If you arrive in Split, then you shouldn't miss a visit and swim on beach Bacvice. Except for being the most famous beach in Split, Bacvice is a symbol of the city and tourism in Croatia. It is a place where many younger generations of Split grew up.
Continue reading to find out the main attractions of the beach and other tourist info useful to know before the visit.
Bacvice is sandy beach, with sand being soft and comfortable to walk on and enter the sea.
Water is shallow even 100 meters away from the coast. That means it's ideal for having fun and playing water sports.
Bacvice is the place of birth of a game called picigin, which is part of UNESCO non-material heritage. The game is played by throwing a small ball to the other players in shallow water. The ball must not fall into the sea, and the aim of the game is to keep it up in the air as much as possible.
Every year in Split is held Picigin World Cup. The Croatian team usually wins.
Except for the sandy part, the beach features a concrete part.
One of the drawbacks during the summer months are crowds. If you want to have a more intimate experience of the beach, you should arrive early in the morning.
Just like other beaches in Split, Bacvice features beach bars, rental of sun loungers, jet ski rental, fast food and restaurants.
Bacvice is a gathering place for young generations of locals and visitors. Many of them enjoy walking on the promenade along the sea during early night hours or sitting and drinking on the beach.
After midnight they enter the club of the same name. Read more about it in our Split nightlife guide.
Bacvice beach is located 200 meters away from the main bus station in Split and less than 500 meters from the centre of Split. Its attractive location is another reason for its popularity.
Accommodation near Bacvice
Some of the most attractive apartments in Split are located nearby the beach. Most of them are listed on booking.com.