Five campsites by a sandy beach in Croatia

July, 27 2022

Croatia is known for its stunning Adriatic Coast, clean beaches and crystal-clear water. Many campsites in Croatia are right by the sea. The perfect way to combine camping and a beach holiday. Most beaches in Croatia are pebble beaches. If you’d rather laze on a sandy beach, then keep reading because we have found five campsites by a sandy beach in Croatia for you. 

1. Lanterna Premium Camping Resort – Poreč, Istrien

Sandy beach Lanterna Premium Camping Resort

It is so idyllic on the Adria Sandy Family Beach at Lanterna Premium Camping Resort.

Lanterna Premium Camping Resort is in Istria, close to the town of Poreč. And there are no fewer than eight beaches here. Furthermore, you will find an aqua park with ten swimming pools, great slides, a pirate ship and a large pool with paddling pool right by the water. You’re guaranteed to have fun in the water!

At this campsite, you can spend the night in one of our SunLodge glamping accommodation, for example. The comfortable Redwood and Aspen mobile homes are perfect for a family holiday. Sleep on comfortable mattresses and enjoy fresh coffee from the Nespresso coffee machine in the morning. In the evening, end the day relaxing on the covered wooden patio.

2. Camping Village Šimuni – Pag, Dalmatien

Sandy beach Camping Village Šimuni

Relax on the sandy beach while you children explore the Aqua Park.

Camping Village Šimuni is on the Dalmatian peninsula of Pag. There are six sandy beaches, but The Golden Sands is probably the most popular among the guests. That is because not only it is a sandy beach but also due to the amenities on and by the beach. For example, there is a large aqua park by the coast and you can get a refreshing drink from the beach bar.

But this campsite by a sandy beach in Croatia has more than just sun, sand and sea. From the campsite, you can take excursions to Croatia’s most beautiful spots. That way, you can easily discover the loveliest national parks, islands and cities in the country. Or you could go on an adventurous day trip, for example canyoning through Cetina Gorge.

3. Camping Zaton Holiday Resort – Zaton, Zadar

Sandy beach Camping Zaton Holiday Resort

Build sandcastles on this fabulous sandy beach in Croatia.

The 1.5-kilometre-long beach of Zaton Holiday Resort campsite has been crowned with the Blue Flag. This means, among other things, that the beach is tidy and safe. The seabed slopes gently to the sea making it a safe place for children to swim as well. That is, if they are not too busy building sandcastles. Moreover, the beach has play equipment, washing and toilet facilities and a beach bar. This beach is also accessible to disabled campers.

If you have had enough of the beach, this large family campsite has everything your heart desires. There is a varied entertainment programme, a pool with slides and play equipment, a supermarket, several restaurants and bars and a small shopping street with shops. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the campsite your entire holiday! You can also spend the night in a SunLodge here.

4. Camping Stella Maris – Umag, Istrien

Sandy beach Camping Stella Maris

Camping Stella Maris: for a varied family holiday by the Adriatic Sea.

Laguna Beach is the main beach of Camping Stella Maris: a pebble beach crowned with the Blue Flag. And there is Pinia Beach, a small sandy beach that is a great place for children to play. And close to Pinia Beach you will also find a dog-friendly beach where your four-legged friend is welcome. The beach and sea are accessible to disabled campers. This is a beach holiday for the whole family.

If you like sports contests or you are a fan of tennis, plan your holiday so that you are at Camping Stella Maris during the Plava Laguna Croatia Open held in Umag. Then you will be able to watch a thrilling tennis tournament live. The arena is only a few minutes walk from the campsite. Or play sport yourself on the tennis courts and multi-sports fields at the campsite. There is also fitness training and aqua aerobics for enthusiasts. If you want even more adventure, the Jangalooz Adventure Park is almost on your doorstep.

5. Arena Medulin Campsite – Medulin, Istrien

Sandy beach Arena Medulin Campsite

There is always plenty to do at Camping Arena Medulin’s sandy beach.

Medulin is a small village on the southern tip of Istria. Here, Arena Medulin Campsite lies on two peninsulas that are connected. There are various beach areas around the campsite where you can go into the water. The sandy beach at the entrance to the campsite is particularly beautiful. It has sun the entire day and is popular with families with children.

The best pitches at this sandy beach campsite in Croatia are on the small peninsula at the rear. A narrow road connects it to the rest of the campsite. Chose a pitch under a pine tree or hire a mobile home with a view over the Croatian Adriatic Sea.

Even more sandy beaches in Croatia

Sandy beach Zlatni Rat

The Zlatni Rat sand and pebble beach is called the ‘Golden Horn’ due to its shape.

There are of course even more sandy beaches to discover in Croatia. The most well-known is Zlatni Rat beach on the Dalmatian island of Brac. This beach is known for its unusual shape. The beach is a mix of pebbles and sand and is great for a beach day with the family.

One of the few genuine sandy beaches in Croatia is on the island of Rab in Kvanar Bay: Rasjka Plaza. It is also called Paradise Beach. The northernmost sandy beach in Croatia is in the city of Istria: Zambratija beach. A trip from the campsite is always worth your while.

You can find more campsites with sandy beaches in Croatia at Suncamp!

If you have you ever been to a sandy beach in Croatia, share your tips and experiences in the comments. Or if you prefer pebble and rock beaches, it is a great place to go snorkelling, for example.

Madita Weiß
  • Auteur: Madita Weiß
  • I love travelling! Whether a city break, beach holiday or a holiday high up in the mountains. I have seen many places in Europe already and have visited America and Israel. I prefer travelling with my tent, my car and my boyfriend and am happy to share my experiences with you.


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