The Strunjan peninsula is known for its unique natural and cultural heritage. The northern side features a huge flysch cliff, several geological occurrences, sub-Mediterranean vegetation and diverse marine species and habitat types. Its southern slopes, turned into arable terraces, gradually descend towards the Stjuža lagoon and Strunjan salt-pans, creating a unique entity of high cultural, aesthetic and natural value.
The unique pattern of different natural environments of the Stjuža lagoon and Strunjan salt-pans, from underwater meadows to tamarisk stands, is an important habitat for numerous plant and animal species, and also an example of successful cohabitation of nature and man.
The area of the Strunjan Landscape park is known for its salt-making, fishing and for its agricultural tradition. Its inhabitants built their houses and outbuildings in sheltered places, using the valleys and sunny slopes for agricultural purposes, and thus contributed to the creation of the characteristic and unique Strunjan landscape.