach Mali Lošinj in Camp Cikat has two pebble bays with rocks and easy access into the sea with a marked area for swimming. The are ample facilities like showers, children playground, water-sport equipment for rent, and there are two beach bars. Great beach for families with children.
Kadin Beach is located at the entrance to the town of Mali Lošinj, it is a rocky beach with several pebble bays and access to the sea is easy in the rocky part as there are steps to help you get in. You can park your car in an organized parking lot, and showers and a restaurant are near to the beach.
Barakuda Beach, Veli Lošinj is located in Rovenska and is characterized by its 200 m breakwater. There is a large pebbly bay within the beach, with easy access to the sea. Nearby are a bar for refreshment and a few small shops with various beach items and a beach volley court.
Kriska lagoon is 30 min south from Veli Losinj, and there are two paths to Kriska you can choose from – the longer path leads over the winding “lungomare” path following the coastline, while the shorter path leads over the Sv. Nikola hill and down through olive fields to the Kriska lagoon with its gravel beach, this lagoon also offers the best protection from “bura” winds on this side of the island.
Krivica lagoon is a narrow lagoon on the south of Losinj island, covered in pine trees and facing west. Due to its position and form it is the perfect harbour in case of bad weather. It take a walk of an hour and a half from the centre of Veli Losinj climbing over Sv. Ivan and then going down to the lagoon itself. Rocky cascades with a wealth of sea flora and fauna are to be found here, and diving is possible for all categories of divers to further explore the natural wonders in the lagoon.
Balvanida lagoon on the west side of the island, one of the favourite anchor places offering good protection from the wind. Walk or drive to the Sv. Ivan peak on the Kalvarija hill from where you have a 30 min downhill walk to the west coast, there awaits a small lagoon, including a restaurant with various gourmand sea specialities.