Crikvenica is a town in western Croatia, more precisely in the Kvarner Bay. It belongs administratively to Primorje-Gorski Kotar County. The town consists of 4 settlements: Crikvenica, Dramalj, Jadranovo and Selce. The settlement was built at the mouth of Dubračina into the sea, at the site of the Roman station Ad turres, in the past it had the function of a port for smaller inland Vinodolian settlements, the Frankopan centers of Bribir, Grizane, Drivenik, Tribalj and others.
Crikvenica is within easy reach of visitors from Central Europe. It is located on the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea, known as the Croatian Littoral, in the Kvarner Bay, only 35 kilometers from the city of Rijeka, the center of the County of Primorje-Gorski kotar. This large transport hub and the largest Croatian port is also the closest sea access to the whole of Central Croatia and much of Central Europe.
The city of Crikvenica, as a local self-government, consists of places (from north to south): Jadranovo, Dramalj, Crikvenica and Selce.
It borders with the City of Kraljevica, the Vinodol Municipality and the City of Novi Vinodolski.