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Brač
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View from the island of Brac
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The world-renowned beach of Zlatni Rat

Brač is an island which lies 10 miles SE of the city of Split on the mainland coast of Croatia, immediately E of the smaller island of Solta, from which it is separated by a channel barely half a mile wide, and directly N of the island of Hvar. The third largest of the Croatian islands after Cres and Krk, with an area of just under 400 square kms, Brac is also a very popular resort island.

The stunning beach of Zlatni Rat near Bol is famous worldwide as one of the highlights of Croatia’s tourist promotion and Brac’s population of 14,400 increases by a factor of three to four during the busy summer period. Vidova Gora, the highest point on the island, at 778 metres, is also the highest peak in all the Croatian islands.

Historically, Brač was famous for goats; even Pliny comments that from the island of Brattia (the Latin name for the island) comes excellent cheese, wine and olive oil. The island’s main claim to fame though is the quality of its pure white limestone, which has been quarried since Roman times and found its way into buildings as varied as Diocletian’s palace in Split and the White House in Washington DC. Brac is well supplied with mooring facilities for the cruising yachtsman, with ten harbours, two marinas and numerous anchorages around its deeply indented coastline.

Charts

British Admiralty 2712
Croatian MK18
Imray M26 (Split to Dubrovnik)

Weather

See Croatia.

Passages

See Croatia.

Islands

Communication

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Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

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Entrance

Split is the nearest all-year round port of entry. During the summer, Hvar, Vis and, if arriving from N, Primosten on the mainland are also ports of entry.

Berthing

The principal berthing options on the island are the harbours of Supetar, Sutivan, Bobovisca, Milna, Bol, Sumartin, Povlja, Pucisca, Postira and Splitska and anchorages at U. Luka, U. Rasotica, U. Studena and U. Lucice amongst others.

The harbour of Milna also contains two small marinas: Marina Milna and Marina Vlaska.

Here is the harbours listed clockwise from Milna:

  • Milna Milna /wiki/Milna Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Bobovišća Bobovišća/wiki/Bobovi%C5%A1%C4%87a Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Sutivan Sutivan /wiki/Sutivan Harbour icon – harbour |
  • Supetar Supetar /wiki/Supetar Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Splitska Splitska /wiki/Splitska Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Postira Postira/wiki/Postira Harbour icon – harbour |
  • Pučišća Pučišća/wiki/Pu%C4%8Di%C5%A1%C4%87a Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Povlja Povlja /wiki/Povlja Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Sumartin Sumartin /wiki/Sumartin Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |
  • Bol Bol /wiki/Bol Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |

Anchorages

The main anchorages on Brac island are as follows (anti-clockwise from Supetar):

U. Stipanska

U. Stipanska/wiki/Bra%C4%8D#U._Stipanska
Anchorage icon U. Stipanska [[Brač#U. Stipanska|U. Stipanska]] 43°22.516'N, 016°26.521'E
TThe narrow inlet of U. Stipanka lies around 1.5 miles NNW of the harbour of Bobovisca and offers good shelter in all but S winds. Anchor towards the head of the inlet in 3.0 - 4.0 metres with a line ashore if the anchorage is busy. The holding is good in sand and weed. No facilities ashore.

U. Obisimova

U. Obisimova/wiki/Bra%C4%8D#U._Obisimova
Buoy icon U. Obisimova [[Brač#U. Obisimova|U. Obisimova]] 43°18.687'N, 016°26.075'E
Some bouys installed there.

U. Lučice

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Buoy icon U. Lučice [[Brač#U. Lučice|U. Lučice]] 43°18.593'N, 016°26.788'E
Numerous buoys installed. U. Lucice is a multi-branched inlet a mile due S of the harbour of Milna (although a trip of some five miles round the headland separating it). The best shelter is in the westernmost branch of the inlet, where there is a restaurant and several mooring buoys for visiting yachts. Alternatively anchor with a line ashore in this or the next branch to the E. Depths are 10-12 metres and the holding is good in sand and weed. The anchorage becomes uncomfortable with fresh to strong S winds.

U. Smirka

U. Smirka/wiki/Bra%C4%8D#U._Smirka
Anchorage icon U. Smirka [[Brač#U. Smirka|U. Smirka]] 43°17.425'N, 016°29.655'E
There is an abandoned military boat shelter at W shore of the cove.
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U. Blaca

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Anchorage icon U. Blaca [[Brač#U. Blaca|U. Blaca]] 43°16.612'N, 016°30.952'E
A day stop to visit the Pustinja Blaca, a former monastery uphill, now run as a museum.

U. Velika Studena

U. Velika Studena/wiki/Bra%C4%8D#U._Velika_Studena
Anchorage icon U. Velika Studena [[Brač#U. Velika Studena|U. Velika Studena]] 43°16.326'N, 016°50.537'E
The anchorage of U. Studena is situated at the SE end of the island, a mile or so SW of the port of Sumartin. It offers good shelter in all but S winds. Anchor at the head of the inlet in 6.0 - 8.0 metres, preferably with a line ashore. Holding is good in sand and weed.

U. Rasotica

U. Rasotica/wiki/Bra%C4%8D#U._Rasotica
Anchorage icon U. Rasotica [[Brač#U. Rasotica|U. Rasotica]] 43°18.436'N, 016°53.238'E
U. Rasotica lies at the extreme E tip of the island and consists of a narrow cleft that offers good shelter from all directions in the tiny cove at its head. Anchor in 5.0 - 6.0 metres and take a line ashore to one of the stone bollards around the cove. Holding is moderate in sand and weed. No facilities ashore.

U. Luka

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Anchorage icon U. Luka [[Brač#U. Luka|U. Luka]] 43°20.482'N, 016°48.042'E

U. Luka is the westernmost part of a multi-branched inlet at the NE end of the island, in the easternmost part of which is the harbour of Povlja. U. Luka reaches inland for almost a mile and is perfectly sheltered at its head. Anchor in one of the three coves at the head in 4.0 - 6.0 metres and take a line ashore if preferred. The holding is good in sand.

On the S side of the westernmost cove there is a restaurant Pipo with its own little pier and laid moorings in 4.0 metres. The mooring fees there can be charged separately from the restaurant.

Amenities

Facilities
Water at Bobovisca, Milna, Bol, Pucisca and Splitska
Electricity at Bobovisca, Milna, Bol, Pucisca and Splitska
Toilets
Showers
Laundry
Garbage
Supplies
Fuel in Milna, Bol and Sumartin
Bottled gas
Chandlers
Services
Repairs Limited repairs at ACI-operated Marina Milna
Internet
Mobile connectivity
Vehicle rentals
Health

Provisioning

Eating out

Transportation

Tourism

See individual port entries.

Links

For other useful websites, see Croatia.

References

See Croatia.

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