Sakarun Beach

Saharun beach is perfect to chill out and, when the sun gets too hot, wade into the turquoise bay.

 

The intensity of the colors is what makes Saharun beach so special: the dark green pinewoods, the shimmering white pebbles, and the sea that changes hue during the day, depending on the position of the sun.

 

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-metre 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.

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