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

NOTICE: Our posts may contain affiliate links. When you click on an affiliate link and complete a booking, we get a small percentage in order to keep our website up and running with the least number of ads.

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     2020-12-04

I enjoy Croatia, beautiful country with interesting places, history, culture, and people. I want you to enjoy it as well.
Contact me on email info@croatia-tourism.com, or using the form below.

Contact us

We will help you experience the best of Croatia.

Latest on Croatia Tourism


Split in April 2021

Usually during April, Split has been a favorite tourist destination for domestic and foreign visitors who enjoy the quiet atmosphere of preseason. As we all know, things are a bit different in 2021 in the world, and Split is not exception. I decided to take a walk around on April 23, 2021, to check how does the town of St. Dominus, as Split is us...

Split in March 2021

It's been a widely known fact that Split is among the top destinations in Croatia. However, the pandemic has significantly influenced the identity of tourist spots in Croatia, and Split is not an exception.
I decided to take a walk around the town to feel its atmosphere and to check if the tourists have arrived.

Outdoor coffee bars and restaurants reopening on March 1 in Croatia

As of February 25, the Croatian government announced the reopening of all outdoor coffee shops and restaurants, starting with March 1, 2021. That's the result of positive trends in dealing with the pandemic, with a decreased number of daily cases over the last few weeks. All the bars and restaurants have been closed in Croatia since early Decembe...

Related content


Compulsory quarantine for visitors who arrive in Croatia from Balkan Region

As of June 24, 2020, Croatia has decided that all citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Macedonia who enter Croatia must undergo two-week self-isolation. The decision was made due to the worsening epidemiological situation in those countries. A similar decision was made a few days ago by Slovenia, which currently has the best e...

Passegers required to wear mask in public transportation in Croatia

As of June 24, 2020, Croatia has decided on mandatory wearing of a mask for all passengers in public transport, which includes buses, trams, and other types of public transport. If a passenger does not have surgical or other kinds of a face mask, he will not be allowed to enter the public transport. This is another decision made by Croatia to ma...

Are you required to wear mask in Croatia

Ever since the pandemic started, and then the easing of restrictions in public life, there is a debate as to whether people are required to wear masks or not. The Croatian Institute of Public Health recommends to people to wear masks, but it is not mandatory. Masks are currently mandatory only in public passenger transportation, ie buses, trams...

Best places to stay in Split