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Seen from the hillside above the bay, the sea is an intense turquoise-blue, more akin to the Caribbean than the Adriatic. The bay faces south, onto the open sea, and is rimmed by an 800-meter arch of smooth white stone, which in turn is backed by pinewoods. This is Saharun (aka Sakarun) beach, one of Croatia’s loveliest but least-known spots. You’ll find it at the north end of Dugi Otok island, in North Dalmatia, which remains a pleasantly low-profile destination, despite Croatia’s current popularity.
Accessed down a gravel track, off the main road between the villages of Božava and Veli Rat, Saharun is the island’s best-known and most-photographed beach. The smooth white stones on the shore turn to fine white pebbles on the seabed, and the water is shallow, making it ideal for families with small children. From June to September, there are two beach bars hiring out sun beds and umbrellas, and beyond the roped-off swimming area, sailing boats often put down anchor. To the west end of Saharun, there is a headland with a small beach to each side, one overlooking the bay, and the other giving onto the open sea. In summer, a miniature train runs the 4km stretch from Božava to Saharun. Beyond this, there is little evidence of human activity: there is no building development within sight; the nearest car park is discretely hidden by pinewoods.
09:00 Departure from Zadar
-Lunch - Meat or vegetarian menu
-Saharun sand beach
Return to Zadar is expected arround 18:00
Pickup and transfer to meeting point (Zadar area Only)
Wine, juice, water