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Kukljica is situated at the southeast end of the island of Ugljan. It has 52 km2 and 75 km of coastline abounding with bays. Ugljan faces Zadar from which it is separated by the Zadar Channel which is only 3 NM wide. It is well-connected with the mainland by ferryboats. A bridge at the crossing Ždrelac connects Ugljan with the island of Pašman.
The picturesque fishing village lies on a large natural bay not far from the sea crossing Ždrelac so that it can be called «the door to the National Park Kornati». In the old village nucleus genuine examples of island building can still be seen and it is a special pleasure to walk down the quay and throw a glance at the small port always filled with boats and sailboats. In the haven Kostanj there is a valuable historical monument, the restored old Christian church of St. Jerome from the 13th century.
The genuine attraction of Kukljica is the traditional procession by boat on the 5th of August, which has been taking place here since 1514, when the statue of Our Lady is taken from the votive church of Our Lady of the Snow in the sea crossing Ždrelac to the parish church of St. Paul dating from the 17th century. The statue is accompanied by a procession of hundreds of boats of all sizes. Very close to the village, on both sides of the islands are the sandy beaches of Sabuša, Kostanj i Jelenica.