Croatia - your sailing destination
At the anchor
Visited in the Summer 2021
Safe, free anchorage.
It is well protected from all but S wind. Even than it might be quiet OK. We anchored there in W and N wind and it was very calm.
It is rather small bay and there are always few more boats there so anchoring is possible only with lines ashore.
With a bigger boat you can just anchor at the entrance of the bay. It is about 10-15m deep. But space is limited.
Bottom is sand with some grass patches.
Nice snorkelling, clear water. Beach is sometimes dirty. Specially after South wind as it brings lot of rubbish.
There is dirt road (starting from the beach) connecting most of bays in the area with Stari Grad. If you like hiking this might be nice place to spend few days.
Around the island
The island of Rab, located in the northern Adriatic, has some of the most diverse landscapes in the region. It has been a popular tourist destination for over a hundred years, but its beauty was already known to the ancient Romans, who called it Felix Arba or “The Happy Island of Arba” – “Arba” being an Illyrian name for the island, meaning “forested”, “green”.
Rab with its deep coves is perfect for nautical tourists so we recommend that you explore other anchorages as well. And there are many.
Even if you anchor deep in the St.Fumija bay, walk to the old town will take only around 20min. You can take a bit longer rout by the sea or one going higher up trough the park-forest Komrcar with its luxurious green crowns of Aleppo pines and other Mediterranean vegetation. This pearl of nature in the immediate vicinity of the town of Rab owes its existence to the vision and diligence of Pravdoje Belija, a forest superintendant.
While strolling through the city, you can still feel the spirit of the past. You can admire beautiful palaces from the Gothic and Renaissance periods, or explore the slick medieval streets and alleys, which are full of life.
During summer season Rab is very busy as it is popular tourist destination.
You can start your day with a coffee and very good ice cream on the St.Christopher square.