Sveti Filip i Jakov: The Coastal Pearl near Biograd!

The town of Sveti Filip i Jakov in Croatia is a small vacation paradise in the tourist region of Zadar. It borders on the larger resort of Biograd na Moru and attracts travelers and those seeking peace and quiet, especially in the summer months. Beautiful and a real must-see are especially the picturesque beaches of Sveti Filip i Jakov, which are a guarantee for unforgettable days by the sea. But also the center with the small old town and the port is extremely charming and invites guests to linger. Thanks to the good location of the resort, there are numerous attractions and excursion destinations in the surrounding area, which guarantees lots of fun during any trip.

In this travel guide, you will find all the important information and tips about Sveti Filip i Jakov in Croatia. We show you great pictures, the best beaches and things to do, and where to find fabulous accommodations.

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If you are still looking for a particularly amazing accommodation, we can recommend the wonderful Merita Apartments with pool.

In Sveti Filip i Jakov there are several campsites and small complexes with mobile homes. Really nice is the Mobile House Danijel, which enchants with the best location directly at the sea!

The seaside promenade, which leads from the center to the neighboring village of Turanj, is also beautiful and invites taking long walks along the coast.

The best time to visit Sveti Filip i Jakov is from May to the end of September. At this time, you can count on fabulous temperatures, lots of sun and relatively little rain.

General information about Sveti Filip i Jakov

The resort of Sveti Filip i Jakov is located in Dalmatia, about 3 kilometers from the town of Biograd and 25 kilometers from the UNESCO port city of Zadar. The village got its name thanks to the church of St. Philip and Jacob, which was destroyed for the first time in the 12th century. Gorgeous is the small old town of Sveti Filip i Jakov with the romantic fishing port, where authentic restaurants and cafés invite to enjoy and linger. But the main attractions, and why the resort is so popular, are above all the numerous beautiful bays and beaches that are just perfect for a wonderful vacation on the Croatian Adriatic.

Active vacationers also appreciate the area around Sveti Filip i Jakov. No matter if water sports, hiking or cycling, the surrounding area holds countless possibilities for activities. In addition, there are numerous interesting attractions nearby, to which you can make great trips. Perfect if you want to combine sun, beach and sea with sightseeing and enjoying.


The Beaches of Sveti Filip i Jakov

The beaches in Sveti Filip i Jakov are a real highlight for sun-seeking beach vacationers. Along the picturesque coastline, many pretty bathing spots are lined up, which are ideal for a quiet vacation on the Adriatic Sea. Here is a summary of the most beautiful bays and beaches at a glance:

Plaza Iza Banja Beach

The main beach Plaza Iza Banja is one of the most popular beaches in Sveti Filip i Jakov. Thanks to its fabulous sea quality, cleanliness and perfect facilities, this extensive stretch of coastline flies the Blue Flag as an award. Moreover, the turquoise colors of the sea make this beach a real highlight of all the Riviera. During a visit, there is lots of action because there is a playground, water bouncy castle, volleyball courts, pedal boat rental as well as snack bars, and also massages are offered!

Tip: The beautiful, large Apartment Dragan is a great choice for families. It’s also just a few minutes’ walk from the beach and center.

Plaza Sv. Filip i Jakov Beach

The Plaza Sv. Filip i Jakov is a really charming beach in the resort. It borders directly on the small town center and inspires with wonderful vacation flair. The mix of fine pebble beach and concrete beach is really spectacular, where everyone will find his perfect place under the Croatian sun. The sea is shallow on this part of the coast, which is especially appreciated by families with children. Also great are the small snack bars overlooking the beach, which provide delicious food and cool drinks.

Beach Croatia

The Beach Croatia is located in the north of Sveti Filip i Jakov, right on the border with Turanj. The small, fine pebble beach and the relaxed flair that surrounds this bay are just incredible. Really fantastic are also the small beach bars directly behind the beach, where you can enjoy a cool drink in a stunning atmosphere with a view of the sea. Right next to it is a popular surf station, where you have the possibility to learn windsurfing.

Tip: Directly behind the beach is the Old House, a pretty vacation apartment in a stone cottage, with a fabulous location close to the center and the bathing bay.

The best excursions from Sveti Filip i Jakov

There are many things worth seeing near Sveti Filip i Jakov. Here are the absolute best excursions and attractions in the area:

Only 3 kilometers away, there is the town of Biograd, where you can have a good stroll and go out in the evening. Especially popular with families is the amusement park Fun Park Biograd.

Worth visiting is the Nature Park Vransko Jezero, where spectacular viewpoints, bird watching spots and possibilities for kayak tours guarantee an unforgettable trip.

Very popular for a trip are the port cities of Zadar and Sibenik. Both are among the absolute best places to see in Dalmatia and fascinate with a wonderfully pretty old town.

About 65 kilometers away is the famous Krka National Park, where you can hike through a unique ecosystem, and swim right next to the rushing waterfall.


Where to stay in Sveti Filip i Jakov

In Sveti Filip i Jakov you will find a small but great range of accommodations. Most of the places to stay are privately run apartments, small hotels and cozy campsites. If you are looking for recommended accommodations, we can give you these tips for Sveti Filip i Jakov...It’s worth a look!

  • Apartment house with pool: The Merita Apartments score with beautiful apartments, great poll and good location.
  • Mobile-Homes: The Mobile House Danijel is a cozy mobile home in a quiet location and just a few steps from the beach.
  • Apartment in the center: The Old House is a nice apartment in a fabulous location to the center and the beach.

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