Camping Destinations in Dalmatia - Zadar Region
Did you know that nowadays the Zadar's boatmen, just as since the 800 years gone by, link together the two opposite sides of the local harbour with a rowing boat?
Barotul is situated in the bay of Taline on the island of Pašman, which is connected by ferry to the town of Biograd na Moru.
It is located right on the coast, in one of the calmest parts of the island where one can enjoy the peace and quietness, learn about the customs of the local population as well as local cuisine. Pašman Channel is suitable for wind surfing.
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Situated on the coast, Bibinje is located 6 km southeast of the historic city of Zadar, the center of the Zadar region, in which guests can find many cultural and historical monuments.
With a 4 km long coast with beaches, Bibinje has a well equipped marina too. The campsites are located along the coast and in the local restaurants guests can taste the local specialties.
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The city of Biograd na Moru is an attractive tourist destination known for its marina. Located in the central part of the Adriatic coast, in the northern part of Dalmatia.
Situated 30 km south of Zadar, the city is an ideal starting point for exploring the many natural beauties of which the Krka National Park is the most famous. The offer of activities includes a variety of water sports.
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The small location of Donji Karin is located on the coast of the Karin Sea, only 40 km from the historic city of Zadar. It is divided from the nearby town of Gornji Karin by the river Karišnica which springs in the homonymous cave just 2.4 km away from the mouth of the river where visitors can find healing mud perfect for the treatment of various rheumatic and skin diseases.
The symbol of the area is the Franciscan monastery which was completely destroyed several times during the war years, but since 1993, when it was last renovated, it adorns the bay and attracts many lovers of cultural and historical heritage.
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Kraj is a village located in the southeastern part of the island of Pašman, in the north of Dalmatia. It is situated 3 km from the village of Pašman and 300 m from the coast of the homonymous channel.
There are ten islets in the Pašman Channel, which is in some parts only 2 km wide. The area is suitable for sailing and diving, while the sandy beach of Tratica is known as one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
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Luka is a picturesque village situated on the eastern part of the island of Dugi otok, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Zadar region. Its port is one of the largest on the island.
Besides the safe harbor, a promenade from the 14th century stretches along the village. The 338 meters high hill of Vela straža is located next to the village, while healing mud can be found in the nearby bay of Boka.
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The town of Nin, located 15 km northwest of Zadar, has a history of more than 3000 years, as evidenced by numerous archaeological sites and by the rich museum collection.
The historical center is located on a small island connected to the mainland by two stone bridges. The church of St. Križ from the 9th century is also located here, called the smallest cathedral in the world. Near the Kraljičina sandy beach there is an area known for its medicinal mud.
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Located in the northern part of Dalmatia, about 80 km from Zadar, Novalja is the tourist center of the island of Pag, famous for its lacework and cheese production.
In recent times Novalja has become popular as a destination for lovers of electronic music whose festivals take place on the nearby beach of Zrće. There is a megalithic imprint near Novalja called the Pag triangle. The island can be explored along bike trails.
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The historic town of Novigrad is situated on the southern coast of the Novigrad Sea, in a long and narrow bay at the foot of the Velebit Mountain, about 35 km northeast of Zadar.
Once surrounded by walls, the city was originally built on the ruins of a fort situated on a hill. The river Zrmanja, which flows into the Novigrad Sea, offers rafting tours.
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Well connected with some of the most important cities in Dalmatia, Zadar and Šibenik, the town of Obrovac is situated on the river Zrmanja, a favorite destination among adventurers.
In addition to providing an ideal opportunity for numerous activities such as rafting, kayaking and canoeing, this town in the Zadar hinterland is an ideal starting point for visiting some of the most attractive natural phenomena of Croatia, including the Paklenica National Park.
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The historical monuments and traditional cuisine are just some of the reasons to visit Pag, a city rich in culture and tradition, located on the homonymous island.
In the city center, in an area called Lokunj, guests can find healing mud whose beneficial properties have a positive impact on the treatment of rheumatic and skin diseases. The city is located near the 800 m long beach is Prosika, ideal for families with children.
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For the town of Pakoštane, situated 35 km from the city of Zadar, its residents will say that it is located between the salt water of the sea that washes its coast and the freshwater Lake Vrana.
