Parking and prices near the beaches of Slovenia

Parking spaces in Koper 2 in Slovenia

“Where is the best place to park in Piran? What are the prices for parking in 2023? Are there free parking lots near the beaches on the Slovenian coast? what is the fine for illegal parking? Can I you drive to Moon Bay by car? Where is the cheapest place to leave a car for a long time?” etc. These are all the questions that smart tourists ask themselves when planning their trip to Slovenia. From various official sources, we have gathered and processed a wealth of information, and now we hope to provide you with a ultimate guide to parking on the Slovenian coast.

Slovenia’s coastline is small, only 46 km long, which means there are not many beaches, and all of them are paid. The most well-known holiday spots are in KoperIzola, Portorož, and Piran. There are also places like Strunjan and Fiesa, whose coastline is suitable for children and elderly people.

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Koper

Parking in Koper Slovenia

This is the largest city on the Slovenian coastline and also the largest port on the Northern Adriatic. Public parking spaces in the municipalities of Koper and Ankaran, intended for short-term parking and marked with blue color, are managed by the company Marjetica Koper. You will see their logo on the parking signs.

Price parking Koper Marjetica summer 2023 in SloveniaIf you plan to stay in Koper for several days, maybe even a week, it makes sense to consider purchasing a 7-day tourist pass, which costs 15 euros and includes 300 points. Though it might not result in significant savings (equivalent to 3 euros for 3 hours of parking at Tržnica outside the barriers), it simplifies the payment process, eliminating the need to carry change for parking meters. Note that the tourist pass can only be used for parking at the outer (beyond the barriers) parking area of Tržnica and in zone B. You can purchase the pass at the Marjetica Koper retail point located at the market, which is open on weekdays from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Please be aware that the penalty for improper/unpaid parking amounts to 25 euros per day.

Parkingschedulethe first
60 mins – €
every
subsequent
hour – €
7-day tourist
subscription
Tržnica (inside the barrier)non stop
24/7
free1,5no
Tržnica (outside the barrier and gravel)mon-sun
6-19
free1,5yes
Ukmarjev trgmon-sun
6-19
2,52,5no
Belvedere Parking Garagenon stop
24/7
free
*but only mon – fri
1,5no

Parking Žusterna

Žusterna is a large, new beach parking located not far from center of Koper. It consists of a spacious, unpaved parking area. It operates 24/7, and the tariff is 2 €/hour.

 

Here is a Table with current prices for ALL RARKING SPACES in the municipality of Koper for the SUMMER of 2023 (Official source – visitkoper.si).

Tips:

  • Download the app EASYPARK. It contains all the current information about parking, and it allows you to make remote payments.
  • Purchasing the 7-day tourist parking pass will save you time on parking payments.
  • The most economical option for long-term parking is to use the P+R (Park and Ride) system. These parking lots are located near the pedestrian bridge in Semedela or at Kolodvorska 1 and 2. You pay only 2 euros/day, and the price includes a return bus ticket.Important note: Please be aware that new days start at midnight at 0:00. So, if you leave your car overnight, you will need to pay for 2 days of parking.

Izola

This is a small, but cozy and quiet old fishing town with a nice walk along the coast. Many traditional festivals and events take place in Izola. For example, the Orange Wine Festival is held in April, the Izola Film Festival in early June, the Fishing Festival in August, the Olive Oil, Wine and Fish Festival, etc.

Public parking in Izola offers 1019 parking spaces in paid parking lots, and there are 9 free parking areas with limited parking time. All paid public parking lots, except for the one on Ruda, are equipped with parking meters, public lighting, and the parking area of Lonka is also partially under video surveillance.

parking areas izola 1 in Slovenia

At the parking meters, payment can be made with coins, using a mobile app, or by sending an SMS message. Contactless card payment is possible at the following parking areas: LadjedelnicaPošta, Veliki trg, Tomažičeva ulica, and under the Belvedere. At the Ruda parking area, where there is no parking meter, payment can only be made through the mobile app or by sending SMS messages.

Charging stations for electric cars are available in the parking areas – LadjedelnicaPošta, Veliki trg, Tomažičeva ulicaLonka.

