Sand beaches in Croatia
At the very edge of the sea, in the shade of poplar trees, nestles the camp site ‘San Marino’ whose extraordinary ambiance provides an ideal place for relaxation. Its capacity is 3500 tourists and it offers a variety of catering services, shops, a market place, a fish market, a bakery, a tobacconist, gas bottling and various recreational sport facilities. The hotel village ‘San Marino’ is situated on the other, northern, side of ‘Paradise beach’ in a beautiful pine wood and with an even more stunning views of the sea. It consists of five hotels (Plaža, Veli Mel, Lopar, Rab and Sahara) with a total capacity of 1100 beds in modern, well equipped rooms and with a communal restaurant, aperitif bar, dance terrace, souvenir and newspaper shop and hairdressers. There are also many sports facilities such as tennis, table tennis, mini-golf, a trim-track, etc.
In the nearby Lučica (‘Little harbour’) there are moorings for about 100 vessels (speed boats and yachts) with lifting, landing and vessel cleaning services as well as refreshments for tourists heading to or coming from the sea.
The AQUAGAN is a monumental structure in the uttermost southern area of ‘Paradise beach’ , whose three giant water slides offers endless enjoyment to tourists, particularly those younger ones.
‘Paradise beach’ proved to be an ideal location for beach volleyball, which is why Lopar has for many years successfully hosted tournaments in Croatian championships, the Alpe-Adria Cup and others and has big future plans for this attractive sport
The other well-known sandy beaches in Croatia, we would like to mention the following:
- Crni Molo (Crikvenica)
- Bijeca (Medulin)
- Saharun (Dugi otok)
- Sabuša (island of Ugljan)
- Zaton (near Zadar)
- Crvena (Biograd na Moru)
- Sabunike (Nin)
- Slanica (island of Murter)
- Vela Pržina (island of Korčula)
- Šimuni (island of Pag)
- Zlatni rat (island of Brač)
Lopar offers daily half-day boat trips with a glass bottom in the waters of Lopar and Goli Otok and Grgur.
Special features of Lopar
Rich culture and history
An oasis of natural beauty