Beaches

Beach Bilišće

Pebble beach near the ferry dock. Ideal for parents with small children and the elderly. The beach has a shallow entrance to the sea, and a shower and a changing cabin. There is a restaurant on the beach. Nearby is a shop, a restaurant, cafes, a pharmacy, a bank, ATMs, a butcher shop and a fish market.

Beaches Parapet and Elektra

Right behind Marina Preko, in the centre of the town, behind the breakwater, "parapet", is the beach of the same name. It is a pebble beach, suitable for families with children and the elderly. Right next of it is the beach Elektra. The beach is paved, there are deck chairs, a changing room and a shower, and there is children’s park and playground in the immediate vicinity. The beach is pebbly, the seabed is sandy and rocky.

Beach Magazin – Promenade

The beach Magazin is located opposite the islet Galevac. It is distinguished by the crystal clear sea of beautiful turquoise colour, sandy beaches with concrete slabs, making it easier to enter into the sea. The beach is also close to a cafe. It is ideal for families with children and young people. Deckchairs are positioned along the promenade from Magazine to the Vrulja Monument, and the beach has several easy entrances to the sea, as well as a shower and a changing room.

Beach Jaz

Beach Jaz is the main beach in Preko. It is a sandy beach, the sea is shallow and children can have carefree fun in the shallows. In addition, the beach has slides for children, catering facilities (restaurant, pizzeria), toilets and a parking lot. Next to the beach there is a children’s park, a volleyball court and a promenade for peaceful and romantic walks in the sunset.

Beach Kašun

Beach Kašun is located right behind beach Jaz, on the waterfront to the north. At the foot of the stone fence wall is a small pebble beach suitable both for families with children and for the elderly. It has an easy access to the sea and a shower.

Islet Galevac – Školjić

On the front side of the islet, where boats are docking, there is an easy entrance to the sea with a sandy beach and crystal clear, turquoise sea. Around the entire islet there are mostly rocky entrances to the sea, the seabed is rocky and sandy, and the numerous pines and vegetation create a pleasant shade.

Bay Svitla

The bay Svitla is located below the hill Vela straža. In the past it was a safe haven for locals of the island Iž who travelled to Zadar through Preko. The bay was named after the custom of lighting lights, signalizing to the neighbouring island Iž that someone is waiting for a return transport to the island. This was the way of connecting Iž to the mainland until the establishment of ferry and shipping lines with Zadar. Today bay Svitla is an attractive beach and picnic area. It is recommended to take a car or bicycle for the first part of the road, and then you have a fifteen minute walk, descending the rocky terrain down the cliff. This area is an oasis of peace, breath-taking nature and crystal clear sea.

Beach Čerenac

Small pebble beach at the entrance to Poljane. Pine and cypress trees next to the beach create a pleasant shade.

Beach Centar

Beach located in the town centre. Paved, with deck chairs, a changing room and a shower. The seabed is sandy, there are several entrances to the sea, and the beach is adapted for people with special needs.

Saint Peter

On the cape St. Peter, next to the sports field, there is a paved beach with deck chairs, a changing room and a shower. The beach is located near shops and restaurants.

Beach Sutomišćica

Located in the town centre, there is a pebble beach suitable for families with children and the elderly. The beach has a shallow entrance to the sea, deckchairs, a shower and a changing cabin as well as natural shade. In the immediate vicinity there is a parking lot, a sports field and a children's park. Also, the beach is close to a shop and restaurants.

Bay Sutomiška

At the end of Sutomišćica, on St. Gregory cape, there is a paved beach with an easy entrance to the sea. The back of the cape is rocky and surrounded by cypress trees and it is suitable for those looking for adventure and peace.

Frnaža bay (northern and southern Frnaža)

Frnaža bay is a small bay with a predominantly rocky coast. There are several pebble beaches in the bay, the seabed is sandy with numerous underwater rocks and diverse marine life, and therefore it is suitable for diving, fishing and swimming. Anchoring is free of charge and the bay is protected from west and southwest winds.

Beach Centar

The sandy beach with a paved part suitable for sunbathing is located in the town centre and it is ideal for families with children. The seabed is sandy and rocky. Near the beach there is a parking lot, shops and restaurants.

Bay Prtljug

Quiet small port with several houses and a berth for boats of local fishermen. Next to the harbour is a pebble beach suitable for adventurers and fans of peace and quiet.

Mali Lukoran

Paved beach in the centre of Mali Lukoran with several easy entrances to the sea with deck chairs, a changing room and a shower. The beach is located below the summer residence of the De Ponte family, and the great Croatian poet Petar Preradović, when dwelling there, wrote the famous Croatian patriotic poem “Dawn is Breaking, Day will Come” (“Zora puca, bit će dana”).

Ošljak

In the vicinity of the ferry dock is a paved beach with an easy entrance to the sea, suitable both for families with children and the elderly. The islet is surrounded by cliffs and small bays suitable for swimming. Pine and cypress trees create natural shade, and you can walk around the whole islet on a two kilometres long promenade.

Rivanj

The island Rivanj stands out for its beautiful beaches and small bays with crystal clear water, surrounded by the shadow of pines, cypress trees and other vegetation. From sandy beaches for families with children to hidden bays suitable for adventurers and those looking for peace, notably bays Dobrinka and Lokvina. The island is known for its local waters rich in fish and it is the destination of many sport fishermen. Rivanj is the perfect choice for those looking for peace and relaxation away from the city rush.

Bay Kablin – Žalić

The bay Kablin is the main traffic port of the island connecting Sestrunj with Zadar by ferry and boat lines. The bay Kablin is connected with the bay Žalić on the south side of the island, with a promenade with lighting. The bay Žalić is a quiet port with a small village suitable for all fans of peace and unpopulated beaches.

Bay Hrvatinj

Bay Hrvatinj on the north side of the island. Quiet bay with small berths for boats, surrounded by greenery of pines, cypress trees and other vegetation, suitable for fans of peaceful holidays in the nature. Near the beach there is a parking lot, and since 2018 the bay is adorned with a unique mosaic bench, the work of the artist Božica Kliman.