Sabusa, Kostanj and Jelenica
is a picturesque tourist and fishing village on the island
of Ugljan near Zadar and the island of Pasman, well connected
to the mainland by car ferry. With a small marina, situated
in a picturesque bay, Kukljica is the most developed seaside
resort on the island of Ugljan. Beautiful landscapes with
thick pine forests, lovely beaches, crystal clear sea are
just a part of its attractions.
Attractive sandy beaches shaded by centuries-old pines:
Sabusa, Kostanj and Jelenica (FKK), can be found on both
sides of the island.
beach is situated on the west coast of the island, which
looks on Dugi otok (Long island), about 15 minutes of walk
from Kukljica The coast of the beach is arranged while the
sea bottom is sandy. The water is shallow and suitable for
small children and various water games. The beach has become
very popular because of the picnic party organized every
year in June by the local radio-station (Radio 057). It
is also known by its healing mud.
10 minutes walking to the north of Sabusa, there is a Small
Sabusa beach. It is a secluded sandy beach suitable
for those who want a quiet place for swimming and sunbathing
(clothing is optional).
South of Sabusa there is Jelenica naturist / nudist
beach with sandy sea bottom and surrounded by olive trees
and Mediterranean macchia. Further to the south, before
the south point Ugljan's, there is a small nudist islet
of Karantunic, which is also a favorite scuba diving
Sabusa and Jelenica, as already mentioned, can be reached
by foot from Kukljica, but even better solution is to rent
a small motor boat in Kukljica and drive yourself there
going around the island.
beach is situated north from Kukljica, about 15 minutes
of walking by coast from Kukljica. This is a sand beach
shaded by centuries-old pines. Sea depth is suitable for
small children. In the haven Kostanj there is a valuable
historical monument, the renewed old church of St. Jerome
from the 13th century.