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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaKvarner GulfStarigrad-Paklenica
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The small harbour of Starigrad-Paklenica lies on the mainland coast of Croatia at the SE end of the Velebitski channel, near the entrance to the Paklenica National Park at the foot of the Velebit mountain range. A settlement since Roman times, the town’s main claim to fame today is as a base for exploring the spectacular gorges of the National Park just behind the town and for long-distance trekking into the Velebit mountain range to the NE. However, the harbour, like many along this coast, is quite open and does not offer good shelter. It is not a place to be in if there is any risk of a bora or, indeed, any fresh to strong winds from NW round to SW. In settled weather, however, it is a useful place to stop for a visit to the National Park.


See Kvarner Gulf.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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Starigrad-Paklenica is approached from NW, either via the Velebitski channel having passed around the northern end of the island of Pag or, if approaching from S, through the narrow but deep channel of Ljubacka Vrata at the SE end of Pag island. A bridge crosses the latter channel, connecting Pag with the mainland, and has an air clearance of 35 metres. There are no dangers in the approach to the harbour itself. Shelter is no better than reasonable in moderate winds from NE round to E but poor in all other conditions. The harbour is untenable in strong winds from NW and W.


Starigrad harbour from W

Starigrad Harbour

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Harbour icon Starigrad Harbour [[Starigrad-Paklenica#Starigrad Harbour|Starigrad Harbour]] 44°17.686'N, 015°26.243'E
Visiting yachts can moor alongside on either side of the short jetty at the NW side of the harbour, wherever there is space. Depths along the jetty range from 1.0 metre at the root to 3.0 metres at the outer end.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



There is no suitable sheltered anchorage off Starigrad.


Water N/A (Not Available)
Electricity N/A
Toilets N/A
Showers N/A
Laundry N/A
Garbage Bins near the harbour
Fuel Fuel from garage on the main road E of the harebour
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None
Repairs N/A
Internet N/A
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A


Two supermarkets and other provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

Several bars and restaurants in the town.


  • Buses to Zadar
  • Domestic trains from Zadar to Zagreb and Split.


Places to Visit

Velika Paklenica

Most people come to Starigrad to visit the twin gorges of the Paklenica National Park which are a 20 minute walk from the harbour. The larger of the two gorges, Velika Paklenica, leads up into the foothills of the Velebit mountain range and offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Croatia.


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)


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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