The Adventurer's Guide
7 Best Nude Beaches in Croatia for Couples
Looking for beautiful beaches to strip down to your birthday suit while in Croatia? You’ll be pleased to learn that nude beaches in Croatia are plentiful. Usually signposted as FKK beaches (which stands for Freikörperkultur, German for “free body culture”), Croatia’s nude beaches are some of the prettiest in Europe. Here’s our pick of 7 stunning Croatian beaches where it’s perfectly legal—or at least de facto legal—to go and bare it all:
1. Kamenjak, Istria
Istria is very popular with naturists. On picturesque Cape Kamenjak, you will find numerous isolated coves loved by nude beach-goers near the small village of Premantura.
2. Kačjak, Crikvenica Riviera (south of Rijeka)
Whether you feel like jumping off rocks into the crystal-clear water or just plan to sunbathe on a strip of smooth pebbles side by side, this small, secluded strand near Dramalj is a must-visit.
3. Sahara, Rab Island
The island of Rab offers the perfect setting for those seeking peace and quiet—even King Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson came here to sunbathe in the buff in the 1930s. Most visitors prefer to get to Sahara beach by boat but road access is available from Lopar. Bring a beach umbrella if you want shade.
4. Crvena Luka, Biograd na Moru (near Zadar)
Considered one of the most stunning beaches in the region, Crvena Luka will blow you away with its idyllic setting. Head to the northern section of the beach for the nude-friendly area and bask in tranquil vistas of pine forest and turquoise seas.
5. Rutnjak, Iž Island
Located on an islet off the island of Iž, this beach offers the perfect spot for those looking to skinny dip in the wild away from prying eyes. Ride over with your own boat or rent one at the marina.
6. Paklina, Brač Island
This gorgeous pebble beach nestled in a quiet cove at the western end of the famous ‘Golden Horn’ is all about saying goodbye to that bikini line. Keep walking west to find more small coves where you can freely cast your clothes away.
7. Nugal, Hvar Island
Enjoy the pleasures of swimming au naturel in complete privacy! Only accessible by boat or on foot, this scenic pebble beach surrounded by steep cliffs is a haven for nature lovers.
Let us know your favourite nude beach in Croatia below! Next, read up on camping in Croatia, and don’t forget to book your Croatian vacation rental from our growing list of stellar accommodations!