Thanks to its location and well- kept architecture, Betina is considered to be one of the most beautiful places in the Adriatic.
The central historical part of Betina was built on the eastern slopes of Cape Artić, located on the northern gate to the Murter passage. In the course of time, the town grew bigger until it reached the bay of Zdrače, where Betina and Murter joined. Nowadays there is no visible border between these two towns and the only thing separating one place from the other is - the name plate.
The town is overlooked by a bell tower of the parish church of St. Francis of Assisi, built in 1736., work of Ivan Skok, a master-builder from Šibenik. There is a whole web of small streets leading from the church to the old town core.
According to the legend, the name of the town Betina comes from an ancient Celtic word "bet" - which means "the mouth" - and it vividly describes the Betina port. In other words, approaching Betina from the sea, you can see that the peninsula, on which the old Betina lies, forms a natural port resembling the mouth. It protects fishing boats from the raging sea and the storm, which can be very strong in this area.
Betina is by far famous for its caulkers - ship-builders, who make ships out of wood. The first ship-yard was built here in 1848 and it was a very modern one for that time. Nowadays, when caulking in the Adriatic is slowly dying out and giving way to plastic boats, with its old caulkers and a few small family ship-yards, Betina became the centre of caulking.
The beach of Zdrače is a town beach of the town of Betina on the island of Murter, and it boasts a crystal clear sea and beautiful pebbles that turn into fine sand in contact with the sea.The beach is located not far from the center of Betina, in a small bay in direction of Murter. The beach is easily accessible by foot, by bicycle or by car, and there is a parking lot nearby.
On the Zdrače beach, the children can have fun on the newly designed children's playground while adults relax at the nearby cafe while having a refreshing drink. Near the beach there is a soccer field, so join the team and play. On the beach there are also showers with fresh water.
The beach is of pebbles with sandy parts, and one part is covered with concrete slabs that are ideal for sunbathing and enjoying the sea. Relax on the beautiful Zdrače beach, swim in the crystall clean sea and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Beach "Plitka Vala"
The beach of Plitka Vala is located not far from Betina, the beach is located at a distance of 2km from the center, and it can be reached in 2 minutes by car following a narrow but a well-groomed access road.
The beach of Plitka Vala is ideal for families with children due to shallow sea and fine gravel. Enjoy at this beautiful beach with clean sea and beautiful pebbles. Near the beach, on the grassy part, there are olive trees and pine trees that create shade, but not on the beach itself, so if you want to spend the whole day on the beach, take a parasol with you.
In the vicinity of the beach there is a camp, where there are sports and recreational facilities at your disposal. You can take part in a sailing school and diving school, and you can rent bicycles and go on an exploration.
Not far from the beach there is a children's playground where your youngest will surely have fun, while you relax with a refreshing drink and a delicious meal in the restaurant right next to the playground.
The Kosirina beach is located in a bay 3.5 km away from Betina on the island of Murter. This gorgeous pebble beach serves as an ideal escape from all the for crowding and noise on the city's beaches. It is easy to reach it by car and you can park nearby.
Enjoy the peace and quiet while being surrounded by a beautiful nature on the unique beach of Kosirina. The beach is surrounded by a pine forest that creates natural shade and requires the protection of the sunshine. Right above the beach there is a children's playground with swings and slides that will delight the youngest, beside the playground there is also a restaurant where you can relax with a cold drink and a delicious, traditional dish. Diving enthusiasts will be thrilled with the richness of the underwater sea world. Close to the beach there is also the Kosirina camp with a wide range of activities that are not reserved only for those staying in the camp. So you can try table tennis, riding, sailing school and other activities.
Kosirina beach is considered as one of the most beautiful beaches of Croatia, with a beautiful view of the Kornati islands and Tužbina islet. Escape from the crowds and the noise, surrounded by beautiful nature and clear sea.