Cruising around by boat or staying on the island, there is always a nearest beach, and Rab has many to offer.
From popular or secluded beaches to sandy to rocky, if you are willing to make a summer day better, choose the right one. This blog post has descriptions of beaches we visited so far and a gallery of images for each..
BEACHES ON ISLAND MAMAN NEAR DONJA SUPETARSKA DRAGA
Maman is a small island on the west side of island Rab. Access to the island is obviously not easy unless you are arriving by boat. It is possible however to walk to the island from the east side (from Donja Supetarska Draga) across a channel about 1 meter deep and with rocky bottom. Most of the shore of island Maman is rocky, but there are also two sandy beaches and they are most visited. There are no facilities of any kind on the island but that is exactly why most visitors will come. West part of the island has a steep cliff that is appropriate for jumping into the sea if you feel brave. You will experience real isolation here and there are no special rules to follow except keeping the environment clean. Island on the Southwest side has a particularly interesting sea bottom for diving. One can observe here various seabed vegetation and rock formations.
BEACH FUZA ON THE WEST SIDE OF ISLAND RAB IN SUPETARSKA DRAGA
Beach Fuza is located in Donja Supetarska Draga on the west shore and toward island Maman. It was not easily accessible before, but a wider forest path has been created recently. It is possible to park your car on the hill about 300 m before the path down to the beach. On this beach you’ll find areas that are sandy, rocky, and with pebbles. Beach Fuza has traditionally been visited by naturists and nudists but not exclusively, so it is allowed but not obligatory. It is mainly popular because of the isolation and orientation toward the Southwest and island Cres providing beautiful sunsets. Also the shallow sandy bottom with vegetation is interesting for shallow diving. It is possible to walk from here over the canal to the small island Maman.
BEACH GONAR IN DONJA SUPETARSKA DRAGA
One of the most popular and active beaches in the west part of island Rab is beach Gonar (locally also known as “Skoljic”). It is located between the coast of Donja Supetarska Draga and Kampor bay. Gonar bay doesn’t lack in summer activities and beach facilities. Inside the sandy bay is a small pictoresque island “Boljkovac”. A small peninsula is suitable for spreading your towels and beach amenities. Three restaurants and beach bars with tables by the sea offer a wonderful seaview. Restaurants it Gonar are popular on island Rab for their good Croatian food and for the fresh seafood.
It is possible to arrive by car and park in the parking lot free of charge next to the beach. There is also a diving center where diving tours can be organized as well as diving school teaching classes. In the diving center it is also possible to rent diving equipment for the experienced divers. Rental of boats is also available on the beach so you may use a boat to tour around island Rab or visit other beaches. Daily boat rental or renting a boat for half of a day to cruise around the island is also possible. Ranging from small boats to speedboats or inflatable boats, you can arrange your rental right at the beach. Jet ski rental is also available at beach Gonar at the same place. Long pier where you may tie your boat leads straight to the restaurant and cafe bar at the middle of bay. In front of the restaurant and bar terrace there is also a volleyball court in the sea. Soft sandy bottom about half meter deep is excellent for the game and allows for a fun volleyball competition.
BEACH LIVACINA ON THE EAST SIDE OF LOPAR NEAR SAN MARINO CAMPING
From the big selection of beaches in Lopar, beach Livacina might be in the golden middle. It is very close and almost connected to the huge beach “Paradise” to the right. But beach “Livacina” is a bit less crowded and sea temperature does not get too high. Reason for that is because part of the bay is facing the open sea and canal under the Velebit mountain. Plenty of facilities are here. Exotic beach bar and a number of restaurants can make anyone wish to spend a whole day here. Rental of pedal boats, jet ski, and a volleyball court in the sand can fill your day with lot of fun. If you are bringing a dog, rocky part of the beach is more secluded and dogs are allowed on the beach in that part. Shower as well as dressing rooms, toilets and a large parking lot behind the beach are available to guests.