Thanks to the Mediterranean climate, the bathing season in Rijeka begins in spring and lasts until late autumn. Two Rijeka beaches, Ploče and Kostanj are the proud owners of Blue Flags, the finest proof of the cleanliness of Rijeka's sea. The sea is clean and blue, the sun is drawn here and the beaches are numerous, diverse, large and noisy, small and secluded, pebbly, concrete, rocky, hidden...
With regard to the city location, Rijeka’s beaches are located to the far eastern and to the far western parts of the city. On the eastern side, at Pećine there are eight beaches, most of which are only a few minutes away from the city centre. On the western part, you can find your ideal beach from Kantrida to Preluk - there are five beaches on Kantrida, and if you do not like sea water you can take a swim and sunbathe in the Kantrida Pools, the largest and most beautiful swimming pool complex in Croatia. There are a whole series of larger and smaller beaches and bays from Bivio to Preluk, which are connected by a promenade with numerous facilities, from catering and sport amenities to parks for children located in the shade of the vegetation. These beaches are ideal for those who, besides sunbathing and bathing, enjoy sporting activities at the seaside too. Thanks to its very specific position and the wind that blows there, Preluk beach is famous and a favourite beach of surfers. Also, smaller, nameless beaches can be found here together with hidden bays and beaches for those who prefer being in a more secluded area. Some of them are only reachable from the sea.
City buses drive to all beaches. The beach can be found just a few minutes’ walk from the bus station and there is free car parking close to all the beaches.
List of beaches