Escape the Crowds to Croatia’s Most Beautiful, Secret Beach: Saharun

Saharun Beach, Croatia
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There’s no doubt that Croatia is one of the most popular travel destinations in summer. Because of its natural beauty, the country’s main drawcard, tourists flock to its seaside cities and islands in the search for the perfect beachside escape by the Adriatic sea. This can mean that the most popular beach destinations along the Dalmatian Coast are exceptionally crowded during the summer months and not so conducive to a relaxing stay. Instead, search for some peace and quiet at one of Croatia’s most beautiful, secret spots: Saharun beach.

The Search for Croatia’s Best Secret Beach…

Saharun Beach


Where is Saharun beach?

This heavenly little bay is located on the northern part of the island of Dugi Otok. The closest city on the Croatian mainland is Zadar.

How to reach it

From Zadar, Dugi Otok is served by regular daily ferries to both Brbinj and Božava, two small towns on the island. It is highly recommended to organise your own transport prior to arriving on Dugi Otok. The ferry to Brbinj allows cars and scooters. Transport hire options are limited on the island, which is very big, and there is only an infrequent local bus that connects the main towns.

Saharun Beach, Croatia

Saharun Beach



There are two options for lunch at Saharun beach, but the best fare can be found at Amarcord, a beach shack positioned at the far end of the beach. The fare is light, delicious and fresh and prices are very reasonable considering the view! Be sure to order a greek salad and a cold drink.

Saharun Beach, Amarcord

Saharun Beach, Amarcord

Saharun Beach, Croatia

If you’re searching for even greater seclusion…

Saharun beach is quiet by Croatian standards, but if you’re searching for even more seclusion, take a walk past Amarcord and around the cove. This whole area is blessed with crystal-clear turquoise waters and you’re sure to find a secret spot that you’ll have all to yourself.

Saharun Beach, Croatia

Saharun Beach, Croatia

Have you ever found any secret beaches? Tell WOW about your experience in the comments below.

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Story by World of Wanderlust contributor Rachel.





    February 4, 2016

    It’s so nice to see (and hear) when someone says something nice about my country, Croatia 🙂 This beach is really beautiful. One of my favourite secret places in Croatia is island Prvić near Vodice. My friend and I found a little peace of paradise there. I can’t wait to share that story on my blog aswell. Have a great week 🙂



    December 28, 2015

    For me, this has to be one of Croatia’s best kept secret beaches, and one of the attractive beaches in the Zadar area. Sakarun beach is filled with white sand, and some of the clearest water you will ever see.


    Lombok Wander

    August 29, 2015

    The beach so blue !



    August 28, 2015

    I am from Sardinia, and consider myself an expert on beautiful beaches. I have been to Croatia years ago, but the weather was so bad that we never managed to go to the beach. I think now… I have a good reason to go again and check myself it the water is as blue as it looks 🙂



    August 28, 2015

    I keep seeing more and more of Croatia and I really can’t wait to go for myself!



    August 27, 2015

    Another reason to go back and explore Croatia more extensively!


    Jennifer @ This Off Script Life

    August 27, 2015

    I love the Croatian coastline and islands, and I would love to return. I’ll have to check out Dugi Otok next time. Thanks for the secret tip 🙂



    August 26, 2015

    What a stunning beach! So gorgeous!


    Hannah @ Traveling Banana

    August 26, 2015

    WOW!!! I just keep seeing more and more that’s making me want to go to Croatia!



    August 26, 2015

    Stunning! Do you recommend Saharaun as a day trip or as a place to stay for a few days?



    August 26, 2015

    Amazing! I’m going to be in Croatia in June next year but was definitely looking for a place like this- off the beaten track and not full of people!



    August 26, 2015

    Oh awesome – I just want to dive right in!


    ~ Carmen ~

    August 26, 2015

    Looks like I need to visit Croatia. That could be my next stop. I can’t resist a pretty & crystal clear beach. :]



    August 26, 2015

    Amazing pictures!!! Such a beautiful beach!!! Wish I could be there right now 🙂


    Brandon Collins

    August 26, 2015

    Can’t wait to visit Croatia!

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