NOVIGRAD (45° 19'N; 13° 34'E), town (pop. 2,522 in 1991) and harbour (on the peninsula on the S side of the bay).
Approach: Novigrad can be identified by ruins of the town walls, church belfry and white, eight-sided concrete tower (sector light) at the head of the breakwater and a white tower with column and gallery (green light) on the head of the pier.
Care should be taken to avoid two shoals at the harbour entrance: Val shoal (WSW of harbour) is marked by a cylindrical black buoy with red line roud the middle, topped with two black spheres; Meja shoal (at the root of the outer side of the breakwater). When approaching at night vessels should keep within the white sector of the light on the breakwater head. The Val shoal is covered by its red sector and the Meja shoal by its green sector.
Mooring: The harbour is protected from all winds except W and NW which cause a surge in the harbour. As soon the first signs of N and NW winds are noticed yachts should transfer to Novigrad marina. Yachts drawing up to 3.5m may moor along the breakwater, near the head, and on the NE side of the pier (four-point moor). The pier is also used by coastal and excursion boats, and in summer for customs. The best anchorage is about 200m NE of the pier (depth 34m ).
Novigrad is a seasonal port of entry; customs, harbour master's branch office, post office; medical service, chemist's. Ribon Fishing Club.
Facilities: Self-service (groceries), duty-free shop, navigation charts and publications, water and fuel in marina.
Sights: Part of walls with two towers, Sv Pelagije church (St Pelagius 8 C, with 15 C and 16 C additions, crypt), loggia and Gothic houses, stancija a typical Istrian country estate (1761) on Karpinjan headland. Town Museum in the Urizzi mansion.
NOVIGRAD MARINA is located SE of Novigrad harbour, about 100m from pier. Provides shelter from all winds and sea.
When entering harbour care should be taken of the shoals off Mujela point extending about 150m from shore and of Val shoal about 900m SW of breakwater.
The marina has 130 sea-berths (four-point moor without anchor) for smaller craft (drawing 1.5m) and room for about 50 vessels at the pier.
It has reception office; water and electricity hook-ups at the root of the pontoon pier. Slipway for small craft, crane (10 t); small repairs in marina, larger ones in Pula shipyard. Winter berthing with care and maintenance. Fuel and butane gas available. Other supplies in Novigrad.