Otok Brac: Supetar
The town of Supetar (shortened from St Peter) is located on the north shore of Brac and is the island’s capital. Siting almost due south of Split it is a busy little tourist resort popular with the residents of Split and it surrounding shore side settlements being the port where the Split ferry docks on a regular basis.
Perhaps surprisingly there is little provision for visiting yachts with only 4 laid moorings available in 2012. That said there is a friendly and helpful harbour master who (at least during the summer months) keeps a look out for visiting vessels and helps with mooring. For the mooring yacht the pilots are not particularly helpful as they seem to suggest there are mooring buoys within the harbour.
Yachts should approach the harbour and come inside the modern outer harbour wall. At the back of this is a large basin which has some masts in it but is currently occupied only by local boats. ignor this and continue to head towards the centre of the town and through the entrance ahead and slightly to the right into the inner harbour. The visiting moorings (all 4 of them) are located on the wide pier end directly opposite the entrance to the inner harbour.
This location places you right in the centre of the action at Supetar, with bars and cafes located on the pier itself and then the main street of tourist eateries heading away to to south of the pier.
The town itself is a relaxed yet bustling tourist sort of a place, and though you are in the thick of it at the visiting boat moorings it does not seem overly noisy at night (at least in the first week of July) and even though the Split ferry comes and goes every hour or so (we counted 3 separate ferries plying the same route) it ferry dock is just far enough away so as not be intrusive or disturbing.
The big question is then... why only 4 visiting berths?
The answer is that this is the town that yachtsmen have not yet discovered. It is however well worth the visit and possibly a stay of several days. The small motor cruisers (those little sub 10 metre boats) seem to make this a stop on their itinerary (there were three in the other visitor berths during our visit) and they are on to a good thing. That said one of the pleasures of Supetar is the very few yachties who are there so get your visit in before they realise the market they could attract and extend the visitor moorings or build a marina.
Harbour wall - power and water (4 moorings only in 2012)
Harbour assistance (summer)
Fuel available at the jetty next to the fish factory in Milna or Split
Shops and services
Buses connect with other towns on Brac
Harbour Master - +385 (0)21 631116
Medical Centre - +385 (0)21 631222
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
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