The harbour of Mali Lošinj, the largest settlement on the Adriatic islands, is situated in the southeast part of the two-mile long bay of this maritime centre, famous since classical times. The harbour enjoyed its zenith in the era of sailing ships, especially in the 18th and 19th centuries. That was also when the famous Lošinj Maritime School was founded, and still today, Lošinj Harbour is of great maritime and nautical significance. Most sailors travelling from the northern Adriatic towards central and southern parts, or vice versa, pass the island of Lošinj during the tourist season. Many of them stop in this small town which, apart from its graceful urban feel, also provides many mooring opportunities.
Classic berths are located at the very base of Lošinj Harbour and on part of the eastern shore. In the first case, you should drop anchor and tie up stern to shore, while in the second you should moor side on to the shore. There are fewer free berths in the eastern part of the harbour, since most of the waterfront is occupied by tourist and excursion boats. Due to the large number of boats and yachts visiting the harbour, Lošinj officials have anchored three pontoons and organised a seawall in the SW part of the harbour, in order to increase the number of berths for sailors. They are equipped with moorings, water and electricity connections and toilet and shower facilities. The seawall is also used by larger yachts. Be careful in the harbour during the bura, the tramontana or summer squalls. Lošinj Harbour can be reached via its main entrance – Boca Vera and via Privlaka passage on the eastern shore. The passage is spanned by a swing bridge. There are two marinas on the eastern part of the shoreline, a little further away from the centre, where you can find a berth if there are no free ones on the main waterfront, or if you want to enjoy some peace and quiet. Mali Lošinj, with its numerous cafes, restaurants and clubs, is a place where everyone can find something to entertain them. The town also has many art galleries, theatre performances and exhibitions. Be sure to visit Lošinj Museum. The entire harbour is surrounded by beautiful forests and promenades, which extend on the south side, around the main beach in Čikat Bay, where you can drop anchor and go for a swim.
(There is a port authority office and maritime border crossing in the harbour. The town has a community health centre, pharmacy, post office, many banks and a police station. There are also two fuel stations in the harbour. The airport is nearby.)