Split is not known only for its cultural attractions and Diocletian's Palace, but it features beautiful beaches as well. The most famous ones are Bacvice, Znjan, Bene, Kasjuni, and Kastelet.

Beach Kasjuni beauty
Beach Kasjuni beauty

Bacvice

Bacvice is the most famous beach in Split. For many locals and visitors, it's more than a beach: it's a kind of a symbol of the town.
Bacvice is a spot where many generations grew up: it's a place of socializing, romance, and parties.
During the pandemic years (2020 and 2021), when the working hours of nightclubs in Croatia were restricted up to midnight, Bacvice was a central point for young people, both, locals and visitors to gather and have parties.

Bacvice is one of the rare Croatian sandy beaches, and one of the most visited as well. If you want to avoid crowds on the beach, you should be there early in the morning.

There is one more interesting detail about this beach: it's a birthplace of a game called "Picigin", which is included in the UNESCO non-material heritage list.
Picigin is played with a small ball in shallow water: the players pass the ball to each other with their hands. The goal of the game is to keep the ball out of the water as much as possible.

Nightclub Bacvice, which is located near the beach works during the summer period of June - September. It is a favourite nightlife spot for young visitors of Split. In 2022 there are no epidemiological restrictions, and the club works up to 5 am.
Entrance to the club is free during September, but during July and August entrance fee is 100 kuna (around 14 euros).

Bacvice beach full of people
Bacvice beach full of people
Everyone has a great time on Bacvice
Everyone has a great time on Bacvice

Znjan is a pebble beach located in the south part of Split. It features a large free parking space, which makes this beach a perfect spot for families with children and everyone who arrives in Split by car. Other beaches in the town have fewer parking spots.

Over the last 3 years, the beach has been significantly reconstructed, and now it features a modern and glamorous look with many attractive beach bars, fast food restaurants, showers, and other facilities.

Znjan has become a nightlife spot as well; during the summer season beach bars work up to 1 am. Some of them organize parties with DJs playing music.

Znjan is modern beach
Znjan is modern beach
Znjan is nightlife spot
Znjan is nightlife spot

Bene is mostly concrete beach located in the middle of Marjan forest park. You can reach it by local bus number 12, by bike, or by walking. Cars are prohibited since the area around the beach is a protected nature zone. The lack of cars is one of the top assets of the beach; there are no crowds and the atmosphere is more intimate.

Bene will provide you with shade even during the hot summer hours since there are many trees around, which contribute to the natural beauty of the place.

There is a beach bar and restaurant "Va Bene" just near the beach, with affordable food prices.

Athletes and recreationists will particularly love this beach since there is a sports centre with a tennis and football court.
You can rent the court via their Facebook website.

Bene beach
Bene beach

With its uniqe shape and the greenish sea colour provided by trees from Marjan forest, Kasjuni is the most beautiful beach in Split.
It's a favourite swimming spot for both locals and visitors, and it's usually crowded during the summer season.

Prices on Kasjuni are higher than average in Split: you will pay the highest price for renting a sunbed on this beach.

You can reach Kasjuni by local bus line number 12, by walking or by car. There is free parking near the beach, but it gets full during the peak season, so you may need to have a bit of patience until you find a free parking spot. But that is a small price for the beauty and glamour provided by Kasjuni.

Kasjuni beach full of people
Kasjuni beach full of people
Beach Kasjuni beauty
Beach Kasjuni beauty
Beach Kasjuni sunset
Beach Kasjuni sunset

Beach Kastelet (called "Obojena Svjetlost", which means Colored Light) is another beautiful Marjan beach located 1 km away from Kasjuni. The beach characteristics are pretty similar to Kasjuni.

It is a pebble beach reachable by car and there is a free parking space. It is a favourite among locals and tourists of all generations.

Kastelet is considered to be a bit less glamorous beach than Kasjuni.

Beach Kastelet
Beach Kastelet

Ovcice is pebble beach, located in the vicinity of Bacvice. Just as Bacvice, Ovcice is loved by visitors, and during the summer season it usually gets busy.

There are bars and restaurants above the beach. Some of them work as nightclubs. I would point out the most popular one - La Playa Day & Night. You can expect the party to last until the early morning hours there.

Beach Ovcice
Beach Ovcice

Firule is the second sandy beach in Split located not far away from Ovcice. It's a bit smaller than Bacvice and less popular as well.

I would point out two beautiful beach bars above the beach: Tennis and Mythos. Both feature nice panoramic views of the nearby coast. If you are thinking about a place to have coffee in Split, then these bars are highly recommended.

Beach Firule
Beach Firule

Another pebble beach between Znjan and Firule is Trstenik, located in the district of the same name. It's a bit less popular beach than Znjan or Bacvice, but that might be an advantage during the peak summer season.

Trstenik does not have many facilities; there is only one beach bar called Mistral located on the south side of the beach. You can rent sunbeds and umbrellas there.

Trstenik beach
Trstenik beach

Zvonimir Peran     2021-10-20

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