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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaCentral DalmatiaBračPučišća
43°20.933'N, 016°44.211'E Chart icon.png
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Pucisca harbour from the N

The small harbour of Pučišća is located on the NE coast of the island of Brač in Croatia, at the head of a deep inlet extending for nearly a mile inland.

The entrance is three miles WNW of the bay of Povlja with its harbour and anchorage of U. Luka. The main yacht quay is in the W harbour and offers good shelter in most conditions for yachts of up to 15 metres, although it becomes almost untenable in the bora, which tends to blow from N directly down the inlet.

The town was formerly an important centre for stonemasonry and there is still a stonemasons school here. Not surprisingly, the town boasts many fine old stone houses and the work of its stone sculptors is to be found in many of the town’s public places.


See Central Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


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The immediate approach to Pucisca is free of dangers. The inlet is entered between the headland of Rt Sv Nikola on the W side, which is marked with a conspicuous light structure and Rt Pucisca on the E side, which is clearly identifiable from the large quarry and spoil heap on the shore. The harbour lies just under a mile up the inlet to starboard. Depths in the inlet are over 25 metres and in the harbour 3.0 - 5.0 metres. The shelter is good in most conditions, but poor with very strong N winds.


Split is the nearest all-year round port of entry. During the summer, Hvar, Vis and, if arriving from N, Primošten on the mainland are also ports of entry.


There are two main berthing options for yachts visiting Pucisca harbour:

Pucisca harbour has room for 8-10 yachts

W basin

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Harbour icon W basin [[Pučišća#W basin|W basin]] 43°20.884'N, 016°44.015'E
The W harbour, in Pučiški, consists of a basin partially protected by two short jetties and is the main harbour of the town. Around 20 moorings have been laid along the S side of the basin, some of which are occupied by local boats, leaving usually 8-10 available for visiting yachts. The mooring lines are not very long in view of the cramped nature of the harbour and they would not suit yachts of much over 15 metres – especially the ones towards the W end of the quay. Also, they are laid on something of a slant in view of the configuration of the harbour, which can be a bit disconcerting at first. Depths are around 3.5 – 4.0 metres along most of the quay. There is a small (stone-built, naturally) toilet and shower block near the quay on the breakwater (next to the rather smart garbage bins). The shelter is good on the quay in all but strong N and NE winds.
The spanking new facilities in Pucisca harbour
Yachts can go alongside the N quay, if there is space

N quay

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Harbour icon N quay [[Pučišća#N quay|N quay]] 43°20.938'N, 016°44.092'E
It is possible to berth alongside the quay on the N side of the inlet, outside the short breakwater of the W harbour, although this is regularly used by tripper boats and space is often at a premium. It is, however, a useful spot to berth for a trip to the nearby Studenac supermarket. Depths are 4.0 – 5.0 metres, but there is very little to tie onto and you might have to use a stone lamppost base to secure your lines.
The E basin is full of small craft moorings

E basin

E basin/wiki/Pu%C4%8Di%C5%A1%C4%87a#E_basin
Harbour icon E basin [[Pučišća#E basin|E basin]] °'N, 016°44.145'E
The smaller E basin ‘round the corner’ from the main harbour, which used to be an option for visiting yachts, is now full of small craft moorings and berthing here is no longer possible. This basin has, in any case, poorer protection from N and NE winds.

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The surroundings in the anchorage are somewhat industrial

Stipanska luka

Stipanska luka/wiki/Pu%C4%8Di%C5%A1%C4%87a#Stipanska_luka
Anchorage icon Stipanska luka [[Pučišća#Stipanska luka|Stipanska luka]] (U. Sv. Stjepana) 43°20.888'N, 016°44.494'E
It is possible to anchor in the SE arm of the inlet, 500 metres E of the harbour, although it is quite industrial here and not particularly attractive. Anchor in 6.0 - 7.0 metres in the centre of the inlet. Holding is good in sand and mud. The shelter is good in most conditions, but it is the worst place to be with any fresh to strong N winds, which funnel straight in.

U. Luka

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Anchorage icon U. Luka [[Pučišća#U. Luka|U. Luka]]
An alternative anchorage, which offers better shelter with N winds, can be found at U. Luka, the westernmost inlet in Povla bay, two miles W of the town of Povlja.


Water W basin/wiki/Pu%C4%8Di%C5%A1%C4%87a#.5B.5B.23W_basin.7CW_basin.5D.5DWater icon W basin [[Pučišća#W basin|W basin]] on the quays
Electricity W basin/wiki/Pu%C4%8Di%C5%A1%C4%87a#.5B.5B.23W_basin.7CW_basin.5D.5DElectricity icon W basin [[Pučišća#W basin|W basin]] on the quays
Toilets N/A (Not Available)
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Near the waterfront
Fuel N/A
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet WiFi at internet cafés
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 N/A


In the town/wiki/Pu%C4%8Di%C5%A1%C4%87a#In_the_townProvisions icon In the town [[Pučišća#In the town|In the town]] Supermarkets, provisions shops, and butchers; also a fruit and vegetable market.

Eating out

  • The town
 /wiki/Pu%C4%8Di%C5%A1%C4%87a#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Pučišća# | ]] Restaurants and café/bars ashore.


Buses to Supetar and other local destinations.


A fine example of the Pucisca stonemason's craft
Pucisca stonemason at work

The town is an important centre of the stoneworking industry and contains many fine examples of the stone mason’s craft, both in the form of the stone-built mansions that line many of the streets and the sculptures to be found in public spaces all around the town. There are several fine churches that bear testimony to the skills of Pucisca masons. The main school of stonemasonry on the island is to be found here on the N side of the harbour and there are usually several 'student' pieces to admire in front of it.


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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