Camping on Croatian Islands

There are plentiful of campsites on Croatian islands. Whilst camping on islands often involves ferry crossing, this delay in journey can be worthwhile. Below is the list of all Croatian islands that have campgrounds. Islands are listed in alphabetical order.


Island of Brač

Brac

Island of Brač is situated in Dalmatia-Split region and it can be reached by ferry from Split to Supetar or from Makarska to Sumartin. A third-largest Croatian island, it is best known because of Zlatni Rat beach (near the town of Bol) that often prominently features in Croatian holiday brochures. Brač offers camping in following campsites:

Mini-camping Aloa (Bol)
Mini-camping Kanun (Bol)
Mini-camping Kito (Bol)
Mini-camping Mario (Bol)
Mini-camping Meteor (Bol)
Mini-camping Mlin (Sutivan)
Mini-camping No. 1 (Bol)
Mini-camping Njiva (Bol)
Mini-camping Supetar (Supetar)
Mini-camping Tenis (Bol)
Camping Waterman Beach Village (Supetar)

Island of Čiovo

Ciovo

Island of Čiovo is located in the heart of Dalmatia, in the region of Dalmatia- Split and is only 3 km from UNESCO protected medieval town of Trogir. Čiovo Island is connected with mainland by a draw-bridge. It is an ideal camping holiday for visitors that want a mix of culture, sun and sea. The following campsites are on Čiovo island:

Camping Labaduša (Okrug Gornji)
Mini-camping Domić (Slatine)
Camping Rožac (Okrug Gornji)

Island of Cres

Cres

Island of Cres is situated in Kvarner Bay and along with the nearby Krk is the largest Croatian island. Cres is known by rich nature and wildlife - Eurasian Griffon Vultures, birds with wing span of 2.5 metres nest on Cres. Cres can be reached by either driving from mainland over bridge to Krk Island and then taking a ferry from Valbiska to Merag or by taking a ferry from Brestova in Istria to Porozina. Camping on Cres brings visitor even closer to Cres' great nature. Campsites on Cres are:

Naturist Camping Baldarin (Nerezine)
Camping Brajdi (Beli)
Camping Slatina (Martinšćica)
Camping Kovačine (Cres Town)
Camping Bijar (Nerezine)
Camping Zdovice (Valun)

Dugi otok (Long Island)

Dugi Otok

Dugi otok (Long Island) is located in the County of Zadar and justifies its name by the length of about 45 km and width between 1 and 4 km, with the highest peak, Vela Straža (338 m). It is an island of great diversity and contrast, and the largest of the North Dalmatian islands. It is known for its scenic park of nature Telašćica and beautiful sandy beach Sakarun. There are 1500 inhabitants on the island living in 12 villages with a road connecting all of them and offering a great view of the surrounding islands. It is well connected to the mainland by ferries and fast ships. The campsites on Dugi otok are:

Mini-camping Mandarino (Soline)
Mini-camping Dugi otok (Luka)

Island of Hvar

Hvar

Located in the Dalmatia-Split region, between islands of Brač and Korčula, the Island of Hvar is the sunniest of Croatian islands. It is popular with jet-set and many yachts stop over. Hvar can be reached by ferry from Split to Stari Grad and Hvar Town, or from Drvenik to Sućuraj (south part of island). Hvar campsites are:

Camping Holiday (Jelsa)
Naturist Camping Nudist (Vrboska)
Camping Vira (Hvar Town)
Camping Grebišće (Jelsa)
Camping Jurjevac (Stari Grad)
Camping Mina (Jelsa)
Mini-camping Lili (Jelsa)
Mini-camping Mala Milna (Hvar Town)
Camping Mlaska (Sućuraj)

Island of Korčula

Korcula

The island of Korčula is situated in the Dalmatia-Dubrovnik region, west of the Pelješac peninsula and south of Hvar island. It is one of the most popular Croatian islands and it has a lot to offer: a lovely old town with preserved old fortress walls, some stunning quiet bays and the sandy Lumbarda beach. Korčula can be reached by ferry from Split (to Vela Luka), Dubrovnik (to Korčula Town), Drvenik (to Dominče) and Orebić (to Korčula Town). Island of Korčula campsites are:

