Biograd na Moru

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Biograd na Moru
43°56.280'N, 015°26.290'E Chart icon.png
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Biograd harbour from NW

The town of Biograd (or, to give it its full name Biograd na Moru) lies on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, approximately 15 miles SE of Zadar and opposite the southern end of the island of Pasman. The town’s main claim to fame is as the former capital of the mediaeval Kingdom of the Croats, which lasted from 925 to 1102. The town has two large marinas, Marina Kornati and Marina Sangulin, which between them offer a total of over 1,000 berths.

Charts

British Admiralty
2711
220
Croatian
100-20
Italian
6004
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.

Islands

Key to symbols: |Island icon – island |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage ||
  • Ugljan Ugljan /wiki/Ugljan Island icon – island |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Pašman Pašman /wiki/Pa%C5%A1man Island icon – island |Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Kornati Islands Kornati Islands /wiki/Kornati_Islands Island icon – island |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Biograd is approached either from NW along the channel separating the mainland from the islands of Ugljan and Pasman or from S around the southern end of the island of Pasman. There are no dangers in the approach from NW other than the numerous islands in the Pasmanski Kanal.

Danger: In the approach from S, note that the island of Sv. Katerina has shoals extending half a mile off its eastern coast. Also a green marker buoy indicates a shoal patch 200 metres SW of the entrance to the marinas.

Note: Take care of ferries shuttling between Biograd and the islang of Pasman.

The both marinas are situated in the large harbour on the N side of the peninsula on which the town sits, which is entered from WNW between two long breakwaters.

Berthing

There are two principal options for a visiting yacht, the Marina Kornati and Marina Sangulin.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

  • Marina Kornati -- occupies the outer part of the harbour
  • Marina Sangulin -- in the inner part of the harbour
  • Biograd Yacht Club is a part of the Marina Kornati
  • Hotel Marina is a branch of the Marina Kornati. It is located outside the harbour around half a mile to the SE at the Hotel Kornati. In the marina there are 120 berths is for motor boats only. Max. length 8.5m, min. depth 2.5 m. Water and electricity are on the berths. Services are the Marina Kornati.

Other options

Sv. Filip I Jakov

Sv. Filip I Jakov/wiki/Biograd_na_Moru#Sv._Filip_I_Jakov
Berth icon Sv. Filip I Jakov [[Biograd na Moru#Sv. Filip I Jakov|Sv. Filip I Jakov]] 43°57.656'N, 015°25.257'E
The hamlet of Sv. Filip I Jakov lies just over 1.5 miles NW of Biograd. The small and shallow harbour here is usually filled with local boats, but it is possible in settled weather to go alongside or stern/bows-to the outer side of the breakwater. Shelter here is poor with any strong winds and untenable in winds from NW round to SE. Depths at the breakwater are 3.0 metres.

Turanj

Turanj/wiki/Biograd_na_Moru#Turanj
Berth icon Turanj [[Biograd na Moru#Turanj|Turanj]] 43°58.036'N, 015°24.294'E
The hamlet of Turanj lies half a mile NW of Sv. Filip I Jakov. A small yacht may be able to find a space in one of the two tiny basins here but depths are little more than 2.0 metres. Shelter here is also poor with any strong winds and untenable in winds from NW round to SE.

Anchorages

U. Solina

U. Solina/wiki/Biograd_na_Moru#U._Solina
Anchorage icon U. Solina [[Biograd na Moru#U. Solina|U. Solina]] 43°55.768'N, 015°27.005'E
Uvala Solina is a small bay a mile SE of the main harbour of Biograd. It is a useful and attractive anchorage off a popular beach, but only in settled weather. The bay is completely open to winds from W round to S. Anchor off in 3.0 - 4.0 metres. The holding is good in sand.


Amenities

Facilities
Water In the marinas
Electricity In the marinas
Toilets In the marinas
Showers In the marinas
Laundry In Marina Kornati
Garbage In the marinas
Supplies
Fuel INA fuel station/wiki/Biograd_na_Moru#INA_fuel_stationFuel icon INA fuel station [[Biograd na Moru#INA fuel station|INA fuel station]] 43°56.330'N, 015°26.378'E close to the ferry pier.
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Services
Repairs In Marina Kornati
Internet In Marina Kornati
Mobile connectivity Good
Vehicle rentals Car rental outlets in the town

Provisioning

  • Konzum/wiki/Biograd_na_Moru#KonzumProvisions icon Konzum [[Biograd na Moru#Konzum|Konzum]] 43°56.474'N, 015°26.747'E -- mid-sized supermarket just E of the harbour.
  • A cluster of larger supermarkets, including Plodine/wiki/Biograd_na_Moru#PlodineProvisions icon Plodine [[Biograd na Moru#Plodine|Plodine]] 43°56.546'N, 015°27.338'E , is located further E (approx. 1 Km) at the intersection with the D8 highway.
  • Smaller grocery shops in the old town.

Eating out

Numerous bars and restaurants in the old town.

Transportation

Tourism

Biograd is characterised by its picturesque soft sand and pebble beaches, shaded pine forest and brilliantly coloured waters. Legend has it that God, after creating the world, dropped all of the remaining beauty from his hand in the middle of the Adriatic Sea where Biograd is located. Today the town is a popular holiday resort and ferry port and a good base for cruising the Kornati Islands 12 miles SW. It also contains several old churches dating from the 11th through to the 17th century.

In addition to being a great starting point for a trip to the Kornati Islands, Biograd is also a popular meeting place for sailors who train and compete in one of Biograd’s numerous sailing events. Even in the winter racers compete from Biograd, thus making the coastal city a popular meeting point for sailors. In autumn, the Biograd Boat Show is held, Central Europe’s largest boating expo.

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

See Croatia.

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