The beaches of Zadar and of the islands of the riviera of Zadar are exceptional for the variety and richness of the seashore, there are many large and small bays, islands and peninsulas here. Some islands of the riviera of Zadar are not inhabited and are open for the “Robinsons” seeking rest.
The islands, beaches of Zadar and the riviera are also different, there are sandy, small-pebbled secluded beaches among the rocks. The beaches of Zadar invite wind surfers and kite surfers, children and lovers of night life. Here, everyone will find his own “piece of Paradise!”
- sandy beach on island Nin
- beaches on Dugi island
- beaches on island Pag
- beaches on island Losinj
- beaches on island Ugljan
- beaches – Biograd-na-Moru
Beaches of Zadar city
Boric beach – Zadar city
Borik beach is the main beach of Zadar city. The beach is located in the northern part of Zadar. Borik beach of Zadar is mainly covered in small pebbles, there is also a sandy bay and a concreted area for sunbathing.
Borik beach offers various kinds of water entertainment for children and adults — rental services for boats, water bikes, catamarans, kite surfing, water skiing and wind surfing.
Kolovar beach – Zadar city
Kolovar beach is located in one of the most popular touris destinations of Croatia — Zadar city. Kolovar beach is the favourite beach of the people living in Zadar, and, of course, Kolovar beach is famous among those who come to have a rest in Croatia. Kolovar beach has the international Blue Flag award for the cleanness of the sea.
Kolovar beach of Zadar is a small-pebbled beach, partly covered in concrete slabs, the beach is surrounded by pine woods, which give shade throughout hot summer day hours.
Kolovar of Zadar is suitable for family rest with children of different ages, and for the elderly, and for the young people seeking fun and entertainment.
Kolovar beach is equipped with chaise loungues, showers, changing cubicles, toilets. The beach has a number of cafes, restaurants, bars, souvenir and beach equipment shops, different kinds of water entertainment for the guests: catamarans, beach volleyball, tennis, water bikes, parasailing, water skiing, mini golf, ping pong, badminton, a children’s playground, trampolines, diving and yachting.
Drazica beach – Zadar city
Drazica beach is located in just 5 minutes of walk from the centre of Zadar.
Drazica beach is a small-pebbled beach, surrounded by the shade of centuries-old pines. The length of Drazica of Zadar of Croatia is 400 from east to west. The beach has showers, chaise lounges and umbrellas renting services, you can also rent bikes and scooters, there are different kinds of water entertainment, water slides, and trampolines for children. Drazica beach of Zadar has the Blue Flag for the cleanness of the sea.
Pinija beach – Petrсane
One of the most popular beaches of the riviera of Zadar — Pinija beach — is located on the coast next to the Pinija 4* hotel complex — one of the best hotels of the Zadar region. Pinija beach consists of several beaches, it offers various sports games on sand, water games and other kinds of entertainment, there are swimming pools.
When you approach the beach, you can see a large car park. The beach is surrounded by pine woods, which is convenient for those who like to sunbathe with children in the shade.
The settlement of Petrcane is located 12 km to the north from Zadar.
Zlatna luka beach – Sukosan
Zlatna Luka bay is very popular among divers. Around Zlatna bay there is a number of smal and large bays with beaches and rocks. Sukosan beaches are surrounded by many pine trees. Sukosan beaches attract lovers of calm and quiet rest.
The settlement of Sukosan is located on the coast 11 km south from Zadar.
Kulina beach – Starigrad of Zadar riviera
The long natural Kulina beach is one of the most beautiful beaches around Starigrada and the Paklenice natural park. Kulina beach is located in the popular resort destination, and there is everything needed for rest and entertainment around.
Beaches of island Nin
Sandy beach – Nin isle of Zadar riviera
The famous sandy beaches of Nin – the trademark of the riviera of Zadar – stretch 8000 km in length.
All the famous beaches of Nin of Croatia — the Royal beach / Kraljicina plaza / Ninska Laguna Beach, Zdrijac, Prodorica, the Zaton Holiday Resort 4* beach — have the Blue Flag award for the cleanness of the sea.
Ninska Laguna, or the Royal beach of Nin of Croatia is the longest and the best known of the beaches of Zadar — a sandy beach with dunes of Ninska Laguna 3 km long.
The popular Royal beach or Kraljicina plaza is a sandy beach, it isn’t deep, and is sloping. The Royal beach of Nin has a splendid view of Velebit, and is suitable for family rest with children of different ages. Not far from the Royal beach, there is the mud treatment centre of Nin.
The famous beach of the Zaton Holiday Resort 4* of Zadar has the international Blue Flag award for the cleanness of the seashore. Zaton beach is equipped with amusement parks for children, swimming pools and water slides, a number of cafes and restaurants.
