Sites etc in Croatia

Discussion in 'Continental Touring' started by maison, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. maison

    maison Funster

    Oct 7, 2013
    South Wales & Burgundy
    We are intending to head into Croatia middle of April to May this year, mainly using Camping Cheques. We will be leaving from Burgundy so any routes, recommended Aires etc En Route will be useful.

    We would be grateful to hear from anyone who has experience of sites they may have used and, in particular those that are dog friendly. Coastal locations where dogs are not banned from beaches are especially of interest.

    Any suggestions to make the holiday better would be greatly appreciated, such as places to visit that are accessible by Motorhome. I am sure that some of you will have "been there, done that".

    Thanking you in anticipation.
  2. Mattyjwr

    Mattyjwr Funster Life Member

    Aug 18, 2013
    We went several years ago. It was nice but you may find it cold in April & May.

    I can't advise re camp sites as we were there over 6 years ago and did not have a dog. We found several small ones which were more suitable for us than the huge ones which were expensive and too busy for us. You may have cheaper rates as you'll be off season or you may find many are closed.

    Most of the mainland beaches were made up of concrete blocks or marble chips - we drove from the far north down to Dubrovnic and didn't find any sandy beaches. Apparently they are on the islands.

    If you have the chance to go to Bosnia - take it - we found it more interesting and the people were friendlier - they welcomed tourists far more than the Croatians who appeared a little weary.

    Any thing in particular that you would like to do?
  3. Southampton

    Southampton Funster Life Member

    Dec 16, 2011
    We have been to Croatia the last 3 years. We were there last April, mainly down the Istrian coast and then again in July/August. The weather in April was quite warm in the early to mid 20's with the odd rainy day, need a jumper at nights. Camping Park Umag is a big site with lots of facilities and is dog friendly. Further down the coast Valkanela is another site that is dog friendly and has decent facilities. When we went in April there was lots of spaces and most sites are dog friendly although you will find that some sites do not open until 1st May. We have also been to Krk Island (connected to mainland by a bridge) and Pag Island (ferry required) both sites we went to were dog friendly. Wild camping is generally not allowed and there are very few aire type stopovers, but there are lots of campsites. Hope you have a good trip, we enjoy Croatia and will be back there again in the summer.
  4. weekenders

    weekenders Funster Life Member

    Apr 30, 2008
    We went to Croatia in about 2003, we drove through Belgium, Germany, Austria Slovenia and into Croatia, stayed on a camp site at Moscenika Draga, tiered site, plenty of room, washing machine, not sure if dog friendly as we didn't have a dog then, site is near Opatija 5 mins to beach which is pebbled.
    Our trip back took us into Italy (Trieste), Venice, lake Garda and then back up through France.
    Enjoy your trip
  5. lorger

    lorger Funster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Hi we didn't quite make it to Croatia this summer but we did get as far a Slovenia, at one point I think we where only about 10 miles from the border.

    Here is a link to a blog I did for the holiday feel free to have a read it might help you with some of the stop overs and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
  6. mickymouse

    mickymouse Funster

    Nov 28, 2010
    Torrevieja, Spain
    Hi, we spent 6 weeks in Croatia last year, using ACSI and private sites. most of the sites are on the coast road, we found the Bi Village site near Pula was very good, a large site with very clean showers and loos, and dog friendly, close to the sea, and walking distance to Fazana, a small fishing village, with lovely restaurants on the front. We suggest you buy the Camperstop Europe 2014 full of mini sites. Just follow the coast road, and you will be spoilt for choice. Bear in mind there is no wild camping allowed in Croatia, and no sandy beaches as such. We also stayed in a private small site 24 vans Autocamp Martin, near SV .FILIP I JAKOB between Zadar and Biograd on the coast road . we had a pitch 10 metres from the sea, hope you enjoy your trip Mickymouse

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