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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaKvarner GulfCresValun
44°54.282'N, 014°21.715'E Chart icon.png
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The small harbour of Valun lies on the W side of the gulf of the same name, which is situated on the NW coast of the island of Cres in Croatia. The E coast of the Istra peninsula on the mainland is only 10 miles to the W and the harbour and marina of Cres Town four miles NNE. The hamlet and its harbour lie at the foot of steep cliffs and, apart from a few restaurants along the waterfront, is largely unspoilt. The quay has laid moorings for around a dozen yachts. The shelter is good with S and W winds but the quay is completely open N and E.


See Cres.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.



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Valun lies at the SW corner of the Gulf of Valun, five miles SSE of the headland of Rt. Pernat. There are no dangers in the approach, although with moderate to strong winds from NW round to E an unpleasant swell develops in the gulf and the quay here is nearly untenable. The quay is protected by a short breakwater.


Valun is not a port of entry. The nearest port of entry is Mali Losinj on the island of Losinj.


Valun waterfront

Valun Harbour

Valun Harbour/wiki/Valun#Valun_Harbour
Harbour icon Valun Harbour [[Valun#Valun Harbour|Valun Harbour]] 44°54.284'N, 014°21.696'E
Immediately S of the short breakwater is a quay with depths of 2.0 - 3.0 metres. There are laid moorings here for around a dozen yachts. There are no facilities on the quay. Shelter here is poor in any winds from NW round to E and the berths are probably untenable in strong winds from these directions. In such conditions, Cres Town is a safer option.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


The nearest sheltered anchorage is in the bay of Cres Town.


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Laundry N/A
Garbage N/A
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Bottled gas N/A
Chandlers None
Repairs Brodogradilište Cres in Cres Town/wiki/Valun#Brodogradili.C5.A1te_Cres_in_.5B.5BCres_Town.5D.5DService icon Brodogradilište Cres in Cres Town [[Valun#Brodogradilište Cres in Cres Town|Brodogradilište Cres in Cres Town]] 44°57.170'N, 014°24.500'E this is the nearest facility; see [[1]] for details of services.

ACI Marina Cres in Cres Town/wiki/Valun#ACI_.5B.5BMarina_Cres.5D.5D_in_.5B.5BCres_Town.5D.5DService icon ACI Marina Cres in Cres Town [[Valun#ACI Marina Cres in Cres Town|ACI Marina Cres in Cres Town]] 44°56.887'N, 014°24.813'E has a small boatyard.

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Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Rental outlets in the town


Limited provisions in the village.

Eating out

Several cafes and restaurants along the waterfront.


Buses to Cres Town.


Beach near Valun

Places to Visit

Valun is a highly photogenic hamlet, a cluster of old stone houses climbing up the hill from the harbour. Around the harbour are some good cafes and restaurants where one can sit and watch the infrequent comings and goings on the town quay. The small parish church of Valun displays an 11th tombstone inscribed in Glagolitic as well as Latin, one of the earliest examples in Croatia. On either side of the hamlet are some idyllic beaches, fringed with pines.


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 entry for Croatia.


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