Lighthouses of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the nations that became independent following the breakup of the Yugoslav federation in 1991. Unfortunately, it was a difficult birth leading to a bitter war between the ethnic groups inhabiting the country. The war was finally ended by the Dayton Agreement of December 1995.

The country is mostly mountainous and remote from the sea. Herzegovina, the southernmost region of the country, has a very short coastline on the Mali Ston Bay, an arm of the Adriatic Sea. The resort town of Neum is the nation's only port. Currently only small craft use the port, but there are plans to develop a commercial port of entry. (Neum has been part of Bosnia and Hercegovina since 1699, when the city-state of Ragusa, now Dubrovnik, ceded the town to the Ottoman Empire.)

Bosnia and Herzegovina has no beacons large enough to be called lighthouses but this page describes three smaller beacons within the country. Presumably the lights are maintained by the port authority in Neum.

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. Admiralty numbers are from volume E of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 113.

General Sources
Online List of Lights - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Photos by various photographers posted by Alexander Trabas.
World of Lighthouses - Bosnia and Herzegovina
Photos by various photographers available from
Navigational chart information for Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Neum Light
Luka Neum Light, Neum, August 2010
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Smooth_O

[Rep Kleka (Rt Klek)]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white flash every 3 s. 5 m (17 ft) white concrete post. Trabas has a distant view and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the tip of a long peninsula sheltering the Bay of Neum. Site status unknown. ARLHS BOS-001; Admiralty E3521; NGA 13792.
[Hrid Lopata]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); green flash every 3 s. 5 m (17 ft) concrete post painted green. Trabas has a photo and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef the Bay of Neum about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) east of the Rep Kleka light. Site status unknown. Admiralty E3521.3; NGA 13796.
* [Luka Neum]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); red flash every 3 s. 5 m (17 ft) steel post, painted red and mounted on a small concrete base. A photo is above, Trabas has a photo and Google has a distant satellite view. Located just off the tip of a headland on the north entrance to Neum harbor. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty E3521.5; NGA 13800.

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Notable faux lighthouses:

Adjoining page: Southern Croatia

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Posted December 4, 2014. Checked and revised October 1, 2019. Lighthouses: 0. Site copyright 2019 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.