Summer, sunshine: Where can you go for a swim in Zadar? The Borik Beach is situated in the same called region in the north of Zadar. It offers cooling during the hot summer days in croatia. But how to get there and how is it looking like?
how to get there?
Starting from the main busstation in Zadar you can go there with the bus number 8 in the direction of Diklo (10 kuna / 1 way). Since sandy beaches are really rare in croatia it is very famous. In the lower seasons you can go there for free, in the main season you have to pay entrance. If you wanna avoid paying the entrance you can try to swim from the forgotten beach to reach the borik beach. If you are lucky, nobody will see you =).
The Famous Bar
On the left side, next to the beach you can find one of my favorite cafés in Zadar: the famous bar. During the day you can relax, drink a coffee or have lunch (cheap and really tasty). At night it transforms to a bar with good live concerts. Especially beer lovers should come here and try their big sortiment, the listing of different beers is almost endless.
the borik beach
Even though the sandy part of the beach is pretty small, you can go along the coastline to find more places to enjoy the sun. On the right side of the way you can see plenty of hotel complexes which pools and slides are dominating the area. On the left side you will find a wooden bridge going into the sea. Here you can put your bathing towel and jump into the water.
Beaches in Diklo
For those who prefer being in less touristic areas they should go a bit further along the coastline in the direction of Diklo. Here you can find many small beaches with less people.
If you coming to the borik beach in the late afternoon I recommend to sit down on the wooden bridge to enjoy the sunset: It is one of the most beautiful viewing point! Afterwards you could sit on the sandy part of the Borik Beach and join the little groups who are sitting here, predrinking before going out for party.
Besides the Borik and Diklo Beach you can as well go to Kolovare or Zara Beach which is in the south of the city. There you can find a jump tower and a pool in the sea. If you know more places to go for a swim or if you wanna share your favorite place, please let me know!