Brač, the island of vineyards and olive trees is located opposite Split. It is the perfect starting point to explore the nearby Šolta and Hvar islands or the towns on Makarska Riviera. We will show you what weather you can expect if you go sailing in Brač. In addition, we will help you plan a 1 or 2-week sailing itinerary. Visit this beautiful island!
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Location of Brač
The Croatian Brač is located south of Split. It is the third-largest island on the Adriatic Sea. The 778-metre high Vidova Gora is the highest mountain in the Adriatic archipelago. In clear weather, you can see the island of Hvar and Vis from here.
History of Brač
The first inhabitants of the island were the Illyrians. They built a fortress near the northern shore, on the site of today’s Skrip. Later the Romans arrived, and then Byzantium took over. After the Goths ravaged the island, refugees from Salona and Neretva settled on the island. In 1102 King Coleman of Hungary ruled over the island. Until the 15th century, Venetians and Hungarian-Croatian kings alternated on the throne. Andrew II of Hungary gave Brač to the Frankopan family. From 1420 to 1979 it was under Venetian rule.
After the fall of the Venetian Republic, the Habsburg Empire took over, and then, in 1806, Russian Tsarist armies arrived. After the Russians, Brač belonged to the French emperor Napoleon, then again to the Austrians. The island came under Croatian rule in 1823. On December 1, 1918, it became part of the Serbian-Croatian-Slovenian Kingdom, then Yugoslavia. Brač has been part of the Republic of Croatia since 1991.
Weather in Brač
Brač has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild winters. The average temperature in summer is 25 °C, and 9 °C in winter. The northern part of the island is exposed to the cold Bora wind blowing from the direction of Mount Biokovo.
Highlights in Brač
If you like hiking, the island is home to the 778-metre high Vidova Gora, offering excellent hiking trails. Only 3 km from Sutivan, in the direction of Milna, there is a nature park where you can spend a great day with your family. The main attraction of Supetar is St. Peter”s Basilica, built-in 1773. The Church of the Annunciation, Leroy bell tower, the Church Museum, the statue of St. Victor and Roman mosaics are also worth visiting. The white limestone excavated in Brač is known worldwide. Many famous buildings were built using it. The most famous is the Diocletian’s Palace in Split.
Gastronomy of Brač
This Central Dalmatian island is famous for its lamb dishes and cheese. If you are visiting, try the Smutica, a local drink, made of 4 parts goat’s cheese and 1 part red wine. As for restaurants, we recommend Restoran Punta in Supetar. In Bol, Ranc Restaurant or Konoba Mendula are the best places to eat.
Beaches in Brač
Beach of Banj (Supetar)
It is one of the best known and most popular beaches in the town, only 15 minutes from the town centre. The beach has shallow water, making it perfect for families with small children. There is a restaurant, changing rooms, showers, and you can rent sun lounges and beach umbrellas. If you choose this beach, try the popular local sport, the picking ball game..
Zlatni Rat (Bol)
Zlatni Rat is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic Sea thanks to its crystal clear waters. It is a tongue-shaped land that is constantly changing its form due to currents and waves. There are showers and a restaurant on the pebble beach, and you can also rent beach umbrellas and sun lounges. The beach is a water sports paradise. You can go surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, wakeboarding, water skiing and ride a jet ski. If you want to avoid crowded places, there are some beautiful rocky bays in the area.
Rent a boat in Brač
Milna is located in one of the most protected bays of this magnificent island. Thanks to marinas, it is very popular among sailors.
Ports of Milna
Milna has 3 ports and can accommodate more than 300 boats. The largest is ACI Marina Milna, offering 170 berths for boats up to 40 metres. The depth of the seabed is 6 metres. You can choose from many quality services here, and you can refuel. Marina Vlaska is on the northern side of the Bay of Milna. It has 71 berths for boats up to 25 metres. The depth is 15 metres. Yacht Club Milna has 100 berths for boats up to 30 metres. The depth is 3 metres. Information about sailing in Milna, or rent a boat in Milna
Port of Sutivan
Sutivan is located on the westernmost part of the north coast of Brač. It is only 7 kilometres from Supetar. The port can accommodate smaller yachts, but larger boats can only anchor in front of the bay. The depth at the entrance is 6 metres, and 2-3 metres along the quay.
Port of Supetar
Supetar’s outer port is reserved for ferries and commercial vessels. In contrast, mostly smaller boats and yachts use the inner basin. The depth of the seabed at the entrance is 6 metres, 5 metres in the outer basin, and 3-4 metres in the inner basin. Information about sailing in Supetar, or rent a boat in Supetar
Port of Pučišća
The Port of Pučišća is located on the northeast coast of the island of Brač. It provides 25 berths for boats, of which 8-10 are usually available for yachts. The depth of the seabed along the quay is 1, 2-2, 3 metres, and 3, 5-4, 3 metres in the middle of the port.