Attractive beaches are only a part of the tourist offer of this place, which is recommended for families with children. Pakoštane offers a variety of activities for those who want an active holiday, and those brave enough may enjoy extreme sports too.
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Pašman is a village situated on the northeastern side of the homonymous island, one of the Croatian islands located nearest to the mainland, south of Zadar, and near the town of Biograd na Moru.
Pašman offers a view on several uninhabited neighboring island of which Galešnjak stands out, a small island in the shape of a heart, known as the island of love. The surroundings of the village and the whole island can be explored by driving along bike trails.
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Petrčane is a picturesque village situated between two historical towns, Zadar and Nin, from where it is possible to visit the Kornati National Park.
In addition to visiting the town of Zadar, the tourist offer of the village comprises of various sports and recreational facilities. In recent years, the place became known thanks to electronic music festivals.
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Posedarje is situated about 20 km northeast of the city of Zadar, at the foot of the Velebit mountain, the longest Croatian mountain, on the coast. It is known for its production of prosciutto.
From Posedarje it is possible to visit many attractive parts of Dalmatia, the most beautiful being five national parks, and among them: Kornati, Plitvice lakes and the waterfalls of Krka. Part of the tourism offer is canoeing on the river Zrmanja, which flows into the Novigrad Sea.
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Situated on the southern part of the island Pag, in northern Dalmatia, the village of Povljana is located in a bay with numerous sandy and pebble beaches, ideal for families with children.
Near one of the beaches, an area with healing mud can be found. There are tennis courts in the village as well as a multipurpose court, while surfing stands out as a water sport on offer. The village is about 10 km away from the town of Pag.
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Privlaka is a quiet tourist town located 18 km from Zadar and it is recommended for families with children. This town has a long fishing tradition.
Apart from the peaceful atmosphere which makes it pleasant for a family stay, a number of sandy bays with shallow and clear waters, ideal for small children, can be found there. National parks, nature parks, caves and the river Zrmanja are just some of the many attractive locations near Privlaka.
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Ražanac, situated on the coast of the Velebit Channel, in northern Dalmatia, 22 km northeast of the city of Zadar, is known for its excellent wines.
Today, this small port and fishing village offers its visitors peace and tranquility, as well as a variety of opportunities to enjoy an active holiday, such as playing tennis or visiting the nearby national parks and the island of Pag.
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Rtina lies on a large promontory, in the northernmost part of the Dalmatian coast. Located at 43 m above sea level, it is situated 25 km form the city of Zadar.
The island of Pag is also close. As a tourist destination, Rtina is an ideal place for families with children and for those who love peace and quiet. In Rtina, an international swimming marathon is traditionally held every year.
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Seline lies in a vast plain, between pebbly beaches and the Mala Paklenica Canyon. This location gives its visitors the possibility of experiencing active holidays.
The Paklenica Riviera is an ideal destination for adventure lovers. Paklenica National Park is full of hiking trails, as well as less demanding trekking trails. Numerous caves and pits can be visited.
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Soline is located in the northwestern part of the island of Dugi otok, in the Solišćica bay, ideal for mooring yachts and larger vessels.
The Sakarun beach is located in the vicinity of Soline, a favorite destination for all visitors of Dugi otok, located in the Zadar archipelago. It was nominated as one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic.
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Starigrad is located 45 km south of Karlobag. Because of its location at the entrance to the Paklenica National Park, it is extremely attractive for those who love hiking.
Pebble beaches, several kilometers long, are suitable for families with children. Visitors who want an active holiday will enjoy a variety of water sports, while the lovers of hiking can explore the nearby Velebit mountain.
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Sukošan is a village situated in a large bay, 7 km southeast of the historical city of Zadar. One of the most important marinas in the Adriatic is located there.
In addition to the marina, its excellent geographical location and the proximity to the Kornati National Park, Sukošan is a popular tourist destination also due to a series of events that take place during summer.
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Sv. Filip i Jakov is situated close to many tourist attractions of northern Dalmatia, from whose center, the historic city of Zadar, it is 25 km away.
It is known for its villas that once belonged to the Zadar nobility, including those of the Borelli family, it is an important tourist destination of the Zadar Riviera as well as an ideal place for sailing. A walking and cycling path connects it with the town of Biograd na Moru.
