Makarska Harbour - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Taken in September 2011, this image shows a view over Makarska harbour and bay, taken from the quayside. From here you get a good view over the bay with the promenade, cafes and various moored ships.
Makarska Harbour - FURTHER INFORMATION
Makarska Harbour - Makarska visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Makarska Harbour' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Split-Dalmatia County.
Makarska Harbour lies in a bay protected by two headlands, Sv Petar to the north and Rt Osejava to the south. The result is a curved bay backed by the Biokovo Mountains with Makarska town built on the strip of land between the two. The harbour front has a good promenade, lined with various cafes and bars and is a popular stop for various small sailing and cruise boats travelling along the Dalmatian coast.
Traditionally a fishing port, the town is now a popular tourist destination, part of the Makarska Riviera famous for good beaches. Just to the north, beyond Sv Petar headland is Donja luka bay, whose curved bay and narrow beach is lined with various hotels and resorts.
Makarska tourist information office is found on the harbour front close to the docking point for the Sumartin-Makarska ferry.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Flight: Split International Airport found 20km west of Split, transfer by either taxi or bus.
Ferry: There are regular ferries to Sumartin from Makarska Harbour. Otherwise take a ferry to from Dubrovnik, Korcula, Mljet, Pescara, Rijeka, Vis, Hvar, Spetare (Brac), Stari Grad, Drvenik and Ancona in Italy and then transfer by bus.
Road: Makarska lies on the 8 coastal road, about 60km South of Split, 42km south of Omiš and 140km (3 hours by bus) north of Dubrovnik.