Zaton resort has several international touristic awards.
The beaches of Nin are shallow, with warm water, as the sea here is not deep, and it gets very warm. The beaches of Nin are excellent for rest with children.
The winds of the coast of Nin are ideal for surfing and kiting.
The Nin lagoon is also renowned for the healing properties of the mud found there.
Zaton beach – island Nin
The resort of Zaton is located 16 km away from Zadar in the direction of Nin.
Zaton — a sandy and pebbled beach — is a beach with the biggest range of different kinds of water entertainment and sports events. The most famous resort of Zaton — Zaton Holiday Resort 4* — offers its guests various restaurants, pizza places, bars, cafes and shops.
Zaton is the biggest beach near Zadar, it is ideal for family rest with children.
The resort of Zaton has received many positive ratings of parents who rest in Croatia with their kids.
Sabunike beach – island Nin
Sabunike beach of Nin is located 6 km away from Nin and Zadar. Resting on Sabunike beach is a good choice for family couples with children. There are different kinds of entertainment on the beach, and an opportunity to play sports. Sabunike beach is a sandy beach, and it stretches for several kilometers along the crystal clear sea.
Not far from the beach there are mud treatment centres of Nin. Because of its position and a special wind from Velebit, the bay of Sabunike beach is also a favored spot for surfers and divers.
The beach has a restaurant, a shop, an ice cream vendor, and a cafe.
Beaches of Dugi island of Zadar riviera
Sakarun beach – Dugi isle
Sakarun beach is located in the northern part of the isle of Dugi of the riviera of Zadar.
Thanks to the beach with white sand, the crystal clear sea surrounded by pine trees, and easy access to the sea, Sakarun beach is loved by families resting with children. The sea along Sakarun beach is rather shallow and good for children who don’t swim well. Sakarun beach is 800 m long, 250 m wide, and the depth of the sea near Sakarun beach doesn’t exceed 3,5 meters.
On Sakarun beach there is located the Bozava hotel, where you can rent a chaise lounge and an umbrella, there is a beach cafe, a restaurant, a car park.
Sakarun beach is located 10 lm away from the settlement of Bozava of the isle of Dugi. A ferry regularly travels from Zadar to Dugi.
Beach of island Pag of Zadar riviera
Zrce beach – island Pag
Zrce is one of the most beautiful beaches on the isle of Pag, it is also known as “the Croatian Ibiza”. Zrce beach is a small-pebbled beach, and it has an abundance of different kinds of entertainment, discos, and clubs for young people, which open day and night.
Zrce beach has the Blue Flag for the cleanness of the sea. Zrce beach is equipped with showers and toilets for the guests, chaise lounge and umbrella rent, there is a rescue service, as for water sports, there is beach volleyball, water bikes and scooters rental services, boat rent, water slides, various cafes, bars, restaurants.
Zrce beach is located in 2,5 km away from a place called Novalja. A city bus from Novalja goes to Zrce beach.
Zrce beach is considered to be the most attractive and the most popular beach of the Adriatic.
Beach of island Losinj
Veli Zal beach – island Losinj
The small-pebbled Veli Zal beach is located on the isle of Losinj in the beautiful Sunny Bay surrounded by pine trees. Losinj’s Veli Zal beach has the international Blue Flag award for the cleanness of the sea.
Veli Zal beach is located in a quiet, secluded place called Losina, and it is ideal for calm rest away from noise. The visitors have a number of cafes and restaurants to choose from.
Beach in Novigrad
Apart from the two city beaches, the coast of Novigrad is abundant in small isolated tamarisk bays, where you can find a secluded beach and enjoy the quiet and the sun.
It is convenient to visit Croatia’s national parks – Paklenica, Plitvice lakes, KRKA, Kornati, Velebit, Tulova rock of Velebit, Chelovachki cave – if you travel from Novigrad.
Beach of island Ugljan of Zadar riviera
The isle of Ugljan is located between Zadar and the isle of Dugi (Dugi otok). A ferry travels regularly (hourly) from Zadar to Ugljan — Over (only passengers, no cars), moreover, the island of Ugljan is connected to the isle of Pasman with a bridge on the southern part of Ugljan.
Ugljan is a quiet tourist island, its island life is much quieter than life in the resorts of the mainland, here you can always find a place for quiet rest and a secluded beach.
The isle of Ugljan is small peaceful resort settlements of Kukljica, Preko, Suzica, Muline, Lukoran, Kali. The 20 km long coast of Ugljan, with its beaches, big and small bays, crystal clear water and virgin nature, is suitable for swimming, diving, and walks by the sea.
