Otok (Long Island)
Otok is the biggest island of Zadar's archipelago, 50km
long and about 5km wide. It is quite distant from the coast
- one hour and a half by ferry from Zadar and it remains
one of those few places where you can enjoy tranquillity
even in high season, ideal for tourists that will appreciate
the peace and the natural beauties.
Island Dugi Otok beaches are different from one area to
another. In the area of village Sali, the largest
village on the island, there are mainly rocky beaches with
stone terraces and cliffs and pinewoods. In the northern
part of the island there are some sandy beaches accessible
only with boats and the beautiful beach Saharun reachable
by car as well. Nearby is the Pantera bay with sandy beaches.
or Sakarun sandy beach is situated on the wooden northwest
coast of Dugi Otok, south of Soline and near Bozava
and Veli Rat. It can be easily reached by car.
The Saharun beach is a long beach facing the open Adriatic
sea. It is a beautiful cove of white sand, which gives the
water turquoise color, and surrounded by pine woods. Even
200 m far from the coast, the sea is shallow only up to
your waist. Drinks and sandwiches are available from the
small snack bar. Saharun is becoming known for its summer
beach parties which last 24 hours.
One of the attractions is a 41-metre-tall lighthouse in
the vicinity of Saharun, at Veli Rat.
Island has other beautiful sandy beaches accessible only
with boats. Waters in this area are rich in fish, while
the well-indented coastline is perfect for boaters and water
sports enthusiasts. Naturism is practiced almost everywhere
except the beaches near by villages.