Five Favourite Croatian Dog Beaches – Dalmatia

Lauren Simmonds

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September the 25th, 2023 – While transporting your four-legged friend with you across Europe to Croatia has never really been difficult as long as all of the correct documents and vaccination certificates are readily available, Schengen accession has made things even easier. Croatian dog beaches are the perfect locations for your pet when the weather is warm.

There are many Croatian dog beaches, and they are a fantastic way of bonding with your furry friend while also keeping them active and cool at the same time. You’ll need to look out for the words Plaza za pse or Pasja plaza. Here are just five of them located in Dalmatia:

Zadar Dog Beach (Zadar)

Zadar is an exceptionally popular coastal destination in the slightly more northern part of Dalmatia. It attracts not only an abundance of foreign tourists every year, but plenty of locals who have properties there too. With people come their dogs, and the Zadar Dog Beach is a fantastic location for your pet to cool down and enjoy the Adriatic like you do. You can find directions to it here.

Cvitačka beach (Makarska)

The truly stunning Makarska Riviera is a natural lure for everyone. Protected by the imposing Biokovo mountain, this part of Central Dalmatia is a must visit. Luckily, your dog will be able to jump in for a cooling dip with no problem at this particular beach. The directions and raving reviews can be found here.

Šimuni beach (Pag)

The bizarre moon-like landscape that dominates the rather odd island of Pag is worth seeing. Like something taken straight from a sci-fi film, this island in the northern Dalmatian archipelago is full of beaches. You can find the beaches on Pag ready and waiting for your four-legged friend by clicking here.

Majerovica beach (Hvar)

Croatia’s premium island, Croatia’s sunniest island, Croatia’s party island… the list goes on and on when it comes to names Hvar has been given over the years. Regardless of what you want from this Central Dalmatian island, nobody can deny that it is absolutely gorgeous. If you want to let your dog enjoy the gentle lapping of the Adriatic waves, it’s worth paying a visit to Majerovica beach. You can find the directions to it by clicking here.

Supetar dog beach – Brac

Another Central Dalmatian island is beautiful Brac. Located across from Split and the rest of the Central Dalmatian mainland, this island has several dog beaches. The most popular one found in Bol – the location of Croatia’s famous Golden Horn (Zlatni rat) beach. Others are located in Supetar and Splitska.

As stated, these are just some of the main dog-friendly beaches located in different areas in Dalmatia and on its islands. There are more within each region. It’s worth noting that all of the beaches in Slano near Dubrovnik are dog-friendly, as is the popular Dance beach in the city. The Marina Frapa resort (Rogoznica) also has part of their beach where dogs are always allowed. 


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