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About 25 km north of Zadar lies the village Posedarje. It is located at the shore of the Sea of Novigrad ("Novigradsko more"), and on the main coastal road, the "Magistrala". There's also an exit from the motor highway A1, the "Dalmatina". Posedarje itself has nothing much to offer. Though it is a municipal center and you got everything you need there (a bank, pharmacy, clinic, post office, shops, cafes, etc.), in it's core it is just a little village. If you're looking for a quite place to relax and have no high expectations regarding restaurants and night life, this might be right. It has a beautiful beach, but no sun shade- or deckchair-rentals. The highlight of the summer is the traditional donkey-race and local feast that takes place usually on the 2nd saturday in august.
On the other side of the bay there's "Sveti Duh", a tiny little church, as legends goes built as a pledge to the Holy Spirit by sailors who survived a shipwreck. Back then it stood on a small island (referred to as "školjić" which literally means "little shell") just a few meters away from shore, but later a dam was built to connect it with the mainland. The bay of "Sveti Duh" is very shallow and muddy. The mud supposedly has healing qualities for rheumatic diseases, so those dark, creepy creatures you encounter there are not creatures from the black lagoon ;)