Best Beaches In Split
From history to culture and gastronomy, Split offers a wide and varied range of opportunities for entertainment and leisure. Taking the top rank in the list of Split attractions and one of the reasons the city has become so popular among its visitors are its beaches.
Despite their location in the city and its outskirts, Split is proud to be the host of many excellent beaches with superb water quality. You do not have to escape to remote islands to swim in crystal clear waters, since you can find it all here at the best beaches is Split: the city offers sandy and pebble beaches, rocks and cliffs, nudist beaches and beaches along the shore of the Marjan hill that provide beautiful shade during hot summer days. It is up to you to pick a spot near the water that suits you best!
Probably the most famous and one of the best beaches in Split as it is the spot where the unique game Picigin was born. The sandy and shallow bay offers excellent conditions for this water sport, in which a team of players aims to keep a small rubber ball (usually an old tennis-ball without its yellow felt) in the air as long as possible. As the ball is bounced between the players, they try to perform acrobatic stunts when catching and hitting it. If you visit Bačvice beach, a game of Picigin is certainly a thing to do.
Bačvice is very popular among all generations, the kids love the sand, seniors the exceptional warm water and youngsters the variety of beach bars. Beware, this beach is not for people looking for peace and quietness. They might prefer the two beaches (Ovčice and Firule) in continuation to the east, which are less crowded. All beaches have cafes, sanitary facilities and showers.
Ovčice is a small pebble beach just around the corner from Bačvice and worth visiting as there are much less people and the water is clear due to a pebble-covered seabed. There is a nice bar that serves refreshing drinks on hot summer days, sanitary facilities and a shower.
Trstenik and Žnjan Beaches
However, some of the best beaches are around Marjan hill
The best beaches at Split’s western end are Kašjuni beach and Kaštelet beach (locally referred to as “Obojena Svjetlost”) are located at the foot of Marjan hill on the south side. Both are popular pebble beaches and easy accessible by car, public transportation and on foot.
Kašjuni beach has received a face-lift in 2016 and offers now sunbeds, a lounge bar and other amenities. The western part of the bay is separated from the main beach by some rocks where you will find Split’s unofficial nudist beach.
Kaštelet beach lies below the 16th century summer house of the noble family Capogrosso-Cavagnini that now belongs to the Meštrović Gallery. The pretty pebble beach is popular among locals of all ages. It has a beach bar and two cafes. In the deeper water of the bay you will find a floating water polo field if you want to shoot some goals. Give it a try!
Bene beach is on the northern side of Marjan hill and lies literally in the pine forest, so it offers great shade during a hot summer day. It has several terraces made of concrete and flat rocks where you can lie and enjoy a refreshing drink from the nearby restaurant. Families love to go there as it has a sandy sea bottom and a children’s playground. You can reach it on foot, by bike or public bus.
Map of best beaches in Split
We hope that this top collection will help you in deciding where to spend a couple of hours or even an entire day at the sea. The best beaches in Split are certainly worth a visit while vacationing in the city as they ensure you a nice and refreshing break between sightseeing the city’s major attractions and other activities. Check them out and choose for yourself which beach suits you best. We are sure that these beaches and their attractions will contribute to having an amazing and pleasant holiday in our great city!