Adventures in Brac on a Croatia Sailing Break
The Adriatic island of Brac is the largest on the Dalmatian Coast and home to the region’s highest mountain (Mount St Vid), biggest airport and some of the most beautiful beaches for miles. Despite being located just off the Dalmatian mainland between Split and Hvar and easily accessible, Brac is surprisingly untouched by the tourism found in neighbouring isles. This gives the island a refreshingly quiet and contained atmosphere that holds great appeal for those looking to explore off the beaten track.
The island’s two larger settlements are the towns of Bol and Supetar, which offer all the amenities you could need, not to mention ferry and catamaran services to Hvar and Split. Their gravel and sand shores, lush pine forests and compact pedestrian-friendly centres provide an opportunity to sample the local culture or have a drink at one of the bars overlooking the water.
However, it is also well worth exploring beyond the town boundaries. Brac is home to a number of unique sights, including the Hermitage of Blaca, the Dragon’s Cave close to Murvica and the island museum in Skrip. The small hamlet of Bobovisca is another of these.
Bobovisca is found to the west of the island, built into steep mountainside and offering potentially the best views that Brac has to offer. With houses extending right to the waterfront, the small town almost appears to rise from the waves and its sheltered cove offers a warm welcome to anyone on a Croatia sailing holiday. With temperate waters and a slow pace of life, it is the perfect place to unwind and gather your thoughts before setting sail again.