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Brbinj is a very special holiday resort on the island of Dugi Otok. The place is beautiful, it is stoned and built of stone. This place is expecting you with long coastal promenades and bike and jogging paths. What you find here is surely unforgettable hikes, beaches off the track, sunshine and a calm environment.
Location of Brbinj
It is located 19 km south-west of Zara in a beeline, from the village centre 21 km in a beeline, on a public road 27 km to the north-west in the middle of Dugi island. It is surrounded by two picturesque bays, Jaz and Lučina.
History of Brbinj
The Saint Cosmas and Damian parish of Brbinj was first mentioned in 1195. The village got its present name only later because there are documents with name versions „Berbinei”, and „de Berbigno”. A famous Croatian linguist says the name of the village originates from the plant name „verbena” and the place name „Birbinium” created from it. The territory of the village like the rest of the island used to belong to Zadar, then from 1409, it became part of the Venetian Republic. At the end of the 18th century it got under French rule, then got under Hapsburg power and eventually became part of the French Empire with the whole of Dalmatia. In 1815 the Congress of Vienna gave it to Austria again. After the First World War, it became part of the Serbian-Croatian-Slovenian Kingdom, then Yugoslavia. The village and the parish celebrated their 800th anniversary on August 5, 1995.
Beaches in Brbinj
This town has many nice places to offer due to its hidden and more private beaches and the caves off the beaten track can be spots of real adventurous discoveries. If you want to discover bays and beaches, the best you can do is to rent a boat and arrive by sea.
The narrow, natural beach with pebbles, Brbiscica lies about 3 km from Brbinj and it is a real hidden secret of the island of Dugi Otok. The beach is accessible by car on a narrow road or from the sea. The small bay is idyllic and silent. Along the coast, you can see an amazing landscape, steep cliffs and caves. There is no gastronomy, sports activity or other tourism infrastructure on the beach. The beach is ideal for romantic couples and dog owners and their pets.
Veli Žal is in the north of the island. This beach is opposite the island of Mežanj and about 10 km from Brbinj. The beach is characterised by the combination of fine white sand and small pebbles, but a part of the sea has rocks. Veli Žal is more than a kilometre long and it is uninhabited. This is a beach that can’t boast with facilities like a beach bar, restaurants, or cafés. The colour of the sea is wonderfully blue and green and you can often spot dolphins swim on the horizon. You can use Veli Žal parking lot for free on the coast bordered by thick pine trees, or you can arrive by sea, on a yacht or boat too.
Brbinjšćica is bay south-west of the town of Brbinj that you can find in the northeast of the island Dugi Otok. In Brbinjšćica bay you see giant rocks and many caves and this is one of the safest coast sections of Dugi Otok heading towards the open sea. The hidden bay that is less famous is also popular as a scuba diving place. Since it is in an isolated place, don’t forget to prepare food and drinks.
Sights in Brbinj
Brbinj was writing its own history for 800 years. A part of its cultural heritage is in connection with Glagolitic priests who were supporters of Croatian writing in history. Brbinj is located between two picturesque bays, the Jaz and Lučina, which are ideal for travellers by boat. The place has a ferry link and a post office. In the south-west of the village, you can find Brbinjšćica-bay surrounded by giant rocks and many caves and this is one of the safest coast sections of Dugi Otok heading towards the open sea. It is worth visiting the churches of the village, especially the parish church honouring the martyrs Saint Cosmas and Damian, but you can also visit the strengthened house of family Soppe from the 16th century.
Weather of Brbinj
Mediterranean climate is typical along the Adriatic Sea with much sunshine, dry and hot summers and a mild and humid winter.
Yacht charter Brbinj
The bay’s port is fully protected from winds of the Adriatic Sea and it is suitable for the mooring of smaller yachts. A ferry port operates here thanks to its excellent natural characters. The port offers a daily connection to Zadar, but in the summer main season also on routes to Rijeka-Split-Grčka and Zadar-Ancona. Ferries to Brbinj are operated by a single company and they run to five destinations. In the main season, there are 8-10 trips daily. In the south-west of the village, you can find Brbinjšćica-bay surrounded by giant rocks and many caves and this is one of the safest coast sections of Dugi Otok heading towards the open sea. This place is strongly recommended for those who want calm holidays far from hard-working every day, but also to young couples who want some romance. The picturesque landscape will give you a breathtaking experience and you should also try local gastronomy. Don’t hesitate, but start your unforgettable journey now! Find yacht routes in Dalmatia or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Brbinj. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Brbinj shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Brbinj shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
Rent a boat in Brbinj, and cruise around Brbinj
1-week Brbinj sailing tour
We begin our trip in Brbinj, and this is where we will return after visiting the sights in Northern Dalmatia.
Day 1.Brbinj (Moorings with power & water) – Žman (Přístaviště) 16.00 km (9.94 mi), Day 2.Žman – Sali 6, 16 km (3, 83 mi), Day 3.Sali – Žut (ACI Marina Žut) 13.09 km (8.13 mi), Day 4.Žut – Mali Iž 22.45 km (13.95 mi), Day 5.Mali Iž – Zadar (Marina Tankerkomerc) 22.78 km (14.16 mi), Day 6.Zadar – Rivanj 19.59 km (12.17 mi), Day 7. Rivanj – Zvenirac – Brbinj (Moorings with power & water)
7 Days Brbinj yachting itinerary (longer)
Leaving from Brbinj, we are now headed towards the south on a route consisting of longer sections. We will sail to Krk where we can admire a Roman cathedral built sometime between the 11th and 12th centuries and the Frankopan Castle on Kamplin Square. Then, we will pass by the second-largest town on Rab Island, Lopar, as well as Sestrunj, which is among the most sparsely-populated islands in Croatia.
Day 1. Brbinj (Moorings with power & water) – Zvenirac 10.77 km (6.69 mi), Day 2. Zvenirac – Premuda 33.13 km (20.59 mi), Day 3. Premuda – Medulin (Privezište Puntica) 75.37 km (46.84 mi), Day 4. Medulin – Rabac 43.88 km (27.26 mi), Day 5. Rabac – Krk (Port Krk) 49.36 km (30.67 mi), Day 6. Krk – Lopar 24.02 km (14.93 mi), Day 7. Lopar – Sestrunj – Brbinj (Moorings with power & water) 98.77 km (61.37 mi)