The coast of the Adriatic Sea ranging from the western point of the Istrian peninsula to the southernmost point of Dalmatia hides many miracles s of nature due to its specific location. This beauty with a thousand faces is a favourite destination for lovers of the sea. The 54 marinas offer you the safest mooring and protection. As they are located proportionally, they are only a few hours from each other, and they lie in a wonderful Mediterranean environment and in a direct neighbourhood of towns full of historical and cultural values. It can also be attractive that you can meet sailors from all around the world here. This is a destination you should not miss if you are a sailor who wants versatility and adventures.
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Neighbouring Croatia is the oasis of calmness. Evergreen forests, vineyards, pleasant sunshine, the rivers Drava and Mura and beautiful nature will expect you. In this region, you can be sure to find silence and calmness of the countryside.
Location of Kvarner Bay
Kvarner bay is a region of Croatia that is int the heart of the country. This territory includes Gorski Kotar, Lika and Hrvatsko Zagorje. All these areas are continental areas with hills and mountains.
History of Kvarner Bay
This territory has been inhabited since ancient times. Before the Romans, many Illyrian tribes got settled here. The Kingdom of Croatia was created in the 10th century, then Hungary’s influence got stronger by the beginning of the 12th century. Eventually, Croats had fights with the Ottoman Empire and joined the Hapsburg Monarchy. This territory played an outstanding role in the wars of the Ottoman Empire, the most important cities were Karlovac and Sisak. The capital of the region was first Varaždin, then Zagreb, which is also the capital of Croatia today. National identity became gradually stronger in the 19th century when regions of Croatia got connected to each other and this was confirmed by the unification of Međimurje during the battles of the Second World War. This process was even more strengthened by the liberation war of Croatia in 1991.
Beaches in Kvarner Bay
The unique feature of this region is the mixture of beaches, islands, mountains and forests. This is a region that charms you with the magic of the past through Venetian-style villas and exotic gardens. On the other hand, it also offers you a fantastic experience with its clean mountains, forests, lakes, rivers, flora and fauna as well as Plitvice lakes as a crown jewel. This region boasts of historic cities, picturesque villages and the most beautiful beaches of Croatia.
Moscenicka Draga beach:
Moscenicka Draga is a small town on the coast in the outskirts of Opatija, which has been famous for its wonderful beach with pebbles and calm environment. It can be found at the beautiful Kvarner-bay. The town has a two-kilometre long beach with pebbles that locals call Sipar. Many people think that the most attractive beaches in the region can be found here. Follow the pebbles and look for hidden bays and rocks or rent a boat and this way you can surely find the fullness of calm feelings.
Baska beach is located in a large, hidden bay. The bay is approximately 1,800 metres long and it is well protected from strong sea winds. The beach has pebbles all way long and the seawater is crystal clear. The most famous beach in Baska beaches is the big beach (Vela plaza in Croatian). This long and big beach lies in front of the city and has won the blue flag decoration since 1999, which means that seawater is extremely clean here. This beach is very well equipped and you can find everything here that you need for a superb for swimming in the sea in the summer.
The beaches of island Rab:
Rab is a Croatian island that is also known as the „happy island”. Rab is one of the greenest islands of Croatia with dense pine forests in the south-west and it also has about 30 beaches with sand. Rajska plaža, that is Paradise beach is 2 kilometres long. The beach has a shallow sea about one kilometre long, which is ideal for kids and families. Rajska plaža has everything available from beach volleyball to slides, but you can also find many cafés and restaurants here.
Main sights in Kvarner Bay
The capital, Zagreb is very close to the region of Kvarner bay and the region expects visitors with romantic towns from the Middle Ages, such as Koprivnica and Varaždin. You can admire the castles of the countryside, e.g. Trakošćan castle and explore thermal baths that are perfect to restore your energies and fill you up with life. Don’t hesitate to discover magic Hrvatsko Zagorje that is the northwestern region of Croatia, where you can find small hills with forests, churches, romantic castles and cultivated vineyards. This region is one of the regions in Europe that has the most castles. Explore the charming beauty of Plitvice lakes, walk on the coastal promenades and enjoy the colourful gardens of Opatija. If you sail to amazing Lošinj-islands, you can try wonderful meals.
