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A guide for a naturist holiday in Croatia

Are you considering a naturist holiday in Croatia? This article is your complete guide.
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Thanks to the longstanding tradition of being the best naturist destination in Europe, naturist campsites in Croatia are popular among naturist travelers. Are you considering a naturist holiday in Croatia, or are you an experienced nudist traveler? This article is your complete guide for the best experience !

The short history of naturism in Croatia

They say King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson made the first attempt at naturism in Croatia when they swam naked during their holiday at Rab Island in the 1930s. During their Adriatic cruise, they felt free enough to swim naked at the Kandarola beach, today also known as English beach.

However, the actual rise of naturist campsites in Croatia happened in 1953. with the opening of the Koversada naturist campsite in Istria. From there, Istria, and, therefore, Croatia, was the first to commercialize nudist holidays and nudism as a holiday choice. Since then, Istria and the rest of Croatia have been among the favorite European nudist spots, beating popular ones like Spain and France. The longstanding tradition of naturism in Croatia has turned it into a hit spot with returning loyal guests. Besides Istria, the pioneer of commercial nudism in Croatia, the islands of Hvar, Brač, and Rab, alongside the historical Dubrovnik, are also known destinations to naturist travelers !

Camping Kanegra, Umag, Istria

As the only naturist campsite in northwestern Istria, Camping Kanegra near Umag is a retreat back to nature. Nestled close to the border of Slovenia, you can enjoy this naturist campsite in Croatia with everyday views of the Portorož skyline. State-of-the-art pitches, campsite infrastructure, and the nearby Kanegra apartments guarantee a stellar experience right next to the sea. Because the campsite has an ideal location and is secluded, you can enjoy your holiday in the shadows of Mediterranean greenery and swim in the clear sea of the campsite’s pebble beach.  

Being close to the city of Umag, a renowned sports destination, at camping Kanegra you can enjoy an active holiday with many sports activities!  

Solaris Camping Resort, Tar, Vabriga

Moving southern from camping Kanegra in Umag, the charming village of Tar has Solaris Camping Resort, a naturist resort with multiple accommodation options. As one of the best campsites for naturists in Croatia, it offers more than 500 camping and caravan pitches, all close to the beach. All pitches, no matter their type, guarantee privacy so you can enjoy your holiday carefreely.  

Besides a stellar accommodation offer, at Solaris Camping Resort, you can enjoy careless beach days at the long beach with pebble, grass, and paved surfaces, all equally adapted to fit your preferences. Furthermore, you can swim in the freshwater pool of the campsite! 

Proving to be a good choice for naturist campsites in Croatia, Solaris Camping Resort resides at an ideal location for an active holiday. There are various activities to engage in: interesting cycling tours and Nordic walking for a fun experience of discovering the beautiful surroundings.

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Camping Ulika, Poreč, Istria

Just a few kilometers from the monumental city of Poreč, you can stay at Camping Ulika, a lovely naturist campsite in Istria. Apart from being a campsite for true nature enthusiasts, it is also one of the few places in Europe where you can enjoy a home away from home experience. This magnificent site has various accommodation areas and different beaches. All mobile homes feature air conditioning and a covered terrace. 

During you time at Camping Ulika, you can arrange horse riding lessons in the riding center near the campsite, or embark on a windsurfing adventure at the beach. Your pets are also welcome as part of the campsite is completely dog-friendly.  

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So, what is a nudist or naturist campsite in Croatia?

Nudist or naturist campsites in Croatia are designated with the FKK sign, meaning they are nudist. Other resorts or campsites can be partly FKK with nudist or naturist areas or beaches. Naturally, for the authentic experience, we recommend staying at a fully FKK campsite, among which you will find the best to be the next few in this article!

FKK Naturist Camping Valalta in Rovinj, Istria

As a natural oasis, FKK Naturist Valalta is our first choice for naturist campsites in Croatia. Valalta is in a secluded oasis by the sea, covered in lush greenery and featuring over 4 kilometers of coast with beautiful beaches ideal for families with children. Set only a few kilometers from the dreamy and romantic Rovinj, it is a great private spot to enjoy a naturist vacation with your family.

This renowned naturist destination offers three types of accommodation: bungalows, apartments, mobile homes, and spacious caravan and tent pitches right next to the sea.  

The beauty of this campsite is its variety of pebble, sandy, rocky and paved beaches, ideal for sunbathing and enjoying the sea, which is known to be of excellent quality. You can also enjoy a Finnish sauna, a Turkish steam bath, or a free morning Yoga class. Numerous activities and top-notch amenities make Valalta one of our favorite campsites for naturists in Croatia. 

Bunculuka Camping Resort, Baška, Krk

You can easily describe Bunculuka Camping Resort as a romantic escape to tranquility. The pitches stand next to the pebble beach, while all mobile homes have direct sea views. You can stay at this campsite in a family arrangement, although it is better to experience it as a couple. As it is in the dreamy Baška cove of Krk island, it features surreal views but gives immense privacy. 

Spend your days enjoying the Mediterranean scenery the location offers in either Comfort or Couple mobile home. Experience a private, secluded vacation in one of the best campsites for naturists in Croatia. The long pebble beach is perfect for enjoying careless days, and there is even a pet-friendly designated area for your pets!  

This memorable Adriatic naturist paradise has a fantastic restaurant where you can relish the specialties of the Kvarner region. Those who want to stay active can enjoy all amenities of the fitness center at the Hotel Corinthia Baška. 

With this comprehensive guide for a naturist holiday, including the most stellar naturist campsites in Croatia, you are ready for the best naturist vacation in Europe. For reasons explained in this article, Croatia is an ideal destination for a naturist vacation, equally charming for a family or a couple's vacation. If you want to browse other Top Camping Croatia campsites, you can do so on our webpage or reach out to us at info@topcamping.hr with your questions.