The North Dalmatia naturist region extends over two counties: Zadar and Sibenik. Like in other counties along the coast, most of the naturist or nudist beaches are concentrated within dedicated naturist camping grounds and resorts.
Some of them are only partly reserved for nudists, while in recent years the number of beaches that are exclusively for naturists has gone down. But this doesn’t mean that you don’t have plenty of options available.
In today’s article, we’re going to check out a complete guide to the Northern Dalmatia nudist beaches, so that you can find the best ones for your stay in the region.
North Dalmatia Naturist Beaches: An Overview
Most of the naturist camping sites are located along the mainland, while on the numerous islands of the Sibenik and Zadar archipelagos, many other clothing-optional beaches are not officially designated for naturists, but where are generally tolerated by local communities.
In both counties, there are some small islands that are entirely dedicated to nudists where only naturist sunbathers are welcomed.
Today, except on official nudist beaches marked as ‘FKK’, dropping off your clothes is often tolerated on one of the many so-called “wild beaches“. Of course, you shouldn’t do that on family beaches or those generally aimed at clothed sunbathing.
Lately, renting a yacht or boat charters in Croatia has become the best way to practice swimming and sunbathing in Adam and Eve’s costume, visiting secluded bays and coves that otherwise would be impossible to visit.
You get privacy and freedom – and that’s a perfect thing in most cases, but it’s also a lot more expensive. But definitely consider this if you haven’t done so already!
Best Nudist Beaches in Zadar County
It’s difficult to say how many actual naturist beaches are there in the Zadar district, including the archipelago islands, whose number is the same as the number of days in a year…
On the map below I have listed only some of the better known and more frequently visited spots by naturists.
Beside well-known naturist camping sites along the mainland, you’ll find also some nudist beaches and some small islands dedicated only to naturists along the coast.
If you are looking for exclusively naturist camping sites, there are only three of them in this region.
Between them, there is a difference as only one is dedicated only to the naturists while one is a textile camp with a nudist beach and other one is a combined textile & nudist. Check them out below:
Camping Sovinje – the only 100% North Dalmatia Nudist campsite
This is the only camping site in North Dalmatia exclusively dedicated to naturists. This three star camp is located 2 Km from the small fishermen village Tkon, on the island of Pasman in the county of Zadar. Tkon village has a regular ferry boat connection from Beograd.
Accommodating 200 guests, the campsite is situated in a pine forest next to the sea in the Southern part of the island.
There are two sandy beaches available to naturists. The camp also offers sailing boat excursions to the Kornati National Park and National parks of Krka and Plitvice Lakes.
In the camp, there are available various recreational activities like table tennis, beach volleyball, basketball, boat and bicycle hire. This is an amazing spot for sure and you can check it out here – and book your stay today!
Camping Strasko – near Novalja, Pag island
Strasko is located on the island of Pag and 1 Km from the Novalja town, not far from famous party beach of Zrce. This camping site given 4 stars, has separate zones for naturist campers and non-naturist (‘textile’) campers.
It accommodates about 6000 guests and has a wide 2 Km long beach. About a third of the accommodation in the camp is reserved for naturists.
It offers plots, ranging between 100 and 140 square meters, all fully equipped with all amenities and have been highly rated by ADAC (German Automobile Club).
All kind of sports activities are organized within the camp by the campsite’s staff. The camp also has a restaurant and a pizzeria, as well as two well-equipped markets. On request it is possible to visit the famous Croatian Ibiza – Zrce beach.
If you want to stay in the area, you can check out some offers in Novalja on Booking.com. As you will see, you will have lots of fairly priced places to choose from!
Camping Oaza Mira (Peace Oasis)
Among the North Dalmatian nudist camping sites, Oaza Mira is a mostly-textile site, but it also has a small a nudist beach.
This three star camp is a completely renovated and equipped campsite with its own small bay, situated in Drage near Pakostane, 10 Km from Biograd and reachable by main roads from Zadar and Sibenik.
Camp Oaza Mira has been recognized as one of Croatia’s Best Camps and has also received a Zoover award recently.
The camp is located in natural surroundings with a view of the nearby islands and offering beautiful views to the sea, as you can see for yourself in this amazing shot taken from there:
Located close to the camp’s coastline is the island of Vrgada and as well as numerous small islands which can be quickly reached by boat. But, honestly, once you get there, you won’t want to leave at all.
So if you like what you see, click here to find out more – and book your stay in this beautiful place right away!
Best Nudist Beaches in Sibenik County
Sibenik County boasts two national parks, Krka NP – famous for its waterfalls, which is only 10 km away from the town, and the Kornati archipelago with more than a hundred islands.
Like in Zadar, most naturist beaches are located on nearby islands, particularly between Murter Island and Vodice on the south.
In terms of dedicated campsites, there is just one, located in the Betina village on Murter island.
However, there are tons of accommodation options available – all of them situated close to the beaches and spots where naturists are welcome.
But it’s best to visit the places specifically created for sunbathing in your birth-clothes, so let’s find out more about that camping site below!
Camping Kosirina, Betina
Located in Betina, near Murter, on the island with the same name, camp Kosirina occupies a partially wooded terrain covered with pine and olive trees and can accommodate up to 400 guests.
It’s a textile campsite but it also has a sandy beach reserved for naturists. Betina is situated 35 km west of Sibenik, on the northeastern coast of the island of Murter, which connects to the mainland in Tisno village.
On Murter Island there are several small nudist beaches: one is very close to the beautiful sandy beach Slanica, considered the main beach on the island. This small beach is located at the end of the Slanica textile campsite and is easy to reach.
In the area between Vodice and Primosten towns, there are also three islands with beaches reserved for naturists.
Two of these islands, Tijat and Prvic offer beautiful naturist beaches. Prvic island has a regular ferry connection from Sibenik to Luka Prvic and Sepurine villages and Vodice town.
The third island is a naturist beach on the small island of Smokvica located in front of picturesque little town of Primosten, south of Sibenik. Taxi boat runs several times a day during the summer season to this beach.
Can you go topless on Croatian beaches?
Yes, you can go topless on most (if not all) beaches in Croatia without raising many – if any – eyebrows. It is very common to see topless sunbathers around Croatia, so if this is your thing, you will most likely have no problem with it.
You should still pay close attention to other visitors, though. If you’re the only one who wants to remove the top on a really crowded beach, then it might not be the best place to do so.
However, chances are that even if you do, it won’t cause too much fuss.
Important! Have in mind that although one can go topless at the beach in Croatia, this doesn’t mean that those beaches are clothing optional.
So don’t consider that it’s OK to remove your swimsuit entirely if you see other women going topless! Only do it at the recommended beaches above or those specifically marked as FKK.
You have a lot of options when it comes to naturist beaches – either exclusive or dedicated areas – in the North Dalmatia region.