Mljet, Luka Polace
Located on the north shore of Otok Mljet at its western end the large open inlet of Luka Polace is a popular stop for yachts visiting the National Park of Mljet. There are a number of private harbours around the bay, but for every yacht moored against a harbour wall there is one which chooses to anchor and avoid being tied to using the restaurant providing the mooring.
The main anchorage area is in the inner end of the bay to the north-west of the town and its private dock/harbours. Anchoring is depths of 5-14 metres and holding is recorded as being excellent in mud. That said Luka Polace does not provide as much shelter as you might hope funnelling western and northwestern winds in particular. The Sirrocco can also blow strongly across the bay from the east. Consideration should be given to taking a line ashore to provide additional security.
There are some mooring buoys in the south-western corner of the bay, close to the roman palace. During our visit in 2011 there were 8 moorings available with the outer 4 being associated with the Konoba Ankora. It was not clear who manages the remaining 4 buoys. Immediately to the north of the mooring buoys offshore from the palace is a rocky patch that should be avoided when choosing an anchoring location.
Shelter: Resonable though W, NW and E winds may funnel through the bay
Depths: 5-14 metres
Bottom: Mud with some rocky patches
Shore Access: via various harbour walls
Services: Seasonal bar/restaurants and shops
Harbour Master - +385 (0)20 745040 (Sobra)
Medical Centre - +385 (0)20 745 005 (Babino Polje)
Pharmacy, Dentist, Post Office and other services are in Babino Polje
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
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