Nearest parking areas to the beaches in Izola

parkingscheduleperiodthe first
60 mins – €
every
subsequent
hour – €
Lonkanon stop
24/7
from 1.10 to 30.04
from 1.05 to 30.09
free
free
2,00
2,70
Veliki Trgnon stop
24/7
from 1.10 to 30.04
from 1.05 to 30.09
2,00
2,70
2,00
2,70
Poštanon stop
24/7
from 1.10 to 30.04
from 1.05 to 30.09
0,50
0,50
2,00
2,70

On average, the parking cost is 2.7 euros per hour. Payment can be made through parking meters or the EasyPark application. The fine for unpaid parking is 80 euros, in addition to the parking fee. The fine must be paid within 8 days (sours Komunala Izola)

Tips

  • In Izola, there are much cheaper parking spaces near the Medical Center, Ladjedelnica, on Ruda, and on Tomaziceva Street. The hourly rate for parking there is 1.2 euros, while the 24-hour parking fee is 8 €. Some of these parking areas are located far from the sea and require a walk.
  • There are also 2 private parking areas, namely near the Spar Izola supermarket (Prešernova cesta 49, 6310 Izola, hours: mon-sat from 8 am -9 pm, the first 60 min is for free, every
    subsequent hour 1,20€) and near the Delfin Hotel. Parking at the Spar supermarket is available upon payment of the parking fee at the parking meter, while parking at the Delfin parking area is only possible only for hotel guests.
  • There are several parking areas where you can leave your car for free for a short time. Here are some of them (don’t forget to mark the beginning of the parking area):
    • Near the Primavera pizzeria (Južna cesta 108, 6310 Izola). From 8 AM to 6 PM, you can park your car for free for up to 2 hours and take a walk to the beach. By the way, they make excellent pizza at the pizzeria – highly recommended! Moreover, the Primavera pizzeria is located at the other end of the building, where the Spar supermarket is situated. As mentioned earlier, the supermarket also offers affordable parking options.
    • Gostilna Sonja Morova ulica, 6310 Izola). If you drive towards the sea from the Primavera pizzeria, before reaching the parking area Tomaziceva Street, you will encounter another parking area near the restaurant Sonja, where you can also park your car for free for up to 2 hours. Longer parking is possible for season ticket holders.
    • Parking lot at the Arrigoni bowling alley (Dantejeva ulica, 6310 Izola). You can also park your car for free for up to 2 hours.

Current parking prices and conditions can be checked on the official website of Izola.

Portorož

portoroz slovenia in Slovenia

Portorož is the brightest seaside resort on the Slovenian coast of the Adriatic Sea.
There are many modern hotels and gigantic casinos near sandy beaches. There is a small international airport offering charter flights.

Where can you park your car cheaply in Portorož?

parkingperiodthe first
60 mins – €
every
subsequent
hour – €
Weekly parking
from the intersection of the Obala road with the Solinska pot road to the turnoff for the Grand Hotel Metropol in both directions)-1.5. – 30.9.1,51590
Obala road from the Koper intersection to the road intersection Coast – Saline path in both directions1.10.- 30.4.1,51590
GARAŽNA HIŠA PORTOROŽ 1,51,5
*over 12 hours – 20€/day

For parking in all other paid parking areas – the parking lot at Mercator in Fizin, the parking lot between the salt warehouses, the parking lot at the former Droge administrative building, the parking lot at Hotel Marko, the Kaštel parking lot and the former Cvetje parking lot – the same rate is paid throughout the year, namely each the starting hour of parking (up to 10 hours) costs 1.50 euros, and daily parking (over 10 hours) costs 15 euros.

Piran

Piran

A cozy, charming Venetian-style town with many restaurants right on the seafront. The fortifications around the city resemble a castle and offer breathtaking views of the city and the bay.

Where is the cheapest place to park in Piran?

Parkingevery starting hour
of parking, €
(up to 10 hours)
daily parking, €
(over 10 hours)
Weekly parking, €
Arze garage**1,501590
Amfora parking garage
(Garažna hiša Amfora)***
2,6026

**The price of parking in the Arze garage is more favorable, where one-hour parking costs 1.5 euros, and daily parking (over 10 hours) is 15 euros. Parking next to the mentioned garage is even cheaper, where you pay 1.3 euros for one hour, and 13 euros for 10 hours or more.

*** From Amfora parking garage , a free bus runs every 15 minutes to Tartini Square.

Citizens of the Municipality of Piran and those beneficiaries who justify the right to enter the area of the narrower part of the city of Piran are issued an entry pass, which allows a 30-minute free stay within the narrower part of the city of Piran each time. Reasonable reasons for obtaining an entry-exit vehicle for those beneficiaries who are not citizens of the Municipality of Piran are the need for regular or repeated transportation to the city center (family relationship, health and other social reasons, and work-related reasons).
The monthly tariff for using the media is EUR 5. If the permitted 30-minute parking time is exceeded, the user will be charged for parking at the rate applicable to external visitors.
One-time entry of the tourist bus into the narrower part of the city of Piran – to the bus stop on Dantejeva street in Piran with short-term parking for up to 30 minutes. is EUR 10.00. In case of exceeding 30 min. parking, the user is charged for parking in the amount of EUR 100.

