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WorldMediterraneanAdriatic SeaCroatiaCentral DalmatiaHvarZavala
43°07.386'N, 016°41.825'E Chart icon.png
lat=43.1231 | lon=16.69709 | zoom=17 | y
Harbour of Zavala from S

The tiny harbour of Zavala is situated on the S coast of the island of Hvar in Croatia, two miles due N of the small island of Šćedro. The harbour is protected by a pier on the E side and a natural breakwater in the shape of a rocky spit on its W side. There is a good beach at the head of the bay, and consequently, the bay is ringed with holiday homes and its beach thronged with bathers during the hot summer months.

Smaller yachts can tie up on the pier here and larger ones anchor off in the bay. The shelter is good in all but S winds.


See Central Dalmatia.


See Croatia.


See Croatia.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


There are no dangers in the immediate approach to Zavala. Depths in the bay range from 6.0 to 16.0 metres.


The town of Hvar is the nearest summer port of entry. At other times of the year, Split and Korčula are the nearest year-round ports of entry.


Zavala bay with pier from W

Zavala Harbour

Zavala Harbour/wiki/Zavala#Zavala_Harbour
Harbour icon Zavala Harbour [[Zavala#Zavala Harbour|Zavala Harbour]] 43°07.408'N, 016°41.840'E
The only mooring option is to lie alongside the jetty on the E side of the harbour, or alternatively go bows or stern-to using your anchor. Depths at the jetty are 2.0 - 3.0 metres. The shelter is good except with anything S in the wind.

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Zavala Anchorage

Zavala Anchorage/wiki/Zavala#Zavala_Anchorage
Anchorage icon Zavala Anchorage [[Zavala#Zavala Anchorage|Zavala Anchorage]] 43°07.359'N, 016°41.832'E
Anchor off in the bay, clear of the small craft on mooring buoys. Depths in the outer part of the bay are 6.0 - 12.0 metres. The holding is moderate to good in sand, weed and shingle. This position is suitable with N winds but with any unsettled weather you are better off elsewhere.


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Give the names and locations of supermarkets, grocery stores, bakeries, etc.

Eating out

Ashore/wiki/Zavala#AshoreEatingout icon Ashore [[Zavala#Ashore|Ashore]] simple café.




Very little. Swim off the boat and that’s about it.


For other useful websites, see Croatia.


See Croatia.


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