With thousands of miles of Mediterranean coastline, beautiful beaches and stunning National parks, Croatia is immensely popular with summer vacationers. But accommodation in the major tourist towns tends to be through the roof, which is why many people opt to stay in campsites.
There is lots of great camping in Croatia, including luxury options with vast swimming pools and spas, as well as ones in more peaceful parts of the country. So, whether you’re looking to rent a mobile home or just pitch your tent beneath a tree, we’ve got you covered! Here are the best Croatian campsites, in all the popular destinations on the coast!
We’re starting this guide with the only Croatian campsite that’s not on the Adriatic coast – Camping Plitvice. This campsite is near Croatia’s most popular national park, Plitvice Lakes. The nature here is incredibly beautiful, with the stunning lakes, walkways, hiking trails and waterfalls for days.
The campsite is quite modern, with about 30 pitches and 17 homes you can rent. There are two large bathrooms that are absolutely pristine, as well as a laundry room. Within the camp there’s also a playground, two pools, a playroom, a gym and even a community barbecue. The camp features a restaurant on-site, and you can even get food delivered to your home, if you choose to rent a mobile home. Additionally, the area for tents is separate from the vehicle pitches, so you can set up camp in a more secluded area of the site even if you don’t arrive in an RV.
This isn’t the only campsite near Plitvice Lakes, but it is definitely the best equipped one. The campsite is also a lot cheaper than all the hotels near the NP, so that’s another great reason to opt for the more natural accommodation.
If you want to experience exquisitely beautiful Croatian nature, this NP is absolutely the perfect spot for you. And there’s lots to do in the area from exploring the beautiful hiking trails to rowing on the enchanting lakes of this gorgeous national park.
Nevio Camping is one of the better Croatian campsites in Orebic on the Peljesac peninsula. It’s a collection of pitches and mobile homes over 7 hectares, with loads of activities nearby. The camping site includes free high-speed WiFi, free parking, clean bathroom facilities and some great bars and restaurants.
There’s also a pool, a private beach (for lounging or beach volleyball of course), a mini-golf site and loads more! Whether you’re looking to pitch a campervan or stay in a cute mobile home, you won’t be disappointed in Nevio Camping!
Additionally, Orebic is the largest town on the Peljesac peninsula, and it’s a good spot to stay if you want to see more of the area. The charming town of Trpanj is just 20 minutes away by bike, and you can even get to Korcula in about 15 minutes with a boat.
Polidor Camping park is located in western Istria, near the small tourist town of Funtana. It’s a massive camping site with some 52 spots available for campervans and tents, as well as 19 mobile homes and 12 glamping tents available for renting. If you decide to rent one of their camping accommodations, you’ll even get a complimentary bottle of wine.
The bathroom facilities are squeaky clean, and there are separate facilities for children and adults. All of the pitching plots are outfitted with water and electricity, so you’ll have everything you might need for an enjoyable camping trip. Also, the large multipurpose building even has a laundry room, as well as a gym and a small playroom for kids.
Outdoor entertainment includes two swimming pools, a playground for kids and BBQ equipment for adults. There’s also a bar on-site, and another one directly on the beach. It’s not very far from the campsite to the beach, and you even have the option of renting beds and lounge chairs practically on the water.
Jezevac camping resort is near the historic town of Krk, so it’s a great place for camping enthusiasts who want the option of going outside the camp to explore the views. Krk is a charming town with a historic city center that includes a 12th century castle with spectacular views from the towers.
As for the camping site, it’s not labeled as premium for no reason. There are pitching spots right next to the sea, as well as premium mobile homes that put motel rooms to shame. A bar and a bistro are both on-site, as well as a spacious lounge area with a big terrace and comfy chairs. Oh, and the bistro will deliver food directly to your pitch, for ultimate convenience.
Amenities on-site include everything from a playground for kids to open-air massages and pools. The entire camping site is just above the beach, but bear in mind that the beach is mostly rocks and concrete blocks. While it might not be the best option for families with small kids, it is great for people who prefer to have privacy, as you’re more likely to find a secluded spot all to yourself.
However, keep in mind that this is another of those Croatian campsites for RVs and campervans. There aren’t any joint bathroom facilities, but there is access to water and electricity at every pitch.
Note: Another option near Krk is the Krk Premium Camping Resort.
The Adriatiq Auto Camp is right next to the charming town of Primosten – a Croatian gem that still remains at the top of anyone’s bucket list. It’s not the best campsite featured here in terms of facilities, but the spectacular location more than makes up for that.
It’s an auto camp, so it’s only meant for RVs, campervans and trailers. There are also pitching sites for tents, and you can even rent a trailer directly from the camp. But because this is primarily an auto camp, I don’t think there’s access to water and electricity at every pitching site.
