05 Cultural-historical heritage on the shore and in the sea
Klasifikacija prema RKD
Cultural landscape Cultural-historical unity
Immovable cultural heritage Material cultural property
The port of Mošćenička Draga is located on the west coast of the Bay of Rijeka (φ = 45° 14.3' N; λ = 14° 15.6' E). Mošćenička Draga is a village and port on the Liburnian coast of Istria, equally distant from Lovran and Plomin Bay. The medieval town of Mošćenice rises above the settlement of Mošćenička Draga. Fishing has developed in the area of Mošćenička Draga, since the past, while today tourism is dominant. The surface of the Mošćenička Draga port area is 11,670 m2 (land area 1,643 m2, sea area 10,027 m2). The Port of Mošćenička Draga is intended for the accommodation of ships, yachts, sports and other boats, embarkation and disembarkation of passengers (excursion boats and small boats), loading and unloading fish and fishing equipment, and the reception of boats transporting divers. The port area has four parts: wharf, communal port area, nautical port area and anchorage. The port has a wharf, two protective breakwaters, and a shore for mooring boats (communal and nautical part of the port). The wharf is approximately 60 m long, while the depths along the coastal wall are approximately 3.5 to 4 m. The berth capacity is two to three ships depending on the dimensions and method of mooring. The coast is massive, built of stone and concrete. At the far eastern edge of the coast there is a harbour light, a green tower with light and a gallery (G 7m 3M). The wharf is primarily intended for the mooring of fishing and excursion vessels. The protective breakwater is approximately 30 m long, with stone blocks placed on the outside, while the inner side is used for mooring vessels. Depths along the breakwater are approximately 2 to 3 m. It can take two smaller boats depending on the dimensions, moored sideways along the shore. Opposite the protective breakwater to the west there is a smaller protective breakwater approximately 15 m long. Stone blocks are placed on the outside, while the inside is used for mooring boats. The entrance to the port is located between these two breakwaters and is approximately 10 m wide. The boat mooring quay has massive coastal walls with a total length of 160 m and depth along the coast ranging from 1 to 3 m. Within the port area there is the capacity for 78 berths for boats (69 berths for permanent and 9 for temporary berth). During the summer months, smaller vessels, due to lack of space inside the port, anchor southwest of the port, in front of the beach. In front of the port there is an anchorage with buoys for mooring boats at a depth of approximately 10 m, and then the bottom drops sharply to a depth of 30 m. Smaller ships and vessels can anchor in front of the port at a distance of approximately 100 m from the port, but only in calm weather. The port of Mošćenička Draga is exposed to all winds and is partially protected only from the winds from the 4th quadrant. The strong southeastern wind, as well as the bora make it impossible to dock at the wharf. The strong mistral is also unpleasant turning in the channel Vela Vrata and blowing from the same direction as the southeastern wind. The Port of Mošćenička Draga is a port open to public transport of local importance and is an integral part of the Port Authority of Opatija - Lovran - Mošćenička Draga; the port also has a branch office of the Rijeka Port Authority.