WIT Press


Social And Economic Forms Of Beach Managing In Croatia

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP130081

Volume

169

Pages

12

Page Range

91 - 102

Published

2013

Size

339 kb

Author(s)

S. Favro, M. Kovačić & M. Perišić

Abstract

Beaches are natural resources that significantly enrich the tourist offer of countries gifted by nature near the sea. Apart from economic significance, beaches also have recreational importance, and are, therefore, vulnerable to various adverse influences that result from natural changes or manmade activities. Beach management is mainly entrusted to authorities and in Croatia to public administration. As beaches are public good, they may be subject to concessions and concession approvals. Beach management in Croatia is defined by numerous institutional provisions with the aim to protect beaches and their sustainable use. The authors in this paper explain general knowledge on beaches, integrated beach management and models of beach management in Croatia. They analyze the existing system of beach management, and propose improvements that are socially responsible and economically efficient. Proposed improvements are applicable to other countries that face problems related to public administration and its management of public good, i.e. beaches. Keywords: public and common resources, beach managing, types of management, concessions, concession approvals.

Keywords

public and common resources, beach managing, types of management, concessions, concession approvals.