Sv. Petar lighthouse was built in 1884 on the peninsula of the same name that
is placed at the entrance to the town of Makarska, in the vicinity of one of
the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic. The lighthouse is a 20 minute walk
from the center of Makarska and is 85 km from Split Airport. An asphalt road
leads to the lighthouse.
About the accommodation unit
The lighthouse is a stone, ground-floor building surrounded by a terrace.
There is one five-bed apartment in the lighthouse. The peninsula itself is a
The town of Makarska is one of the best known tourist destinations on
the Adriatic and, apart from its beaches, offers many sports activities. The
vicinity of Makarska, with numerous places to go out to, makes this lighthouse
an exclusive holiday destination.
Many visitors to Makarska often come to the lighthouse, meaning that,
during high season, the lighthouse is not an ideal destination for those
looking for peace and quiet, but for those who enjoy spending there holidays
in a well-known tourist destination. We recommend to those traveling by car
one-day trips to Biokovo and its highest peak Sv. Jure, where you can try
paragliding and enjoy the most beautiful sunsets in this part of Europe. An
asphalt road leads to Biokovo and there are road signs that will safely take
you to a well-kept belvedere.
The distance from the lighthouse terrace to the sea is 10 meters. There are
several beaches with flat rocks suitable for suntanning in the vicinity of the
lighthouse. When going from the lighthouse to Makarska, you will pass by one
of the most beautiful pebble beaches on the Adriatic that has been awarded a
Blue Flag. It is suitable for small children and the physically challenged,
and offers numerous recreational activities and restaurants.
We do not recommend sports fishing in the surrounding underwaters during high
season due to many swimmers, nevertheless spring and autumn are much better
times for sports fishing. During summer, you can take part in diving courses
(one of which takes place on the above mentioned Blue Flag beach). There are
also interesting one-day diving tours that are organized from Makarska.
In order to get to The lighthouse, take the road that leads to Makarska's
"riva" (waterfront). When you reach the waterfront, turn right and drive west
to the gate by the pine woods. The lighthouse is accessible by car which can
be parked next to the lighthouse's fence. Please contact Mrs. Josipović prior
to your arrival, as she has the key to the gate at the entrance of Sv. Petar
forest park. Upon arrival, the car should be left either at the lighthouse or
taken out of the forest park. The gate is opened from 05:00 till 09:00 am.
Please note this when planning your arrival time! You can get to Split by
plane and then by local bus lines to Makarska. You can take a bus from Split
Airport to the Harbor Master's Office in Split. The bus station, where buses
for Makarska leave almost every hour, is ten minutes away on foot. Baggage
transfer from the bus station in Makarska to the lighthouse can be arranged at
Check in: 13:00 h, check out: 10:00 h
The price of transfer is given for informative purposes only. Atlas
d.d., Dubrovnik or adriatica.net, Zagreb cannot be held responsible should the
price of transfer be changed.
You do not have to bring provisions since they can be purchased every day in
stores in Makarska. You can also buy fish from fishermen on Makarska's
waterfront at reasonable prices.
Interesting to know
It is not known who named the lighthouse after the saint, the first apostle
and martyr who also holds the key to heaven's gate. Nevertheless, this
magnificent peninsula and the lighthouse on it resemble heaven due to
beautiful beaches, crystal clear sea and Biokovo Mountain in the background.
Since Sv. Petar lighthouse is part of the promenade, the area around it,
as well as the beach in front of it, are frequently visited by tourists.
Holidays on Sv. Petar lighthouse are not recommended to those looking for
peace and quiet, privacy and seclusion.