Unspoilt Mediterranean natural landscape, island paradise or national park in the continental part of the region? You will find all this and much more in Kvarner Bay. This unique region is your ideal holiday destination if you are looking for sun, sea and beach, but also relaxation and natural beauty. The ideal combination of islands, mountains and attractive places along the coast, together with the well-equipped campsites right by the sea, will delight you.
Mobile homes with a sea view, fully equipped pitches in the shade of pine trees and a multitude of activities for a seaside holiday, but also in the mountainous areas of Kvarner, are awaiting you. Some of them are open all year round and are ideal for acquaintance with the autumn or the spring in the Kvarner – because diversity is nice!
Campsites directly on the sandy beach on the island of Rab
Are you dreaming of a pitch right by the sea, preferably with a sea view from your motorhome, so that your children can enjoy the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea without any worries on one of the many campsites with a sandy beach? Then the Kvarner Bay is the right place for you. The island of Rab is home to 30 golden beaches surrounded by pine forests. Probably the most difficult task for you will be which of the pitches to choose.
The famous Rajska plaža beach in Lopar, which means paradise beach, is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Enjoy nature and relax on a camping holiday where you will want for nothing. Thanks to the well-equipped campsites, you will have everything you need for a camping holiday that you will remember for a long time.
Campsites near the city at any time of the year
The destinations in Kvarner Bay are also an excellent choice outside the summer season. Visit the traditional and world-famous Rijeka Carnival in February or explore the mountainous region of Gorski Kotar. Ježevac, Čikat and Omišalj campsites are open all year round and are therefore also suitable for camping holidays in Croatia outside the summer. As most of the campsites are located close to the city, they are ideal for a relaxing walk with the dog or an exciting bike ride. As many as 5 (out of a total of 22 across Croatia) campsites have been included in the prestigious list of ADAC Super Campsites for 2023.
Opatija, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic and the Old Lady, is an exceptional holiday destination. Thanks to the many historic buildings and villas from the Habsburg era, you will feel as if you have travelled back in time. With one not-so-small difference. The Adriatic Sea is just a few steps away. Opatija is widely known as a health resort and attracts all those who want to enjoy their camping holiday to the full in the shade of dense pine trees. The Medveja campsite is located in the immediate vicinity of the town, making it ideal for exploring Opatija. However, if you need peace and quiet and want to relax, then you can enjoy a relaxing holiday thanks to the intimate pitches and attractive mobile homes.
Island of Krk
Krk, the Golden Island, as it is sometimes called, is one of the largest Croatian islands and impresses with its excellent transport connections, lots of culture and the range of activities on offer for an active holiday. Whether you are looking for a small and intimate campsite or a large, well-equipped camping resort close to the city, you will find both on Krk. However, all campsites on the island of Krk have one thing in common – they are located directly on the beautiful Adriatic coast and within the campsites there are equipped pebble beaches at your disposal. We particularly recommend Baška Beach Camping Resort, which is located directly on one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Krk, Vela Plaža Beach, and will delight you with its facilities and natural surroundings. However, the biggest advantage of the island of Krk is certainly how easy it is to reach. You can easily reach the island from Rijeka via a bridge. And the bridge is also completely free of charge.
Island of Lošinj
The island of Lošinj, located south-west of the island of Cres, is one of the most attractive Croatian islands. Picturesque bays, unreal pebble beaches, endless coastal promenades and a pleasant Mediterranean climate – all this guarantees that you will feel more than comfortable on the island of Lošinj. The island is perfect for a relaxing holiday for the whole family. The campsites, which are all located directly by the sea, offer well-equipped pitches and mobile homes with sea views. If you are travelling with children or pets, you will have a great time here – there is no room for boredom on the island of Lošinj. The many sights and the offer for an active holiday is simply huge. Diving, swimming, walking, cycling or sailing – there is something for everyone. And the campsites themselves also offer everything you need for an unforgettable holiday with the children – including water parks, entertainment, sports grounds and delicious restaurants. You are sure to return home with memories to last a lifetime.
Island of Rab
A question that is often asked – are there sandy beaches in Croatia and where can you find them? The answer is simple – on the island of Rab. Here you will find the most beautiful sandy beaches in the whole of Croatia. With more than 30 golden beaches, you can enjoy a perfect summer holiday on the Adriatic, especially with children. The two campsites on the island, the San Marino Camping Resort and the Padova Premium Camping Resort, are both first-class family campsites with everything you need for a relaxing holiday with children – including a water park, entertainment, a wide range of sports activities and pitches and mobile homes in the first row to the sea.
This family campsite is quite rightly one of the best-equipped and most popular campsites in Croatia. One of the first 5-star campsites in Croatia is located in the immediate vicinity of the town of Krk and impresses above all with its wide selection of top-equipped pitches and attractive mobile homes. The Bella Vista Premium Village is a separate settlement within the campsite, where no traffic is allowed and which has its own swimming pool, playgrounds and mobile homes with direct sea views. The pitches, mobile homes and glamping tents on offer at the campsite are located in the immediate vicinity of the beach, so you can swim in the pool as well as in the sea.
