Island Rab - happy island with camping by sandy beaches

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The island of Rab is known to campers especially for its well-kept campsites along the sandy beaches where families with young children enjoy the most. Campsites San Marino in Lopar and Padova in Banjol near the edge of Rab are the largest on the island, but you can also choose to spend some holidays in one of the smaller campsites. Check also the special camping offers valid on the Avtokampi camping card.

The island of Rab is very diverse as the western part of the island, called the Kalifront Peninsula, is covered with forests and very green, similarly to the northern part where you will find sandy beaches shaded by pine trees. The eastern part of Rab, which faces the mainland and Velebit mountains, is completely different, almost completely without plants because of the strong bura wind.

The easiest access to Rab is by ferry from the island of Krk, where in recent years there is a larger ferry on the route Valbiska - Lopar, so that there are no more problems with crowding. 

Sandy beaches on the island of Rab

The most famous sandy beach is surely the Paradise Beach in Lopar, next to the San Marino Campsite. It is a 2 km long sandy beach where the sea is very shallow and decent slowly.  This is great for children, while swimmers need to walk at least 100m from the shore to swim normally. There is always something going on on the beach, from beach volleyball to pedal boats, water slides are at the edge of the beach, and the rental of small boats and kayaks is popular, with which you then visit more solitary beaches.

There are quite a few sandy nudist beaches near Lopar, for example Ciganka, Sahara, Stolac, very famous FKK beach Kandarola, which is 5 km away from the town of Rab. The famous sandy beach is also located in town Kampor, but if you drive to the southern part of the island, you will find some more sandy beaches, the most famous of which is Pudarica Beach.

Active Holidays, Rab Fair and Island specialities

The island of Rab is also interesting for all lovers of an active holidays. Especially in the spring and autumn, there are many cyclists on Rab, since there are many beautiful cycling routes around the island among which are many also suitable for family cycling. For hikers, we recommend climbing to the highest point on the island - the Kamenjak hill, which, from 408 meters above the sea, offers a beautiful view of the town of Rab and many of the neighboring islands. There is also a nice excursion to the beaches north of Lopar, the paths through the oak forest to the Kalifront peninsula or the coastal route from Barbat to the town of Rab.

The largest town on the island is the town of Rab, which has a beautifully landscaped old part of the town with walls and four bell towers. The most famous event on the island is Rab Fair (Rabska fjera in local language), which takes place every year from 25 to 27 July. The city changes to a medieval center for three days, showing on many stands how they once lived on the island and the crossbowmen of Rab present their skills.

The cuisine of the island of Rab is, of course,closely linked to the sea and seafood, while among most known specialty is lamb. They also have their dessert - Rab cake, which includes almonds. It has been made according to the same recipe for over 800 years.

You can find more information about possible excursions and sightseeing on the Island of Rab at

Camping on the island of Rab

Camping Padova Premium Resort - a quiet campsite near the city

Near the town of Rab there is a camping Padova. It is connected to the town with a taxi boat that takes you directly to the old part, but it is as well nice to take a stroll by the sea, which takes about half an hour. Camp Padova is the perfect combination of vacation, sightseeing and many summer events.

Campsite Padova has been renovated in recent years. It is a medium-sized camp with about 250 camping pitches and the possibility of renting mobile homes for 2 - 6 people.

New ammenities include new camping pitches next to the new heated water pools, new settlement of modern mobile homes, the renovation of a central sanitary facility, a new sports field and improved animation.

Camping pitches by the beach and in the upper part are well shaded by Mediterranean trees, and the central bay just next to the best camping pitches is sandy.

Special offer on Avtokampi camping card - 19€ for 2 persons and a dog on the non-parcelling part of the campsite with electricity between 12.5. - 6.6. & 6.9. - 15.10. or 7,5 % discount for camping (persons + pitch) on all types of pitches (exception is the non-parcelling part) between 6.4. - 29.6. & 20.8. - 1.10. and 5 % discount between 30.6. - 19.8.

Campsite San Marino - a sandy paradise for children

All campsite lovers are invited to San Marino Camping. More than 400 camping pitches are arranged along Paradise Beach and more than half of the pitches have water and electricity connections. The sanitary facilities in the campsite are adjusted for use in sandy conditions, so that there are showers and taps for washing feet already on the external walls.

It is possible to rent mobile homes for 4 - 6 persons. The largest mobile homes are equipped with three bedrooms and spacious terraces. All mobile homes are air-conditioned and, of course, have a private kitchen and a bathroom.

On the beach you can rent deck chairs, pedal boats, boats and kayaks, there are courts for volleyball. For making the sand sculptures we recommend you to bring with you all the necessary "tools", like shovels, rakes, buckets… A dog beach is marked along the edge of the campsite.

For children there is a playground with a pirate ship, in the summer they prepare animation, but the camp also has a wellness center with saunas, massages and beauty treatments.

Special offer on Avtokampi camping card - 19€ for 2 persons and a dog on the non-parcelling part of the campsite with electricity between 12.5. - 6.6. & 6.9. - 1.10. or 7,5 % discount for camping (persons + pitch) on all types of pitches (exception is the non-parcelling part) between 6.4. - 29.6. & 20.8. - 1.10. and 5 % discount between 30.6. - 19.8.

Lando Resort - great small campsite

In Kampor Bay, right by the sandy beach, there is a smaller campsite Lando Resort, which is listed among one of the best small Croatian campsites.

There are 8 modern well arranged camping pitches equipped with water and drainage and 15 mobile homes with an area of 40 - 50 m2 and large terraces.

There are two heated pools at guests' disposal, and right next to the campsite there is a large sandy bay with shallow water. The toilets are perfectly arranged, and guests have access to a shared kitchen with barbecue, where they can prepare their own delicious meals.

Camp Wodenča - mini camp in Barbat

The only campsite on the south side of the island of Rab is the Wodenca campsite. It is a small private campsite arranged along smaller sandy coves.

It offers 20 camping pitches as part of an olive grove, well-kept sanitary facilities. There is also a possibility of nudist swimming near the campsite. The location is suitable for a quiet holiday, offering many opportunities for walks and biking by the sea.

Campsite Zidine - ecological camping

Camp Zidine is a bit different campsite, as it operates within the Research and Development Center Rab. It is isolated and located next to a small sandy beach, 2 km northwest of Lopar.

The Zidine camping does not allow classical camping, as the campsite already has set tents and bungalows where you can sleep. It is a quiet location where guests enjoy beautiful nature and socializing. There is also a kitchen where bread, fresh vegetables and fruit are provided.

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