Mošćenička Draga

Mošćenička Draga is a small fishing and tourist place in the Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, situated under the hill of the medieval town Mošćenice, after which the place where the bay and the sea meet was named. The old town was founded in the late 19th century, when the inhabitants of Mošćenica and surrounding places populated the shore, mostly for fishing. This place developed into a fishing port of Mošćenica. Tourists in Opatija used to visit the romantic Mošćenička Draga by carriages. Villas built in 19th century were the first to offer accommodation. The tourist tradition was started by the Armanda family who opened a hotel in the center of Draga (nowadays Mediteran). Situated under Mt. Učka, Mošćenička Draga is an excellent choice for a summer vacation. Beautiful nature, clean sea, old villas, promenade, beaches, and two mediaeval towns Mošćenice and Brseč, positioned on the cliffs, have been attracting history lovers, as well as nature-loving guests, artists, walkers and athletes for years.

Beaches

Sipar is the largest gravel beach in Draga. Many say that this beach, 1.5 km long, is the most beautiful beach in Kvarner. Then there is the St. Ivan beach that can be accessed through the Lungomare promenade. Make sure to enjoy the scent and sound of the sea, and the view on the old beautiful villas along the promenade. If you want to have some peaceful alone time, you can find your spot among the cliffs under Villa Zagreb, whereas those looking for adventure, can test their sea diving skills with many other youngsters on the St. Ivan beach. On the way to the St. Ivan beach, there is a smaller dog beach, and further along, there is a secluded naturist beach, Senjavac. There are two other smaller beaches between Mošćenička Draga and Brseč, and many say that they are unique and heavenly: Uboka and Jelenšćica. You can reach them by sea, but also on foot taking paths leading from the main road between Rijeka and Pula. By boat, you can also reach Pod Brseč, i.e. the beach Stupova.