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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaSouthern DalmatiaKorčulaBrna
42°54.170'N, 016°51.007'E Chart icon.png
lat=42.90283 | lon=16.85011 | zoom=14 | y
The harbour of Brna from the S

The small harbour of Brna lies on the S coast of the island of Korčula in Croatia, nine miles E of the SW tip of the island and just over two miles E of the harbour of Prižba.

It lies in the wide bay of Luka Brna, which is open to the SW and divides into two branches at its head.

A rather cramped harbour lies in the SE branch, whereas the NW branch is a quiet and attractive anchorage. The quays of the harbour are too shallow for most yachts, but it is possible to go alongside in greater depths on the ends of two jetties on the N side of the harbour. Shelter in Brna is good except in winds from the W or the SW, which send in a swell.


See Southern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


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There are islets and shoal patches/wiki/Brna#islets_and_shoal_patchesDanger icon islets and shoal patches [[Brna#islets and shoal patches|islets and shoal patches]] 42°53.680'N, 016°48.262'E off the coast in the approach to Brna from the W and careful attention to the chart is needed.

There are no dangers in the approach from the S and the E. The harbour is situated to the N of a wooded peninsula that protects it from E and S. Depths in the approach are 15.0 metres and in the harbour range from 12.0 metres in the centre of the harbour to 3.0 - 4.0 metres on the ends of the jetties and just 0.5 metres on the quays.


Vela Luka is the nearest year-round port of entry.


The jetty at Brna is also used by fishing boats

Town jetties

Town jetties/wiki/Brna#Town_jetties
Harbour icon Town jetties [[Brna#Town jetties|Town jetties]] 42°54.306'N, 016°51.491'E

The only suitable berth for a visiting yacht is on the end of the jetty at the W end of the harbour, which is marked with a red port beacon, or the smaller jetty further E. Both jetties are lined with tyres or large black rubber fenders, which makes going alongside a little tricky. A mooring plank is an advantage, especially since the W jetty also has a ledge at water level. Shelter here is good except in W or SW winds when there is an unpleasant swell in the harbour.

reAn alternative berthing option, if the end of the jetty is occupied, is to drop anchor in 7.0 - 8.0 metres and go bows-to the quay wherever there is space. Depths along the quay are mostly 0.5 metres only. Much of the quays is occupied with small craft moorings, but it is possible to nudge in with care.

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U. Istruga

U. Istruga/wiki/Brna#U._Istruga
Anchorage icon U. Istruga [[Brna#U. Istruga|U. Istruga]] 42°54.480'N, 016°51.217'E
There is a good anchorage in U. Istruga, the inlet in the N part of the bay. Depths in here range from 10 metres at the entrance to barely a metre at the head. Anchor half way up the inlet in 4.0 - 5.0 metres and take a line ashore. The holding is good in sand and mud. Shelter here is good in all conditions except moderate to strong SW winds.

Luka Brna

Luka Brna/wiki/Brna#Luka_Brna
Anchorage icon Luka Brna [[Brna#Luka Brna|Luka Brna]] 42°54.283'N, 016°51.536'E
It is also possible to anchor in the main harbour in 6.0 - 8.0 metres, clear of the mooring buoys on the E side. If the harbour is busy, it may be advisable to take a line ashore to stop yourself swinging. Holding is good in mud, sand and weed.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins near the town quay
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet WiFi in internet cafes
Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals N/A


In the Village/wiki/Brna#In_the_VillageProvisions icon In the Village [[Brna#In the Village|In the Village]] Supermarkets and other provisions shops.

Eating out

  • In the Village
 /wiki/Brna#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Brna# | ]] Several restaurants and café/bar.


Local bus service to Korčula (town) and Vela Luka.


Brna harbour is attractively sited

The village ashore is attractive and there are some good walks in the hills around, but otherwise, there is little to do here.


  • Brna at the Wikipedia

Also see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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