Camping Port 9 (Korčula Town)
Mini-camping Potirna (Blato)
Mini-camping Jurjević (Lumbarda)
Mini-camping Mala Glavica (Lumbarda)
Mini-camping Mindel (Vela Luka)
Mini-camping Oskorušica (Oskorušica)
Mini-camping Palma (Žrnovo)
Mini-camping Uvala Račišće (Lumbarda)
Mini-camping Tri žala (Žrnovo)
Mini-camping Vela Postrana (Lumbarda)
Mini-camping Vrbovica (Žrnovo)
Mini-camping Mala Grščica (Blato)
Mini-camping Ravno (Blato)

Island of Krk

Krk

Island of Krk is situated in Kvarner Bay and is connected with mainland by two-arch concrete bridge over 1km long. When the bridge was built (1980) it was the largest concrete arch bridge in the world. Known as the largest Croatian island, only recently it was discovered that Cres island is exactly the same size. Popular holiday spots are ancient walled City of Krk, town of Baška with 1.8km long beach, and towns of Malinska, Punat, Vrbnik and Njivice. Krk camping sites are:

Mini-camping Pušća (Omišalj)
Camping Tiha (Šilo)
Mini-camping Slamni (Dobrinj)
Mini-camping Maslinik (Punat)
Mini-camping Mali (Baška)
Mini-camping Marta (Krk City)
Mini-camping Amar (Krk City)
Mini-camping Draga (Malinska)
Mini-camping Marušina Olive Hills (Punat)
Camper stop Krk (Krk City)

Island of Lastovo

Lastovo

Lastovo island is located in Dalmatia-Dubrovnik region, further away from the mainland, almost a quarter of the way into Adriatic sea towards Italy. There are 46 islets and cliffs that surround Lastovo island and Lastovo archipelago was declared a Nature Park in 2006. The island is noted for its 15th- and 16th-century architecture and untouched nature. Lastovo can be reached by ferry from Split that goes via Vela Luka (Korčula) to Ubli (Lastovo). The ferry journey lasts over 4 hours. Camps on Lastovo are:

Mini-camping Skriveni (Lastovo)

Island of Lošinj

Lošinj

Island of Lošinj is located in the bay of Kvarner, south of Cres island and is connected to Cres by a small bridge near Osor town. Lošinj is known as an island of vitality because of its exceptional climate characteristics that heal respiratory problems and alergies. Lošinj can be reached by taking a ferry to Cres island and then driving to southern part of Cres over the bridge to Lošinj. Ferries to Cres go from either Krk Island (Valbiska-Merag) or Istria (Brestova-Porozina). Camps on Lošinj are:

Camping Čikat (Mali Lošinj)
Camping Lopari (Nerezine)
Camping Poljana (Mali Lošinj)
Camping Rapoća (Nerezine)
Camping Preko Mosta (Nerezine)

Island of Mljet

Mljet

Situated in Dalmatia-Dubrovnik region, Mljet is the most south-easterly of all larger Croatian islands. It is also the most wooded - the island is covered with thick forest and the western part of the island has been proclaimed National Park in 1960. Mljet's port of Sobra can be reached by ferries from Split (7 hrs), Dubrovnik (3 hrs) or from Korčula (2 hrs). Campsites on Mljet are:

Mini-camping Marina (Babino Polje)
Camping Mungos (Babino Polje)
Mini-camping Lovor (Babino Polje)

Island of Murter

Murter

The island of Murter is located just north of Šibenik in Dalmatia region. Murter is another of Croatian islands that is connected to the mainland with a bridge - the distance is only 20 metres, making the island extremely easy to reach. It is worth noting that the draw-bridge opens at a certain time of the day to let boats pass, therefore it is wise to enquire on the draw-bridge opening schedule. Murter is well known for its beautiful sandy and pebble beaches. Campsites on Murter are:

Camping Jezera Village (Jezera)
Camping Slanica (Murter town)
Camping Rehut (Murter town)
Camping Kosirina (Betina)
Camping Plitka Vala (Betina)
Mini-camping Matija (Betina)
Mini-camping Marija (Betina)

