Biograd na Moru (white town at the sea), a town and port in northern Dalmatia, 28km south of Zadar; population 5,555, lies both on a small peninsula and the mainland. On its northern side are the cove of Bošana and on the southern Soline. In front of the town are the islands of Planac and Sveta Katarina (St. Catherine) (with a lighthouse).
Average air temperature in January is 7° C and in July 24.5° C. The Soline Cove houses a large public, sand beach and a pine forest. Biograd is a local trading and traffic centre, with good connections with its hinterland, surrounding coastal villages and small towns and the island of Pašman. Economy is built on farming, fishing and tourism.
Biograd is the centre of the riviera consisting of Petar na Moru (Peter on the Sea), Turanj, Sv. Filip i Jakov (Sts. Philip and James), Biograd, Pakoštane and Drage, as well as of several places on the island of Pašman: Tkon, Kraj, Pašman, Barotul, Mrljane, Nevidjane, Dobropoljana, Banj and Zdrelac, and Vrgada on the island of the same name.
Thanks to its position in the most indented part of the Croatian Adriatic coast, the area provides excellent opportunities for nautical tourism and boating as one of few parts of the Mediterranean. In the close vicinity are three national parks: Paklenica, Kornati Archipelago and Krka, as well as Telašcica Nature Park and lake Vransko Nature Park.
Apart from cultural and historical heritage, Biograd is also characterized by charming beaches, picturesque bays and various accommodation facilities. The town contains a number of restaurants offering specialities of local and international cuisine.