It isn't by chance that I have chosen this small settlement. It's true that Croatian coast doesn't abound in sandy beaches. But there are visitors that are just looking for nothing-but-sandy beach, who simply do not feel right without sand under your feet.
For them I propose Kukljica village, the most developed seaside resort on the island of Ugljan. Beautiful landscapes with thick pine forests, three lovely sandy beaches, crystal clear sea are just a part of its attractions.
Kukljica in its immediate vicinity, offers three sandy beaches, ideal for sand lovers and for families with children. There is no place along the Adriatic coast with so many sandy beaches!
Kukljica makes a part of Zadar region and Zadar archipelago islands. It's located in front of Zadar town. Another advantage of Kukljica Croatia is its proximity to Zadar Zemunik airport that it is only 22 Km from Zadar Gazenica ferry port. Check yourself the distance from Zadar airport on this map and you'll be enjoying Kukljica sandy beaches in less than three hours.
As you can see, Kukljica has all benefits of memorable holidays and if you are planing your vacations in Zadar district, this village deserves to be included. Don't waste time and start planning Croatia vacation!
The best and the quickest way to reach this small village is by sea. From Zadar there are two different connections to Kukljica:
As I've already mentioned, in the immediate vicinity of the village you can enjoy three sandy beaches:
If you ask me which of three beaches is my favorite one, than this beautiful sandy beach, located north from Kukljica village, will be number one.
It's less than 2 km distant from village center. You can reach this beach, walking (25 minutes along the coast line) or by car (5 minutes) following D 110 road. Check this map to reach this beach !
What makes this beach so special? First of all, the beach is sandy with shallow waters ideal for children and non swimmers. Secondly, this beach is shaded by centuries-old pines. In addition you can visit nearby historical monument, the renewed old church of St. Jerome from the 13th century.
The only disadvantage of this beach is a lack of any bar or restaurant so I recommend that you take food and drinks with you if you are planning to spend a day there.
This beach paved and is ideal for sunbathing and walking. The sea bottom is sand and very shallow so it is ideal for children and non swimmers. Behind the beach there is a pine forest that will provide shade during the great heat of summer.
Ten minutes walking to the north of Velika (Great) Sabusa, there is a Mala (Small) Sabusa beach. It is a secluded sandy beach suitable for those who want a quiet place for swimming and sunbathing (It's clothing optional beach).
This beach is located in the silent and calm bay, 1,3 km south of Kukljuca, providing a great vacation for you and your friends or family. Jelenica is known as naturist or nudist beach. See this beach on google map !
This beach is made of rocks and pebbles, with sandy sea bottom surrounded by olive trees and Mediterranean vegetation.
The beach can be reached on foot from Kukljica, but even better solution is to rent a small motor boat in Kukljica and drive yourself around the island. For more info contact Tourist Board Kukljica, phone 00385 23 373-276.
Kukljica has only one hotel resort - Holiday Park Zelena Punta with 132 comfortable, spacious and modern furnished apartment suits.
The lack of hotel accommodation, has been replaced by comfortable and modern private accommodation. Particularly are convenient private apartments rentals.
Most of apartments are with a sea view, located close to pebble and sandy-beaches for you and your family. Most apartments are located in beautiful Dalmatian houses with a balcony or a terrace. Find and book your perfect Kukljica vacation rental among 300 offers on HomeAway, the world's largest vacation rental network.