Baska Voda

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Baska Voda
43°21.43′N, 16°56.83′E Chart icon.png
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Baska Voda from NW

The village and resort of Baska Voda lies on the Adriatic coast of Croatia opposite the island of Brac four miles SE of the bay and harbour of Omis and six miles NW of the harbour of Makarska. The village, which dates from the 18th century, is now a popular tourist resort, with numerous hotels, villas and other tourist developments clustered around its small harbour. The harbour itself has been converted into a mini ‘marina’ with 30 berths for yachts up to around 15 metres in depths of 4.0 metres. Shelter here is good from the prevailing winds but strong southerlies send in a heavy swell.

Charts

British Admiralty
1574
Croatian
100-21
Imray
M25

Weather

Diurnal winds along the coast are mostly moderate during the summer months, predominantly from NW and rarely exceeding force 4/5. At night, katabatic winds off the mountains are a feature of some of the harbours along the NE Adriatic coast. During early spring and (especially) autumn conditions can be more unsettled, occasionally accompanied by violent thunderstorms - luckily of short duration - with winds of 30-35 knots or more and vicious, steep seas. In the winter the sudden, violent N wind off the mountains, the bora, is much to be feared, especially along the Velebitski channel. It tends to blow less strongly S of Zadar.

Equally prevalent in winter - although not uncommon in summer - is the scirocco, a S/SE wind that blows up from North Africa, usually in advance of a depression moving E across the Mediterranean. Unlike the bora, the scirocco only occasionally exceeds gale force, but is still a phenomenon to be wary of, especially if on a lee coast.

For sources of weather forecasting, see Croatia.

Passages

See Croatia.r passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The are no dangers in the approach to Baska Voda, although depths along the coast here are relatively shallow for some distance off. The village lies under a high mountain range and can be difficult to identify until quite close in. From 2-3 miles off the masts of yachts in the harbour and the large curved breakwater protecting the harbour from NW will be clearly seen. The harbour is entered from SSE. Depths in the entrance are around 5.0 metres.

Berthing

BaskaVodaPlan.jpg Plan of Baska Voda
Yachts berthed on the pier, Baska Voda
Yacht moorings, Baska Voda

Baska Voda harbour is tiny and there is space for no more than 30 yachts on its piers and quays. Most of the moorings are occupied by local yachts and it is a question of fitting in as directed wherever there is space. The deeper water is in the SE part of the harbour, where depths along the pier and breakwater are 3.0 - 4.0 metres. Laid moorings at all berths. Facilities in the ‘marina’ include water and electricity and there is a new toilet and shower block near the harbour. Nearby facilities include bars and restaurants, laundry and cycle hire. Daily berthing costs for a typical 13 metre yacht (August 2011): Euros 53. See website of Baotic Marinas for latest details Baotic Marinas, Contact.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Baotic Marinas (see above for details).

Anchorages

None.

Yacht Repairs and Services

None.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

No fuel. Water and electricity at the berths.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

The village is sandwiched between the coast and the mountains and its main attractions are those of its beaches and the trekking opportunities in the mountains two kms inland.

Grocery & Supply Stores

A few provisions shops in the village.

Eateries

Several cafes and restaurants in the village.

Internet/WiFi

From internet cafes.

Laundry

In the village.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

Rental outlets in the village.

Garbage Disposal

Some bins in the village.

Transportation

Friends

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

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

For other useful websites, see Croatia.

References & Publications

See Croatia.

Comments

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Verified by

Date of member's last visit to Baska Voda and this page's details validated:

  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 11:55, 8 August 2011 (BST)



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Names: Haiqu, Athene of Lymington


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