Croatia - 10 cool campsites by the sea

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Seaside campsites are the perfect recipe for a successful holiday, especially in Croatia. In this country, you will find a really wide selection of various facilities, adapted to the needs of various groups of tourists, including families with children. Where is it worth going on holiday if you dream of an alternative to a classic hotel holiday, i.e. relaxation by the water, close to nature and on your own terms?

Croatia has been the European leader in terms of camping for years - both in terms of their number and the dynamics of development. It is also one of the most popular caravanning destinations among Poles - in 2023, Croatian campsites were visited by as many as 25% more Poles than the year before.

And this is hardly surprising: a well-developed recreational base and infrastructure, and, above all, fantastic weather and the proximity of the turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea make Croatia an ideal destination for a seaside holiday. Especially for you, we checked which Croatian campsites by the sea are most popular among tourists.

Ježevac Premium Camping Resort

One of the best-rated Croatian campsites by the sea is the Ježevac Premium Camping Resort, which covers 11 hectares in Primorsko-Gora County, just a 5-minute walk from the center of the historic town of Krk. Camping Jezevac allows you to camp on large pitches by the beach, so if you want to be close to the sea, this will be the perfect choice. The extensive campsite includes, among others: the well-developed Val Lungomare Family and Val Veja Family beaches with the Val quality mark, ensuring wonderful relaxation by the turquoise sea.

Jezevac - a nice campsite by the sea in Croatia

This extensive facility offers guests over 450 large plots with an area of 100 m² and very comfortable cottages by the sea , which can comfortably accommodate three to eight people (the area of the cottage is 18-38 m², and there are 180 of them on the campsite). The complex includes, among others: a restaurant, a Mezzino Street Food bar and a Valfresco Direkt store with the possibility of ordering purchases online with delivery to our cottage or camping pitch, as well as numerous attractions for children, including a dedicated water park, animation programs and Maro playrooms. Adult guests at the campsite can use, among others: with an outdoor swimming pool, a wellness oasis surrounded by a Mediterranean garden, sports fields, Stay Fit exercise and recreation programs and music and entertainment programs. So if you are wondering where to go to the seaside in Croatia , Camping Ježevac will certainly not disappoint you.

Krk Premium Camping Resort

Another great campsite that guarantees a successful seaside holiday in Croatia is the eco-camping center Krk Premium Camping Resort, part of the Camping Adriatic - Valamar chain. This is the first Croatian five-star environmentally friendly family campsite, with its own Bio Cleaner sewage treatment plant and solar collectors. The campsite has a 250m long Val Levant family beach, guaranteeing good rest, fun and relaxation for adults and children of all ages. In its western part there is a separate beach for dogs.

Krk - a nice campsite with houses by the sea in Croatia

This luxurious campsite offers plenty of amenities, and above all, comfortable relaxation in modern 6-8-person camping cottages with an area of 30-38 m² (there are 200 of them in the resort), on spacious 100-meter plots in the shade of olive trees (350) or luxurious glamping tents (50). Swimming pools, a water park, a comfortable SPA by the sea with saunas, animations, sports and entertainment programs, a children's club and a central square with shops, a bakery, a food market, a restaurant - it is simply impossible to get bored while relaxing at Krk Premium Camping Resort!

Solitudo Sunny Camping

Solitudo Sunny Camping is the only campsite in Dubrovnik, located just a 10-minute drive from the famous UNESCO-listed Old Town (and only a few hundred meters from the city bus stop that takes you there). 250 m from the campsite there is a fantastic Copacabana beach with perfectly clear water and numerous attractions and facilities for children and disabled people. Water sports, sunbathing under an umbrella, fun on the slides - the beach, which is just a stone's throw away from Camping Solitudo , is a real seaside paradise for both children and adults.

The campsite itself will provide us with a comfortable stay surrounded by greenery. Solitudo Sunny Camping, located on an area of 6 ha, occupies a quiet, pine-covered Babin Kuk peninsula at the northern end of the Lapad peninsula, offering guests 200 large plots (80-120 m²) for caravans and 300 comfortable cottages, as well as modern Solaris camping cottages Eco Premium, built from 90% natural or recycled materials.

Solaris Camping Resort

When looking for the perfect place for a seaside holiday in Croatia, you should also consider Istria, famous for its excellent campsites. It is there, on the Lanterna peninsula, halfway between Porec and Novigrad, that Solaris Camping Resort is located, located in a quiet, green area right by the sea. The campsite is especially popular among naturists, who offer 2.5 km of wonderful beaches, private pitches and numerous amenities.

Camping Solaris - a nice campsite by the sea in Croatia

Very extensive (covering as much as 49 ha), surrounded by an oak forest , the Solaris campsite offers guests spacious camper pitches and tent pitches, as well as seaside apartments and rooms. The numerous attractions include an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the sea, a fenced play and social area for dog owners, and sports and entertainment programs providing attractions and great fun. Regardless of whether we plan to spend only a weekend at the seaside or would like to relax in one place for a longer time, Solaris Camping Resort will definitely be a hit.

Camping Porto Sole

If you are bored with staying in a hotel and are interested in camping, Istria will be an ideal location to look for a comfortable place for a holiday by the sea. It is in Istria, near the town of Vrsar, that another highly rated seaside campsite is located, Porto Sole. Open all year round, this facility, part of the Maistra camping network, is located surrounded by pine forests, next to a picturesque beach over a kilometer long, with showers, sun loungers and umbrellas, ideal for snorkeling. There is also a restaurant on the beach where you can have lunch or dinner with an amazing view of the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea.

