Just a few kilometers from the busy city, on a gentle shore below the shade of rich Mediterranean vegetation, lies Pješčana Uvala - a village with a very rich tourist and gastronomic offer. Originally created as a peaceful residential oasis for Pulas’ citizens, today Pješčana Uvala is almost entirely focused on tourism.
Located at the end of the long Veruda channel - well protected from wind from times immemorial, it slopes gently to the southwest, bathed by the warm sun throughout the whole day.
On the hills above it and in the channel itself, valuable archaeological sites have been found, as well as on the nearby island of Veruda, known as Fratarski otok, where there once was a Franciscan monastery and a church. Today this is a favorite place for Pula’s citizens to relax.
Here the tourist offer is really rich. In Pješčana Uvala there is the Marina Veruda, one of the best equipped marinas on the Adriatic coast, with 650 berths on 18 piers and 250 berths on land. Besides countless apartments, rooms, several small hotels, bars, shops and patisseries, Pješčana Uvala is present on the culinary map for its restaurants, two of which were even named the best restaurants in Croatia. What makes Pješčana Uvala so special is its excellent offer at an idyllic location, situated close to Pula. It gives its visitors all the best the world has to offer - a quiet relaxing holiday with a choice of many events and cultural and historical monuments.