Banjole is a coastal village which lies in the southern part of the western Istria in Croatia. It is located to the southeast of Pula between the coves of Solin and Paltan.
Banjole is situated on a small peninsula with a naturally protected port and is a perfect place to enjoy the sea sailing and fishing.
The village is dotted with numerous bays, peninsulas and various natural beaches with numerous sports facilities offered. The beaches in the area are partly rocky and partly gravel lined with pinewoods and most of the houses in the town are about 50 to 100m away from the sea.
Banjole is also a renowned yacht charter destination in the area and the Marina of Banjole is located at about 2km from the town and offers the possibility of anchoring smaller boats, speedboats and wind-yachts.
It is particularly recommended to visit the yacht club and the diving centre which is a haven for sailing and navigation enthusiasts. The Marina of Banjole is also within easy distance to the Marina Pula and Marina Medulin.
During your visit in Banjole, you will have the opportunity to visit the historical and cultural centre of Istra nearby and the National Park of Brijuni where you can enjoy a whole day excursion.
As the locals have always turned towards the sea and fishing, there are some excellent seafood restaurants found in the town of Banjole. A well-known fact about Banjole is that the best fish is prepared by the fishermen themselves.
However if you want to prepare seafood dishes, it is particularly recommended to head to the small harbor at daybreak and wait for the fishermen to return from sea and buy the freshly caught fishes and seafood.
Banjole is renowned for its pleasant and hospitable locals and it may not be surprising that you can be invited at a fisherman’s home and perhaps join him to spend an unforgettable fishing experience at sea.
In the town, you will find many campsites including the small family-owned ones which can accommodate up to 30 guests. You will also find a large campsite by the sea, set among the beautiful pine trees offering a wide range of sports and entertainment facilities.
You will also have the opportunity to practice many other sports like football or tennis as there is one grass football field and also 4 tennis courts.