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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaCentral DalmatiaHvarSućuraj
43°07.502'N, 017°11.396'E Chart icon.png
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Harbour of Sucuraj from SE

The small harbour of Sućuraj lies at the extreme E tip of the island of Hvar in Croatia, on the S side of the cape of the same name and just over two miles SW of the mainland ferry terminal and fishing harbour of Drvenik. The setting is spectacular, being only a few miles from the 1762 metre high mountain of Biokovo on the mainland.

For years, Sucuraj was just a stopping off point for the car ferries and a sleepy fishing port, but with the installation of wooden catwalks and laid moorings the harbour is now much more yacht-friendly, albeit still not heavily frequented by yachts – just the occasional flotilla. As the only harbour of any size in the E half of Hvar Island, it is a handy port of call before heading to the mainland harbours of Makarska or Ploče. The shelter is good in all but strong E or SE winds, which send in a very uncomfortable swell.


See Central Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


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There are no dangers in the immediate approach to Sućuraj, other than the ferries to and from Drvenik, which use the harbour several times a day, and some rocky shallows inshore towards the E side of the entrance. Depths in the harbour range from 7.0 metres at the entrance to 3.0 - 4.0 metres on the quays. Shelter in the harbour is good in all but strong E or SE winds.


Hvar (town) is the nearest summer port of entry. At other times of the year, Split and Korčula are the nearest year-round ports of entry.


The S catwalk has eight laid moorings, right next to the ferry berth

Sućuraj Harbour

Sućuraj Harbour/wiki/Su%C4%87uraj#Su.C4.87uraj_Harbour
Harbour icon Sućuraj Harbour [[Sućuraj#Sućuraj Harbour|Sućuraj Harbour]] 43°07.525'N, 017°11.258'E

Following the installation of a wooden L-shaped catwalk immediately W of the ferry quay, yachts are now berthed stern or bows-to on the S section of the catwalk (where there are eight laid moorings) or alongside on the W section (where there is space for two yachts alongside). The catwalk is equipped with stout stainless steel mooring rings and black fenders along its entire length. Depths are 3.0 - 4.0 metres, the deeper water being nearer the ferry quay. Note that the lines to the mooring blocks are very long and therefore descend at a shallow angle; this needs to be borne in mind when departing.

It is no longer advisable to moor along the breakwater as this is heavily used by regular tripper boats. In any case, you will be directed where to berth by one of the two female harbour mistresses.

Yachts lie alongside on the E catwalk

Marinas & Yacht Clubs





Water Sućuraj Harbour/wiki/Su%C4%87uraj#.5B.5B.23Su.C4.87uraj_Harbour.7CSu.C4.87uraj_Harbour.5D.5DWater icon Sućuraj Harbour [[Sućuraj#Sućuraj Harbour|Sućuraj Harbour]] stanchions on the catwalk and others on the quays
Electricity Sućuraj Harbour/wiki/Su%C4%87uraj#.5B.5B.23Su.C4.87uraj_Harbour.7CSu.C4.87uraj_Harbour.5D.5DElectricity icon Sućuraj Harbour [[Sućuraj#Sućuraj Harbour|Sućuraj Harbour]] stanchions on the catwalk and others on the quays
Toilets N/A (Not Available)
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins by the harbour
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet WiFi from café Noc i Dan
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 Town/wiki/Su%C4%87uraj#In_the_TownProvisions icon In the Town [[Sućuraj#In the Town|In the Town]] Small Konzum supermarket and provisions shop.

Eating out

  • In the Town
 /wiki/Su%C4%87uraj#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Sućuraj# | ]] Several restaurants and café/bars ashore.


  • Ferries to Drvenik on the mainland.
  • Buses to local destinations.


Sucuraj inner harbour is for small craft only
Sucuraj lighthouse is also a cosy holiday let

Sućuraj is an ancient town, with traces of civilization dating back to Illyrian times. The town retains a largely mediaeval street plan, its narrow lanes crowded with old stone houses. The Baroque church of St Anthony of Padua in the town is worth a visit, as is the nearby Monastery of St Augustin (now occupied by a Franciscan order), begun in the 13th century.

Finally, the walk down to the lighthouse on Cape Sucuraj is rewarded with superb views over to the peak of Mount Biokovo.


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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