Petrcane, Pinija beach

Petrcane is 900 years old beautiful small fisherman's village, 12km northwest of Zadar. Petrcane lies on the local road, branching off from the regional road Zadar - Nin. It has usual Mediterranean mix of lively cafes and tavernas, some of which have live music entertainment, but younger people will also find entertainment in a local popular discotheque.

In the vicinity large purpose-built holiday village of Zaton is situated with variety of beaches and entertainment, including Saturnus, one of the most known discotheques in this part of Croatia.
Not far from Petrcane there is also a well known cultural and historical town of Nin, the oldest Croatian royal town often referred as the cradle of Croatian culture, which is also known by its miles long sandy beaches.
Petrcane's most popular beach is situated on the natural peninsula near Pinija hotel. It is also known by the name of Punta Radman. Beach is pebbly and rocky and one part is sandy suitable for children. One part of the beach belongs to Pinija hotel and there is a small entrance charge for all other visitors. Along the beach there is a pine forest and many facilities including sport and watersport opportunities.
A bit further there is Nela Beach Club. It is a pebbly / stone slabs beach with volleyball on sand, bar and gym on beach. It has a pirate camp feel, latino, pop and rock music. The beach is well attended, mostly by young people. Entrance is free of charge.
On the nearby flat peninsula a tourist settlement Punta Skala is situated, ideal for family holiday. It is a densely wooded peninsula with beautiful natural beaches (rocky beach, sandy beach and cliffs). The beach is fairly attended, but privacy is also possible. Tool entrance. One part of the beach is reserved for naturists. Further away there is unoccupied natural coast (Visevica) with medium attendance and possibility for nudism and privacy.


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