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    Sailing holidays in Biograd na Moru

    A Guide to setting sail in Biograd: Dalmatia at its best

    Zizoo's Guide to Sailing in Biograd

    Charter a yacht in Biograd and set off on a sailing holiday of a lifetime. Biograd is a lovely seaside resort boasting crystal clear waters, enchanting pine forests and impressive historic sights. Here the water is warm, conditions are excellent for sailing and there’s plenty to keep you and your crew entertained. Tour the famed Kornati Islands with your Biograd boat rental, and visit the nearby towns of Zadar, Nin and Sibenik. With so much to see and do, Biograd is the perfect place to set off with a private chartered yacht to discover your own piece of paradise in Croatia.


    • Secluded beaches
    • Historic Sites
    • Connection to breathtaking islands
    • Best time to sail
    • Currency
    • Boat base locations
      Marina Kornati and Marina Sangulin
    • Languages spoken
    • Closest airports
    • Tips
      Biograd Boat Show, Sibenik Archipelago, Kornati Islands
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    Bays and beaches in Biograd

    The city and port of Biograd na moru is located on a small peninsula flanked by two beautiful bays in northern Dalmatia. Biograd was once the capital of the Croatian Kingdom during medieval times and today is a popular sailing destination. The city and marina can be reached easily from the airport in Zadar, which is served by several European airlines, including low-cost carriers. 

    Enjoy the best of land and water when you go on a sailing holiday in Biograd. Alluring islands, amazing natural parks, historic cities and secluded beaches are just waiting to be explored. In fact, the area that surrounds Biograd has the highest concentrated amount of islands in the Adriatic, meaning it’s the perfect place to start an island hopping adventure in Croatia. For a day trip from Biograd, we suggest a visit to the scenic islands of Planac and Svena Katarina, which are located just off the coast. 

    Sailboats in Biograd

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    Biograd is characterised by its picturesque soft sand and pebble beaches, shaded pine forest and brilliantly coloured waters. Legend has it that God, after creating the world, dropped all of the remaining beauty from his hand in the middle of the Adriatic Sea where Biograd is located. Spend your sailing holiday in Biograd swimming and snorkelling along remote Mediterranean beaches, exploring historic landmarks and ruins and relaxing in the sun.

    Biograd has not only gained fame as a top destination for sailing holidays but also for regattas. Even in the winter you will find racers competing from Biograd, thus making the coastal city a popular meeting point for sailors. If you visit in autumn, check out the Biograd Boat Show. As Central Europe’s largest boating expo, the Biograd Boat Show is a fantastic opportunity to see the newest sea vessels and admire classic models.

    Biograd bay
    Biograd bay
    Zadar archipelago
    Island chain off Biograd's coast

    Visit nearby coastal cities such as of Zadar. In addition to its important historical sites, such as the 9th-century basilica and the Cathedral of Anastasia, Zadar also offers a vibrant nightlife and food scene. Nin is another great coastal town that is within easy reach when you go sailing in Biograd. The fascinating Old Town of Nin is accessed by two lovely stonebridges connected to the mainland. The lovely town of Nin is famed for its medicinal mud which is known for its powers to cure many illnesses. 

    Northern Dalmatia offers visitors incredible beaches, impressive historic towns and inspiring landscapes, but without the crowds that flock to the popular cities of Split and Dubrovnik.

    Catamarans in Biograd

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    Biograd cliffs
    Dramatic cliffs surrounding Biograd

    Make the most of your Biograd sailing holiday and visit the beautiful Kornati islands. With a total of 89 islands, this national park not only offers stunning beaches and remote islets, but you will also have the opportunity to test your sailing skills while navigating around the reefs and remote bays. Don't forget to buy a valid permit before you sail through this nautical paradise. 

    ... Kornati island group [presents] a priceless national treasure... a beautiful, untouched and unspoiled image of the past...

    One of the best ways to discover the beauty of Dalmatia when you sailing in Biograd is by going towards Murter Island, the biggest in the Sibenik Archipelago. Distinguished by their hilly agricultural landscapes, exploring the islands within the Sibenik Archipelago will give you a chance to take in scenic views. Do not miss the tiny island of Kaprije with its charming bay, olive groves and vineyards or Zlarin, the 'golden island', which is best known for its wild beauty characterised by pristine forests, beaches and coves.

    Do not miss the tiny island of Kaprije with its charming bay, olive groves and vineyards

    Beach in Biograd
    Beach in Biograd
    Seafront promenade in Biograd
    Biograd's harbour

    When you plan to go on a sailing holiday in Biograd, the best time for sailing is from April to October, when the sun is shining and the water is warm (15-20°C in April-June, July-August ca. 25°C, September-October 20-24°). In general, the Adriatic Sea in this part of Croatia is ideal for sailing. The sea currents are slight and tidal movements are gentle. Wind is generally moderate in summer, but be sure to check forecasts and watch out for the ‘Bora’, a strong northeasterly wind.

    Mooring is allowed in most parts of the islands except in designated protected areas. Anchoring buoys are available and it is also possible to drop anchor at 8 metres. It is also free of charge to tie-up to a buoy. Mooring buoys are available at the following bays: Vruljen Sipnate, Levrnaka, Suha Punta, Opat and Smokvica. Get a detailed list before setting sail on your Biograd boat holiday adventure.

    For most, the biggest challenges when sailing in Kornati is navigating around the reefs, promontories and islets. There are also rocky bottoms in Opat not fit for mooring. However, if you book a skippered sailing holiday in Biograd with Zizoo and have a map of the area, you will sail smoothly and enjoy the ride.

    For the ultimate relaxing holiday in Croatia, request a skipper or hostess with Zizoo.

    View from Biograd
    View from Biograd

    Motorboats in Biograd

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    Zizoo's Guide to Sailing in Croatia

    Yacht charters on the coast of Croatia

    The nation of 1,000 islands remains one of our top destinations for sailing. Wandering through the winding streets of walled cities, touring the country’s diverse landscapes and savouring the local delicacies and wines in friendly local taverns and picturesque vineyards - do all this and more when you charter a yacht in Croatia. 


    • Incredible beaches
    • Rich cultural heritage
    • Stunning coastal cities

    • Best time to sail
    • Currency
    • Boat base locations
      Split, Dubrovnik, Zadar, Hvar
    • Languages spoken
    • Closest airports
      Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb
    • Tips
      World Heritage Cities of Split and Dubrovnik, Kornati Islands National Park, party islands of Pag and Hvar