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Sveti Petar administratively belongs to the municipality of Sveti Filip i Jakov. It was named after the local church of St. Peter from the 18th century, and it is rich in various archaeological sites.
At the foot of the church, a house that is believed to have belonged to the family of the famous writer Emile Zola is located. Traces of the past are visible in the entire area, including the caves that people lived in, in prehistoric times.
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Šimuni is a fishing village located in the southwestern part of the island of Pag. It is situated 12 km from the town of Pag and 15 minutes from the Žigljen ferry port.
Nature lovers will find there the homonymous camp in which there is a sports center. Šimuni is located 5 km from Kolan, a village in the centre of the island, known as the cradle of the production of the famous Pag cheese.
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Tkon is an old fishing village on the southern side of the island of Pašman. Tourists from the nearby town of Biograd na Moru frequently visit Tkon to enjoy its beaches.
From Biograd na Moru, it is only a 15-minute ferry ride away, and besides the attractive and eye-catching beaches, the local tourist offer includes the possibility of sailing and engage in other sports.
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Tribanj-Kruščica, Šibuljina and Sv. Marija Magdalena are interesting small towns only kilometres from Starigrad-Paklenica.
Located in romantic bays, they guarantee an ideal natural vacation, as well as the opportunity to experience the old way of life in the Velebit foothills.
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Turanj is a tourist town located in the Zadar region. It is situated in the Pašman channel, 22 km south of Zadar and 8 km northwest of Biograd na Moru.
In the past, Turanj was surrounded by walls that were supported by three towers. The parish church dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel was first mentioned in the 15th century. The legend says that her bells protect its inhabitants from bad weather. The seaside promenade leads to the nearby village of Sveti Stefan.
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Ugljan is located on the homonymous island located in the Zadar archipelago, and from the city of Zadar it is only a few nautical miles away. It is also the largest settlement on the island.
It is situated along the regional road connecting it with the rest of the island, and offers its visitors the possibility to visit and tour the many traces of the past, including the remains of the oil processing plants. Tourists are attracted by the numerous sandy beaches too.
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Veli Rat is the northernmost settlement of Dugi Otok, an island located in northern Dalmatia. It is situated in the Čuna bay and offers a modern marina while the highest lighthouse in the Adriatic is also near.
The lighthouse of Punta Bjanka is 42 meters high, it is located 3 km northwest of the village and offers the possibility of accommodation. The island offers its visitors the possibility to go hunting, even in the Telašćica Nature Park.
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Vir is the hub of the homonymous island, located in the northwestern part of Dalmatia. The island is connected to the mainland by a bridge, and the city of Zadar is 26 km away.
It is the bridge, built in the 70s, that contributed to the development of local tourism, but also increased the number of its inhabitants. Numerous islands, including the island of Pag, as well as its attractive underwater world, are just some of the advantages of Vir.
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Vrsi, known as a village of seamen, is located about 20 km from Zadar, in northern Dalmatia. Built in the 14th century, this village has a 30 km long coast with natural beaches and bays.
It is considered as a suburb of the northern part of the historical town of Nin, the cradle of the Croatian state. Conditions for sailing and surfing in this area are very good, and four national parks and two nature parks are located in the nearby area.
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The sunset, St. Donat, Hitchcock and maraschino are just some of the synonyms for the city of Zadar, one of the most important urban centers of Dalmatia, with a history of more than three thousand years.
Zadar has one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, which was confirmed by the famous director Alfred Hitchcock. The Greeting to the Sun, an architectural installation placed on the city's coast, together with the sea organ and the church of St. Donat, are symbols of this city.
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Zaton is part of the riviera in the center of which is the small town of Nin, of whose historic center it is 1.5 km away. It is an ideal destination for a family vacation.
In the waters near Zaton the remains of a Liburnian ship, Serilia Liburnica, from the 1st century were discovered, and they are on display along with a replica of the ship, at the Museum of Nin Antiquities. It offers unforgettable sunsets, together with the city of Zadar, from which it is only 15 km.
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Zubovići is located on the northeastern side of the island of Pag, the island divided between two counties, Lika-Senj and Zadar.
Accommodation facilities are situated along the coast, and the gravel, sandy and rocky beaches are suitable for families with children. Kustići and Vidalići are located close by, as well as Novalja, which is located about 7 km from Zubovići.
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