Milna

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Milna
43°19.665'N, 016°26.603'E Chart icon.png
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Milna inlet from SE

The bay of Milna is situated at the SW tip of the island of Brač in Croatia, a mile E of the narrow channel that separates the island from its neighbour, Šolta Island.

It is a very busy harbour during the summer, hosting several hundred yachts at its two marinas of Marina Milna and Marina Vlaska and its town quay to the north of the prominent church at the head of the inlet. As the most sheltered natural harbour on the island, Milna inlet has been in use since Roman times and was subsequently adopted as a naval base by Venetian, Napoleonic and Russian fleets. The harbour has good all-round shelter, although strong W winds cause some swell on the town quay.

Charts

See Brač

Weather

See Croatia.

Passages

See Croatia.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The approach to Milna has no dangers. There are three branches of the inlet. The first inlet to port on entry contains the small marina of Marina Vlaska; the top of the inlet branches into two, the part to port being shallow and containing local boat moorings only, the part to starboard containing Marina Milna. Straight ahead is the town quay, part of which (from the red port marker southwards) is operated by Marina Milna, the remainder being ‘public quay’. Depths in the entrance are over 20.0 metres; in the Marina Vlaska inlet 4.0 - 8.0 metres; in the Marina Milna inlet 3.0 - 4.0 metres and along the town quay 2.0 - 3.0 metres.

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

Yachts moored on Milna town quay

Town quay

Town quay/wiki/Milna#Town_quay
Berth icon Town quay [[Milna#Town quay|Town quay]] 43°19.632'N, 016°26.867'E
The section of town quay to the S of the red light structure is part of Marina Milna. N of the light structure, however, is public quay and yachts may moor here bows or stern-to using their anchors in depths of 3.0 metres. At quiet times or for short periods it may be possible to lie alongside. Shelter here is good, although strong W winds cause a swell on the quay. There are no facilities on this section of the quay.

N quay

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Berth icon N quay [[Milna#N quay|N quay]] 43°19.712'N, 016°26.467'E
E of the Marina Vlaška is likely possible to moor alongside.

S pontoon

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Berth icon S pontoon [[Milna#S pontoon|S pontoon]] 43°19.639'N, 016°26.488'E
Some yachts were noticed to moor at the pontoon SE of the Marina Vlaška across the bay. The pontoon presumably used to belong to a hotel ashore, but it appears to be unmanned.
Marinas
  • Marina MilnaMarina Milna/wiki/Marina_Milna Marina icon – marina |
    - the ACI-operated marina of Marina Milna offers 189 berths for yachts up to 25 metres in depths of up to 7.0 metres.
  • Marina VlaškaMarina Vlaška/wiki/Marina_Vla%C5%A1ka Marina icon – marina |
    - offers 90 berths for yachts up to 20 metres in depths of up to 8.0 metres.
  • Yacht Club Milna/wiki/Milna#Yacht_Club_MilnaBerth icon Yacht Club Milna [[Milna#Yacht Club Milna|Yacht Club Milna]] 43°19.627'N, 016°26.737'E is a small marina run by the Nautički centar Milna (tel. + 385 ( 91) 4000 487). It's located at the S quay at the section of inlet from the fuel berth to starboard on entry as far as the ACI marina boatyard and reception pier. It features 45 berthes. However, this position is subject to considerable wash from the ferries which run twice daily to Split on most weekdays. Shelter here is good - apart from the ferry wash - but strong W winds cause a swell.

Anchorages

N cove

N cove/wiki/Milna#N_cove
Anchorage icon N cove [[Milna#N cove|N cove]] 43°19.685'N, 016°26.819'E
It is possible to anchor with care in the N cove at the head of Milna inlet, clear of the local boat moorings and the fairway to the town quay. Depths here are 2.0 - 3.0 metres only, so this anchorage will not suit larger yachts. Holding is good in sand and weed.

In winds from W and S, there are several quiet coves along the S shore of the island just outside Milna inlet where yachts can anchor, with a line ashore if necessary. The coves are unsuitable with anything N in the wind.

Amenities

Facilities
Water in the marinas and the town quay
Electricity in the marinas
Toilets
Showers
Laundry
Garbage In the marinas and close to the town quay
Supplies
Fuel INA/wiki/Milna#INAFuel icon INA [[Milna#INA|INA]] 43°19.622'N, 016°26.570'E Fuel berth on S side of entrance to Milna inlet. Depths of 3.0 metres alongside
Bottled gas
Chandlers
Services
Repairs Boatyard with repair facilities at ACI-operated Marina Milna
Internet In the marinas and internet cafes
Mobile connectivity
Vehicle rentals Via Marina Milna
Health

Provisioning

Supermarkets, and other provisions shops in the village. Fruit and vegetable market.

Eating out

Several restaurants and café/bars ashore.

Moli Onte was recommended by someone. The best is to have the catch of the day.

Transportation

  • Ferries to Split on most weekdays and Sundays.
  • Buses to Supetar and other local destinations
  • Airport of Split with international flights

Tourism

Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation, Milna

Milna village is a delight to explore, its streets lined with the old stone mansions of the former 18th and 19th century sea captains who created much of the prosperity of the village. The parish church of Our Lady of the Annunciation on the town quay, built in Baroque style in 1938, has an impressive stone bell tower and contains an ornate Baroque font and a beautiful altarpiece by Sebastian Ricci. The figures of Sts. Joseph and Jerome on the altar were sculpted by Ivan Rendic, a renowned realist sculptor from Brac Island, who also carved the fountain in the village square.

Links

For other useful websites, see Croatia.

References

See Croatia.

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