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!'