Istria's coast is flat and easily accessible, with innumerable bays made from stone and gravel beaches. Pine forests offer pleasant shade and allow you to relax and escape the hot midday sun. About 100 meters away, there is a charming beach for bathing with a spectacular view over Novigrad's old part of town as well as the new marina. Sports enthusiasts can play tennis, handball or football. There are also quite a few lovely biking and hiking trails. On top of that, there are diverse restaurants and shops to complete the picture.
Besides the beach, if you love sports, Novigrad offers a handful of the sport facilities: tennis, basketball, volleyball...
The Mirna river goes into the sea near Novigrad and forms a unique ambience in which the Adriatic, the largest Istrian river, green nature and Istrian stone join together. You can explore the Mirna river by kayak or by car, driving inland, towards its source.
Boat excursions southward, towards Poreč, Vrsar and Rovinj will unveil all the magic of the indented Istrian coast, so-called Blue Istria – numerous bays and islets and the Lim fjord, a natural bay which workes its way 9 kilometres into the land. Among the attractions of the nerby Poreč, the complex of the Euphrasius basilica with well-preserved mosaics should be mentioned, which was enlisted as world heritage by UNESCO, while more southern Rovinj, with its picturesque central part, is reputed to be one of the most beautiful towns in Croatia.
The island National Park Brijuni used to be Yugoslav President Tito’s residence, in which he welcomed many then famous people and today it attracts many travellers. The largest Istrian town Pula boasts the Arena, a well-preserved amphitheatre from Roman times. Rt Kamenjak is the magic southern cape of Istria.