Brac, Uvala Bobovicse
A couple of km north of the bay containing the town and harbour of Milna on the western shore of Brac you will find the narrow inlet of Uvala Bobovicse. Running inland this inlet forks with potential anchorages to the north (port as you enter) and the town and harbour to the south (starbord as you enter).
Anchorages can be found in in the northern arm, which is reported as having good holding in mud with depths ranging from 2-20 metres. While boats were observed anchored freely right in the centre of this inlet, those closer to the shore would have to take lines ashore to ensure security. In addition in this arm of the inlet there are 32 mooring buoys close to the southern shore which are managed by Sidriste Bobovicse.
This inlet provides good all around shelter though a swell might build during a Tramontana (northerly wind, like a bora). Generally though the inlet is a secure location with clean waters providing good snorkelling and swimming and a quite and pleasant environment to moor up in.
The town itself is is a short walk along the shore path from either anchorage and is entirely centred around the harbour. It has several restaurants by way of services. The Konoba Vala, overlooking the harbour wall, was lively, well frequented and during our visit played music through till around 21:30 before falling silent. The Grill Nazor restaurant was closed during our visit in early July 2009. In addition to the restaurants there is toilets and rubbish bins beyond the small park at the head of the bay. There is also a small grocery store and on occasion fresh fish can be bought directly from the town’s small fishing boats.
There you will also find a statue and several plaques dedicated to the Croatian Politician, Author and Poet Vladimir Nazor, who’s childhood home was in Bobovicse. To the west towards the sea there are several designated swimming areas, marked by ropes and float lines, this is probably a good thing in what is otherwise a narrow inlet with yachts and other boats passing up and down it.
This quiet little harbour is a fantastic place to stop either simply for a visit to Brac (and it looks as if it might have good potential as a base for walking) or as a convenient stop-over coming to or from any one of the charter bases and main Marina’s on the main shore (ACI Split, ACI Trogir, Kremik, Kastel etc). It is generally quiet, friendly and makes a great alternative for those who do not want to try either ACI Milna or Marina Vlaska in the adjacent and larger town of Milna.
Shelter: Good though swells will build up in south-westerlies and strong northerlies
Depths: 2-20 metres
Bottom: Mud with some sand and rock
Holding: Reported as good though lines should be taken ashore.
Hazards: None reported though the inlet and its approaches are entirely unlit.
Services: Several restaurants (all untested) and a small grocery store in the town.
Fuel Berth: 5nm to the south in Milna
Monday, 12 November 2012
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