Port of Sumartin
The peaceful, quiet Sumartin lies at the eastern tip of Brač. It is the youngest settlement on the island. From the marina, you can see Makarska. They are connected by ferry. The depth of the seabed is 1-3, 7 metres. Information about sailing in Sumartin, or rent a boat in Sumartin
The port of Bol is located on the southern coast of Brač Island, about halfway between Milna and Sumartin. Because of its small size, it can be hard to find a free berth during the main season. The depth of the water is 6–7 metres near the entrance and 2 metres at the pier. They provide drinking water, electricity, laundry as well as cafés and restaurants. Information about Bol sailing, or rent a boat in Bol
Port of Split
The ACI Marina Split is a port with 348 berths for boats up to 90 metres in length. A breakwater protects it from strong waves and southern winds. The depth of the seabed is 8 metres. The port has a restaurant, a bar, a laundry, and a refuelling station. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and a fuelling station. Information about sailing in Split, or rent a boat in Split
Port of Omiš
Omiš is a small Central Dalmatian town at the mouth of Cetina River. It is surrounded by massive gorges. The depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The Bóra winds, coming from every direction, and the southern winds cause strong waves in the area.
Port of Podstrana
The Marina Lav is part of the Le Meridian Lav hotel complex. It can accommodate 74 boats up to 40 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 2-2, 8 metres. There are drinking water, electricity and 24-hour security.
Information about sailing in Podstrana, or rent a boat in Podstrana
Marina Baška Voda
The Marina Baška Voda can accommodate 180 boats up to 23 metres in length. 60 berths are preserved for guests only. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The port has drinking water, electricity and a restaurant. You can even get medical help if needed. Information about sailing in Baška Voda, or rent a boat in Baška Voda
The Marina Ramova is located in Krvavica, a town that administratively belongs to Baška Voda. It has 195 berths for boats up to 16 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. The restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests at once.
The Makarska Harbour has a 225 metres long breakwater that provides excellent protection against winds and waves. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4, 8 metres. The harbour offers quality services, and there is even a refuelling station. Information about sailing in Makarska, or rent a boat in Makarska
The port of Tučepi has 200 berths for 50 yachts and 150 smaller boats. It can accommodate boats up to 20 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 6 metres. The port is protected from the wind by a breakwater. There is a Tourist Information Centre at the port, and there are many restaurants and cafés nearby.
This port is located southeast of Makarska, and it is open to visitors throughout the year. It can accommodate 220 boats up to 20 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. There are drinking water, electricity and a crane. Information about sailing in Podgora, or rent a boat in Podgora
Port of Hvar
This popular docking place of Hvar Island provides protection against the northern wind. However, southern and northwestern winds can cause significant waves. They offer several high-quality services including fuelling. Information about sailing in Hvar, or rent a boat in Hvar
Marina Sveti Klement
ACI Marina Palmižana is one of the safest harbours on the Adriatic Sea. It is located on the northeastern part of Saint Klement Island, which belongs to the Pakleni archipelago. It is open seasonally, from the 1st of April until the 31st of October. There are 180 permanent berths for boats with a maximum length of 30 metres. The maximum depth of the water is 3–8 metres. They provide showers, Wi-Fi, cafés, and restaurants and you can even find a grocery store here
The port of Brusje
The Stiniva Marina can accommodate a total of 8 boats. The depth of the water is 2–4.5 metres. If you are hungry, you can find a small restaurant in the bay.
Marina Stari Grad
The port of this cosy town can accept a total of 150 boats. The depth of the water is 13 metres near the entrance, and 4–5 metres at the town pier. They offer cafés, restaurants and an information office as well. Information about sailing in Stari Grad, or rent a boat in Stari Grad
The port of Vrboska
ACI Marina Vrboska is located in a breathtaking natural environment. You can admire lavender fields, olive trees and vineyards nearby. They have 119 berths for ships as long as 20 metres. The depth of the water is 5 metres. The port has every service you might need, including a fuel station.
Port of Jelsa
The port offers 54 berths for ships as long as 40 metres. The depth of the water is 2.70–4 metres at the northern shores, and varies between 1.50–3.70 metres at the southern shores. They offer water, electricity and showers.
The port of Sućuraj
Sućuraj is located in the eastern part of Hvar Island, in a bay that bears the same name. West of the ferry port, you can find 9 berths for yachts. The depth of the water is 2-3 metres.