Aminess Atea Camping Resort
Aminess Atea Campsite, formerly known as Njivice Campsite, impresses with its wide selection of spacious pitches by the sea and attractive mobile homes with sea views. The densely populated oak forest provides plenty of shade and along the many coastal promenades you will have the opportunity to admire the natural surroundings. If you are looking for additional comfort, the Aminess Gaia Green Villas – modern villas just 20 metres from the beach – are located in the immediate vicinity of the campsite.
Lopari Camping Resort
The spacious Lopari campsite is located directly by the sea on the island of Lošinj and offers top-equipped pitches and mobile homes. Experience a relaxing holiday in harmony with nature and let yourself and your fellow travellers be inspired by the Mediterranean surroundings and extensive facilities of the campsite. The Central Village, Sunny Village and Surf Beach Village mobile homes will allow you to enjoy a relaxing holiday with the whole family. Your little ones will especially love the 800 metre long pebble beach within the campsite. Here you can enjoy water fun all day long and if you get tired, the mobile homes and tent pitches are in the immediate vicinity. An area of the beach is also reserved for bathing with pets. This means that your dog can also enjoy a relaxing holiday.
Popular sights in Kvarner Bay
Visit the Old Lady Opatija and treat yourself to an unforgettable walk along the 12-kilometre-long coastal promenade and the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea. The promenade was built in the 19th century and is popular with locals and visitors alike. Risnjak National Park is a protected area in Gorski Kotar, the mountainous region of Kvarner. Climb to the top of Snježnik and enjoy a unique panoramic view of the entire surrounding area. The Zeleni Vir waterfall is also not to be missed. The park is open all year round. So it’s ideal that 3 campsites in the Kvarner region are open all year round. Treat yourself to a holiday outside the high season and experience Croatia and its natural beauty from a slightly different perspective. The Učka Nature Park, the natural border between the Kvarner Bay and Istria, is a protected area that will enchant nature lovers in particular. Explore the surroundings and taste autochthonous specialities such as bear or wild boar prosciutto. A glass of wine is also a must. The autochthonous wine varieties such as žlahtina are rightly known everywhere.
Frequently asked questions
Where is the camping region of Kvarner located?
The Kvarner region is one of the most visited in Croatia. It is located in the northern Adriatic and includes the islands of Krk, Rab, Lošinj and Cres. Famous destinations are also Opatija, Crikvenica, Selce and Novi Vinodolski. Due to the influence of tourism, most of the inhabitants speak German and English well.
How to get to the Kvarner region by camper - travel tips
You can reach Kvarner by car from European countries through border crossings, through Slovenia or Hungary. It is important to note that as of January 1, 2023, there are no border controls - the Republic of Croatia became part of Schengen. In the summer months, expect crowds on Croatian highways, especially on weekends due to increased arrivals/departures. Payment for the motorway is made at toll stations, and you can pay by credit card or cash. If you book your accommodation through our website, you will receive detailed information about the best routes, weather forecast in our pre-stay mail.
The island of Krk is connected to the mainland by a bridge. You can reach the other islands by ferry or catamaran. Piers, departures/departures and price lists can be found on the official website of Jadrolinija https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/home .
Distance of Kvarner from European metropolises:
Munich - 516 km. approx. 6 hours
Düsseldorf - 1,147 km. approx. 12:30 hours
Frankfurt - 912 km. approx. 10 hours
Berlin - 1,104 km. approx. 12 hours
Amsterdam - 1,341 km. approx. 2:30 hours
Zurich - 759 km. approx. 9 hours
Vienna - 516 km. approx. 5:30 hours
Warszawa -1,178 km. approx. 12 hours
Prague - 840 km. approx. 9 hours
Budapest - 502 km. approx. 5 hours
Ljubljana - 119 km. approx. 2 hours
What is the easiest way to move around the Kvarner region while staying in a campsite?
The easiest way to move around Kvarner is definitely by car. If you have a large camper, it is possible to rent a car or scooter in all major cities. Some of the larger cities on the Kvarner islands are connected by bus lines that operate more frequently in the summer months. Transfers to the cities are charged additionally and can be booked on the spot, without prepayment.
Campsites located near cities are most often connected by a promenade along the sea or by bicycle paths - most campsites offer the possibility of renting bicycles. In some campsites there is the possibility of renting a boat, this is the best way to explore the islands of Kvarner and hidden coves and beaches.
When is the best time for camping in the Kvarner region?
The climate on the coast and on the islands of Kvarner is Mediterranean, with warm and dry summers and pleasant, mild winters. In the higher regions, the mountain climate prevails with moderately warm summers and cold winters.
The swimming season lasts from May to October, and the sea is warmest in July and August. If you decide to travel in those months, prepare for extreme heat and crowds. We recommend staying in the pre- and post-season, when the air and sea temperatures are very pleasant for swimming, and the crowds are significantly reduced.
What kind of beaches can you find in campsites in the Kvarner region?
The beaches in the campsites in Kvarner are mostly pebbly and rocky. You can find sandy beaches on the island of Rab, in the Padova Premium Camping Resort and San Marino Camping Resort. On the island of Krk you can also find sandy beaches, but outside the campsites.