Strunjan -Moon Bay beach

strunjan in Slovenia

Strunjan beach was completely renovated in 2020 and covers 430 m2 of wooden terraces and 4600 m2 of grassy areas with irrigation systems. It offers many trees that provide natural shade and a children’s playground. There are also showers and an information desk on the beach, where you can borrow beach props.
Deck chairs and beach gazebos can be rented.
There is no entrance fee. There is also catering at the swimming pool.
Beach opening hours: from June 16 to September 10, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The price of parking in Strunjan depends on the place and the season:

parkingperiodthe first
60 mins – €
(up to 10 hours)
every
subsequent
hour – €
(over 10 hours)
Gostilna Trna (near Mercator )01.04 -30.09
01.10 – 31.03
1,50
0,50
15
5
at the kiosk (Center)01.04 -30.09
01.10 – 31.03
1,50
0,50
15
5
in the Strunjan area (Stjuža)01.04 -30.09
01.10 – 31.03
1,50
0,50
15
5

Moon Bay

When you explore the Slovenian coast with your children, a visit to the Moon Bay is a must. Moon Bay (Mesečev zaliv in Slovenian) is widely recognized as a biodiversity hotspot within the Gulf of Trieste due to its abundant seagrass growth on the bay floor. These seagrasses are regarded as indicators of pristine seawater quality. Within the Strunjan Nature Park, the shallow sandy bottom of the bay is covered by flourishing flora such as Neptune grass, small seagrass, and genuine seagrass, creating vibrant underwater meadows. These plants thrive only up to a depth of 8 meters (26 feet) as they require sufficient light for photosynthesis. The seagrass environment provides a habitat for seahorses, young fish, enormous tube worms, cuttlefish, and octopuses.

How to get there and where is the nearest parking to Moon Bay Beach?

It is impossible to get to the bay. But you can park nearby and then walk down the path to the bay. You can leave your car in a small free parking lot in front of the Church of the Apparition of the Virgin Mary in Strunjan (GKY: 391552, GKX: 44359). If you cannot find a parking space, head to a larger parking lot by the Stjuža Lagoon. If you do not have your own means of transport, you can also get to the location by bus. Get off at the Strunjan bus station, and walk for another 1.5 km (0.93 miles) to the church. The trail has a view of the Piran Salt Pans. At the signs for Strunjan hotels, turn left. When you reach the chapel, which stands at the foot of a paved road, head up the same road uphill to the parish church.

Continue from the Church of the Apparition of the Virgin Mary, or other starting point, with the church on your right. At the first crossroads, turn right, go by the Okrepčevalnica pri Križu Restaurant and continue past the sluice, which prevents cars from driving further. Although you may feel that you are lost, you will soon spot a white cross. When you reach it, a view of the most beautiful Slovenian bay, the Moon Bay opens up. Continue to the right, down towards your finish line.

The route, which will take you about 20 minutes, is suitable for walking with children aged 3.5 years and older. Be careful, as the track is damaged and dangerous in some parts. You can easily walk down the stairs to the bay with a baby carrier. However, the ascent back to the starting point may be harder ;).

Although most visitors come here during summer, the bay is just as magical in spring and autumn..

Lucija

camp lucija front in Slovenia

The cost of parking at the shopping center Lucija (TPC Lucija, hours: 6 AM to 9 PM) does not change during the year and in 2023 is paid as follows:

  • The first hour of parking – free of charge (it is mandatory to take a ticket from the parking meter or confirm it via mobile phone).
  • Each subsequent hour of parking begins – 1 € (up to 10 hours).
  • Daily parking (over 10 hours) – 10 €

Exactly the same conditions and prices for parking at the clinic and Sport Hall of Lucija.

Seča

Seca lucia in Slovenia

The parking fee is paid in the period from April 1 to September 30:

  • Every starting hour of parking (up to 10 hours) -1 €
  • Daily parking (over 10 hours) – 10 €

The rest of the time they are respectively 0,50 and 5 euros.

Fiesa

Fiesa beach 1 in Slovenia

The parking fee is paid in the period from April 1 to September 30:

  • Every starting hour of parking (up to 10 hours) -1 €
  • Daily parking (over 10 hours) – 10 €
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