Sakarun – turquoise pearl of the Adriatic

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Sakarun beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia, located on Dugi Otok Island.

Nestled on the north-western tip of Dugi Otok in the Adriatic Sea in Croatia, Sakarun beach is one of the most known beaches in Croatia. Protected by the deep bay, the sea is protected from the waves, wind and storms. For that reason, it is a good place for anchoring a boat. It is always visited by white sailing boats and yachts in the summertime, glistening against intense blue colour. As we approach the beach, the colour becomes turquoise, especially on sunny days.

The sea bottom is sandy what gives its colour and tropical appeal. The sea is clear and shallow, perfect for kids. The bottom is rippled from soft waves making mini dunes. The beach, however, is made from large pebbles, extraordinary white.

This picture is no longer precisely like this as of 2019. The beach is partly covered by the seagrass Posidonia. Posidonia grows on the sandy bottom of the shallow bay. It is biologically vital, a habitat for many organisms and a nursery for fish. The waves wash the dead grass on the beach that doesn’t look pleasing. This dead grass is also essential as it stops the erosion of the beach. Sakarun is a natural beach, and one must accept it. It is protected and managed by regional authorities.

Not much infrastructure is on the beach. There are no showers. Several laidback beach bars run by diesel aggregates can help to refresh with cold drinks and fast food. Be aware, and the prices are pretty high.

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dugi otok, sakarun, adriatic sea, croatia, sand beach

dugi otok, sakarun, adriatic sea, croatia, sand beach, sailing, boat

dugi otok, sakarun, adriatic sea, croatia, sand beach, sailing, boat

dugi otok, sakarun, adriatic sea, croatia, sand beach, sailing, boat

dugi otok, sakarun, adriatic sea, croatia, sand beach

dugi otok, sakarun, adriatic sea, croatia, beach, sailing, boat

dugi otok, sakarun, adriatic sea, croatia, beach, sailing, boat

dugi otok, sakarun, adriatic sea, croatia, sand beach, sailing, boat

dugi otok, sakarun, adriatic sea, croatia, sand beach, sailing, boat

dugi otok, sakarun, adriatic sea, croatia, sand beach

dugi otok, sakarun, adriatic sea, croatia, sand beach

 

 

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