The charming town of Umag is an ideal camping destination and the first town you see when entering Istria from the north – that’s why it’s sometimes called ‘the gate of Istria’.
Umag has always been an attractive tourist destination thanks to its enchanting landscape and mild climate. It was discovered by the Roman aristocracy 2000 years ago and they decided to use it as a summer resort. The town’s interesting history is still reflected in the old town centre, and its reputation as a popular tourist destination remains. Cycle paths, beautiful beaches with crystal clear sea and hills dotted with taverns and wine cellars offer an experience of enjoyment in a myriad of ways.
Umag is an ideal destination for camping, especially as the unspoilt Mediterranean landscape is the focus of campsites such as Finida. If you’re a tennis fan, be sure to visit Umag in July, when the complex by our camp Stella Maris hosts the ATP Croatia Open, set against a romantic sea backdrop. The beaches of the campsites will provide you with idyllic afternoons. Spacious pitches of up to 145 m² in the shade of pine trees or by the sea will allow you to rest under the starry sky with the sound of the waves. All of our campsites are pet friendly and we also have a naturist campsite on offer. Check below which campsite suits you best and book your spot.
Our family campsites in Umag are the ideal destination for a relaxing family holiday, with excellent facilities, clean sea air and Blue Flag beaches. You can choose between pitches inside the camp, surrounded by greenery, and pitches right by the sea, including the premium category, which comes with its own shower, barbecue and gazebo, which you can find at the family campsite Park Umag. Modern sanitary facilities for children and adults, as well as free Wi-Fi, are available to all guests, and pools with children’s props will delight children. The animation team will make sure you have a great time, and recreational activities such as surfing school, mini golf and kayaking are ideal ways to spend quality time with your loved ones in the heavenly surroundings of Umag.
Bring your pet along!
For many of us, a vacation would not be complete without the company of our pet. The natural landscape of Umag and the surrounding area is an ideal terrain for walking, swimming and running through the nature with your dog. Our pet-friendly campsites in Umag will take care of everything else – dogs are more than welcome in all campsites with pitches. Spacious pitches in the shade of the trees inside the campsite, near modern sanitary facilities or by the sea provide the ideal place to relax. All campsites have dog beaches and facilities for washing your pets, and you can enjoy long walks by the sea directly from your pitch.
Delightful pitches with sea views
If you want to spend your holiday close to the sea and enjoy well-kept beaches with facilities such as beach bars and recreational facilities, Umag is a great destination. Most of our campsites have pitches directly by the sea, and within them you will find a wide range of pitches by the sea up to 120 m² in size. From a satellite TV connection to a barbecue and your own shower, additional facilities will make your stay more comfortable. If you prefer a classic camping holiday, there are also traditional pitches without these additional facilities. At the Finida textile campsite and Kanegra naturist campsite you can enjoy the peace and quiet of nature combined with the view of the turquoise sea – they are simply perfect places to relax.
Premium comfort – mobile homes, glamping and apartments
You can be sure of a relaxing holiday in a camping environment if you choose a mobile home in Umag. The air-conditioned interior with 2 or 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms is enough to make you feel comfortable even in summer temperatures. There are covered terraces with sun loungers. Most of them have a view of the green garden or the beautiful Adriatic Sea.
For an extra touch of luxury, there’s the glamping tent – up to 63 m² of space for up to 6 people will comfortably accommodate a group of friends or family, and the location by the sea will surprise even the most demanding. At the Istrian Villas Resort you will find beautiful apartments with sea views and the option of half board, where you will feel as if you are in your own villa.
Camp Park Umag is located ten minutes by car from Umag. Covering an area of 101 hectares, it is the largest campsite in Croatia, and thanks to its first-class facilities and Blue Flag beach, it is a popular choice for family holidays. The pitches, which range in size from 50 to 120 m², will welcome you in the green interior of the camp and by the sea, where you will also find pitches with showers, gazebos and barbecues. Another special feature of the camp is the eco-park with autochthonous Istrian herbs, where you can pick the spices you need for a home-made Mediterranean meal. The swimming pool complex with slides and a pirate ship will be a source of hours of entertainment for the little ones, as well as the creative activities of the animation team. Take the time to relax with a relaxing massage and spend family moments together with activities such as crazy golf, pedalos and surfing lessons.
Stella Maris is one of the most popular destinations for sports fans, especially tennis fans – the ATP Croatia Open tournament is held in the campsite tennis stadium right next to the camp’s beach. July is therefore a good time to stay at the camp if you are a fan of the night life and concerts that accompany this sporting event. While you’re staying at the camp you can play or learn to play tennis at the tennis school. If you prefer water activities, you can go kayaking, play beach volleyball or try your hand at water polo in the camp’s freshwater pool. Plots in the shade of Mediterranean trees will provide you with a place to truly relax. Choose a size from 70 to 145 m² with connections for electricity, water and satellite TV, and if you wish, you can walk to the centre of Umag. In 2023, the camp was awarded the prestigious ADAC Superplatz prize, which places it among the best campsites in Europe.
Day trip idea – Croatia’s westernmost point
The charming fishing village of Savudrija is a ten-minute drive from Umag. In addition to the picturesque Mediterranean surroundings, there are two special curiosities to be found here. The first is the fact that Cape Savudrija is the westernmost point of Croatia, and the second is the oldest active lighthouse in Croatia. It is possible to visit the cape by bicycle – Savudrija is one of the stops on the most famous Istrian cycle path called Parenzana.
