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We had an extended trip to Croatia 5 years ago., We found an idilic camp site about 30 miles south of Dubrovnic right on a sandy beach,we where not impressed with the site in Dubrovnic, very busy but good facilities, (not many of these in Croatia, normally pebbles) beaches I mean. The campsite was set in a horse shoe bay and could only take about 10 vans. Just keep motoring south virtually on the border of Montenegro. You will find it listed under the official Dubrovnic website. Again Montenegro is definately worth a visit with canyons, mountains, beaches, everything wrapped up in a small country. If you are planning to travel for 6 weeks go there as well.
We returned by catching the ferry from Dubrovnic to Rijeka, it departs at 8am travels through the islands, Kortula, Hvar etc and arrives in Split at 8pm. You then pass the less interesting part of Croatia by night, arriving refreshed the next morning. I cant say a lot for the Croatian food though! It saves the long drive home up the coast and is nice and relaxing. I don't know the price now but it cost us around £180 for 2 with a cabin, evening meal and 24' van. Real good value! The northern part south of Rijeka can be a bit of a drag and the coast is definately more interesting after Zadar, especially the Makarska riviera. Another must are the caves and castles in Slovenia on the way down or up! Plenty of much improved campsites all the way down the coast. We used camping cheques and you will see a lot of sites in Croatia taking them, a lot more than there were when we travelled. Again the site at Zadar takes camping cheques.
Hope this helps,