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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaCentral DalmatiaMakarska
43°17.489'N, 017°01.028'E Chart icon.png
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Makarska harbour looking E

The town and harbour of Makarska lie on the so-called Makarska Riviera on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, seven miles SE of the harbour of Baška Voda and four miles NW of the small harbour of Tučepi. The island of Brač lies six miles to the W and the steep Biokovo mountain range two miles inland. A popular beach resort, the natural harbour on which Makarska sits has been quayed to create several hundred metres of berthing space, albeit only the eastern part of the harbour has suitable depths for a yacht.

Visiting yachts berth either alongside or stern/bows-to the quays using their anchors. Alternatively, it is possible to anchor in the SE corner of the harbour in depths of 5.0 - 8.0 metres.


See Central Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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

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The bay of Makarska sits inside the eastern arm of a long, cigar-shaped peninsula, probably at one time an island but now joined to the mainland by a shallow, sandy spit. The peninsula is conspicuous from distance. The W side of it is low and sandy, while the E side, behind which the harbour lies, is bounded by steep cliffs, as is the coastline on the E side of the bay. The bay opens up once rounding the peninsula and the quays are clearly visible.


Makarska quay S of tripper boat pier

Makarska Quay

Makarska Quay/wiki/Makarska#Makarska_Quay
Harbour icon Makarska Quay [[Makarska#Makarska Quay|Makarska Quay]] °'N, 017°01.132'E

There are laid moorings for a small number of visiting yachts in the northeast corner of the harbour, 50 meters north of the large jetty. Depths at the quays are 3.0 metres on the E side of the bay but shoal to under a metre on the W side.

The short pier at the SE end of the harbour has depths of 4.0 - 5.0 metres but is in constant use by tripper boats during the day. It may be possible to find space here overnight.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



SE of the pier

SE of the pier/wiki/Makarska#SE_of_the_pier
Anchorage icon SE of the pier [[Makarska#SE of the pier|SE of the pier]] 43°17.503'N, 017°01.127'E
Alternatively to the moorings, anchor off just SE of the pier in depths of 5.0 - 8.0 metres. The holding is good in mud and sand. Shelter in the harbour is good with winds from all directions except W and SW, when a significant swell rolls into the bay.}


Water  /wiki/Makarska#.26nbsp.3BWater icon   [[Makarska# | ]] 43°17.615'N, 017°01.175'E Water point near the tripper boat pier
Electricity N/A (Not Available)
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Some bins in the village
Fuel INA/wiki/Makarska#INAFuel icon INA [[Makarska#INA|INA]] 43°17.690'N, 017°00.953'E Fuel station on a short pier in the W part of the harbour
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet WiFi in internet cafes
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 In the town/wiki/Makarska#In_the_townCar icon In the town [[Makarska#In the town|In the town]] Some Outlets


Several supermarkets and provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

Several cafes and restaurants in the village.



Typical beach scene, Makarska Riviera

The town contains a number of old buildings dating from the Venetian occupation, a Baroque palace, Ivanisevic Palace, and a Franciscan monastery that houses a renowned museum of seashells.


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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