The port of Sveta Nedjelja
Marina Zlatan Otok, a port run by a family, is located in a small village called Sveta Nedjelja. It can accept ships up to 18 metres long, and the depth of the water is 4 metres. Ships up to 40 metres long can dock on the outer side of the mole. The port opens at the end of May or the beginning of June and closes in October.
The port of Zavala
The little port is located on the southern shore of Hvar Island, near Šćedro Island. Smaller yachts can dock at the mole – the depth of the water is 2-3 metres here. Bigger vessels can dock at the mole where the depth is 6–16 metres.
The centre of the Island of Vis is the town of the same name, located in a large, protected bay. The marina can accommodate 70 boats, up to 20 metres in length. As for winds, the Bora and the Jugo can make berthing more difficult. When they are blowing stronger, it is better berthing at the southeastern side of the bay, at the nearby town of Kut. The depth of the seabed here is 2, 5-4, 5 metres. If you have to refuel, there is a refuelling station at Marina Vis. Information about sailing in Vis, or Vis boat rental
Komiža Town Harbour
The harbour of Komiža is on the northeastern side of a wide bay. It has 30 berths for boats up to 20 metres in length. The seabed is 6 metres deep. The harbour offers excellent protection from northern and eastern winds, but the southern Jugo can cause some waves. Information about sailing in Komiža, or rent a boat in Komiža
If you sail to Bol, you should definitely explore the other wonderful holiday resorts in the area, too. Stari Grad, Vrboska, Jelsa, Vela Stiniva Bay, Podgora, Makarska and Sumartin offer unforgettable experiences.
If you are sailing to the island of Brač, visit the other beautiful resort towns in the area. Sutivan, Podstrana, Omiš, Baška Voda, Makarska, Povlja and Pučišća are also ideal holiday destinations.
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The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Brac. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Brac shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Brac shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Day 1. Supetar (Brač-island) – Stomorska (Šolta-island) 16, 98 km (10, 55 mi), Day 2. Stomorska (Šolta-island) – Vis (Vis-island) 42, 07 km (26, 14 mi), Day 3. Vis (Vis-island) – Vela Luka (Korčula-island) 44, 90 km (27, 90 mi), Day 4. Vela Luka (Korčula-island) – Lovište (Pelješac-peninsula) 42, 09 km (26, 15 mi), Day 5. Lovište (Pelješac-peninsula) – Sućuraj (Hvar-island) 22, 07 km (13, 72 mi), Day 6. Sućuraj (Hvar-island) – Sumartin (Brač-island) 32, 84 km (20, 41 mi), Day 7. Sumartin (Brač-island) – Pučišća (Brač-island) – Supetar (Brač-island) 39, 31 km (24, 42 mi)
Day 1. Bol – Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) 15, 59 km (9, 69 mi), Day 2. Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) – Vis (Marina Vis) 36, 41 km (22, 62 mi), Day 3. Vis (Marina Vis) – Komiža 19, 71 km (12, 25 mi), Day 4. Komiža – Vela Luka 57, 84 km (35, 94 mi), Day 5. Vela Luka – Lovište 42, 09 km (26, 15 mi), Day 6. Lovište – Sućuraj 22, 07 km (13, 72 mi), Day 7. Sućuraj – Sumartin – Bol 51, 17 km (31, 8 mi)
Day 1. Milna (Marina Vlaska) – Stomorska 9, 27 km (5, 76 mi), Day 2. Stomorska – Maslinica 15, 89 km (9, 87 mi), Day 3. Maslinica – Drvenik Veli-island 13, 38 km (8, 31 mi), Day 4. Drvenik Veli-island – Primosten 27, 80 km (17, 27 mi), Day 5. Primosten – Vis (Marina Vis) 65, 08 (40, 44 mi), Day 6. Vis (Marina Vis) – Komiža 19, 71 km (12, 25 mi), Day 7. Komiža – Vela Luka 57, 84 km (35, 94 mi), Day 8. Vela Luka – Zavala 25, 21 km (15, 67 mi), Day 9. Zavala – St. Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana) 26, 04 km (16, 18 mi), Day 10. St. Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana) – Hvar 4, 25 km (2, 64 mi), Day 11. Hvar – Stari Grad 25, 40 km (15, 78 mi), Day 12. Stari Grad – Sumartin 37, 74 km (23, 45 mi), Day 13. Sumartin – Supetar 35, 52 km (22, 07 mi), Day 14. Supetar – Sutivan – Milna (Marina Vlaska) 18, 43 km (11, 45 mi)
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