Sv. Jakov lies between two bays. The first one, where there is a harbour, is called Studenac (“well”) by the walled well of spring water where cattle used to drink from two antique sarcophagi covers.
There are two churches in the village:
St. James church in the cemetery, a Romanesque church with apse, which was extended in 1624 by the addition of a larger and wider nave in front. This date is engraved on the marble plate above the facade with Glagolitic letters Č H I G (=1624).
The Parish Church of St. Mary was built in the 19th century; on the main altar a painting from the 19th century shows Our Lady of the Rosary with St. Dominic, St. Catherine of Sienna and St. James.