The large-grain white sand, rocks full of natural life, overlooking tower and ruins of ancient civilisations make this a unique, unmistakable destination. The beach at Nora is one of the most famous in Pula, thanks to the backdrop of the nearby Roman ruins. The bay is enclosed by cliffs and the promontory, with the splendid Coltellazzo tower, and is therefore sheltered from the wind. When the north wind blows strongly, the beach is perfect for enjoying the sun and swimming in the clear, shallow sea, ideal for children. The shimmering tones of blue sea invite you to take a swim, go diving or underwater fishing. The beach has disabled access and is convenient thanks to its large car park, services and refreshment points.
It has considerable historical value, located near the Nora archaeological park. The old town was founded by the Phoenicians between the 9th and 8th century BC. However, the traces of the Phoenicians and Punics have been mostly covered over by the Romans. The area is situated at the foot of Capo Pula, the old port, separated from the mainland by an isthmus, offering safe refuge from any wind. The church of Sant'Efisio is also built on the beach, and was traditionally known as the place of the saint's martyrdom. On 3 May each year, a procession for the saint passes by here, in one of the most intense moments of the four days of the Festa di Sant'Efisio. Behind the bay, don't miss seeing the sun go down over the laguna. Take a stroll through the tree-lined streets, and you'll get to the squares of Pula and its nightlife.
Nearby, there are more attractions along the coast: to the east of Nora there is su Guventeddu beach, particularly popular with kite and wind surfers. To the west lie nearly ten kilometres of the splendid Santa Margherita coves, with stretches of fine sand and clear water, broken by small promontories: Cala Marina, Cala Bernardini and other smaller and more isolated coves, as well as the beaches of the numerous resorts that overlook this paradisiacal seaside.