Veruda Island Wins Unique Ecological Beach Recognition

Lauren Simmonds

As Morski writes on the 3rd of February, 2020, Veruda island, otherwise known as a favourite island among Pula locals and better known as ”fratar (brother) island”, has received valuable recognition in the form of the EKO beach label as the only one of its kind in the whole of the Republic of Croatia.

Namely, at the initiative of the Ministry of Tourism, the administrative department for tourism of Istria County drew up a regional programme for the regulation and management of the beaches. In this way, the systematic, thoughtful and sustainable management of the beaches is ensured, above all by environmental standards. The beach on Veruda island has as such fulfilled the stringent Eco Beach requirements. There will be an information board placed on the beach itself which will descrie and detail the valuable flora and fauna that grows in the area, as well as the rules and expectations when it comes to behaviour on eco beaches.

Pula Mayor Boris Miletic said he was extremely pleased by the environmental recognition that confirms the green status Veruda island has among the citizens of Pula.

“Year after year, we work to preserve its authenticity, the natural environment and we continue developing and enriching the island as a place where citizens will continue to actively spend their free time,” stated Mayor Miletic.

The eco beach is located on the north side of island Veruda near the main pier and the reception of the nearby campsite. The beach is mostly pebbled, with a length of 350 metres and an average width of 12 metres, while in the hinterland, there is a beautiful natural pine forest. There is a changing awning on the beach, and near the waste storage tanks, and at a distance of 100 metres, there is a toilet with drinking water and showers with hot water available from solar collectors.

Veruda island is already preparing for a busy and successful 2020 summer season, and owing to that, a summer programme has been planned this year, which will attract hundreds of visitors during the summer season to enjoy concerts, performances, the culinary competition “GRILLijada” and of course the “Fratarski – Bunarina” swimming marathon.

In addition to it, the children’s summer camp will be traditionally organised, attracting children and young people from Pula and the surrounding villages as it does every summer, who will also gain new friendships.

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