The Croatian coast has for decades been a top destination for fans of naturist (clothing-free) holidays. German advocates of the Freikörperkultur (“Free Body Culture”, or “FKK”) philosophy of healthy living helped establish naturist facilities here in the early 20th century. Where you see the FKK sign, that means you’re about to enter a naturist zone. Nowadays, although you’ll find naturist beaches at almost every resort along the coast, there are some spots which are particularly well-known for catering for naturists. Examples are Rab island where the first naturist beach was established; the Istrian island of Koversada, one of the largest naturist resorts in Europe; the islet of Jerolim just offshore from Hvar town (Hvar island), and the Valalta complex near Rovinj in Istria. You can choose between fully naturist campsites, clothing-optional campsites and regular campsites with naturist bathing onsite. If you’re off the beaten track, you’re sure to find a secluded spot where it’s perfectly well-tolerated for naturists to sunbathe and swim. Croatia is one of the three countries in Europe with the most naturist camping facilities. Most of them are on the northern part of the coast (Istria and Kvarner). Here are our suggestions: Sovinje (Zadar), Bunculuka (Baška, otok Krk), Nudist (Split), Konobe (Krk), Koversada (Vrsar), Ulika (Poreč), Kamp Baldarin (Mali Lošinj).
A word of warning Several readers told us that despite having confirmed reservations and paid deposits, they have been turned away from some campsites due to overbooking. Unfortunately we can’t assist directly in these matters, but if this happens to you do let us know about and we’ll remove the culprits from our guide. We also suggest you leave your comments on Trip Advisor and similar sites to warn others.