Diverse Izola beaches
Izola has 8 beaches spread over 5 km. If you don't know about all of them, get to know them in this post! Just like many parks in Isola, beaches are a place to relax, and not just in the summer! Lounging and soaking up the sun, strolling by the sea with the wind in your hair, or taking a moment to yourself with the sound of the waves. Every season is special at the beach, don't you agree?
8 diverse beaches in Izola
Svetilnik town beach
It is a locals' favorite and one of the most iconic beaches in Slovenian Istria. You'll find it in the very heart of the town. It boasts a beautiful view of Debeli rtič, Koper, and Mesečev zaliv (Moon bay). When the sky is clear you can see all the way to Triest and even the snow-capped Alps.
There is an open space with grass, while access to the sea is arranged with small pebbles, so it is safe and pleasant. The beach is especially loved by families with small children, who can have fun on the playground or play in the shade of the pine trees. When you get hungry, you can have a snack in the Svetilnik Restaurant or enjoy a refreshing drink in Vitaminček bar.
You can easily walk to the beach along the seaside promenade from the town center or access it from the other side, past the shipyard.
Family fun in San Simon Bay
San Simon bay is known as the most family-friendly spot in Izola. A sandy bay, a volleyball court, a waterslide, and the remains of an ancient Roman villa in the nearby archaeological park make San Simon a perfect family experience.
You can also try various water sports on the beach; you can rent kayaks, pedal boats, or SUP boards. While children are busy with sea adventures, parents can enjoy a coffee or a cocktail.
Rent a SUP board and go exploring the local beaches.
Beach by the Izola promenade
Delfinček beach is located by the promenade between the town center and San Simon Bay. It is especially popular among seniors and guests of Hotel Delfin, as well as families with children. Access to the sea is safe and there is also a lifeguard on the beach.
You can spend the whole day on the beach without any worries, food and drinks are provided in the immediate vicinity.
White rocks beach (Bele skale)
Bele skale beach (white rocks) is the perfect spot to escape the summer crowds. On the way to the beach, you can enjoy the view of wild, unspoiled nature and the town from the beautiful Landscape Park.
The beach is part of the Strunjan Landscape Park, so we ask you to pay particular attention to the care of the environment. Before leaving, make sure you pick up your trash, and don't set up any bonfires or build »wild tents« and stone sculptures.
For more advice on how to spend a carefree time in Izola and take care of the environment, check the Green Secrets of the Locals!
Shade under Belvedere
Only a few hundred meters from the wild beach is the beach under the Belvedere hill. It is one of the most popular meeting points for youngsters, where they can cool down on hot days and enjoy some entertainment in the evenings as there is a bar, where you can also listen to live music.
Beach between Izola and Koper
There used to be a road connecting Izola and Koper, but today the almost 4 km long area is intended exclusively for walking, cycling, other recreational activities, and, of course, swimming. The longest beach in Slovenian Istria is in the making, but you can already enjoy sunsets without the hum of cars.
The area also tells an important story of the past. The largest Italian transoceanic passenger ship – the legendary Rex – sank here during World War II.
There is parking in the vicinity, but we suggest going there by tourist train which is running from spring to autumn.
Beach for the physically impaired
It is the only beach on the Slovenian coast adapted for people with limited mobility and people with special needs. Safe access to the sea, swimming pools, and the adapted environment offer a bathing experience to those for whom regular beaches are unattainable.
The beach is primarily intended for guests of Dom dva topola Resort. Other visitors are welcome with advance notice.
There is parking in the immediate vicinity.
Enjoy the beach with four-legged friends
There are marked areas where you can swim with your four-legged friends along the coastal road. Furry friends and also find their corner in the vicinity of the former Delamaris factory. Although the beach is small, there is a pergola for shade and running water.