The narrow coastline of Dalmatia is separated by the Dinaric mountain range from Bosnia and Herzegovina and the other parts of the Balkan Peninsula. The Mediterranean climate, the cosy beaches, and the interesting historic sights draw here millions of tourists year to year. The majority of the Adriatic’s 1000 islands can be found in North Dalmatia. However, some are unpopulated; the bigger ones are home to nice Mediterranean towns. There are several tours leaving from Sukosan to explore the neighbouring islands. All boatmen coming here are fascinated by the area’s pleasant atmosphere.
Check the main points:
- The ideal location of Sukosan
- Sights in Sukosan
- Ports around Sukosan
- Sail in Sukosan! Sukosan sailing itineraries
- Sailing in Sukosan: Our one-week boating tour offer
- 7 days Sukosan yachting tour
- Marine gas near Sukosan, boat gas stations around North-Dalmatia
The ideal location of Sukosan
The majority of the Adriatic’s 1000 islands can be found in North Dalmatia. However, some are unpopulated; the bigger ones are home to nice Mediterranean towns.
The 1050 km long region is swamped by many bays and islands. Actually, the islands are situated parallel to the shore in small groups. The most important ones are Vir, Ugljan, Pasmaj, and Vrgada; a bit farther are the Zadar part of Kornati: Dugi Otok, Rava, Iz, Sestrunj, Molat, Ist and Skarda; the farthest are Olib, Silba és Premuda. Thereby over a hundred other islands, submerged reefs and stone reefs are dispersed. The town of Sukosan lies in a tiny bay at the gate of the Kornati islands.
Sights in Sukosan
Leaving the marina we can very soon glimpse the parish church of Saint Kasijan, who was, by the way, the settlement’s patron saint. It was erected in the 11th century and renovated in a baroque style in the 17th century. The same old 5-floor bell tower stands next to it. There is a graveyard and the ruins of the medieval town wall and gate nearby.
The 15th-century two-floor villa of the bishop of Zadar, the Palace, was on a small island in the middle of the bay. Nowadays the water washes against the walls of its ruins, though; it is still a remarkable building.
Ports around Sukosan
D-Marin Dalmacija (Sukošan)
Croatia’s largest marina has 1200 sea berths and 300 land berths for ships. The marina can accommodate ships up to 40 m in length, and superyachts in transit up to 80 m. D-Marin Dalmacija is one of the best-equipped marinas in the Adriatic. There is a café, a bar, restaurants, a beach club, a maintenance and repair shop, and a grocery store on site. Also, there is a fuel station available. Information about yachtcharter Sukosan
You will find the town’s port in the central part of the shores of the Adriatic, in the centre of Zadar. They have 200 berths and 100 on-land facilities. They offer access to water, electricity, and they have shower cabins, laundry services, groceries and restaurants as well. The port – which has a Blue Flag certificate – also has a fuel station. Read about Zadar sailing , or boat rental in Zadar
Olive Island Marina (Ugljan)
Olive Island Marina is located on the north coast of the island of Ugljan, in the peaceful village of Sutomišćica. In 2014 the marina was awarded the best little marina in Croatia. It has 225 sea berths and 25 land berths for boats and yachts up to 24 m. At the breakwater, it can accommodate boats up to 50 m in length. There is a bar, a restaurant, a maintenance, and repair shop, a pool, and a private beach on site. Moreover, the marina is pet-friendly, so visitors can bring their dogs.
Marina Preko (Ugljan)
This marina, accommodating 95 boats, can also be found on the island of Ugljan, only 4.8 kilometres from Zadar. Only yachts with a maximum length of 20 metres are allowed. The depth of water is 2 metres. You can find a laundry, restaurants as well as a fuel station here.
Marina Kornati (Biograd na Moru)
The marina of Biograd, which also has a Blue Flag certificate, can accommodate 705 boats with a length of up to 23 metres. The entrance is 40 metres wide, and the maximum depth is 6.5 metres. They have a 24-hour security service, boat maintenance, and a fuel station. There is also a restaurant with a capacity of 370 guests. Information about sailing in Biograd, or rent a boat in Biograd
Marina Veli Rat (Dugi Otok)
The idyllic marina is located in Panthera Bay, in the northern part of Dugi Otok. They can accommodate 200 boats, and they provide protection against the wind and flows. You can acquire services such as currency exchange, there is a small shop, and you can also rent a car or a bicycle.
ACI Marina Žut (Kornati)
The marina, located in the northeastern part of the Kornati archipelago, offers 120 berths for boats up to 40 metres long. They are open between April 1st and October 31st. In case the Bora is strong, it is recommended to anchor in the northern dock or use the mooring buoys. If the other strong wind, the Jugo is present, it is much more pleasant to anchor on the southern dock.
D-Marin Mandalina (Šibenik)
One of the biggest advantages of this beautiful marina is its convenient location. It is only a few km away from the historic centre of Šibenik. Moreover, it is protected against winds and waves. D-Marin Mandalina is awarded five Golden Anchors and a Blue Flag Certification. It has 429 seas and 50 land berths. Of these, 79 are designed specifically for superyachts. This is the only port in Croatia that can accommodate superyachts up to 140 m. The depth of the seabed is 5, 5 m. Refuelling is among the quality services of the port.
If you get hungry, there is a bar, a restaurant, and a grocery store on site. Information about sailing in Sibenik, or yachtcharter Sibenik.
