Camping Croatia guide will help you discover how Croatia has been always made for camping holidays.
With total of more than 154 campgrounds in Croatia, nearly 90% are situated along the Adriatic Coast, some on islands, and few near lakes and rivers. It's no coincidence that Croatia is called 'Europe's number one camping destination'.
The country boasts diverse landscapes, a thousand islands and islets, peninsulas and bays, all making Croatia magnificent and idyllic. Croatia is the place to enjoy days under a clear blue sky and warm nights under a starry sky, as if this country was made just for this way of vacations.
The most developed region in terms of the number of campgrounds, capacity and quality of service is Istria, Kvarner and its nearby islands, while Dalmatia is the most attractive part of the country due to its nature, combined with its diverse coast.
Most campgrounds are located along the shore within easy reach of the beaches. Campground quality, on the whole, corresponds to European criteria, particularly concerning availability of space and facilities.
The most campgrounds in Croatia are equipped with all necessary facilities for a the perfect relaxing getaway, a remedy for stress and urban tiredness. Almost all have swimming pools, playgrounds, countless sports, organized courses and lessons in riding, sailing, surfing, skiing, scuba diving and well organized tours to nearby natural beauties.
Prices are among the most reasonable in the Mediterranean. It's important to mention that camping outside of designated camping areas (so called 'wild' camping) is prohibited.
Although small, family-owned campgrounds are beginning to spring up, most camping Croatia sites are huge 'auto camps' with restaurants, shop and row upon row of motor homes (caravan).
Nudist camping sites (marked FKK) are among the best because their sheltered positions ensure peace and privacy. Find out what FKK means! 'Freelance' camps are officially illegal.
The most camping grounds operate mostly from mid-May to September and only few are open in April and October. In May and late September I suggest to call ahead to make sure that the campsite is open.
Most camps charge per person per night, the tent charge is sometimes included but mostly it’s an extra fee. The same is for car charge but if you are coming in a caravan (motor home) you’ll pay from 20% to 30 % more.
Electricity is non included and residence tax will be charged per person per night depending on the season and the district.
On the map above (click the map to enlarge it) you can find the best naturist or nudist camps in Istria peninsula. Croatia was the first European country to open its doors to nudists way of thinking.
Traditionally Istria peninsula has the largest number of campgrounds of all types. The most of camps in Istria are by sea, ideal for family holidays. There are over 42 campsites along the Istria coast from Umag to Pula.
Camping San Marino near Lopar island of Rab on sandy 'Paradise Beach'