Pag Town

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Pag Town
44°26.630'N, 015°02.990'E Chart icon.png
lat=44.44383 | lon=15.04983 | zoom=14 | y
Pag Town with the Velebit mountains beyond

The harbour of Pag Town lies at the S end of a large, six-mile long inlet entered from the Velebit Channel on the E side of the island of Pag in Croatia. The inlet provides reasonable shelter in most conditions, although with a fetch of six miles from the NW, winds from that direction can make Pag Town a very uncomfortable place to be. Largely constructed under the Venetians in the 15th century, the town’s prosperity derived from the extensive salt pans that surround the S end of the inlet. Much of the mediaeval centre of the town still survives, although today its income derives more from the production of lace and the famous Pag cheeses. Visiting yachts have the option of berthing on the town quay, either alongside or stern/bows to the section with laid moorings, or anchoring off the town in 4.0 - 5.0 metres.


See Pag.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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The approach is via the entrance to the inlet/wiki/Pag_Town#entrance_to_the_inletWorld icon.png entrance to the inlet [[Pag Town#entrance to the inlet|entrance to the inlet]] 44°28.2′N, 15°04.5′E from the Velebit Channel, then after a mile on a NW course rounding the headland of Rt. Sv. Nikola and heading SSE. There can often be a tidal current of up to 3-4 in the channel here. The harbour of Pag Town lies just over two miles SSE of Rt. Sv. Nikola. On the final approach, note that there are shallows to the W of the town quay marked by buoys and then posts.


None, Mali Lošinj is the nearest port of entry.


Pag quay can be choppy in NW winds

Pag Town Harbour

Pag Town Harbour/wiki/Pag_Town#Pag_Town_Harbour
Harbour icon Pag Town Harbour [[Pag Town#Pag Town Harbour|Pag Town Harbour]] 44°26.651'N, 015°03.161'E
Visiting yachts either berth alongside at the S end of the town quay, just S of the small basin (which is usually filled by local boats) or stern/bows-to the section N of the basin, where there are some laid moorings. Depths at the S end are 3.0 - 3.5 metres and on the N section 2.5 - 3.0 metres. Shelter here is reasonably good in most conditions, although the prevailing NW winds can make it a bit choppy in the afternoons. A strong NW wind would probably make it untenable here. There are no facilities on the town quay, but it is handy for provisions and restaurants.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



See Caska and Zubovici.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins behind the harbour
Fuel Garage/wiki/Pag_Town#GarageFuel icon Garage [[Pag Town#Garage|Garage]] DD.dddDD.ddd on outskirts of town
Bottled gas {N/A
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet WiFi at internet cafes in the town
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 Rental outlets in the town


  • Supermarket and other provisions shops in the town.
  • Butcher
  • Fruit and vegetable market
  • Fish market
  • Pharmacy

Eating out

  • Several restaurants in the town
  • The small courtyard restaurant of Dva Ferala (two lanterns), offered in 2004 a great lunch of Pag lamb, salad and local Žutica white wine followed by Pag cheese


  • Buses to Zadar, Rijeka and Zagreb
  • Local buses to Novalja
  • Car ferries (seasonal) fromZiglen to Prizna


Places to Visit

The area around Pag Town is quite bare and rocky and, apart from its proximity to the awe-inspiring range of the Velebit mountains, has little to recommend it in the landscape. Most of the tourism interest centres on the settlement of Pag Town itself, which largely dates from the 15th century and contains many old buildings. The town lies at the head of a large inlet facing the Velebit mountains and is surrounded by salt pans (the manufacture of the famous Pag cheese being the other major industry). The 16th-century church of St Mary’s has an intriguing sculpture over its door, showing the Virgin surrounded by Pag women in local headdresses. The nearby Ducal Palace has a similarly ornate doorway. Pag Town also boasts a small lace museum, celebrating the other craft (in addition to cheesemaking) for which the island is celebrated.

The portal of St Mary’s Church, Pag Town
A fine specimen of Pag lace
Pag cheese and lamb are a renowned local speciality


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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