Split has been known as the tourist destination with amazing beaches. All the visitors who arrive in Split during summer months enjoy swimming, sunbathing, playing Picigin, and other beach activities.

The most famous is Bacvice, a sandy beach located near the centre of the town. It features a game called Picigin, which is included in the non-material UNESCO heritage list. In the vicinity of Bacvice, there is another sandy beach called Firule, favourite among locals.

Well known pebble beaches at the foot of Marjan hill are Kasjuni and Kastelet (Obojena Svjetlost), featuring the natural beauty of the Marjan Forest Park

On June 23, 2020, I decided to take a look at how do these beaches look like after pandemic and if there are any visitors.

Table of Contents

  1. Beach Firule
  2. Bacvice beach
  3. Kasjuni and Obojena Svjetlost
  4. Should you visit Split beaches in 2020

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Beach Firule

As you can see from the photo, beach Firule is completely reawakened. Its visitors are back and they are ready to enjoy another summer season. Traditionally, most of the visitors are local people who enjoy playing picigin in shallow water.

Beach Firule after pandemic is lively again
Beach Firule after pandemic is lively again

Similar to Firule, Bacvice beach was filled with people. They were sunbathing, swimming, and playing picigin like they usually do at this time of a year. Visitors were a mix of locals and foreign tourists who have started to arrive in Split.

My estimation is that the current number of foreign visitors in Split makes only 20% of the number of tourists who were in Split in the same period last year.

The opening of the borders with the UK and France will soon increase the number of visits since there are many people who are interested in visiting Split, thanks to its good epidemiological situation.

Bacvice beach after pandemic
Bacvice beach after pandemic

Two beaches located at the foot of Marjan hill, have fewer visitors as you can see on the photos below. These beaches are traditionally visited by foreigners who are still in arrival.
Fewer people on these beaches are the opportunity to enjoy more in their natural beauty and charming atmosphere.

Social distance is maintained on Kasjuni beach
Social distance is maintained on Kasjuni beach
Kastelet is still waiting for its visitors
Kastelet is still waiting for its visitors

My answer is yes. The beaches will provide a more intimate atmosphere of sunbathing and swimming, with more affordable prices as well.

As long as you can have a good vacation time without staying in crowds, you will enjoy your time in Split, which is considered to be a safe and affordable destination in 2020.


Zvonimr Peran     2022-04-21

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