With 30 sandy beaches Rab is a really Happy island with a lot of tiny, picturesque coves, recognised by tourists from all over the world almost 125 years ago, to this day, due to the crystal clear, warm and shallow sea, great for the entire family. Everyone can find their own private beach on Rab based on their preference: there are naturist beaches, solitary coves, beaches for dogs and beaches for single people looking for a bit of…love 🙂
Although the Croatian is one of the most beautiful in the world, with a multitude of islands, islets, beautiful beaches and hidden coves, sandy beaches are a real rarity.
This is why there are only a few sandy oases from the north of Istria to the south of Dalmatia.
The best known, biggest and most beautiful sandy beach in Croatia, bar none, is Rajska plaža in Lopar (island of Rab).
Lopar has an abundance of beautiful sandy beaches, in fact, there are 22 of them, of which 3 are nudist beaches (Ciganka, Sahara and Stolac). The largest and most famous is the Rajska plaža or „Paradise Beach“, which is 1.5km long and has the most tourist facilities and which was awarded the ‘Blue Flag‘ in 2003 – the international symbol of quality and preservation of the natural environment as well as safety for the bathers. „Paradise beach“ is especially interesting for older people, families with children and less proficient swimmers, but equally for young people keen on sport and amusement. At the height of the season it can be difficult to find sunbathing places on this beach because together with the tourists from Lopar, more than 50% of visitors to the town of Rab also bathe here. The AQUAGAN is a monumental structure in the uttermost southern area of „Paradise beach“, whose three giant water slides offers endless enjoyment to tourists, particularly those younger ones. „Paradise beach“ proved to be an ideal location for beach volleyball, which is why Lopar has for many years successfully hosted tournaments in Croatian championships, the Alpe-Adria Cup and others and has big future plans for this attractive sport
Not far from „Paradise beach“ there is another sandy beach known as Livačina, which many consider to be even more attractive. In the shade of the pine trees you can find several catering establishments which offer a variety of local specialities. There is also a very good assortment of beach and sea equipment for hire including the ever popular jet-ski, para-sailing, board sailing, rent-a-boat or canoes, pedalos and an aquapark.
There are only a few places on the Adriatic surrounded by as many beautiful natural beaches as Novalja. Whether you go north or south, you’ll soon reach one of these magnificent beaches, which will provide perfect comfort and relaxation. The beaches are wide, sand and shingle, with clear water and excellent access to the sea, which in turn makes them particularly suitable for families with children. They are located 1-3 km from Novalja, forming a ring around it. All the beaches can be reached by car and have parking areas.
Cesarica, Ribarica i Lukovo Šugarje are small, pittoresque villages untouched by mass tourisam, completely preserved from crowd and noise. Weather you are accomodated in camp or private apartmant – you will feel like the sea and the bech are your very own.