Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Best Croatian Dog Beach: Monty's Dog Beach and Bar, Crikvenica

I have never thought that a huge part of my content would become a search for the best dog beaches in Croatia but ever since queen Frida discovered that she in fact enjoys playing in the sea which sometimes also involves swimming (it has taken her ten innocent years to give it a chance but better late than never, right?) our situation has changed drastically. Nowdays she's a rightful and a very loyal member of our tiny seaside crew and so finding a few great beaches where we can bring her along became an imperative.

I love living in Kvarner area for so many different reasons and a growing amount of dog friendly places is surely one of them. Rijeka has two official dog beaches, Kostrena too (we've already spent a lot of time in one of them this summer) but NOTHING compares to, in my humble opinion (and Frida's too, and you know how high standards that beagle has), the BEST croatian dog beach and that's MONTY'S DOG BEACH & BAR in Crikvenica.
Woof woof!
Grab something cold to drink and let's get this adventure started!


I wanted to visit this beach ever since I first heard about it, which was about a year ago when we first moved to Rijeka with Frida but last summer we unfortunately somehow didn't manage to find time for it. It's only a half an hour drive away from Rijeka (if the road isn't too crowded) and even though Crikvenica is packed with tourists because it's a very popular spot, you'll be surprised to hear that the dog beach is quiet and absolutely not crowded at all. The sea is crystal clear, the entire area is extremely clean (I've come to learn that dog beaches are usually way cleaner than the regular ones) and probably the coolest thing about it is the cutest bar ever shaped like a big dog house. And humans are more than welcome too!

Along with ice-cream and all the usual drinks you can find in a bar, this one also features a selection of things for your best four-legged friend - chips, ice-cream and beer! I mean, we are talking about a dog bar in here after all :)


While Frida was running around begging for any kind of treats (as always), we sat down in a bar and enjoyed the sunset and the peaceful and overall friendly atmosphere. Dogs were eating ice-cream and drinking beer (one dog right next to us actually couldn't get enough of it) and I decided to put down the camera and simply enjoy the moment. There's something truly special about this place and I can't wait to go back there and expand this story even more.

And if you and your doggy are planning to visit Croatia any time soon, make sure to mark this adress because it's perfect. Or as Frida would say it: 'Woooof!'


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11 comments

  1. This looks so calming and I can totally understand why you'd want to put your camera away and enjoy the moment! I don't think there even are any dog beaches in England or not that I know of anyway but it's such a great idea!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Thanks a lot, I'm glad you liked it! xx

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  2. koja divna plaža! mogu zamisliti kako je famozno vidjeti pse kako jedu pasji sladoled i piju pivo....taj dog bar je stvarno preslatka ideja....Nadam se da će biti i više ovakvih plaža zato jer jako puno ljudi ima pse, a ti svi ljubimci moraju imati svoje mjesto za kupanje:) i svoj kutak.

    Fotografije su fantastične....plaža divno izgleda, jako lijepo si uhvatila oblutke i valove ( uvijek su mi ovakve plaže najdraže, nisam neki ljubitelj pijeska)....a vidim i jako slatke ljubimce, mada je Frida naravno još uvijek kraljica:)

    Ja sam dobila jedan poljubac od labradora dok sam se sunčala u svojoj uvali na Hvaru.... često gosti dovedu pse u našu uvalu i nitko ne buni, mislim da svi primaju pse u apartmane i meni je to skroz normalno...ali znam da se u Splitu na plažama znaju neki ljudi buniti i to mi nije nikako jasno, ali dobro...barem su ovakve plaže sve češće pa je to neki pomak na bolje.

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  3. Jako cool!
    E ja sam ovog leta vodila dve mačke sa sobom, na more.
    Voditi mačku na plažu je tek priča :D.

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    1. E bome to je priča koju bi baš voljela čuti :)

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  4. Ta rečenica kako psi jedu sladoled i piju pivo me ja bacila u smeh. Još sam jela nešto pa sam se skoro zadavila haha :D Frida zna šta valja, a ja ne sumnjam u njene visoke standarde :D Stvarno deluje preslatko i idilično :) "Kućica" je šlag na torti :)

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  5. This is literally my favorite post of yours ever! The images, coupled with your review, convinces me that I need to go there stat! Honestly, I don't think I would ever want to leave! Frida looks like she is in doggy heaven surrounded by furry friends, and frosty treats! I think that she and Jake would get along famously!

    xx

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  6. I am not aware if Aberdeen beach is dog friendly however I always find myself creeping at people's dog and playing with them. I am absolutely a huge dog lover hence this is my big chance to pretend I have one at leaf for 5 minutes hahaha Best wishes, Iga

    Find me at: http://www.igaberry.com

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  7. Što se plaža tiče, meni puta dođe da bi najradije separirala SVE. Plaže za pse i ine životinjice, plaže za samce, plaže za parove, plaže za roditelje s djecom itd. :))) Hahaha... ovako, uvijek netko nekome smeta. Puno i mi se puta čini da na plaži svi poblesave (valjda im sunce udari u glavu)i stalno nekome nešto smeta i netko stalno nešto prigovara. Barem tako bude gdje god ja dođem... Ja bi neku na koju mogu svi ali da šute i gledaju svoja posla :)

    Ovo je predivno i bravo za Kvarner! Ja južnom Jadranu nema uopće takvih plaža i mislim da je to veliki no-no hr turizmu... Ovo je pravi "pasji život"! :)

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