When someone mentions Mošćenička Draga, you will certainly visualise the beach. These are the most beautiful pebbles in the whole Bay of Kvarner, and perhaps in the whole Adriatic Sea. The locals call it Sipar, and it is a few hundred meters long. The beach of Mošćenička Draga was gradually formed from the sand coming from the brook of Mošćenička Draga, the spring of which is on the slopes of Učka Mountain, and its pebbles were shaped by sea waves. It stretches on towards St. Ivan, and its particularly beautiful part is the one hidden among the cliffs, below Villa Zagreb. Naturists will find their place under the sun on the beach of Senjavac, which is situated after Sv. Ivan Beach (St. John’ Beach).
Between Mošćenička Draga and Brseč there are two rather bigger beaches, Uboka and Jelenšćica. You can get there by boat or on foot if you take one of the paths leading there from the main road Rijeka – Pula. If you go by boat in the direction of Pod Brseč, towards Plomin, you will arrive at Stupova beach. By car or on foot, through the valley of Brseč, past the graveyard, you will get down to the beaches of Klančac and Riva. If you have a small boat, you can go along the coast to visit and explore the coast of Brseč. You can hide in the shade of small sandy coves. On the neighbouring beaches there are old stone fishermen houses which are used to store boats equipment.
"You do not know my white Sipar and my pebbles
Where as a small child
I chased dreams, caught butterflies,
Looked for seashells among the pebbles
Wondered at the wind, the wave, and the sea,
And waited for the moment to climb Učka Mountain
To see elves and fairies
On winged horses
Chasing rays of sun.
You do not know Sipar and the pebbles,
My little empire
Me, an old man, may not go there’."
By Rikard Katalinić Jeretov,
"Barba Rike" ("Uncle Rike"), 1940