The village and harbour of Stomorska lie on the NE coast of the island of Solta in Croatia, just under three miles SE of Rogac. The harbour consists of a V-shaped inlet open N but partially protected on its NE side by a short rocky spit. The E side of the inlet and the narrow head are quayed and yacht berths provided along the deeper part of the quay. Visiting yachts moor stern or bows-to, using the laid moorings provided. There are water and electricity points on the quay. The inlet is protected in winds from most directions but is open N and berthing here is inadvisable in strong winds from this direction. During busy periods, there is often little room for visiting yachts arriving late in the day and it may be necessary to go on to the anchorages of U. Necujam two miles NW or U. Gornja Krusica just over a mile SSE.
- British Admiralty
- Croatian charts
- M26 (Rogoznica - Split)
Diurnal winds among the islands are mostly moderate during the summer months, predominantly from NW and rarely exceeding force 4/5, although gusting is common in narrow channels between islands and on the lee side of headlands. At night, katabatic winds off the mountains affect some of the islands close to the mainland 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 coast from Rijeka down to Zadar, although its effects can be felt as far south as Split.
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.
There are no dangers in the approach to Stomorska. The inlet can be difficult to spot, but a red light structure on the headland on the E side of the entrance amongst the trees is a good guide. Once due N of the inlet, the village and harbour are clearly identifiable. Depths in the approach are 12-15 metres and at the quay 3.0 - 4.0 metres.
Mooring lines have been laid along the quay on the E side of the inlet, providing berths stern or bows-to for 30-35 yachts of up to 20 metres. Depths along the quay range from 2.5 metres at the S end to 3.0 metres at the N end (slightly reduced along much of its length by a short shelf, which should only cause problems for yachts with deep, transom-hung rudders). Depths where your keel will be lying are, however, 4.0 metres all along the quay except for the section of quay in front of the Restaurant Volat (the one with the red umbrellas), which has depths of only 1.5 – 2.0 metres and is therefore only suitable for shallow-draught vessels. There are three widely-spaced water and electricity points on the quay. Toilets and showers available in the harbour offices (up the steps next to the post office). Shelter here is good in all conditions except with strong N winds, when a heavy swell enters and the harbour becomes untenable.
Marinas & Yacht Clubs
The nearest anchorages are U. Necujam two miles NW or U. Gornja Krusica just over a mile SSE. See Solta for details.
Fuel, Water, & Electricity
No fuel berth. Water and electricity available on the quay (a charge of 39 kuna is made for each)..
Things to do Ashore
Stomorska is a pretty village and popular with visiting yachtsmen. The oldest village on the island of Solta, it has a long tradition of building traditional wooden sailing boats and there are usually one or two to be seen in the harbour.
Grocery & Supply Stores
- Studenac supermarket and other provisions shops in the village.
- Several restaurants, pizzerias and café/bars in the village.
At several restaurants.
Bins near the quay.
- Car ferries to Split from Rogac
- Fast catamaran passenger ferry to Split from harbour
- Airport near Trogir
Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.
List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)
References & Publications
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Date of member's last visit to Stomorska and this page's details validated:
- July 2014 --Athene of Lymington
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Names: Athene of Lymington