The lighthouse is 36 metres high and was built more than 200 years ago under the patronage of the Austrian Emperor Franz I. This symbol of local history is the subject of many legends. The most famous legend says that the Austrian Count Metternich had it built to token his love for a Croatian lady he met at a ball in Vienna. She died before it was finished, and the dispirited count never returned to Savudrija. This is just one of the many legends associated with the Umag area that you will be lucky to discover for yourself on your next holiday. Book a pitch at one of our campsites and get to know all the beauties of the Umag area.
Frequently asked questions
What is the easiest way to get to the campsites in Umag with a camper or camper trailer?
Guests from Germany and western Austria, as well as Liechtenstein and the eastern part of Switzerland, usually travel through Slovenia, but since there are often traffic jams at the Karavanke tunnel, they often detour through Italy (Villach - Udine - Trieste - Kopar - Umag). Guests from the eastern part of Austria travel through Slovenia (Graz - Maribor - Ljubljana - Kopar - Umag), while those from the central and western part of Switzerland travel through Italy (Lugano - Milan - Venice - Trieste - Kopar - Umag). Guests from the Czech Republic and Slovakia travel through Austria and Slovenia (Vienna - Graz - Maribor - Ljubljana - Koper - Umag), and guests from Italy travel through Slovenia (Trieste - Kopar - Umag). If you are coming from Italy, we have described a detour that will allow you to avoid paying the vignette in Slovenia: https://adriacamps.com/en/news/how-to-avoid-slovenian-vignette-your-way-to-croatia/.
What is the best way to move in and around the campsite?
Inside the campsites, guests move around mostly on bicycles or e-scooters. There is also a tourist train in the Park Umag camp, which guests can use to get around the campsite for an extra charge. The train also goes north towards the village of Katoro, passing by the Stella Maris and Istrian Villas Resort campsites. For an additional fee, it is also possible to use a taxi boat that will take you from any camp to the center of town.
What are the best family campsites in Umag?
The best family campsites in Umag are Camping Park Umag and Camping Stella Maris.
Do the campsites in Umag offer activities throughout the season?
Yes, campsite guests can enjoy various animation programs from the middle of June to the beginning of September. The animation is intended for children from 4 to 12 years old, but also for adults. There is also a handful of fun activities at sea, such as renting pedal boats or SUPs, but also the possibility of surfing, diving, sailing, etc. Please note that the activities organized as part of the animation program are free of charge, but all other activities are extra. For more information about the activities available at each camp, please visit the campsite pages. Outside the campsites you can enjoy various water and sports activities (biking or hiking), explore the nearby towns, taste traditional Istrian food and wine, etc. To make it as easy as possible for you, here are some suggestions for your stay in Umag:
• Adrenaline park Jangalooz in the camp Stella Maris (open from May to September)
• Aquapark Istralandia near Novigrad
• X-Forest adventure park in Umag
• Dinopark in Funtana.
Which are the best pet-friendly campsites in Umag?
Pets are allowed in all campsites in Umag, but please check the pages of individual campsites to see if pets are allowed without further inquiry or upon request. All campsites that welcome pets have pet-friendly beaches and showers for pets.
What are the facilities for pets at the campsites in Umag?
In all campsites in Umag, there are specially designated areas on the beach that welcome pets, as well as showers (in certain sanitary facilities). The veterinary clinic is located in the town center.
What are the pitches in the campsites in Umag equipped with?
In general, campsites are equipped with electricity, water and drainage hook-ups. Most pitches in Umag have electricity and water hook-ups, while drainage hook-ups are less common. Keep in mind that a CEE adapter is required to connect to electricity, and the power of the connection is usually 10A. Only a few campsites have connections up to 16A. You will find all the necessary information about the availability of hook-ups on the pages of the individual campsites.
Is barbecuing allowed in the Umag campsites?
Barbecuing is allowed in designated barbecue areas. Some of the campsites allow barbecuing on the pitches and you can find information about this on the individual campsites.
What shops can I find nearby?
Each campsite has a supermarket or mini-market. There are also other grocery stores in the area:
• Plodine - Novigradska 24, 52470, Umag
• Lidl - Poduzetnička 3, 52470, Umag
• Kaufland - Novigradska 22, 52470, Umag
• Spar - Bujska 1, 52470, Umag
The nearest store selling camping equipment is in Poreč (about 30 km from Umag):
• Meridian nautika d.o.o. - Mate Vlašića 24 A, 52440 Poreč.
What restaurants can I find in the campsites in and around Umag?
In the campsites in Umag you will find mainly à la carte restaurants, while in the town of Umag you will find restaurants serving traditional Istrian dishes, as well as restaurants offering international specialties. Some of the most famous restaurants in Umag are: bistro-pizzeria "Luna", tavern "Andi", guesthouse "Kopar", tavern "Bokun" and tavern "Rustica". Before you visit them, be sure to check the menu and prices so that you can choose what suits your taste.
What are the beaches like in and around the Umag campsites?
The beaches of the Umag campsites are mostly rocky or pebbled, with sandy beaches near campsite Stella Maris and in the village of Zambratija. On most beaches it is possible to practice various water sports (charged extra). Many of the beaches in Umag have been awarded the Blue Flag. Sun beds and umbrellas in the campsites are charged according to the campsite pricelist for the current year.
Fully flexible booking
Due to the uncertain travel situation, it is important to book flexibly. At AdriaCamps you can cancel this accommodation free of charge up to a few days before your arrival.