Istria's Blue Flag Beaches

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The Blue Flag awards for clean beaches are taken seriously in Istria.

44 Croatian and 5 Slovenian beaches have the 'Blue Flag' accreditation which given the relative sizes, compares very favorably against other Blue Flag resort areas, namely:

    Balearics 63
    Cyprus 56
    Canaries 35

With glorious summer weather, virtually the whole 400 kilometres of the Istrian Peninsula coastline becomes a beach resort.

Secluded coves shaded by woodland to hectic party beaches,
it's all here!

It is of note however, that the majority of Istrian beaches are of pebble, grass or man-made and very few are of sand.

At first glance this may be a bit off-putting, but with a generally calm sea, gaining access even from rocks isn’t at all difficult.

Concrete beach areas are usually well-equipped with hand rails, steps, wheelchair access and in the developed resort beaches there is normally good infrastructure such as cafes, bars, amusements, games areas, tennis courts, football & volleyball pitches etc.

The upside to this is the the water is very clear – the great underwater visibility making ideal conditions for snorkelling or diving, and gives a beautiful blueness to everything!

Two recommendations for enjoying the beaches of Istria are:

    Flip-flops or beach shoes (especially for younger ones)
    A camping mat to go under the beach towel.

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