Overlooking Kvarner Bay on Istria's eastern coast, the sprawling harbour town of Rabac is referred to as the 'Pearl of Kvarner' thanks to its lush greenery, glorious aquamarine waters and sweeping pebble beaches.
This is the biggest holiday resort on Istria's eastern coast, so you’ll find a wide variety of accommodation near Rabac beaches, from boutique B&Bs and guesthouses to three and four star hotels with pools and spas.
Where to Stay When Visiting Rabac Beach
The 17th-century town of Rabac boasts a trio of white-pebble beaches, all with safe turquoise waters and lively beach bars. The beautiful, pine-fringed St. Andrea Beach stretches from Rabac's old town out to the peninsula and is perfect for sunbathing and swimming, while water sports fans head to Lanterna Beach, where you can hire jet skis and banana boats.
A 15-minute walk from Rabac's town centre and shaded by pine and olive trees, Girandella Beach attracts a more active set who come for windsurfing and pedalo boats. It's dotted with beach bars and cafes, and once a year is handed over to the music crowd for the annual Rabac Summer Festival.
Other Attractions in the Rabac Beach Area
Want to get away from the coast? Take a stroll up the hillside to Labin, a quaint former mining town that is now home to a clutch of modern art galleries, cool cocktail bars and lively restaurants.
Family-Friendly Beach Resorts in Rabac
Rabac has long been a popular spot for families, who come for the safe beaches, warm, shallow waters and family-friendly beach accommodation. There are plenty of beach bars, cafes and ice cream parlours dotted along the pebbly peninsula, as well as a host of vibrant cocktail bars and bustling seafood, pizza and pasta joints for when the sun goes down.
Accommodation near Rabac Beach
With most hotels and apartment resorts offering outdoor swimming pools, good-value restaurants and stunning Adriatic views, it's easy to see why Rabac has become one of Istria's most popular holiday destinations. So whether you're looking for a family-friendly getaway or a romantic couples holiday, let Expedia help find you the ideal Rabac Beach hotel.