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Family vacation in Zadar, Croatia: where to stay, best beaches and things to do

If you are planing  a family vacation in Croatia, then Zadar is a great choice. In Zadar region is the best family hotel, lots of beautiful sandy beaches and plenty of family activities.

Admire the most beautiful sunset in the world, find the perfect beach and have some quality rest.

Family-friendly accommodation in Zadar

Falkensteiner Club Funimation hotel is a 4 star hotel in Zadar with activities for the whole family. It is nestled on the sandy beach, only 5 km from Zadar’s old town. Children entertainment area includes a spacious pool area with giant water slide, adventure playground and professional child care and animation. You can rest and recharge in awarded Spa and wellness center with indoor pool, gym, sauna, Kneipp therapy, outdoor whirlpool and steam bath.


Family Hotel Diadora Falkensteiner is a 4s star hotel situated in picturesque surroundings of the beautiful peninsula with direct access to the sandy beach. Cozy Family rooms, special spa treatments for young and adult guests and multi sport corts will create a relaxing holiday full of adventurous experiences for parents and children. Specials, such as baby and children swimming courses are included in the price.


Private apartments are great choice if you would like to cut costs during the vacation. Magic Croatia collaborates with lot of private renters so in case you are thinking about renting family accommodation, contact via info@magic-croatia.hr and we will find the best match according your price and location preferences.


Family friendly beaches in Zadar region

Feel the summer breeze and enjoy sound of waves at some of the most beautiful beaches in Zadar region. Here is the list of our top 3 beaches that are perfect for families:

Sakarun beach


Sakarun is on the northwest coast of Dugi otok island. It is a large bathing area with mixed white sand and pebbles, vivid turquoise sea and surrounded by pine woods. Its shallow waters are perfect for small children to play.

Sandy lagoon in Nin 


This large sandy beach is located in a small historical town of Nin, not far from Zadar. It is ideal for families with children due to shallow water and warm sea. According to the choice of the American Travel Channel, it is at the top of the most beautiful beaches in the world.



Ražanac is situated 20 km far from Zadar but boasts with many sandy beaches ideal for families with children who will most surely enjoy the clean sea and playing in the sand.

Top 9 family activities in Zadar region:
  1. Zadar Walking tour and Virtual Reality experience with tastings
  2. Velebit Jeep Safari
  3. Boat tour on Zrmanja river 
  4. Boat tour to Sakarun beach from Zadar
  5. Boat tour to Kornati and Telašćica
  6. Krka waterfalls National Park from Zadar
  7. Full day tour to Plitvice Lakes National park from Zadar
  8. Best of Zadar – Guided Bike Tour
  9. Historical town of Nin guided bike tour

Take your bags, pack your favorite summer outfit and visit Zadar to enjoy sunbathing, swimming in crystal clear sea, walking the beach on sunset and just relax far from stressful everyday life.

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