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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaNorthern DalmatiaKornati archipelagoLavsa
43°45.089'N, 015°22.314'E Chart icon.png
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The small island of Lavsa lies off the SW coast of the island of Kornat in the Kornati archipelago group of Croatia. It is separated from Kornat by the mile-wide channel of the Kornatski Kanal. Immediately NW is the island of Piškera with its 118 berth marina of Marina Piškera. The island offers just one anchorage, offering excellent shelter in virtually all conditions except very strong NE winds. The anchorage also has mooring buoys and two restaurants open during the season. As part of the Kornati National Park, a daily permit is required to visit the island. Ashore, the island is largely barren and uninhabited except for the restaurant staff during the season.


See Northern Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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Zadar is the nearest all-year port of entry. In summer only, Sali on Dugi Otok is also a port of entry.


There is only one berthing option on Lavsa Island, the anchorage of U. Lavsa on its N side.



Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None, but see nearby Marina Piškera.


The anchorage on Lavsa Island

U. Lavsa

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Buoy icon U. Lavsa [[Lavsa#U. Lavsa|U. Lavsa]] 43°45.131'N, 015°21.924'E

U. Lavsa is a long inlet extending over half a mile and entered from the N side of the island. Depths in the outer part of the inlet are over 20 metres, but the inlet shoals gradually towards the head to only 3.0 metres.

Danger: At the top of the inlet, beyond the moorings, depths are less than a metre and there are rocks.

Pick up one of the buoys laid towards the head of the inlet in 4.0 - 5.0 metres. Alternatively, anchor wherever you can find space in 4.0 - 6.0 metres; it will probably be necessary to take a line ashore if the anchorage is busy. Shelter here is excellent in all conditions, although very strong NE winds send in some swell.

Two restaurants ashore during the season.


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Places to Visit

There are no permanent settlements on Lavsa, the few cottages being occupied seasonally by fishermen or other owners from the mainland or adjoining islands. Most of the summer residents consist of the restaurant owners and their families. There are no restrictions on walking ashore, but bear in mind that most of the land is private property.


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)



See Croatia.


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