Sabuša: A 30-minute walk from the village centre, Sabuša has beautiful views of the Kornati islands and, because of the sandy base to the shallow water, it's a perfect spot for children. There are plenty of trees for shade on hot days, but no ameneties nearby. During August, you can pick from the many fig trees.
Zelena Punta: Large pine forest area opposite the marina that has numerous bays for swimming, some of which are sandy and shallow enough to stand. Depending on which way the wind blows, great places can be found for swimming all around the peninsula. Some, though, are rockier than others. We loved it here, although it can get busy.
Zavhr: This bay is on the other side of Zelena Punta. You'd need to walk for a few minutes, starting by the narrow street by the side of the tourist office to get there. Here the water, especially in the morning, is fabulously calm. There are some excellent swimming spots and a diving platform. It can also get wavy in the afternoons, though this is great for wind-surfers.
Kostanj: A sandy cove, intimately tucked away beyond the 15th Century church of St Jerome and a fair distance from the village centre, is sadly spoiled by littering. It's horribly dirty, which is a shame as there is potential for this to be an excellent beach location. The walk there, going through the pine forest, is attractive.
Jelenica: A smaller version of Sabusa with a sandy, shallow bay, which makes for plenty of fun for children. You can get there either from the main road passing by Kukljica or from Sabuša by walking further along the coastline.
By the basketball court: This seemed to be the best location in this tiny and quiet village. There is some sand, but it's mostly pebbles and rocks and the wind can gust a little. You can see the village of Preko in the distance. There's a large concrete base for bathers to lie down and car parking nearby.
Marina: Follow the coastline around (on the opposite side to the basketball court) and you'll find several pebbled beaches with clean water and nicely tucked away. But the coves are small.
Pašman: Located across from the islet of Babac in the Pašman Channel, this village has two sandy beaches. One, close to the church and near a camping site, is bigger, tends to be busier and is less sheltered. On the other side is another beach spot, which we found to be excellent. The water is knee-deep for 20 metres and pure sand.
Mrljane: What this small, undeveloped village lacks in terms of restaurants and atmosphere it makes up for with a large swimming/play area. You can walk for about 100m out to sea before the water rises to chest height (for an average sized adult). Therefore, it's great for young children. It can get blustery, as the bay is quite open. There are trees lining the beach, offering some respite from the sun.
Neviđane: There's a tiny, but pretty sandy bay which is perfect for playing in rather than swimming. It gets really busy in high season, but the water is clean and warm. There are children's play areas with swings and slides - one of which is on the end of a pier and heads into the ocean.