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Sakarun – A Gorgeous Beach You Must Visit

calendar iconJun 29, 2024

When it comes to exploring Croatia’s stunning coastline, a half-day speedboat tour to Sakarun Beach on Dugi Otok Island stands out as an exceptional adventure. Nestled within the Zadar Archipelago, this tour offers a perfect mix of natural beauty, family-friendly activities, and thrilling experiences.

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Every half day boat trip with Zadar Archipelago guarantees an unforgettable journey

The excitement begins the moment you step aboard one of our sleek and modern speedboats. The agile vessel is designed for speed and comfort, cutting through the Adriatic Sea’s crystal-clear waters with ease.

The fresh sea breeze and the sparkling sun overhead set the tone for the day. The speedboat ride itself is an exhilarating experience, providing stunning views of the surrounding islands and the open sea. As you zoom across the waves, the anticipation builds for the wonders that await you.


Hidden Treasures: Veli Rat Lighthouse and Sunken Ship Snorkeling

Before enjoying the serene beauty of Sakarun Beach, the tour can stop at two captivating locations: the Veli Rat Lighthouse and the sunken ship Lady Michelle.

Veli Rat Lighthouse

Standing proudly at the northern tip of Dugi Otok, the Veli Rat Lighthouse is an iconic landmark. Built in the 19th century, this lighthouse offers a glimpse into the maritime history of the region.

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Dugi Otok Boat Tour – On Top of Veli Rat Lighthouse

The climb to the top rewards you with breathtaking panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and the surrounding islands. The view from the lighthouse is a photographer’s dream, capturing the rugged coastline and the endless expanse of the sea.

Lady Michelle Sunken Ship

For those seeking a touch of adventure, the tour includes a snorkeling excursion around the sunken ship Lady Michelle.

This sunken treasure lies just off the coast and provides a unique underwater exploration opportunity.

As you snorkel around the wreck, you’ll be able to see how marine life has taken over the structure, creating a vibrant underwater ecosystem. It’s an exhilarating experience, adding an element of mystery and excitement to your tour.

Sakarun Beach – A Pristine Paradise

After the prelude, you arrive at the main event: Sakarun Beach. This beach is a hidden gem, renowned for its powdery white sand and tranquil turquoise waters. Unlike the more developed tourist destinations, Sakarun Beach remains largely untouched by commercialism, preserving its natural beauty.

Sakarun Beach is particularly suited for families with children. The long stretch of shallow water makes it an ideal playground for kids. They can swim and splash around safely while parents relax on the beach, knowing their children are in a secure environment. The gentle slope into the water also makes it accessible for all ages, ensuring everyone can enjoy the sea.

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The beach is set within a picturesque lagoon, surrounded by dense pine forests that provide a natural shade.

The calm, clear waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling. As you wade into the water, you’ll find it easy to spot various marine creatures, from colorful fish to playful crabs. For those who prefer to stay on the beach, the soft sand is perfect for sunbathing or building sandcastles with the little ones.

Exploring the Lagoon: Activities at Sakarun Beach

One of the highlights of Sakarun Beach is the opportunity to snorkel in its clear waters. The shallow lagoon is teeming with marine life, making it an underwater paradise. Zadar Sakarun Half Day boat trip (2)The open space is perfect for beach games like frisbee, volleyball, or simply building sandcastles with the kids.

For those who prefer to stay dry, Sakarun Beach offers plenty of space for sunbathing. Spread out your towel on the soft sand and bask in the sun. The natural setting, with minimal infrastructure, allows for a more intimate connection with nature. Listen to the waves and the rustling of pine trees, and let tranquillity wash over you.

Practical Tips for the Tour

The Croatian sun can be intense, so make sure to apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day. If you have your own snorkel gear, bring it along. Otherwise, you can enjoy the gear provided by Zadar Archipelago, free of charge.

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Wear light, breathable clothing and a swimsuit. You can also bring a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.

Comfortable towels or beach mats are essential for lounging on the sand. Water shoes can be useful, especially when exploring rocky areas or snorkeling around the sunken ship. Sakarun Beach is a natural paradise with minimal human impact. Help keep it that way by taking all your trash with you and avoiding disturbing the wildlife.

An Unforgettable Adventure

The half-day speedboat tour to Sakarun Beach on Dugi Otok Island offers a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty.

Families with children will appreciate the safe and shallow waters of Sakarun Beach, while adventure seekers will love the snorkeling opportunities and the exploration of the sunken ship. The knowledgeable guides from ZA Speedboat Tour add an enriching layer to the experience, sharing insights and stories that bring the region to life.

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The pristine beauty of Dugi Otok and the thrilling experiences along the way await you.

This half-day adventure is sure to create lasting memories because it is more than just a day at the beach; it’s a journey into the heart of the Dugi Otok, offering a glimpse into its hidden gems and natural wonders. .

So, pack your sunscreen, grab your beachwear, and embark on this unforgettable Croatian adventure. Enjoy the best of the Zadar region with this exceptional speedboat tour and discover why it’s considered one of the best in Croatia.

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