Pet-friendly beaches in Croatia

Pet-friendly beaches in Croatia

Our guests often ask to take their pets with them on their vacation. For this reason, we have already written about pet-friendly villas in Croatia. Besides villas, we know that pet-friendly beaches as also important on a vacation with a pet.

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For this reason, we have decided to write a blog with the list of beaches for dogs along the Croatian coast from Istria to Dalmatia and on the islands. We will write about these beaches, the destinations where they are located, and also about villas situated in these destinations.

Podvorska beach in Crikvenica

Monty's Dog Beach

Monty's Dog Beach

This is one of the best dog beaches in Croatia. The beach and its surroundings are perfectly groomed. There is also a great atmosphere at the beach due to the beach bar next to it so you can relax there as well.

The beach bar is called Monty. The owners own a dog hotel as well. For this reason, all the facilities are adjusted for pets. Thus, in Monty Beach Bar your dog can drink a dog beer or enjoy a snack of dog chips. There are dog showers and a lounge area at the beach and this is why it is rightfully called the best dog beach in Croatia!

Pet-friendly villa in Crikvenica

As we already mentioned we have pet-friendly villas in Crikvenica as well where pets are allowed at request.

Villa Endless Summer

Villa Endless Summer Crikvenica

Villa Endless Summer Crikvenica

This is a modern villa for 8 guests with a panoramic sea view.

The view from Villa Endless Summer Crikvenica

The view from Villa Endless Summer Crikvenica

It also has an infinity pool and an outdoor dining area with a barbecue.

Furthermore, Crikvenica is a great location for an active vacation with several National Parks nearby – Plitvice, Brijuni, Risnjak, Northern Velebit, and Krka. We are sure your pet will love these day trips.

National Park Risnjak

National Park Risnjak by Highonsteep from

Zarače beach on Hvar island

Part of it is reserved for dogs. Zarače is situated on the south side of the island of Hvar. It is near the town of Hvar which is the center of fun on the island (app. 6 km from it). The village is picaresque and small and next to it you will find a bay with pebble beaches, part of them is reserved for dogs.

Zarace beach Hvar island

Zarace beach by Topalaska

We have a couple of villas near Hvar town you might wish to check:

Villa Hvar Suprema

Villa Hvar Suprema

Villa Hvar Suprema

Villa Hvar Ultima

Villa Hvar Ultima

Villas Hvar Suprema and Ultima are modern villas near the Hvar town and the beach called the Blue Lagoon.

Beach Blue Lagoon Hvar

Beach Blue Lagoon on Hvar Island

Both villas are situated really close to the sea. As you can see from the photo of the Villa Hvar Suprema they include stunning sea views.

Each of them has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and they can also be rented together since they are neighboring villas: Villa Hvar Sisters.

Interesting details of the interior Villa Hvar Ultima

An interesting detail of the interior of Villa Hvar Ultima

Other amenities are a fitness room, outdoor gym, sauna (in Villa Hvar Suprema), pools that can be heated, and bbq.

Other dog beaches on Hvar island

Of course, there are other beaches for dogs on Hvar island.

On the Northside there is Gradina just 1km from Jelsa towards hotel Hvar and Vrboska beach on Glavice peninsula. On the Southside there is Ivan Dolac beach near the main beach and Zavala beach in the main bay of the village.

Duilovo beach in Split

A couple of years ago part of the Duilovo beach in Split became a dog beach. It is relatively small as it includes approximately 40m of the pebble beach. Nearby you will find a shower and shade where your pet can relax during the hot hours of the day. You will also find water bowls and trash cans there.

Villas in Split

Villa Lettera

Villa Lettera is a modern hilltop villa for 8 guests with glass walls. Thus, it includes beautiful sea views.

Villa Lettera Split

Villa Lettera Split

Other benefits are sauna, bbq, and summer kitchen.

Summer Kitchen Villa Lettera Split

Summer Kitchen Villa Lettera Split

There is also an alfresco dining area and the villa is surrounded by nature.

