is 900 years old beautiful small fisherman's village, 12km
northwest of Zadar. Petrcane lies on the local road, branching
off from the regional road Zadar - Nin. It has usual Mediterranean
mix of lively cafes and tavernas, some of which have live
music entertainment, but younger people will also find entertainment
in a local popular discotheque.
In the vicinity large purpose-built holiday village of Zaton
is situated with variety of beaches and entertainment, including
Saturnus, one of the most known discotheques in this part
Not far from Petrcane there is also a well known cultural
and historical town of Nin, the oldest Croatian royal town
often referred as the cradle of Croatian culture, which
is also known by its miles long sandy beaches.
Petrcane's most popular beach is situated on the natural
peninsula near Pinija hotel. It is also known by the name
of Punta Radman. Beach is pebbly and rocky and one
part is sandy suitable for children. One part of the beach
belongs to Pinija hotel and there is a small entrance charge
for all other visitors. Along the beach there is a pine
forest and many facilities including sport and watersport
A bit further there is Nela Beach Club. It is a pebbly
/ stone slabs beach with volleyball on sand, bar and gym
on beach. It has a pirate camp feel, latino, pop and rock
music. The beach is well attended, mostly by young people.
Entrance is free of charge.
On the nearby flat peninsula a tourist settlement Punta
Skala is situated, ideal for family holiday. It is a
densely wooded peninsula with beautiful natural beaches
(rocky beach, sandy beach and cliffs). The beach is fairly
attended, but privacy is also possible. Tool entrance. One
part of the beach is reserved for naturists. Further away
there is unoccupied natural coast (Visevica) with medium
attendance and possibility for nudism and privacy.