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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaSouthern DalmatiaLopud
42°41.160'N, 017°56.830'E Chart icon.png
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The wide bay of U. Lopud

Lopud Island is the second southernmost of a chain of small islands lying barely two miles off the coast of Croatia. Known as the Elafiti Islands (from the Greek word elaphos, meaning deer, with which the islands were presumably formerly populated), the chain is mostly heavily forested and unspoilt. Several of the islands are popular day trip destinations for holidaymakers staying in Dubrovnik, but visiting yachts using the various anchorages around the islands can usually escape the worst of the crowds (especially outside the peak months of July and August) and even the busier anchorages quieten down at night when the tripper boats go home. Lopud Island is around four miles WNW of the port of Dubrovnik and is a popular summer beach destination for day trippers. It offers two attractive anchorages in settled weather on its NW and SE sides, U. Lopud and U. Sunj.


See Southern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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Dubrovnik is the nearest year-round port of entry.


There are two principal berthing options on the island, the anchorages of U. Lopud, on the NW coast of the island, and U. Sunj, on the SE coast.



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Tripper boats use the jetty at U. Lopud

U. Lopud

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Anchorage icon U. Lopud [[Lopud#U. Lopud|U. Lopud]] 42°41.306'N, 017°56.389'E
The village and wide bay of U. Lopud are situated on the NW coast of the island, protected from SW by a long, wooded peninsula. There are no dangers in the immediate approach, although note if approaching from N that there is a reef around 200 metres off the headland at the N end of Lopud island. The village and associated tourist infrastructure are spread along the E side of the bay, together with several stone jetties used by ferries and small leisure craft. Anchor anywhere along the shore in 6.0 - 8.0 metres, clear of the jetties at the N and S ends used by the ferries and tripper boats. The holding is good in sand, mud and weed. Shelter in the bay is good in winds from E and S but poor in winds from W round to N. Restaurants, café/bars and some provisions shops ashore.
Rocks fringe the approach to U. Sunj

U. Sunj

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Anchorage icon U. Sunj [[Lopud#U. Sunj|U. Sunj]] 42°40.727'N, 017°57.259'E
Yacht anchored in U. Sunj
U. Sunje lies on the SE coast of the island, facing the nearby island of Kolocep a mile to the E. There is little ashore but a café open during the season and a good sandy beach. Attention is needed in the approach to the string of rocky islets/wiki/Lopud#isletsDanger icon islets [[Lopud#islets|islets]] 42°40.509'N, 017°57.445'E extending for 60 metres SE from the southern headland of the bay and a shoal patch/wiki/Lopud#shoal_patchDanger icon shoal patch [[Lopud#shoal patch|shoal patch]] 42°40.603'N, 017°58.988'E 200 metres off the W end of Koločep island. Anchor in 6.0 - 8.0 metres at the head of the bay, staying clear of the N side, where there are rocks close inshore. Holding is good in sand. During the summer, the beach at the head is popular and buoyed off for swimming. Shelter in the anchorage is adequate in settled weather, but the bay is exposed in winds from S round to E.




U. Lopud/wiki/Lopud#.5B.5B.23U._Lopud.7CU._Lopud.5D.5DProvisions icon U. Lopud [[Lopud#U. Lopud|U. Lopud]] some provisions shops ashore.

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 /wiki/Lopud#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Lopud# | ]] Restaurants and café/bars ashore.


Ferries to Dubrovnik from U. Lopud.



Give a short history of the island.

Places to Visit

There are a few fortifications around the island which remain from the days of piracy in the 16th century and some villas formerly owned by wealthy Dubrovnik families, but little else.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


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For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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