Sail in Sukosan! Sukosan sailing itineraries
Sailing in Sukosan: Our one-week boating tour offer
Day 1. Sukosan – Biograd na Moru
17, 62 km (10, 95 mi)
Biograd na Moru was the place of coronation of the Croatian kings. The Regional Museum of the city offers two interesting exhibitions for visitors. The gradually deepening, sandy beaches and the city’s Mediterranean atmosphere attract families with children. Marina Kornati, the Adriatic largest and well-equipped marina, can be found here. Read more about what to do in Biograd na Moru or Biograd na Moru sailing. Check our boats: Check our boats: boat rent in Biograd na Moru
Day 2. Biograd na Moru – Pirovac
23, 39 km (14, 54 mi)
Pirovac – a real paradise of tourists – is also a Mediterranean coastal town. Its old town was built on a small peninsula. We can wonder a large number of medieval buildings here; for instance, the unruined town wall. You can best indulge yourself in the nightlife in the town’s port.
Day 3. Pirovac – Island of Murter (Jezera port)
25, 55 km (15, 87 mi)
This is the biggest from the Sibenik island groups. In fact, there are four towns: the oldest is Murter and Jezera, the youngest are Tisno and Betina. The island of Murter is famous for its sandy and pebble-stoned Blue Flag beaches. Also, plenty of small bays are waiting for tourists to be explored. The island is hilly and karstic. Furthermore, the vineyards, the almond, fig and olive trees make the landscape picturesque. Of, course, if it’s about nightlife, you can best indulge yourself in it in the town’s port.
Day 4. Jezera – Vodice
12, 62 km (7, 84 mi)
This town lies in a long-stretching bay. The vicinity of the well-equipped marina as well as the picturesque old town provides numerous facilities. With its restaurants, coffee bars and buzzing social life Vodice has become quite popular among youngsters. For the best nightlife experiences visit the marina.
Day 5. Vodice – Sibenik
11, 01 km (6, 84 mi)
Where the river Krka and the Adriatic Sea meet, there is Šibenik, Croatia’s third-biggest port city. The centre embraces the port protected from the wind. Do not miss the Krka National Park and the Kornati National Park nearby. Sibenik is proud of its wonderful monuments, the most famous one, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is a cathedral. Read more about what to do in Sibenik or Sibenik sailing. Check our boats: rent a boat in Sibenik
Day 6. Sibenik – Kaprije
24, 62 km (15, 30 mi)
Kaprije Island is part of the Sibenik island group. It lies 15 km from Sibenik on the South-West.
To your surprise, there is only one town here, Kaprije, with 200 inhabitants. The name Kaprije comes from herb, caper, which grows on this island. There are about 20 bays around the island. The most famous one is St. Peter’s Bay in front of the town Kaprije. Here are the ferry terminal and the harbour. Mala Nozdra Bay lying South-East from Kaprije is also worth visiting.
Day 7. Kaprije – Tribunj – Sukosan
65, 10 km (40, 45 mi)
The pleasant old town of Tribunj is situated only on one island. There is a small bridge connecting the mainland and the island. What can you get here? Lots of sunshine, recreation, and the crystal clear sea. Its biggest festival, the Fishermen Night, is held in July.
7 days Sukosan yachting tour
Day 1. Sukosan – Zadar 12, 62 km (7, 84 mi), Day 2. Zadar – what to do in Brbinj 25, 18 km (15, 65 mi), Day 3. Brbinj – Sali 23, 68 km (14, 71 mi), Day 4. Sali – Murter 36, 97 km (22, 97 mi) , Day 5. Murter – Pirovac 8, 00 km (4, 97 mi), Day 6. Pirovac – Biograd na Moru 23, 51 km (14, 61 mi), Day 7. Biograd na Moru – Ošljak – Sukosan 34, 12 km (21, 20 mi).
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Marine gas near Sukosan, boat gas stations around North-Dalmatia
- ZADAR: Depth: 2.5 m, Working time: 7-22, GPS Coordinates: 44.119839, 15.226764
- SUKOŠAN: Depth: 6 m, Working time: 7-21, GPS Coordinates: 44.055107, 15.300838
- PREKO, UGLJAN: Depth: 2-2, 7 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 44.080626, 15.188219
- NOVALJA, PAG: Depth: 1.5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 44.5568, 14.882164
- BIOGRAD NA MORU, Marina Šangulin: , VHF: 17, Depth: 1.5-4 m, GPS Coordinates: 43.940002, 15.444817
- BIOGRAD NA MORU, Marina Kornati: Depth: 2, 3-3, 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.941732, 15.445418
- ZAGLAV, DUGI OTOK: Depth: 2 m, Working time: 0-24, GPS Coordinates: 43.948775, 15.143664
- MURTER: Depth: 2, 3-3, 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.824445, 15.593815
- JEZERA, MURTER: Depth: 2.5 m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 43.785188, 15.643681
- TRIBUNJ: Depth: 3, 5-4 m, Working time: 6-21, GPS Coordinates: 43.753809, 15.747321
- VODICE: Depth: 3.3 m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 43.762718, 15.775681
- ŠIBENIK, Marina Mandalina: , VHF: 17, Depth: 5.5 m, GPS Coordinates: 43.71894, 15.900435
- PRIMOSTEN: Depth: 3-4, 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.587926, 15.92353
- ROGOZNICA: Depth: 3.7 m, Working time: 8-20, GPS Coordinates: 43.529952, 15.963572
Sukosan is a real paradise for tourists, a charming place. Thanks to its location many sights are easily accessible. Find more Dalmatia sailing destinations or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
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