Weather in Kvarner Bay
Mediterranean climate is typical along the Adriatic Sea with much sunshine, dry and hot summers and a mild and humid winter.
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From a sailing aspect, Kvarner bay’s closest port is in Opatija. The city’s port, ACI-marina Opatija, is open all year round. The port has 302 mooring places and 35 coastal storing spots and also many services are offered. You can take water and power, but you can also find money exchange, restaurant, toilet and shower, laundry, sailing store and a repair workshop there. The port has also been awarded the Blue Flag decoration due to its equipment and environmental quality. The port can be easily recognized from the sea from its breakwater. You find the entry from the northeast and a light indicator at the end of the breakwater helps you navigate and sail there. The port is also easy to approach from the coastal promenade, which provides you with a really pleasant atmosphere at night. These areas of Croatia are popular destinations for tourists, especially for those who don’t prefer beaches, but rather go for breathtaking mountain views, walks, hikes, winter skiing as well as visits to many baroque towns and castles.
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The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Kvarner Bay. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Kvarner Bay shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Kvarner Bay shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Pag sailing itinerary
Day 1. Novalja – Rab 26,41 km (16,41 mi), Day 2. Rab – Krk 38,64 km (24,01 mi), Day 3. Krk – Rijeka 43,85 km (27,25 mi), Day 4. Rijeka – Rabac 36,36 km (22,59 mi), Day 5. Rabac – Pula 65,13 km (40,47 mi), Day 6. Pula – Mali Losinj 72,26 km (44,90 mi), Day 7. Mali Losinj – Ilovik – Novalja 14,76 km (9,17 mi) – 29,07 km (18,06 mi)
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Novi Vinodolski sailing itinerary
Day 1. Novi Vinodolski – Vrbnik 9.57 km (5.95 mi), Day 2. Vrbnik – Baska 24.45 km (15.19 mi), Day 3. Baska – Krk 23.59 km (14.66 mi), Day 4. Krk – Malinska 28.66 km (17.81 mi), Day 5. Malinska – Omisalj 15.49 km (9.62 mi), Day 6. Omisalj – Biserujka – Soline 14.64 km (9.09 mi) – 5.98 km (3.71 mi), Day 7. Soline – Silo Novi Vinodolski 5.67 km (3.52 mi) – 11.27 km (7.00 mi).
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Opatija sailing itinerary
Day 1. Opatija – Rijeka 10.25 km (6.37 mi), Day 2. Rijeka – Crikvenica 29.77 km (18.50 mi),Day 3. Crikvenica – Senj 26.64 km (16.55 mi), Day 4. Senj – Baska 12.09 km (7.51 mi),Day 5. Baska – Lopar (Rab) 19.66 km (12.22 mi), Day 6. Lopar – Punat 23.41 km (14.55 mi), Day 7. Punat – Cres Island – Opatija 50.96 km (31.67 mi)
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Mali Losinj sailing itinerary
Day 1. Mali Losinj – Susak 15,20 km (9,44 mi), Day 2. Susak – Unije, Day 3. Unije – Cres town 44,76 km (27,81 mi), Day 4. Cres – Rabac 24,54 km (15,25 mi), Day 5. Rabac – Trget 32,92 km (20,46 mi), Day 6. Trget – Medulin 34,83 km (21,64 mi), Day 7. Medulin – Vele Srakane – Mali Losinj 55,99 km (34,79 mi).
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Punat sailing itinerary
Day 1. Punat – Malinska 31.42 km (19.52 mi), Day 2. Malinska – Opatija 29.15 km (18.11 mi),Day 3. Opatija – Rijeka 10.25 km (6.37 mi), Day 4. Rijeka – Crikvenica 29.77 km (18.50 mi),Day 5. Crikvenica – Senj 26.64 km (16.55 mi), Day 6. Senj – Baska 12.09 km (7.51 mi), Day 7. Baska – Lopar – Punat 38.29 km (23.79 mi).