The beautiful beach of Sakarun (or Saharun) is a place with almost Caribbean features located near the village of Verunic in the northernmost part of the island of Dugi Otok. Unlike the other places on Dugi Otok that face the mainland, Sakarun faces outwards and stretches about 800 metres in length. This beach is one of the most famous in Dalmatia because it is characterised by white sand and is surrounded by a turquoise sea.
Nestled within a bay that protects it from wind and strong swells, Sakarun beach is considered one of the most beautiful not only in Dalmatia but also in Croatia. Sakarun is surrounded by the greenery of a beautiful pine forest that provides shade and coolness in the summer and has a shoreline characterised by soft, white sand. The sea is clear, clean, the water is never too cold and it is also suitable for children as the seabed slopes down slowly.
On the beach there are two restaurants where you can eat, toilets and showers. Free beach areas alternate with equipped lidos and here you can also find children’s play areas and sports fields.
There is no accommodation in the vicinity of Sakarun beach, but a few kilometres from it, it is possible to find small guest houses or family-run establishments that offer a truly peaceful stay.
The towns closest to the beach where you can stay are Veli Rat, Verunić, Soline and Božava. It should be remembered that, compared to other places in Croatia, there are not many places to stay on the island of Dugi Otok, so the advice is to book your holiday in advance.
Alternatively, the beach can also be reached with a day trip from Zadar, a city with plenty of accommodation.
If you have a car, you can reach Sakarun beach via a ferry ride from Zadar to the Brbinj port on the island of Dugi Otok. After a crossing of about 1 hour and 45 minutes, it takes another twenty minutes by car to reach Sakarun. Near the beach there is also a pay car park where you can park your car. If you do not have a car, however, it is best to drive from Zadar to the port of Božava from where a tourist train departs for Sakarun beach.
Sakarun Beach is located near the village of Verunić on the northwestern coast of Dugi Otok Island. This beautiful beach is about 2.5 km from Veli Rat, 5 km from Božava and 15 km from Brbinj.