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Sometimes we stop, not for the destination, but because the campsite sounds really good and that’s how we ended up in Moscenicka Draga on the Istrian Peninsula.
I’m not even sure you can call it a town, because one blink and you’re out the other side. But what a pretty little town it was and a great beach – in fact, it was our first sunny beach day, which made it all the sweeter!
After parking Miles MacFlattery at the fabulous campsite, we did the quick 2minute walk to the beach. It was a pebble beach, which we soon came to realise is what constitutes 90% of Croatia’s beaches. It’s probably the reason why the Croatian water is so crystal clear, as there is no sand sediment making it murky.
There were a few restaurants lining the beach and two obligatory gelato stands. I had what I could honestly say was THE best lemon gelato ever here! On the left was a small harbour, home to a few bobbing boats. The promenade continued past the harbour, a bar, a cafe and up a little hill.
There were hardly any people around and the whole atmosphere was peaceful and relaxing. It was our first entree to the Istrian Peninsula and so far we were in love!
We stayed at Autocamp Draga in Mošćenička Draga. It is an immaculate terraced campsite with full services, washing machines and good wifi. A few minutes walk to a pebble beach.
GPS: 45.23992, 14.25023
Aleja slatina bb, 51417, Mošćenička Draga, Croatia