The 7 Best Beaches in Nin

The beautiful beaches of Nin are, besides the historical old town, a real highlight in the Region of Zadar. Typical here are the velvety soft sandy beaches with the gently sloping sea and the always pleasant breeze, which provides a certain cool. The most famous one is the paradisiacal Queen’s Beach, which is one of the most popular beaches of Nin and for many it’s one of the most amazing beaches in Croatia. Many of them are secluded pebble coves, quiet natural beaches and also long sandy beaches invite to swim and relax during a vacation in Nin!

In this travel guide, we show you the 7 best beaches of Nin in Croatia. In addition, there are plenty of tips and information, which are guaranteed to help you plan your vacation.


Beach Ninska Laguna

A very popular beach is the Ninska Laguna, an enchanting headland just near the center of Nin. This beautiful sandy beach is popular with tourists, but also locals appreciate this long dream beach. Especially families with small children love to swim here, because the sea in the lagoon is mostly only knee-deep and, thus, even the youngest can play safely in the water. There are almost no natural shady places on this beach, but you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds for a fee.

At the beginning of the Ninska Laguna you will find a wide range of water sports activities, but also some snack bars and cafés. A wooden path leads to half of the lagoon and further out there, the beach gets much quieter.

Tip: The beautiful Apartments Vito are literally just a stone’s throw away from the sandy beach, and therefore the perfect accommodation for a vacation in Nin by the sea.

Queens Beach – Queen’s Beach

The most famous beach in Nin is Queen’s Beach, also known as Kraljicina Beach. It is located in the west of the old town, about 3 kilometers from the city center. This dream beach owes its name to the wife of the first Croatian king Tomislav, who fell in love with this impressive sandy beach. With a length of about 3 kilometers, it is the longest sandy beach in Croatia. There is a lot of space to sunbathe, the beach is sloping gently, and also the sea inspires with a top water quality.

Especially, families appreciate this long beach section, where children can build sandcastles and splash around in the shallow sea. Food and drinks are provided by 3 beach bars, which all spoil with fantastic views. Behind the beach there are enough parking spaces, if you prefer to take the car.

Tip: Accommodations in direct beach location are not yet available. However, about 600 meters away from the beach you will find the Kartini Apartment, which convinces with perfect equipment.

Beach Bilotinjak

The beach Bilotinjak is a real dream beach and is therefore one of the most beautiful bays in the whole Zadar region. Only 4 kilometers away from Nin old town, this beautiful sandy beach delights with an extraordinary picturesque scenery of red rocks, blue crystal-clear sea and fine sand. A beach like this can only rarely be found in Croatia! Here you should bring your own food because beach Bilotinjak is a natural bay with no restaurants and bars. Toilets and showers are not available here either.

Tip: For a vacation on this dream beach, we recommend the Apartments Lily. Guests love the quiet and excellent location directly behind the beach, sunset view included!

Beach Sabunike

Really idyllic and a real insider tip among the most beautiful beaches of Nin is the beach Sabunike. This picturesque sandy beach is about 5 kilometers from the center and can only be reached by a gravel road. Maybe that’s why it’s still really quiet and chilly on this dream beach. While swimming in the clear sea, you will enjoy a unique ambience and a wonderful view of the mountains of the opposite island of Pag. The sea is quite shallow here and you can wade through the water for a long time. A gorgeous beach for those who are looking for something individual!

Tip: The next accommodations can be found in the small village of Sabunike, such as the modern Casa Vito with a nice pool.

Beach Zaton Holiday Resort

A really popular beach in the surroundings of Nin is Zaton beach in the same named Zaton Holiday Resort. Here, a 1.5-kilometer long, spacious family beach awaits you, which is a mix of pebble, concrete and sand stretches. Thanks to its good infrastructure and quality, it was awarded the Blue Flag. The sea is wonderfully clear and shines in the most beautiful blue colors. This fantastic beach is free of charge for resort guests only, external visitors have to pay an admission fee.

The Zaton Holiday Resort is a large vacation resort directly by the sea. There is a wide range of accommodations such as camping sites, apartments, mobile homes and even glamping is offered here. Guests also enjoy a large pool area and a really cool aqua park provides action during their vacation.

Beach Duboka Draga

As beautiful and unique as the pictures in a travel magazine is beach Duboka Draga. This amazing beach is located about 7 kilometers from Nin and is a real highlight among the most beautiful beaches of the Zadar region. Here, an unbelievably beautiful natural bay with a bright pebble beach and crystal-clear sea awaits you. Thanks to the natural environment, you can also snorkel there and admire an interesting underwater world. In the bay there is a small, cozy beach bar, which provides refreshments. Accommodations and restaurants have not yet settled here.

Tip: Nice accommodations can be found in the nearby villages of Vrsi and Nin.

Beach Plaza Ricina

The Plaza Ricina is a picturesque sandy beach in the Jasenovo Bay, away from typical vacation hotspots, which amazes visitors with an extremely beautiful flair. This slightly remote bay is about 8 kilometers away from Nin. The idyllic surroundings, the deep blue sea and the fantastic view of the mountains opposite are particularly impressive. The beach has a very shallow slope and is therefore also very suitable for children and non-swimmers.

On the beach, 2 small cozy beach bars provide food and cool drinks. There is no natural shade here. Therefore, sunshades and sunbeds are available for rent.

Tip: The nearest accommodation is in Vrsi town. Very recommendable is the Apartmani Fila with a wonderful sea view and good equipment.

Beach Serce Chorwacji

Another beach highlight is Serce Chorwacji bay. This lonely natural beach is located in the northeast of Nin and is a real eye-catcher. Here you can expect quiet bathing pleasure in an extraordinary beautiful scenery. Embedded in a karstic natural landscape, this beach shines in the most beautiful turquoise sea colors. The water here is crystal clear and is ideal for snorkeling. There are no tourist facilities, such as cafés or restaurants, here yet. So you should bring your own food and sunscreen!

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