Zaton Beach: Best Beaches & Travel Tips
The beautiful beaches in Zaton are one reason why the village is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Zadar region. Especially families with children love the long fine sandy beach of the Zaton Holiday Resort, a really popular resort located in the heart of Zaton. However, along the coast there are many other picturesque and partly quieter bays to swim in and relax. But what are actually the best beaches in Zaton, which ones are fantastic for a vacation and where can you find the most beautiful bays?
In this guide we will show you the most beautiful beaches of Zaton in Croatia. In addition, we will give you lots of tips on accommodations and extra information that will definitely help you plan your trip.
Beach Zaton Holiday Resort
The Plaza Zaton is located inside the Zaton Holiday Resort and is both the largest and the most famous beach in Zaton! This 1.5-kilometer-long sandy beach with partly concreted sunbathing areas amazes above all with cleanliness and the most fantastic watercolors. On top of that, the beach slopes really shallowly into the sea, which guarantees safe bathing pleasure especially for small children. And, thanks to its good facilities and top water quality, Zaton beach has been awarded the Blue Flag.
In addition to that, resort guests also enjoy a spacious pool area, a cool slide park and other leisure facilities, such as mini golf, beach volleyball, climbing nets and a tennis court. Food and drinks are provided here by several restaurants, beach bars and snack bars, all of which are located just behind the beach.
Tip: Very popular accommodations on Beach Zaton are Mobile Homes & Glamping Tents, which are just perfect for a beach vacation!
Beach Jaz – Vrulja
One of the most popular beaches of Zaton is the beach Jaz – Vrulja. It borders directly on the Zaton Holiday Resort and enchants with a lovely panorama. This beach is a pebble beach with a shallow slope and further in the sea it turns into sandy ground. Really idyllic is also the long seaside promenade, which invites to go on long walks along the coast.
A little farther away there is a good offer of beach bars and small stores to get groceries. You will also find a small children’s playground on Plaza Jaz. In addition, along the beach there are a few trees that provide cool shade on hot summer days. In the high season, sun umbrellas and sunbeds can be rented on this beach section.
Tip: There are also some fantastic accommodations just nearby the beach. Especially recommended is the new, very well-maintained Holiday House Zaton, which is only 1-minute walk from the beach Jaz.
A real highlight is beach Bilotinjak in the north of Zaton. This natural cove is only 500 meters away from Zaton Holiday Resort and can be easily reached by a short walk. Once you arrive, a beautiful sandy beach awaits you, with fantastic sea colors and an exceptionally beautiful backdrop. Unique are especially the red rock formations, which give this fine beach the very special something and even make it to one of the most beautiful beaches in Zadar region.
Tip: For a vacation on this dream beach, we recommend Apartments Lily, which is located just behind the beach.
Beach Plaza Plise
Another beautiful beach in Zaton, a bit away from the hustle and bustle, is Plaza Plise. It is located a bit south of the center and is particularly attractive because of its quiet flair. The bay is a fine sandy beach that slopes so gently that you can wade far into the sea. Ancient pine trees offer wonderful cool shade and umbrellas and deck chairs can also be rented on the beach. Really ingenious is the cozy beach bar which amazes with fantastic sea views and delicious coffee.
If you love snorkeling, you can discover interesting fish species, crabs and various shells just a little behind the long pier. Also interesting is the small reed belt nearby, whose natural channels can be explored by paddle boat or kayak.
Tip: This beach is a perfect place for a relaxing vacation in Zaton. We can recommend Apartments Elvira, an accommodation that scores with perfect facilities and free bike rental.
Plaza Punta is another lovely and calm beach in the south of Zaton. This wonderful beach is still sparsely visited and therefore it’s a real insider tip for those who appreciate peace and relaxation. It’s a pebble beach, which delights with fabulous turquoise sea colors and a wonderful beach ambience. Along this stretch of coast there are many small bays with pine trees, where everyone will find a quiet place to enjoy the sun for sure.
Directly behind the beach Punta are a few really lovely apartments, such as Apartments Ivo, which enchant with the best location and the most beautiful sea view.
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