The northern beach of the country is the one of Velipoja, situated 22 km away from Shkodra. Velipoja beach has a length of 4 km with a high quality of sand. There are 250 sunny days and above 20 degree C days normally starting by mid of May. The beach is suitable for family vacations and in general is populated from the people of Albanian north areas. Near to Velipoja's beach is situated the lagoon of Viluni at a surface of 130 ha. This is a very important natural eco -system hosting a number of varieties of sea birds. It is situated also a legally hunting area of 700 ha near Velipoja beach.