Bay of Gortan, Pula

Bay of Gortan, Pula

The Bay of Gortan, often referred to as Gortan Cove, is a narrow inlet surrounded by rocky beaches. The Lungomare Promenade boardwalk passes along the bay and connects Gortan Cove Beach with the other beaches in the area. The boardwalk has handrails, occasional stone benches and openings for beach access.

The beach at the Bay of Gortan is primarily rocks and pebbles. It has a shallow sea entrance, which is one reason it is very popular with families who have small children. The beach does not have a lifeguard on staff but the water is calm enough to safely bathe with little worry. The bay has public toilets, a cafe and many trees that offer excellent shade in the hot summer months.

A monument to Vladimir Gortan sits near Gortan Cove Beach. Gortan was a Croatian politician and a member of the anti-fascist movement. He was executed on Oct 17, 1929 for his participation in a deadly accident that took place during a protest against Italianization in Istria. Gortan was a symbol of the anti-fascist struggle of Istria.

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Bay of Gortan on Map

Sight Name: Bay of Gortan
Sight Location: Pula, Croatia (See walking tours in Pula)
Sight Type: Park/Outdoor
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