On the Ankaran Peninsula, there is the only Mediterranean salty meadow in Slovenia and one of the few on the eastern Adriatic coast.
Located between St. Catherine and St. Nicholas, is a unique example of a seashore on the Slovenian coast, which is not steep, rocky or sandy, but muddy, humid and shallow. Raised wooden walkways lead through the meadow enabling the visitors to admire its flora and fauna. In a special basin, the remains of shells and snails from the bivalve shells’ cemetery at St. Catherine’s are exhibited.
Salt meadow is a coastal salt marsh ecosystem of exceptional ecological value and therefore it is a part of the Natura 2000 network.