Island of Pag

Pag

Situated in Dalmatia-Zadar region, between Zadar and the edge of the Kvarner Bay, it is surprising how green Island Pag's western side is considering the bare rocks that can be seen when looking at Pag from the mainland. Pag Island is known by Pag (Paški) cheese, Pag lace and more lately, by 24-hour party beach Zrće - a Croatian answer to Ibiza. Pag can be reached by ferry between Prizna and Žigljen or by Pag bridge if you keep driving further south towards Zadar. Pag's campsites are:

Camping Straško (Novalja)
Mini-camping Dražica (Novalja)
Mini-camping Sveti Duh (Pag Town)
Camping Šimuni (Kolan)
Mini-camping Škovrdara (Novalja)
Camping Porat (Povljana)
Mini-camping Mali Dubrovnik (Povljana)
Mini-camping Pere (Pag Town)
Mini-camping Košljun (Pag Town)

Island of Pašman

Pasman

Island of Pašman is located in Dalmatia-Zadar region, just south of Zadar. It is known as the island with the cleanest water in Adriatic owing to constant current changes. The north-east of the island is gentle and sandy whilst the south is rocky. Pašman is connected by bridge to its northen neighbour, island of Ugljan. Pašman can be reached by ferry from either Biograd (to Tkon) or by taking a ferry from Zadar to Preko on Island of Ugljan and then driving south over the bridge to Pašman. Campsites on the Island of Pašman are:

Naturist Camping Sovinje (Tkon)
Mini-camping Kod Jakova (Pašman Town)
Camping Lučina (Pašman Town)
Mini-camping Arboretum (Pašman Town)
Mini-camping Brist (Tkon)

Island of Rab

Rab

Rab is an island in Kvarner region of Croatia, located in the south east part of Kvarner Bay. In the Lopar area of Rab Island there are numerous sandy beaches - there are 22 of them and three of them are dedicated to naturists. Island of Rab has a long naturist tradition - the very first naturist beach on the Adriatic was opened on Rab in 1934 and in August 1936 English King Edward VIII and Mrs Simpson were allowed to take a nude swim in the bay of Kandarola. Rab can be reached by ferry from Stinica to Mišnjak or by driving from mainland over the Krk bridge to Krk Island and then taking a ferry from Valbiska to Lopar. Campsites on Island of Rab are:

Mini-camping Zidine (Lopar)
Mini-camping Lando Resort (Rab Town)

Island of Šolta

Solta

Island of Šolta is located west of Brač Island, in the Dalmatia-Split region of Croatia. The island is 19km long and 5km wide. Inland there are a few traditional dalmatian island villages that are worth exploring. If you want quiet and relaxing holiday then this island is perfect. The largest town on the island is Stomorska where you can find restaurants and cafes. Šolta Island can be reached by ferry from Split to Rogač. Campsites on Šolta are:

Mini-camping Mido (Stomorska)

Island of Ugljan

Ugljan

Situated between the city of Zadar on the east and Dugi Otok on the west, the island of Ugljan belongs to the Dalmatia-Zadar region of Croatia. Often called "the green island" since most of Ugljan is covered by forests and other mediterranean vegetation. Ugljan has excellent ferry connections with Zadar, with ferries leaving hourly to the town of Preko - therefore ideal for visitors wanting to explore the city of Zadar, but still enjoy the peace and quiet of an island holiday. On the south side of the island, Ugljan is connected by a bridge to the island of Pašman, allowing for easy exploration of both islands. The following campsites can be found on Island of Ugljan:

Mini-camping Mekelenić (Ugljan)
Mini-camping Porat (Sušica)
Mini-camping Stipanić (Ugljan)
Mini-camping Tomas (Sušica)

Island of Vir

Vir

The Island of Vir belongs to Dalmatia-Zadar region and is separated from mainland by a narrow strip of sea only 3 metres deep. There are some nice beaches on the eastern part of the island which is also covered by pine. Vir is a perfect place from which to explore nearby national parks of Velebit/Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes, Kornati and Krka falls. The city of Zadar is also only 26km away. The Island of Vir can be reached by the bridge.

Mini-camping Luka (Vir)
Camping Matea (Vir)
Mini-camping Vir (Vir)
Camping Sapavac (Vir)

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