Camping Porto Sole offers guests a variety of accommodation options, including several hundred comfortable pitches with electricity and cozy, fully equipped mobile homes with covered terraces that can accommodate up to eight people. The facility also provides many attractions for both children and adults, including a swimming pool with a paddling pool for children, playgrounds, a mini-club with animations, an extensive sports zone, a diving school and a fitness studio. So if we would like to combine holiday accommodation by the sea with a variety of activities, choosing the Porto Sole campsite we will certainly not be bored.

Brioni Sunny Camping

Another highly rated seaside campsite in Istria is Brioni Sunny Camping, located just six kilometers from the center of historic Pula and providing fantastic views of the Brijuni National Park archipelago. The facility is located next to a charming, pebbly beach, 1.5 km long, with a gentle descent to stunning turquoise water, perfect for both lazy relaxation and water sports.

Brioni Camping - nice campsite by the sea in Croatia

Brioni Sunny Camping is a facility especially recommended for young people, who will find plenty of various attractions there. Well-equipped pitches and a wide range of sports activities, as well as the possibility of renting water sports equipment, make Brioni Sunny Camping a perfect place for those who love spending their time actively. When it comes to accommodation, the campsite provides spacious pitches for trailers and campers and camping sites for tents, located among the trees or on the beach, but also comfortable camping houses with full equipment. There is also a hostel on site with full and half board options.

Camping Polari

Also in Istria, 3.5 km from the center of Rovinj (a water taxi runs directly from the campsite to the town), there is the Polari campsite - very extensive, covering as much as 62 hectares in a pine forest right next to a bay with crystal blue water and delightful, spacious beaches. The two-kilometer-long sandy and rocky beach at the campsite is considered one of the cleanest in Europe, which is confirmed by the Blue Flag certificate awarded to it. Everyone will find a place there, including guests who came to the campsite with their four-legged friends.

Camping Polari

The Polari campsite has a lot to offer tourists both in terms of accommodation (several hundred comfortable, fully equipped mobile homes with an area of 32-35 m², able to accommodate up to eight people, and over 2,000 comfortable camping pitches in the shade of pine trees or directly by the beach), as well as available attractions. Spray Park, a water playground with an area of over 600 m², numerous activities and a special children's zone will ensure great fun for the youngest guests, which is why Polari is considered an ideal campsite for families with children.

Camping Village Poljana

Located by the sea on the island of Lošinj, in the Kvarner Bay, the Village Poljana campsite is surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation, providing a unique opportunity for a comfortable holiday among greenery. Beach lovers will find several charming, very clean Blue Flag-certified beaches in the area, encouraging both blissful relaxation under an umbrella and water activities. The campsite has a sand and pebble beach with special platforms located on rocky ledges, providing excellent conditions for catching the Croatian sun.

Poljana - a nice campsite by the sea in Croatia

The campsite overlooking the island of Krk provides guests with accommodation in mobile homes with air conditioning and offers spacious, comfortable plots located directly by the sea, so that the sound of the waves can lull you to sleep. Another option is brick five-person bungalows or Lodge tents with a bedroom, kitchenette and bathroom. A restaurant with excellent local cuisine, animations, a playground, a mini-club and a rich sports offer make it impossible to get bored at the campsite. Importantly, we can count on service in Polish at the resort, because it belongs to the Baia Holiday chain, which is based in Warsaw.

Orsera Camping Resort

Located in Istria, near the picturesque town of Vrsar, the seaside Orsera campsite is the perfect base for visiting nearby attractions such as Poreč, Rovinj and Lim Bay. The facility is surrounded by a lush pine forest, and right next to the campsite there is a well-kept coast with a 900-meter-long beach, with fantastic views and a gentle descent to crystal-clear, turquoise water.

Orsera Camping - a nice campsite by the sea in Croatia

This is the perfect campsite for sea lovers. We can observe them from the terraces and camping houses, and the resort also has an a la carte restaurant with a fantastic view of the sea and the islands of the Vrsar archipelago, where, for example, you can have a romantic dinner at sunset. In terms of accommodation, the Orsera campsite offers guests mobile homes with panoramic views and spacious pitches where you can park a camper or pitch a tent. The sports and diving center make the campsite perfect for lovers of active recreation.

Zaton Holiday Resort

An ideal place for fans of the sea and water attractions is Zaton Holiday Resort - one of the best facilities of this type in Europe and the most awarded Croatian campsite. A modern resort located right next to a 1.5-kilometer long sandy beach, one of the most beautiful in this region. The beach has gentle descent into the water (the sea is shallow there, so it is an ideal place for families with small children) and special access to the sea for disabled people, there are sun loungers, umbrellas, showers, changing rooms and snack bars. Additionally, the campsite offers guests access to an extensive swimming pool complex, including hydromassage pools and air massage benches. It is no exaggeration to say that the Zaton campsite is a real water paradise!

Zaton Holiday Resort also provides full comfort when it comes to accommodation. Guests have at their disposal both extensive, comfortable plots with electricity, water and sewage connections, as well as glamping tents, cottages, bungalows and comfortable, fully equipped apartments. It is almost a hotel with a swimming pool by the sea , especially since the campsite also provides exceptionally extensive sanitary facilities and additional amenities for families, such as laundry rooms, toilets for babies and family bathrooms.

Do you want to find the perfect campsite in Croatia for you?

Of course, Croatia offers many more great seaside campsites - if you already know the ones described above and want to explore more, you will find the best-rated campsites in Croatia here. These are not cheap holidays , but Croatian campsites, with their excellent infrastructure and numerous amenities, are definitely worth the price. Regardless of whether you are looking for an intimate camping site or a large facility with comfortable cottages and attractions for children - when it comes to camping, Croatia will certainly meet your expectations, providing you with a wonderful holiday by the sea.

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Magdalena Ciszewska
Magdalena Ciszewska

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