Whether you would like to spend your holiday with your family, on an active sport holiday, enjoying romantic moments, alone or being entertained – Rijeka has the beach for everyone’s taste.

Rijeka's beaches


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



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This beach is surrounded by a floating barrier, equipped for water basketball, has access to sea for disabled people, a rescue service, catering facilities, changing rooms, showers, sanitary facilities and a garage. Ploče beach also has a beach volleyball court and a complex of swimming pools and is a Blue Flag beach.



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Because of the wind that blows in the early morning, this beach is a real paradise for windsurfers and yachtsmen. It has an entrance for smaller vessels from the land. The beach has shower and sanitary facilities.


Kostanj Bay

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The city beach primarily intended for disabled users. Swimmers are looked after by trained lifeguards, the beach is surrounded by a floating barrier, equipped for water basketball, and it has access to the sea for disabled people, catering facilities, showers, parking spaces and a sanitary facility suitable for disabled persons. It is also a Blue Flag beach.



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Thanks to a shallow sea entrance, and green zone above the beach where is possible to find shelter from the sun, this pebble beach is ideal for families with children. Its quietness and green zone are also attractive for the more senior visitors. It has shower facilities too.



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This beach has shower and sanitary facilities, catering facilities and is equipped for water basketball.

Dog beach Kantrida

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The beach is placed on an area of 500 m2 and it is located on the embankment east of the auxiliary soccer stadium at Kantrida, next to the parking area. To make the beach fully convenient, it includes a shower and tap, together with a rubber garden hose for washing dogs. There is also a waste bin with a plastic bag dispenser.


Dog beach Brajdica

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The beach for dogs at Brajdica is located in Pećine and it is a sandy beach, equipped with benches, waste baskets, running water, a tap, shower and a hose. The beach is accessible to both vehicles and pedestrians.



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One of the oldest of Rijeka beaches is only a few minutes far from the city centre toward the east. Young and old alike will enjoy this pebble beach. This beach has a shower, changing rooms and sanitary facilities.



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This beach has shower and sanitary facilities, catering facilities and a toboggan.



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Everyone can enjoy the pebble beach, but particularly families with children. After sunset, it transforms from a quiet beach in a place to go out. The beach has parking spaces, a beach volleyball court, catering facilities, a toboggan, shower and sanitary facilities.