The beach Sakarun is situated on the island Dugi Otok (Dalmatia´s longest island). Here you can walk on the sandy surface, enjoy the crystal clear water and the beautiful view to the horizont for donkey´s years…
Some weeks ago, I´ve already been to the north-western part of the island Dugi Otok where I explored the city Sali and its surrounding. Today I want to discover the other part of the island. My aim: the paradisiac beach Sakarun.
how to get there?
With my bike I am taking the ferry (line 434) from the port Gazenica in Zadar to the island Dugi Otok, more exact to the city Brbinj. The drive takes about 1,5 hours (25 kn/person + 25 kn/bike). When you are going there by ferry Brbinj is the closest village to get to the beach Sakarun. I am deciding to do the 13 kilometers long way by bike. For those who prefer a more comfortable way of movement: you can as well just take the bus to get there. Since there is just one street leading to the beach Sakarun there is no way to get lost in between..
The very small village Brbinj basically just consists of some houses along the coast. Without any detours I am starting my way to the beach Sakarun. My dream of having a nice relaxed path is (unfortunately) just a dream… the hill in front of me mirrors the reality. After each curve I am hoping to go downhill to give my legs a rest. About 30 minutes later my desires got fulfilled. Enenthough it is exhausting the view from up the hill is worth it.
After I finally passed the hill the path starts to be much easier to drive on. On the left and right side of my way I can see little island and some small villages are crossing by. About one hour later the way is going steeply down (I am trying not think about my way back). Reaching the other side of the island I can almost see the beach. A map is confirming me that I am close! Btw: you should watch out where you are driving.. a snake (more than 1 meter long) crossed my way and almost kicked me from my bike).. just to be warned..
the beach sakarun
A sign on the street leads me to the left on a stony gravel path through the trees. About 200 meters later I can finally see the beach! Minutes after my arrival I am jumping into the sea. The water is just amazing! Outside and the first few meters into the sea are smooth round stones. Inside you walk on a sandy surface which remindes me of the pictures from desktop backgrounds. After about 20 meters the water reached not even your hip… it´s simply wonderful!
After about 3 hours I am deciding to continue my way. Further the way (5 kilometers) you can find the tallest lighthouse (42 meters) on the adriatic sea. Back on the bike I hit the road to take a look. Next to the lighthouse you can find some accommodations as well as some small beaches to relax for those you want to stay a bit longer. A big swing hanging down from a tree gives me the perfect place to chill and enjoy the last few minutes before I have to return to catch the last ferry.
the way back
The way back seems to be much more exhausting. Up the hill, down the hill, up the hill, down the hill untill I finally reach the ferry. Now I can put my feet up, watch the sunset and pass the day in revue…
Do you wanna go there now? Or have you already been?