The coast of Rovinj is well known for its indentedness and
variety and it is characterized through stones and rocks.
Those who can't imagine their summer holiday without fine
sand might be initially disappointed, but very soon they
will become aware of the beauty and the charm of the coast
which has a lush submarine life and where every beach is
different and certainly represents something worth exploring.
the most part, you will come across a rhythmic interchange
of rocky capes and gentle bays that are covered with round
little stones which have the size of a walnut. Such a coast
seems inaccessible by appearance, however, it is a special
pleasure to find one's own little hidden bay and to «rule»
over it the whole day, far away from bustling crowds and
clamor. Thanks to the little stones, these bays are very
suitable for children who can enjoy themselves for hours
by constructing and moulding pools, by catching small crabs
or by throwing stones into the water. There is no need to
emphasize the comforts of walking on such a ground which
is very healthy and facilitates a foot massage.
In these bays the access to the sea is easy and gently sloping,
whereas for the younger ones who enjoy junping into the sea,
there are a few beaches with higher rocks which fall directly
deeper into the sea and thus make acrobatic stunts possible.
These beaches can be found in the Škaraba Bay and at Cape
Rusi. We strongly advise you to become familiar with the
beach and the depth of the sea at this spot prior to junping
into it: the shimmering of the sea and the changes of high
and low tide can be misleading so that jumps into shallow
spots can sometimes result in heavy injuries.
In order to make swimming also enjoyable for those who don't
like the stony coast, the town of Rovinj has in the past
few years covered a number of beaches with fine gravel. These
beaches can be found in the campsite Villas Rubin, in Kuvi
Bay and in Lone Bay, and they are very well attended. There
you can also find additional services like cafes and bars,
showers, toilets, dressing rooms, etc. Very often, juice
and cake sellers are walking along the beach: by reason of
hygiene we recommend that you rather go to the nearest cafe
or that you bring your own food with you.
The «Blue Flag» was given to the beach in Valalta in the
year 2000 and to the beach in Villas Rubin in 2002. The Blue
Flag award is given under very strict criterias to specially
equipped swimming beaches which respect the given ecologic
standards. We would like to emphasize the arranged access
to the sea for disabled people in particular, as well as
the control of the water quality and the baywatch tower from
where our life guards watch you with an alert eye.
"The European "Blue Flag" is a project
regarding the protection of the sea and the coastal environment.
In this way care has been taken of the cleanness of the
sea, the beaches and the marinas for 15 years. Since
the year 2000 the project has been expanded to the whole
The Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe –
FEEE – appointed in 1997 the Croatian Association of the
Nature friends campaign "Beautiful Croatia" to
be the coordinator and holder of the «Blue Flag» project
in Croatia. In the first year, only the marina Punat was
awarded with the «Blue Flag» which thereafter became the
synonym for a preserved, safe and pleasant environment
and the symbol for quality, cleanness and the ecological
preservation of nature."
You can find additional information on the «Blue Flag» on www.bluflag.org
The indentedness of Rovinj's coast and the variety of the
undersea result in a very lush sea flora and fauna so that
divers, professionals as well as non professionals, will
certainly enjoy it. The bringing up of shell remnants or
strange stones is a frequent pastime and such things are
the dearest souvenirs which will always remind you of your
summer holiday at the Adriatic Sea. At this point, we would
also like to advise you not to bring up living organisms
or any kind of protected sea species, since you would jeopardize
the submarine eco-system. Please, also be careful and do
not swim out too far into the open sea while diving and do
not dive without a signal balloon which shows your location
to fishing-and speedboats.