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Our Guide to Biograd

Marina Kornati / Marina Sangulin

Marina Kornati is one of the pioneering marina’s of Croatia – it was established in 1985 when the local mayor identified that there was a real lack of facilities for sailors, and it has expanded to become one of the biggest marinas in Croatia, with berths for over 500 boats.

Marina Kornati has grown over the years, and the opening of a second Southern wing just 100m further down the coast means that it now completely envelopes the smaller Marina Sangulin.  It has all the usual in-marina facilities you would expect from a blue-flag marina – the restaurant in the marina in particular boasts an impressive fine-dining menu and a wide range of local and imported wine.  All in all, it is a great marina to start your voyage.

Marina Sangulin has the normal toilet and shower facilities, plus water and electric, but, as it only hosts one charter company, it doesn’t boast much by way of tourist facilities: which is fine, because there’s a whole range of bars and restaurants – and a supermarket – within a couple of hundred metres of the marina entrance gate.

Both Kornati and Sangulin are less than  five minutes by foot away from the centre of Biograd, where you can catch a public bus to nearby Zadar. 

Biograd

Biograd, or Biograd na Maru to give it’s full title, is a centuries old city on the side of the Adriatic sea.  The name literally means ‘White City’, and harks back to when all the buildings in the city (when viewed from the sea) were a spectacular white – that was in the days when it was a thriving trading port and stopping point of the Venetian empire.  Being so ancient, the city has its fair share of monuments and ruins, though much of it has been destroyed by its’ bloody history – Biograd has been razed to the ground, and always built back up again.

The city has a population of around six thousand people, but this triples during the summer season, when people from far and wide come to visit the beaches, forests and marina.  It is also a popular weekend-destination for local visitors from nearby Zadar.

Exceptionally located for exploring the Kornati islands (after which the marina takes its name), Biograd is one of the most popular marina’s in Croatia.

Things to see and do

Tourists flock to Biograd to take boat trips to the nearby Kornati islands, as well as for diving, horse-riding and deep-sea fishing.  Assuming you’re trying to find something to do off the boat, the city is home to a number of brilliant beaches (the best of which being Drazika beach, in the south-east – but be warned that it can get very busy!) as well as the beautiful Vransko Jezero lake and nature reserve, which offers tranquillity and a diverse range of animals and plants, and, of course, the city itself is well worth a wander around for an ice-cream and to relax outside a street-café in the sunshine.

Local Events / Festivals

In October, Biograd marina hosts the biggest regatta and boat show in Croatia!

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Where to Sail

Biograd is just a handful of nautical miles from the delightful Kornati islands archipelago, which offer a immense range of beaches, secluded bays and cute island villages, as well as picturesque horizons, fine food, and dependable sunshine for most of the year.  There really is no need to sail further afield, but Split and Hvar are about 110 Nm away, which is do-able if you’re up for it and like to clock up sailing hours.

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Marina Kornati

Website: www.marinakornati.com
Address: Marina Kornati, Obala Kneza Branimira 1, 23210, Biograd na Moru, Croatia
Long / Latitude: N 43° 56' E 15° 26'
Telephone: 0038 52338 3800
Fax: 0038 52338 4500
Email: info@marinakornati.com
VHF: Channel 17
   
Walk-ashore berths: 500
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Facilities:

Bottled gas, Café / Bar, Electrical supply, Fresh water, Fuel: Diesel, Fuel: Petrol, Laundry facilities, Parking, Pub / Restaurant, Sailmaker, Shop / Supermarket, Showers, Toilets, Telephone, Visitors berths, Wi Fi

Marina Sangulin

Website: www.sangulin.hr
Address: Kraljice Jelene 3, 23210, Biograd na Moru, Croatia
Long / Latitude: N 43° 56' E 15° 26'
Telephone: 0038 52338 5020
Fax: 0038 52338 4944
Email: info@sangulin.hr
VHF: Channel 17
   
Walk-ashore berths: 150
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Facilities:

Electrical supply, Fresh water, Restaurants nearby, Shop / Supermarket nearby, Showers, Toilets, Telephone, Visitors berths, Wi Fi

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By Air

The nearest international airports to Biograd are based in Zadar (29km) and Split (107km).  Private transfers from either airport can be easily arranged by our team, with the drivers meeting you at the arrival gate and taking you straight to the marina to ensure that you have as hassle-free journey as possible.

The journey from Zadar takes about 30 minutes for around €30 for a 4-person car, whilst driving from Split takes about 90 minutes and costs around €45 each way.

A public transport option is available from Zadar or Split city centre (the main bus from Zadar to Split and vice-versa stops at Biograd, and the marina is only a short walk from the main bus station), but if you are arriving directly from the airport, this will mean taking a bus into the city and may well work out more expensive and time-consuming than arranging a private transfer.  To book bus tickets or to see the timetable, head to http://www.buscroatia.com/zadar-biograd/


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