The camp boasts four spacious bathrooms as well as an RV dump station. There’s also a café with WiFi on site, an a la carte restaurant and a well-stocked shop for everything you might need during your stay. But, knowing Croatians, I’m willing to bet that everything at that store is a lot more expensive than in any of the bigger supermarkets.
The main reason to stay in this camp is because you’re only a couple miles away from Primosten. The port town is breathtakingly beautiful with charming stone buildings and spectacular views wherever you look. There’s also a diving center in town, perfect for everyone who is up for an adventure.
Zadar is often called the most beautiful city in Dalmatia, and I wholeheartedly agree with that statement. It’s a spectacular city with a lot of stuff to see, and it boasts one of the best premium campsites in this part of the country.
Falkensteiner campsite is massive with 369 residential units, including mobile homes, glamping tents and 270 pitches. It’s very close to the beach and there are lots of trees throughout the camp, so there’s plenty of shade to shelter you from the hot summer sun. Electricity, water and drainage are distributed everywhere over the campsite and there’s free WiFi for everyone.
The campsite has 24-hour security, pristine modern sanitary facilities, a spectacular swimming pool with slides and an a la carte restaurant with gorgeous sea views. There’s also a spa area with a sauna and a hot tub, perfect for everyone who wants to be pampered.
It’s a short walk from the campsite to the Zadar old town where you can admire the historic aspect of the city. Go see the ancient Church of St. Donatus, walk along the waterfront to see the Sea Organ and the Greeting to the Sun, and head to the Museum of Illusions for hours of family-friendly fun!
The Belvedere camping site in Seget Vranjica is a great place if you want to be close to Trogir and Split. The campsite is just some three miles away from the historic town of Trogir and about 15 miles away from Split, so it’s definitely worth it to think about doing some day trips.
This is a vast campsite with pitching spots on terraced grounds over four levels. Every pitch offers sea views and has access to electricity, fresh water and WiFi. Belvedere camp also has bungalows and mobile homes you can rent if you’re more in the mood for a luxe camping experience.
There are four sanitary blocks in the camp including an RV dump site. Also, there’s a lot of Mediterranean foliage throughout the camp that not only shades you from the sun but also provides you with some extra privacy from your neighbors. Easy beach access is a given, and from certain pitches, it only takes a few steps to reach the ocean.
This campsite is great for families with kids because they offer a swimming pool, a playground and an entertainment program for the youngest visitors. Sign up your kids for the ‘mini club’ if you want a couple of hours all to yourself, and go play on the tennis courts or just enjoy a nice dinner at the on-site restaurant.
Location, location, location. Mala Milna autocamp is a one of the smaller campsites in Croatia, with just the basic facilities. But it’s a 10-minute drive to Hvar town, which happens to be one of the hottest tourist destinations in the country.
Hvar is the place to be in Croatia. The island is extremely popular with tourists from all over Europe, but also from other parts of Croatia. However, Hvar is also notorious for being the most expensive island in the country. The accommodation prices are through the roof, and the closer you are to the town of Hvar, the more expensive everything is.
That’s where the Mala Milna autocamp comes in – it’s near the small town of Milna in a more quiet part of the island. But it’s also just a short drive away from Hvar town, so don’t hesitate to hit the road if you want to see what all the fuss is about.
This is a small campsite owned and run by a family, so don’t expect luxe swimming pools and spa services. You will get electricity, fresh water and access to clean sanitary facilities. There’s an RV dump site here as well, and all guests are free to use the outdoor grill. The campsite is not really parceled, so it might not be for you if you have no interest in getting to know the other guests.
Solitudo Sunny Camping is the closest campsite to Dubrovnik. It is located on the Babin Kuk peninsula, and it’s only a 10-minute ride to Dubrovnik Old Town. And you don’t even have to move your vehicle to get to Dubrovnik, since there is a regular bus service to Dubrovnik’s historic center.
The campsite is well equipped with sanitary facilities, pools, and meal deliveries directly to your pitch. They offer online check-in, and there’s a health and safety manager on-site 24/7. Also, this campsite is unique in it that you can request pretty much anything via their app. Just log in to book a table at the on-site restaurant or to get food delivered to your pitch. Camp personnel is at your disposal 24/7, but they are not going to disturb you unless you specifically ask for something.
Of course, there’s also easy beach access – if you manage to snag a front-row pitch, you’ll only be steps away from the sea. And you could always pack your bags and head to a beach in Dubrovnik for the day, but bear in mind that most of them are privately owned and you have to pay a fee.
Dubrovnik is a gorgeous historic town. It’s home to some of the best hotel resorts in Croatia, as well as one of the few Michelin-starred restaurants in the country. Whether you’re looking to walk along Stradun, check out all the places where Game of Thrones was filmed or just want to admire the sunset from the town walls, Dubrovnik will not disappoint you.
We can’t cover all the best Croatian campsites, so here is a list of other great options:
All in all, you can’t really go wrong in terms of options for camping in Croatia!
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