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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaSukošan
44°02.993'N, 015°18.374'E Chart icon.png
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Sukosan harbour from NW

The town of Sukošan lies on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, approximately six miles SE of Zadar and 10 miles NW of Biograd. Directly opposite is the narrow channel between the islands of Ugljan and Pašman (which, however, is only usable by smaller yachts and motor boats). An attractive resort town, Sukosan is also the location for the huge Marina Dalmacija, formerly known as the Zlatna Luka Marina. The town itself is crammed with narrow alleys and numerous bars and restaurants. Visising yachts have the option of anchoring in the bays to the W and N of the village in settled weather or berthing in the marina if the weather is unsuitable.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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Sukošan is approached either from the NW along the channel separating the mainland from the island of Ugljan or from SE along the E side of the island of Pašman. Smaller yachts and motor boats can approach via the Prolaz Zdrelac, the narrow channel between the islands of Ugljan and Pašman; however, note that the channel is crossed by a road bridge with only 16 metres clearance. In the approach, the masts of yachts in the marina are conspicuous at the N end of the bay. The bay is entered leaving a white concrete light tower off the peninsula at the S end of the bay to starboard. The anchorage off the town lies between the peninsula and a long breakwater extending NW from the village. Another anchorage lies to the N of the breakwater, between it and the E end of the marina. The marina entrance is between two short breakwaters half a mile due N of the light tower.


Most yachts go to the marina or anchor off.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


Off the Village

Off the Village/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#Off_the_Village
Anchorage icon Off the Village [[Sukošan#Off the Village|Off the Village]] 44°02.747'N, 015°18.353'E
In settled weather, the best anchorage is off the village between the island with a small castle on it and the waterfront. Depths here, however, are only 2.5 - 3.0 metres, so this position is only suitable for relatively shallow draft yachts and in settled weather. The holding is good in sand and mud.

N of the Breakwater

N of the Breakwater/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#N_of_the_Breakwater
Anchorage icon N of the Breakwater [[Sukošan#N of the Breakwater|N of the Breakwater]] 44°03.007'N, 015°18.410'E
The bay to the N of the breakwater is less sheltered but offers depths of 3.0 - 3.5 metres and good holding in sand and mud. Again, it is only suitable in settled weather and is open to any winds from W or S. Deeper draft yachts and all yachts in unsettled weather berth at the Marina Dalmacija at the N end of the bay.


Water Marina Dalmacija/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#.5B.5BMarina_Dalmacija.5D.5DWater icon Marina Dalmacija [[Sukošan#Marina Dalmacija|Marina Dalmacija]] on every berth
Electricity Marina Dalmacija/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#.5B.5BMarina_Dalmacija.5D.5DElectricity icon Marina Dalmacija [[Sukošan#Marina Dalmacija|Marina Dalmacija]] on every berth
Toilets In Marina Dalmacija
Showers In Marina Dalmacija
Laundry In Marina Dalmacija
Garbage Bins near the harbour and in the Marina Dalmacija
Fuel Marina Dalmacija/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#.5B.5BMarina_Dalmacija.5D.5DFuel icon Marina Dalmacija [[Sukošan#Marina Dalmacija|Marina Dalmacija]] fuel dock at the marina entrance
Bottled gas None
Chandlers Marina Dalmacija/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#.5B.5BMarina_Dalmacija.5D.5DChandler icon Marina Dalmacija [[Sukošan#Marina Dalmacija|Marina Dalmacija]] Chandlery
Repairs Marina Dalmacija/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#.5B.5BMarina_Dalmacija.5D.5DService icon Marina Dalmacija [[Sukošan#Marina Dalmacija|Marina Dalmacija]] Boatyard. Four haul-out points (max width 6.5 metres). Five travel lifts (up to 80 T). Hard standing for up to 500 yachts. Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood and fiberglass hull repairs. Osmosis treatment and paint works. Upholstery and canvas work
Internet WiFi in Marina Dalmacija
Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals In the Town/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#In_the_TownCar icon In the Town [[Sukošan#In the Town|In the Town]] several car rental outlets


In Marina Dalmacija/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#In_.5B.5BMarina_Dalmacija.5D.5DProvisions icon In Marina Dalmacija [[Sukošan#In Marina Dalmacija|In Marina Dalmacija]] supermarket

In the Town/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#In_the_TownProvisions icon In the Town [[Sukošan#In the Town|In the Town]] provisions shops

Eating out

In Marina Dalmacija/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#In_.5B.5BMarina_Dalmacija.5D.5DEatingout icon In Marina Dalmacija [[Sukošan#In Marina Dalmacija|In Marina Dalmacija]] two restaurants & a café/bar

In the old Town/wiki/Suko%C5%A1an#In_the_old_TownEatingout icon In the old Town [[Sukošan#In the old Town|In the old Town]] numerous bars and restaurants in the old town


  • Buses to Zadar and local destinations.
  • Trains from Zadar to Zagreb and Split.
  • International airport of Zadar 25 kms NNE.



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

The old town and waterfront of Sukošan are plesant to explore and there are numerous bars and restaurants in its narrow streets. The rather more impressive attractions of Zadar are just 10 kms to the north. These include the magnificent 9th century circular basilica of St Donat and the Cathedral of St Anastasia (containing a marble sarcophagus of the saint’s relics and some wonderful carved choir stalls). At the southern end of the peninsular of Zadar is a monumental Venetian port gate and a picturesque, tiny mediaeval harbour. Through the gate is the Square of the Five Wells, the town’s main water supply until the mid-19th century, and on the north side of the square is St Simeon’s church, containing a lovely 14th century sarcophagus of the saint in silver gilt relief work. If hiring transport in Sukošan, it is also a good alternative base to Zadar for exploring the Paklenica and Plitvice National Parks to the north of Zadar.

St Donat’s basilica (9th century)
Venetian gate, Zadar
The stunning Plitvice National Park


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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