Brna

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Brna
42°54.170'N, 016°51.007'E Chart icon.png
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The harbour of Brna from S

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

It lies in the wide bay of Luka Brna, which is open 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 W or SW, which send in a swell.

Charts

British Admiralty 2712, 1574
Croatian MK21, MK22, MK23
Imray M26 (Split to Dubrovnik)

Weather

See Croatia.

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Communication

Add here VHF channel for coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

There are islets and shoal patches off the coast in the approach to Brna from W and careful attention to the chart is needed. There are no dangers in the approach from S and 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.

Entrance

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

Berthing

The jetty at Brna is also used by fishing boats

Town jetties

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Berth 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.

An 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.

Anchorages

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°54.288'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.

Amenities

Facilities
Water None
Electricity None
Toilets None
Showers None
Laundry None
Garbage Bins near the town quay
Supplies
Fuel None
Bottled gas
Chandlers
Services
Repairs
Internet In internet cafes
Mobile connectivity
Vehicle rentals None
Health

Provisioning

Supermarkets and other provisions shops in the village.

Eating out

Several restaurants and café/bars.

Transportation

Local bus service to Korcula Town and Vela Luka.

Tourism

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.

Links

  • Brna at the Wikipedia

Also see Croatia.

References

See Croatia.

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