We were missing the coast so headed down to Zadar for a bit more beach time before we headed into the mountains of Solvenia. Arrived into Zadar in the middle of the scorching heat and asked the girl at the information desk where a nearby campground was. She told us there was one bout a 15 min walk away, so we headed off in that direction only to find (after walking for 30 mins in 30 + degrees with all our gear) that she had sent us on a wild goose chase as the camp ground had closed down. So we then had a 30 min walk back to the bus station where we left our baggage there and went for a look around the town.
Zadar is a very pristine town with white marble streets. As it was a Sunday, most shops were closed so we settled for a cold beer, which wasn´t so cold, then got our bags and got a bus out to another campground on the beach. Stayed there for 3 nights and enjoyed lazing around on the jetty and swimming in the crystal clear water. We even put our goggles on and did a few laps of the beach a couple of mornings which was like swimming in a pool with a sandy bottom.
There was a really good icecream shop across the road that did 50 kuna (0.5 pence) gelatis, so we stopped there each day. Then it was back to the bus station to get a night bus to Solvenia.