LIMSKI ZALJEV, bay about 5.5M long and average 500m wide, about 3M north of Rovinj. Inland from its head extends the karst valley of the small seasonal river Lim. The sides of the bay are steep and overgrown with macchia. Powerful freshwater springs gush up from the seabed at the shore especially during winter months. The depth at the mouth of the bay is about 30m and at the head about 10m. There are underwater pipes and cables across the entrance to the bay. Limski zaljev is a legally protected centre for fish breeding and shellfish.
Warning: It is forbidden to sail or anchor in the bay without special permission.
Approach: Hotels on Sjole point are conspicuous. The Lim shoal is marked by a large cylindrical buoy with a red band round the middle topped by two black spheres.
Caution must be exercised when entering the bay to avoid the Kuvrsada shoal north of the entrance bay (marked with a cylindrical buoy with a black post and red belt round the middle, topped with two black spheres). Kuvrsada inland is linked with the mainland by a bridge (on the posts). The Lim shoal in front of the entrance is marked by a cylindrical buoy with a black post and a red belt in the middle topped by two black spheres. The Fujaga shoal on the north side of the entrance is marked by a black and yellow post topped by two black cones, points downwards. If approaching from the S, about 500m SSW of Kriz point is an unmarked rocky shoal (depth 3.2m).
Facilities: Very limited (motel and inn on sea front, the seasonal Viking restaurant).
Sights: Illyrian remains (4/3 C B.C.), ruins of a Benedictine Abbey (12 C) and Old Christian church (6 C, remains of frescoes); Sv Marija church (St Mary, 1041).