Interior surrounded by nature Villa Lettera Split

Interior surrounded by nature

Villa Florentina

Villa Florentina near Split has a pool that can be heated.

Villa Florentina Split Pool

Villa Florentina Split Pool

It is a modern villa with an open space concept living area and 3 bedrooms.

Villa Florentina Split

There is also a lounge area and shaded outdoor dining area, Jacuzzi, and sauna.

Vartalac beach in Komiza on Vis

The beach is situated at the entrance to Komiza. It is a sheltered pebble beach, perfect for the enjoyment of you and your pet. Popularly called Dog beach, Vartalac is the only beach and the island of Vis that is specialized for pet swimming.

Vartalac Dog Beach Komiza Vis

Vartalac Dog Beach Komiza Vis by Zoran M. from

Villa Lighthouse Beyond

We have already written about this unique luxury accommodation: Luxury Villa Lighthouse Beyond on Vis – a magical destination for your vacation.

Shortly, its greatest benefit is its privacy because in case you book it you and your pet will have a whole island to yourself.

Privacy in Villa Lighthouse Beyond Vis

Privacy in Villa Lighthouse Beyond Vis

This is quite special, right? You will also experience wonderful nature, sea, and views there.

Nature Views from Villa Lighthouse Beyond Vis

Nature and Sea Views from Villa Lighthouse Beyond Vis

Since our last blog, the lighthouse has increased its capacity to 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Furthermore, all transfers to and from the island are included in the price of the rental.

Premantura beach near Pula

This beach is situated in the Arena Stupice camp, but actually, the whole of the Kamenjak Horn is pet-friendly.

Kamenjak Horn

Kamenjak Horn from

Beach is spacious and there is a nice entrance to the sea that is just perfect for pets.

You can also relax there with your furry friend and enjoy the great view with a drink as a seafront bar is a part of the camp.

Pet-friendly villas in Istria

Villa Elya Pula

This is a modern villa with a Mediterranean garden that is enclosed and pet friendly.

Villa Elya Pula Garden

Garden of Villa Elya Pula

It is a villa for 8 guests with en suite bathrooms. The living area is built according to the open space concept.

The pool is long and with an infinity edge.

Pool of Villa Elya Pula

Pool of Villa Elya Pula

This villa is also special because it includes a splendid view of the sea and the National Park Brijuni from the terrace. See for yourself.

Villa Elya Pula The View

The View of Villa Elya Pula

Other amenities are a sauna, wine corner, 2 bikes you can use, and a summer kitchen with a gas grill.

Villa Costanea in Medulin

Luxury Villa Costanea Medulin Pula

Luxury Villa Costanea Medulin near Pula

This is a luxury villa with a sea view. It includes a large garden and it is pet-friendly.

Garden of Villa Costanea Medulin Pula

Garden of Villa Costanea Medulin

As far as the interior is concerned it is stylish with 4 bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms.

Other amenities are a barbecue, fitness room and sauna, Jacuzzi with a view, and a large garden for your pet's amusement.

Jacuzzi with a sea view Villa Costanea Medulin

Jacuzzi with a sea view

Other dog beaches in Istria

Of course, Arena Stupice camp beach is not the only dog-friendly beach in Istria. We have selected several others (there are many more) in different locations we wish to mention:

  • Rovinj – part of the Lone Bay is reserved for dogs

Rovinj Lone Bay

Rovinj Lone Bay by Tim Ertl from

  • Medulin - Camp Kazela
  • Pula – on Golden Rocks next to the Splendid Resort
  • Stinjan – Hidrobaza beach complex
  • Peroj – in Portic – it is fully equipped for dogs
  • Umag – part of the Stella Maris beach resort is dog friendly.

Umag Stella Maris Beach Resort

Umag Stella Maris Resort by EXIT photo team

  • Porec – in the Bijela Uvala camp there is a dog beach with a washing station for dogs.

Did you like our selection of dog beaches in Croatia? For more pet-friendly beaches in Croatia, check our blog from time to time for the second volume!

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