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srijeda, 30. ožujka 2011.

New Kantrida Beach-Promenade Opening Soon In Rijeka / German Bild Magazine Puts 2 Croatian Beaches Amongst "40 Dream Beaches"

A portion of the beachfront promenade with the Kantrida swimming complex in the background.




(Note-Since the time of this post, I had an opportunity to check out this beach in person.  You can check out a few of the photos I took there on a related post HERE.)

This I thought was interesting enough to add here when I came across the piece. A soon to be opened beach and beachfront promenade  along the Adriatic Sea in the city of Rijeka. Just a stones throw away from the Kantrida swimming complex, sight of the 2008 European Short Course Swimming Championships.

 Partial view of the promenade and future beach while still under construction.

When I was in Rijeka last time, the Kantrida swimming complex had just been completed. On the downside, I couldn't check it out, or squeeze some beach time in my busy 2 days in Rijeka. But I do have great memories of going to some of the other nearby beaches, almost everyday, when I spent 2 consecutive summers visiting family in Rijeka as a youngster. Unfortunately, both times I had to come back to "HammerTown".

 The mountains and natural scenery makes a welcome departure from the hustle and bustle of the city, especially after a day of work or shopping.

The beachfront is sure to be a hit with romantics. A place to chill out and dip your toes. It's not uncommon to see dolphins swimming in the distance during the summer months. (Not a usual everyday occurrence, but it does happen)

With the cloud covered mountains as a backdrop, once the hot weather comes, I can totally see this place packed with babes and beach volleyball.

There are beaches and swimming spots already located in and around Rijeka, but this is the first man made one, so to speak.  In all, the beachfront will total about 7000 sq/m and include the famed local white pebbles and Mediterranean plants. The beachfront will also include 2 breakwaters and of course the very expectant promenade. A perfect place to stroll on those warm summer nights, feel the breeze coming off the Adriatic and enjoy the quieter/natural side of Rijeka as well as unforgettable views of the surrounding Kvarner Bay (Kvarnerski zaljev). Over the next week the required operating permit will be issued and then it's all systems go. Eventually cafes and other similar types of businesses will be popping up along the area to make the beachfront a welcome option from other beaches found in the area as well as inner city traffic. As an added bonus, there will be no people like this , this and this there. Complete photogallery at::

A view of some of the serene beauty along the Adriatic Sea,  just a short jaunt up the coast from Rijeka.

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German Bild chose "40 Dream Beaches " - among "idyllic locations" are two Croatian beaches.





Zlatni Rat beach

Those of you, who have already been in Croatia, are certainly aware that Croatia and its beaches are simply inseparable. People who love the sea and beaches enjoy the visit to Croatia at any time of year. It offers some stunning beaches that are among the most beautiful in the world and have a lot of interesting things to offer. You will surely enjoy and gain a sensational experience. Zlatni Rat is a jewel of Croatian beaches. Breathtaking landscape is surrounding this beach, that is most unusual and most exciting beach in Croatia. It is situated near a place called Bol on the Island of Brac, one of the largest Croatian islands. The unique shape of this beach, that scene as protruding tongue deep into the sea is one of the biggest attractions. This sandy beach is approximately 550 meters long and will provide a complete entertainment and excitement. This attracts many tourists from all over the world to visit this stunning location . There are plenty of activities you can do besides enjoying the sun and playing water sports or volleyball. Tourists spend time with parachutes, the pedalboats, jet-ski scooters for water, surfing, diving, etc. Another very interesting fact related to this beach is that it changes its shape depending on the wind and its direction. With blue sea all around, a pleasant breeze caressing you and the sound of waves that reach the sandy beach, a feeling is just indescribable.

Lubenice beach

Lubenice beach is another Croatia beach worth visiting. Hidden on Cres Island, the Lubenice Beach is one of the most romantic Croatia beaches and also a favorite yachting destination. The magnificent view from the steep cliffs reveal a beautiful white pebble beach, which can be reached on foot down a steep path. If you are not really skilled to this effort, we recommend that you get to the beach with a boat. As beach is not so easily accessible, you can expect only a few people there, so this is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the solitude in a beautiful natural landscape. Sailing is the best way to explore Croatian islands and if you are up for luxurious holidays we suggest Croatian Gulet Yachts!

 A slideshow showing Zlatini Rat and Lubenice beaches, as well as some other popular Croatian coastal areas and beaches.

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