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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaKvarner GulfCrikvenica
45°10.246'N, 014°41.243'E Chart icon.png
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The holiday resort and harbour of Crikvenica lies on the mainland coast of Croatia in the Vinodolska channel, opposite the island of Krk and six miles SE of the road bridge that links the island to the mainland. Situated where the Dubracina river enters the sea, the resort has two harbours, a small harbour immediately E of the river (which is for local craft only) and a larger, main harbour half a mile NW of the river entrance, which has laid moorings suitable for visiting yachts. Shelter is good from all directions except NW and W, when Soline bay on the NE coast of Krk offers better shelter.


See Kvarner Gulf.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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

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If approaching from N, a yacht passes under the road bridge linking the island of Krk to the mainland, which has a clearance of over 50 metres. The resort of Crikvenica sprawls for over a mile along the coast six miles SE of the bridge. In the approach from S the buildings of the town and the breakwaters of the two harbours are conspicuous from some distance. A large viaduct crossing a gorge NE of the town is also conspicuous. Either side of the river entrance shallow sandbanks have built up which extend some 200 metres offshore. In the approach from N a yacht should keep outside the two red buoys marking the limit of the sandbank. In the approach from S a single green buoy S of the main harbour breakwater marks the limit of the sandbank. A green light tower marks the end of the harbour breakwater. Depths in the entrance are 5.0 metres and at the quays 3.0 metres. Shelter is good except in winds from NW round to SW.


Crikvenica from NW with main harbour at bottom

Main Harbour Crikvenica

Main Harbour Crikvenica/wiki/Crikvenica#Main_Harbour_Crikvenica
Harbour icon Main Harbour Crikvenica [[Crikvenica#Main Harbour Crikvenica|Main Harbour Crikvenica]] 45°10.346'N, 014°41.248'E
Visiting yachts moor in the main harbour (the small craft harbour to the SE is invariably full of local boats). Berths are along the breakwater past the area where the ferries and tripper boats berth. All berths are equipped with pick-up buoys for yachts to moor bows or stern-to the quay. Depths along the quay are 3.0 metres.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



There is no suitable sheltered anchorage off Crikvenica, although in settled weather it is possible to anchor off the beaches to the N of the town.


Water Water points on the quay
Electricity N/A (Not Available)
Toilets ?
Showers ?
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins around the harbour}
Fuel Fuel dock on the breakwater. Depths of 3.0 metres alongside
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs Some limited repairs in the small craft harbour
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town


Supermarkets and several provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

Numerous bars and restaurants in the town.


  • Airport on the island of Krk (30 kms).
  • Buses to Rijeka and Krk.
  • Domestic and international trains from Rijeka to Zagreb, Trieste, Ljubljana, Vienna, Munich and Salzburg.



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

Pauline church, Crikvenica

The main attractions of the town are those of most beach resorts: sandy beaches and attractive promenades. The walk along the river is pleasant and passes the historic church of the former Pauline monastery founded in 1412.


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)


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 17:03, 20 July 2011 (BST)

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