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Discover the pristine anchorages of Croatia
Each offers a unique blend of natural beauty, history, and modern amenities. Whether you're seeking a secluded bay or a bustling harbor town, our guide provides insights into the best spots to drop anchor.
Our comprehensive guide to anchorages in Croatia is curated by seasoned sailors and maritime experts. We provide:
- Detailed descriptions of each anchorage.
- Safety tips and best practices.
- Insights into nearby attractions and amenities.
Tips for Anchoring in Croatia
- Check the Weather: Always monitor the weather forecast before anchoring, especially during the shoulder seasons.
- Use Reliable Equipment: Ensure your anchor and chain are in good condition.
- Respect Local Regulations: Some areas may have restrictions or designated anchoring zones.
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Bobovišća bayRead more about Bobovišća bay
Lučice bay is located on the southern shore of the island Brač, only a few miles from Splitska vrata (the passage between the islands of Brač and Šolta). This is a large anchorage with three separate arms while the most western arm is best protected from winds and is also equipped with mooring buoys.Read more about Lučice bay
Porat - Biševska luka
One of the most beautiful stops on your sailing route is Biševska luka (also called Porat) on the island of Biševo. Biševska luka is a 500 m long bay, deeply carved into the island, ending with a beautiful sandy beach.Read more about Porat - Biševska luka
Rogačić is located within a walking distance to the town of Vis, just north-west of the entrance to its bay. The best choice is to anchor in the west arm of the bay, with depths of 5 m and good anchor holding.Read more about Rogačić bay
Šešula bay, well protected from the wind and very well positioned, is one of the most visited bays of the western part of the island of Šolta. It is situated in the south of Maslinica, between the port of Maslinica and Marinca bay, only 15 nm from marina Kaštela.Read more about Šešula bay
The southern side of the island Vis hides this gem of natural beauty. In the most northern part of the bay, a natural “amphitheatre” has formed when the roof of a cave collapsed into the sea, leaving just the cliffs surrounding the bay.Read more about Stiniva bay
The island of Vis is one of the must see islands of the Middle Dalmatia with many attractive bays for anchoring. One of them is Stomčica, near the town of Vis. The 38m lighthouse on the Cape Stončica dominates the bay.Read more about Stončica bay
Taršće bay is a less known, but excellent mooring location in Pakleni islands. The bay is uninhabited, quiet and peaceful, so it is a great choice if you want to avoid the crowds in the summer.Read more about Taršće bay
This might just be the most popular bay in the Paklinski otoci archipelago near the town of Hvar. Vinogradišće is located on the southern shore of the island Sv. Klement, just across the ACI marina Palmižana that is located on the north shore.Read more about Vinogradišće bay
The town of Vrboska is located on the northern shore of Hvar. Its long and narrow bay with an east to west orientation provides excellent shelter for all winds except the ones from the east. There is an ACI marina in the town of Vrboska and the bay in the town itself is actually too narrow for anchoring.Read more about Vrboska bay
Located in the National Park of Mljet, on the north shore of the western end of the island Mljet, you will find a large bay named Polače. This is a very popular stop for yachts that are visiting the National Park.Read more about Polače bay
Skrivena luka – Hidden port is definitely one of the most famous moorings of South Dalmatia. If it weren't for the lighthouse of Struga on one side and the light on the cape Strazica, the bay would be difficult to find.Read more about Skrivena luka
If you would like to visit the town of Lastovo, this bay might be ideal for you. It is located on the northern side of the island Lastovo and it is just 2 km away from the mentioned picturesque town.Read more about Zaklopatica bay