Finding anchorages along the Croatian Coast


During our sailing adventure in the last two years we have seen lots of islands, wonderful villages and countless bays. If you have been on a sailboat you know the best that can happen is a nice wind during the day and a save anchorage for the night. Nothing is more valuable than a well protected bay to drop your anchor after a day of sun, sea and wind.

Here are some places we have visited and where we had exciting evenings and a good sleep, well protected from the strong northerly wind called Bora and most of the times close to a village to get supply and groceries. I will also add some more infos to the maps if necessary.

I am happy to help if you have some more questions, just comment.


Beautiful bay, south of Rovinj, you can anchor or use the paid mooring buoys. We found this wonderful restaurant in Rovinj.


Here you can find two marinas and also great and well protected anchorages in this bay, which is almost like a long fjord. During the summer the place is pretty crowded.


The bay of Maracol offers lots of mooring buoys and wonderful blue water. The bay is narrow with not a lot of room to escape if necessary. A 10 minutes walk takes you to the village on the other side of the island. This place gave us a "carribean" feeling. A perfect place to rest after crossing the Kvarner gulf.


Lots of buoys between the two islands, a great spot to sit and watch the boats passing by, before a sundowner and a nice meal at one of the restaurants nearby. Here you can have a eye on your boat while visiting the village.


On the southern end of Silba you can find a beautiful small quiet bay, very well sheltered from the northern winds but the walk to the village of Silba is a bit long, especially if you have to carry something heavy like water or lots of groceries.


To be continued...