Why does Biograd na Moru make a perfect starting point for your following Yacht holidays in Croatia?
Biograd na Moru is a picturesque and historically significant city with a privileged position on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. Even though it is not as huge as some other coastal towns with marinas like Split, Šibenik or Zadar, Biograd na Moru is an excellent site to begin your sailing vacation.
First, the Marina is unlike other marinas situated practically in the city center. Within a couple of minutes’ walks, you can visit the main promenade, have dinner at restaurants in the city center or make your shopping supplies in nearby supermarkets. Biograd is a fantastic location for boat charters, indicating that it will be easy to get all the required supplies and support while sailing in this region.
One of the reasons why it is a fantastic beginning location for sailing is because it is close to natural wonders like National Park Kornati Islands, Nature Park Telaščćica or even the famous Dugi Otok with its untouched nature and sandy beaches is within reach of half-day sailing. One of the most appealing aspects of Biograd is its location on the water, which affords visitors an abundance of opportunities for swimming, fishing, and sailing. In addition, the city is home to many beaches. Biograd is a beautiful town for sailors or typical tourists who wish to experience all that is available in the surrounding region. The city is ideal for vacationers who like to spend time at the beach and on the water. It is also an excellent location to indulge in some delicious regional cuisine and restaurants in the city center or the nearby islands and bays.
Many boat charters decide to spend the first night in Biograd and start their sailing journey the next day after having supplied the crew with the entire food provision, a nice dinner in the city the first evening and a rested night with a good sleep in the Marina.
The Kornati Islands are a national park and a very popular sailing destination. They are composed of islets and reefs, with the coastline quite rugged. All in all, it makes a beautiful view, with beautiful landscapes and crystal-clear waters. National Park Kornati is also a popular sailing destination, with many coves and bays to explore. The Zadar Archipelago is another popular sailing destination, ideal for exploring during a vacation on your chartered yacht. It comprises a group of islands just off the coast of Zadar. It is a beautiful area, with fantastic beaches, sheltered bays and many old and interesting villages.
Here are some recommended sailing destinations if you start from Biograd:
The distance from Biograd na Moru is about - 10NM
The bay is well protected from all but not from the south quadrant winds! Since all the buoys are in private ownership (Tavern Žmara), the same should be reserved to avoid surprises. Because the owner's family is actively involved in fishing, the tavern always has delicious, fresh seafood. Call +385 98 7571 65 for buoy or mooring reservations and docking assistance. If you go on the buoy, you don't need to have your dingy since tavern staff offers free transport from and back to the yacht!
*Tavern Žmara is one of the few Adriatic dining spots which offers a wide selection of fish, meat or desserts prepared in the traditional wood-fired oven!
*Night spent on mooring or buoy is free of charge but understand dining at tavern Žmara (no other option is available in this bay).
Telašćica bay provides a secure place to anchor (buoys or anchors). Taking a buoy in either the Mir or Tripuljak bays, from which you will have a 10-minute hike towards the lake, is the easiest way to reach the wonderful views of the Salt Lake "Mir," which translates to "Peace." It offers exceptional protection from any and all winds! Telašćica bay offers safe anchorage (buoys or anchors). Due to the fact that tourist ships continue to arrive throughout the morning, the lake is noticeably less busy in the afternoon. Because Telašćica is a nature park, park rangers will come to collect the entrance charge, which is often somewhere in the range of 70 Euros. You can discover information that is more accurate here: https://pp-telascica.hr/.
Dugi Otok, in Croatian translation, means long island, and it has some of the most popular beaches in Croatia, like Mežanj / Saharun bay (sandy beach). Mežanj is a small reef island across the sandy beach, and it is NOT a protected anchorage! Instead, it is an "Open sea" anchor spot with a beautiful sunset and a round stone beach! Saharun is protected from all but south quadrant winds! And it is a top-rated sandy beach! Along the southern side of Dugi Otok, you can find many hidden coves and bays with turquoise blue water, like in the Caribbean.
For more detailed sailing routes, visit our Sailing from Zadar region page: SAILING ROUTE and find more detailed information on recommended destinations and sailing routes under Itinerary.