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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaCentral DalmatiaOmiš
43°26.384'N, 016°41.363'E Chart icon.png
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Bay of Omiš from SW

The town of Omiš lies at the mouth of the river Cetina on the Adriatic coast of Croatia 15 miles SE of the harbour of Split and five miles N of the coast of the island of Brač. The area is spectacular, the river emerging from a deep gorge between massive mountain ranges, and the surrounding coastline is exceptionally attractive, with long, sandy beaches and clear, emerald waters.

Visiting yachts can proceed into the river, if draft permits (depths range from 3.0 to 5.0 metres), and tie up alongside the banks or anchor off in the bay assuming there are no W or S winds forecast.


See Central Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



Lučka ispostava Omiš

Phone: +385 (21) 861 025
Address: 21310 Omiš, Fošal 13
Working hours: Oct-May Mo-Fr 07:00-15:00; Jun-Sep Mo-Fr 07:00-15:00 (break 11:00-11:30) Sa 07:00-12:00
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River entrance, Omiš

The town of Omiš lies at the mouth of a deep gorge, through which the river Cetina enters the sea. The gorge is very conspicuous from seaward. In the approach from W, a S cardinal mark marks the end of a rocky spit off the headland of Dugi Rat.

Note: The shallows extend offshore for nearly half a mile on the approach from W and a careful eye on the depth sounder is essential. There are usually a number of yellow buoys in place marking the shallows.

The river entrance can be distinguished by a light structure on the end of the long spit on its E side. If approaching from the E or the S, note that there is a wreck/wiki/Omi%C5%A1#wreckDanger icon wreck [[Omiš#wreck|wreck]] 43°26.376'N, 016°41.552'E just SE of the spit, marked on its S side with a red buoy. If proceeding up the river, move slowly as the depths can be variable, especially after winter storms.


Yachts visiting Omiš have the option either of tying up alongside on the town pier. The river quays was also advised by someone but in fact these days they are filled up with the local boats.

Town pier

Town pier/wiki/Omi%C5%A1#Town_pier
Harbour icon Town pier [[Omiš#Town pier|Town pier]] 43°26.461'N, 016°41.699'E

There is a busy small harbour at the head of the bay E of the river entrance. On the NW side depths are shallow and it is usually filled with local boats. On the bent W side and SE side of the pier bigger tourist boats moor. Visiting yachts berth where directed/The pier can be heavily packed in season, but if there is space, yachts are also allowed, you need to come early. Visiting yachts berth where directed. If you can't find the harbour master, ask the firefighters to call him.

Depths are around 2-3 metres. Water available. Mooring fee is standard among the town harbours in the Split region.
River moorings, Omiš

River quay

River quay/wiki/Omi%C5%A1#River_quay
Harbour icon River quay [[Omiš#River quay|River quay]] 43°26.637'N, 016°41.372'E

The river has the advantage of providing better shelter, although depths are less reliable (the deeper water is usually to be found on the E side). The most sheltered spot is just downstream of the low road bridge. There are no facilities on the riverside quays.

There is about 2.5 m at the river bar and more than 4 m inside. The river is packed with local boats, so there is virtually no chance for mooring.


E of the spit

E of the spit/wiki/Omi%C5%A1#E_of_the_spit
Anchorage icon E of the spit [[Omiš#E of the spit|E of the spit]] 43°26.324'N, 016°41.492'E
Alternatively, anchor off to the E of the spit in depths of 4.0 - 5.0 metres. The holding is good in sand. Shelter here is reasonably good in the prevailing winds, but poor in W or S winds, when the river offers better shelter (as long as you can get a fair way upstream). Neither position is comfortable in a strong bora, when Split or Brač offer better protection.


Water At the town pier/wiki/Omi%C5%A1#At_the_town_pierWater icon At the town pier [[Omiš#At the town pier|At the town pier]]
Electricity N/A (Not Available)
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Some bins in the town
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs  /wiki/Omi%C5%A1#.26nbsp.3BService icon   [[Omiš# | ]] Limited – at the small boat yard at the SE of the town pier
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/Omi%C5%A1#In_the_townCar icon In the town [[Omiš#In the town|In the town]] rental outlets


Supermarket and several provisions shops in the village.

Eating out

Several cafes and restaurants in the town and along the bay.



Most of the tourism and recreation in Omiš centres around the river Cetina and the beaches. There are some wonderful walks upriver through the river gorge, which is also popular with adventure sports enthusiasts. The complex of mill and restaurant at Radmanove Mlinice 6km upriver is a popular tourist spot and well worth the walk. With transport, it is also possible to visit the spectacular Gubavica waterfalls (Velika and Mala Gubavica) 16 km E of Omiš.

River Cetina near Radmanove Mlinice
Optional activity at Gubavica Falls


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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