There are designated dog beaches in most campsites or nearby, and exact information can be found on separate campsite pages.
You can find a naturist beach at the FKK Bunculuka Naturist Resort and near the textile campsites Škrila Sunny Camping, Krk Premium Camping Resort and Kamp Slatina.
On many beaches, it is possible to enjoy various water sports for an additional fee.
Many beaches in Kvarner have the Blue Flag, which indicates a particularly high quality and cleanliness of the sea.
Sunbeds and umbrellas on the beaches in the campsites are charged separately according to the valid price list for the current year.
What does the Kvarner region have to offer to its camping guests?
In addition to the beaches, visit the numerous natural beauties of the Kvarner area. Risnjak National Park, Učka Nature Park and the insular nature of this region are the ideal choice for day trips. The Kvarner islands are a paradise for lovers of cycling and outdoor recreation - a handful of cycling and hiking trails. Be sure to visit the sanctuary and fortress on Trsat in the city of Rijeka, the legendary Opatija and Crikvenica and smaller coastal towns. Find numerous manifestations and events on the official website of the Kvarner tourist board http://www.kvarner.hr/en/tourism.
The gastronomy of Kvarner will positively delight you, along with good wines and olive oils, more information https://kvarner.croatia.hr/en-gb/food-and-drink/kvarner-cuisine---a-gastronomic-journey-through-kvarner .
What is the average price of pitches in the Kvarner region and is it necessary to make a reservation in advance?
The average price of a pitch for a family of four in a four-star campsite in Kvarner is €50-70 in pre- and post-season, while in high season the price varies from €90 to €120.
Pitch prices are affected by: the number of people, the period of stay, the percentage of occupancy of the campsite, holidays, the level of equipment of the pitch and the location of each pitch (closeness to the sea).
The tourist tax is included in the price at certain campsites, while at some it is calculated additionally at the reception of the campsite. An environmental tax is also charged on the islands.
Pitches that have connections for electricity, water and drainage do not charge extra for the connections, they are included in the price of the pitch itself.
Some pitch in the high season (July and August) are often sold out already at the end of March. For this reason, timely booking is recommended during Early Booking, in the period from November to February.
What are the reservation and cancellation conditions?
At some campsites, an advance payment or the total amount is required when booking.
The amount paid in advance or the total amount is deducted from the bill for the stay in the campsite.
At certain campsites, you only need to fill in your credit card information. The credit card is valid as a guarantee for the trip and confirmation of the reservation.
Most campsites allow free cancellation of reservations up to a few days before the trip. Certain campsites do not allow free cancellation and keep the advance payment or charge the credit card for a certain amount.
You can find the exact reservation and cancellation conditions for the desired campsite in the first step of the booking process.
What kind of campsites can you find in the Kvarner region?
Different types of campsites can be found in Kvarner. Family campsites predominate, the capacities of which are significantly smaller than in family campsites in Istria. Most campsites have swimming pools, while some also have smaller water parks.
Campsites in Kvarner are pet friendly - pets are allowed for an extra charge according to the current price list, and better campsites have showers for pets as part of the sanitary facilities.
Of the other campsites, Kvarner has naturist/FKK campsites, campsites near cities, campsites inland and campsites with wellness.
What type of facilities are available at the campsites?
In most campsites, an animation program is organized for children and adults, along with evening programs with live music.
In the pre- and post-season, the animation is in a somewhat more modest form. The complete animation program runs from mid-June to mid-September and is usually free.
In the campsites you can find a really diverse sports and recreational offer. The campsites have multipurpose playgrounds, volleyball, soccer, tennis and basketball courts, as well as outdoor gyms.
From water sports, you can try surfing, diving, pedal boats, and rent a kayak or SUP, and there are often inflatable water parks in the campsites.
You can rent bicycles and scooters in most campsites, and you can find detailed information on the page of the particular campsites you are interested in.
Sports fields are not charged in most cases, while other activities are most often charged additionally.
What are the most famous camping destinations in Kvarner?
The most visited and famous camping destinations in Kvarner are the islands of Krk, Rab and Lošinj and Opatija. In these locations, it is possible to find large resorts, but also smaller, simpler campsites.
Kvarner is an ideal destination for families with children, pet owners, but also for couples and naturists.
Which campsites have a marina or the possibility of mooring a boat?
In most cases, the campsites have boat ramps and some even have boat lifts.
Some campsites offer guests buoys for rent in the campsite. Bove cannot be booked in advance and we are unable to guarantee a place in advance. Buoys are arranged with the reception on the day of arrival or with the harbor master, depending on the campsite where you are staying. Prices for buoys are in accordance with the price list for the current season and differ from campsite to campsite .
Boats must be up to 5 or 6 m long (depending on the campsite), for larger boats you need to reserve a place in the marina.
You will find detailed information about the desired campsite on the single pages of the campsite.
Are there electric charging stations at campsites in the Kvarner region?
You can find electric car chargers in most of the larger campsites and there is a charge for them.
If the campsites do not contain electric charging stations, they can be found in nearby larger cities in the region.
You can check the exact data on the separate pages of the campsites or here https://chargemap.com/map .
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.