Driving the coastal road to the beautiful Stara Baska on Krk Island

Stara Baška is a small coastal village located in Primorje-Gorski Kotar County, at the southernmost tip of Krk Island, in Croatia.

Stara Baška road

Why is Stara Baska famous?

The tiny town, also called Old Baska, was founded in the 14th century and it is home to many of the most beautiful beaches on Krk Island. It has about 100 inhabitants. Due to the frequent winds, the surrounding hills are bare and only low vegetation grows on them.

Is the road to Stara Baska paved?

The road to the tiny village, located in the northern Adriatic Sea, is called ŽC 5125. It’s fully paved with sweeping views over the sea.

How long is the road to Stara Baska?

The lonely road is 13km (8.07 miles) long, running north-south from Kornić to the small beach town of Stara Baška, in the bay of the same name. 

Is the road to Stara Baska challenging?

The road tops out at 184m (603ft) above sea level. The drive is pretty winding and steep, hitting a 14% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Be careful: many vehicles are parked along the road during the summer (you may get a ticket).