The isle of Ugljan invites guests to the sandy beaches near the settlement of Preko, to the stony beaches of Kali, and “wild” beaches of the island of Osljak (Lazaret).
Mala Lamjana beach – island Ugljan
On the isle of Ugljan, located not far from Zadar, there is the fishing and tourist town of Kali — the oldest town on the isles of Zadar, first mentioned in 1299.
The natural bay called Mala Lamjana, located in the northwest of the island of Ugljan in 3 km from Kali invites those who like calm seaside rest to its secluded beach. From the bay, there is a view on the Kornati archipelago.
Uvala Luka beach – island Ugljan
Uvala Luka beach is a sandy beach of Ugljan, it is located not far from the car park in the settlement of Mulene. The bay of Luka beach is surrounded by pine trees giving a shade for a comfortable rest on the beautiful Mediterranean beach.
Sabusa and Jelenica Kukljica beaches – Ugljan island
The village of Kukljica is located not far from the settlement of Zelena Punta, where everything necessary for rest is available, there is a selection of cafes, restaurants and shops.
In 10-15 minutes walk there are two beaches – Sabusa, which is one of the most beautiful beaches of the riviera of Zadar, and Jelenica – and they are beaches of virgin nature, rocky and with a sandy sea bottom. The beach of Ugljan – Jelenica – is a nudist beach.
On this page used photos from web – www.nin.hr, www.zadarskilist.hr, www.zadar.hr, www.tz-malilosinj.hr, www.ugljan.hr, metro-portal.hr, www.sukosan.info, urednik.slobodnadalmacija.hr
Beach of Biograd na Moru city
The coast of the riviera of Biograd na Moru unites many secluded bays with wonderful views of the sea and the islands.
Drazica beach – Biograd na Moru city
Drazica beach is located in the southeastern part of Biograd na Moru. Being the city beach of the resort of Biograd na Moru, Drazica beach has the international Blue Flag award for the cleanness of the sea and the coast, the beach is sloping, and it is ideal for resting with children.
Drazica offers its guests varying sports, water and night entertainment, a pool with seawater (entrance is free), trampolines and water slides for children, numerous cafes and shops, rent of boats, catamarans and water bikes.
Drazica beach is equipped with showers and changing cubicles, There is a diving centre operating near the beach.
Sandy beach in Soline cove
Soline beach is a sandy beach surrounded by pines with wonderfully beautiful nature around.
Soline bay is just 50 m long, and during the high season the beach is crowded. The sandy beach of Soline bay has the Blue Flag award for the cleanness of the sea.
Soline beach is ideal of family rest with children.
You can get to Soline beach on foot if you walk along the embankment from the centre of Biograd na Moru.
Bosana beach is in the nortwestern part of Biograd na Moru, it is a small-pebbled beach sloping into the sea. It stretches from the centre of Biograd na Moru to a place called Sv.Filip i Jakov.
Bosana beach is equipped with showers and changing cubicles, there are cafes and restaurants, shops, fast food places, a children’s playground.
Sveti Filip i Jakov beach
Sv.Filip i Jakov beach stretches from the centre of Biograd na Moru city for 3 km.
Sv.Filip i Jakov beach is a small-pebbled beach surrounded by olive groves, it is excellent for families with children of different ages.
Crvena Luka beach
Crvena Luka beach is surrounded by pines, it is located 7 km to the southeast of Biograd na Moru.
Next to the beach there are several hotels, entering the beach is free. You can get to the beach by car.
Crvena Luka beach is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of the region.
Crvena luka is the perfect choice for romantic couples and adventuring types, as well as for those who enjoy crystal clear sea and sports water entertainment.
Beaches of island Pasman
The isle of Pasman is a wonderful island surrounded by green vegetation.
The sandy beaches of Pasman are less crowded than mainland beaches. The coast and the underwater world of Pasman are a favored spot of divers.
Beach of Vransko lake
The guests can take a break from sea water on the shore of a the fresh water lake Vransko.
There are bicycle lanes, place for rest and picnics organised near the lake. The main camping site of lake Vransko is located in the settlement of Vrana near the Jankolovica camping site, restaurants, tennis courts and a children’s playground.
You can organize fishing on Vransko lake.
Nudist beach FKK of Sv.Katarina isle
St.Katarina beach is very popular among the lovers of naturalism. Here, you can spend the entire day in the quiet and tranquility of nature.
There is no reefy connection to the isle of St.Katarina, but you can get to the island by renting a boat.
The resort settlements of the riviera of Biograd na Moru — Petar Moru, Turanj, St. Philipp, St. James, Pakostane — are not as animated, but they also attract people with their clean sea, beaches and their slow-paced resort life.
On this page there are photo from web: www.biograd-na-moru.com, portalbiograd.com