STA, 17 June 2022 - The swimming season is kicking off at the coast with the opening of a new beach and park in Koper's Žusterna district. As part of a EUR 3.7 million investment the municipality of Koper transformed a degraded area into a beach that is now suitable for swimming and other activities.
The project began in early 2019 when rock seawalls were moved from the area and an embankment was built to protect it from flooding.
Now, lawn covers most of the park, while the rocky part of the coast is covered with large concrete plates. A walkway with benches runs through the park where around 200 trees and many bushes have been planted.
There are free toilets available and multiple food and drinks establishments.
Access to water is possible on a shingle beach.
The project was mostly funded by the municipality of Koper with the EU contributing around EUR 770,000 in grants.