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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaSouthern DalmatiaPelješacDrače
42°55.768'N, 017°27.007'E Chart icon.png
lat=42.929468 | lon=17.450109 | zoom=15 | y
The small harbour of Drace from WSW

The small harbour of Drače lies on the W side of the Neretvanski Kanal, the channel between the mainland and the Pelješac Peninsula on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, around 14 miles NW of the historic settlement of Mali Ston at the head of the channel. Drače is a popular holiday spot with a large campsite and the five-mile-long bay in which it sits is dotted with numerous small islets.

While most of the harbour is shallow, a yacht can tie up alongside the outer arm of the breakwater, where there are depths of around 4.0 metres. The shelter is good in all conditions except strong SE winds, which send in a significant surge.


See Southern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


Several small islets in the bay.


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

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


Drače lies at the W end of a large bay which is dotted with numerous islets and rocky shoals, together with several shellfish beds and mussel rafts. Unless you have a large-scale chart, the safest approach is from NNE, giving all the islets a wide berth. The breakwater of Drače harbour and the light structure on the end of it is clearly visible on closer approach.


The breakwater at Drače from the S

Drače harbour

Drače harbour/wiki/Dra%C4%8De#Dra.C4.8De_harbour
Harbour icon Drače harbour [[Drače#Drače harbour|Drače harbour]] 42°55.812'N, 017°26.989'E
Tie up alongside or stern/bows-to the inner side of the northern breakwater (the one with the light on it), where there are depths of around 4.0 metres. Shelter here is good in winds from most directions, though strong SE winds send in a swell. The holding is good in sand.
The waterfront of Drače

Marinas & Yacht Clubs







In the campsite/wiki/Dra%C4%8De#In_the_campsiteProvisions icon In the campsite [[Drače#In the campsite|In the campsite]] A small provisions shop.

Eating out

  • In the Town
 /wiki/Dra%C4%8De#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Drače# | ]] Café/bar and a small restaurant.


Buses to local destinations.


There is little ashore in Drače but the surroundings are attractive.


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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