Split is a city of beautiful beaches. Characterized by preserved nature and clean sea, Split beaches are one of its main tourist attractions.
Many facilities are included in its tourist offer. Those include: beach bars, nightclubs, picnic grounds, loungers, umbrellas etc.
Split beaches are also places for socializing, evening outings, walks, romantic love and joy.
The most famous beaches in Split are:
Bacvice is the most famous beach of Split.
It is less than a half of kilometer away from the main bus station in Split.
It covers an area of several hundred meters in length. It is mostly sandy beach but there is also a concrete area.
The sand is very soft, making it ideal for picigin.
The beach is also a great place for swimming and activity of jumping into the sea. Swimming area is fenced for security reasons.
There are many beach bars and nightclubs around. You can easily refresh yourself with an ice cream or favourite cocktail.
The most famous nightclubs are Tropic and club Bačvice. They work every night during June, July and August.
Clubs open at 11 pm and work till 5 am. The entrance is usually free and the prices for drinks are reasonable. If you want to take a small beer, you will pay 20 kuna (around 2.5 euros).
Additional service available near the beach is rent a jet ski, kayak or paddle boat.
Many visitors decide to look for accommodation around Bacvice. It's main advantage is vicinity of important places: it's very close to the beach, nightclubs, main Split bus station and center of the city.
Znjan is the biggest beach in Split. It is an ideal vacation spot for all generations because of a large pebble beach which is a few miles long.
Another reason of popularity of Znjan is a very large free parking space, which is a great advantage of this beach compared to other beaches in Split.
Young generations like Znjan because of many beach bars. Some of them work as nightclubs.
Bene is a beach located at the foot of Marjan. It is characterized by natural beauty of Marjan forest park.
The beach is almost completely in the woods, which means there is plenty of shade. You can spend even the hottest hours of day at the beach.
Unlike Žnjan or Bačvice, Bene is little harder to access. It can't be reached directly by car. After you leave car at the entrance of the forest park, you need to walk around 15 minutes to reach Bene. It is not bad idea at all, because Marjan is really beautiful.
Another option to reach Bene is local bus number 12, which circulates around Marjan all the time. It's starting point is Split Riva, near the church of St. Francis.
Restaurant Benedict is located near the beach. It is a place with great food choice with affordable prices. Mediterranean specialties that include fish from the Adriatic sea and seafood are little more expensive.
Right next to the restaurant there are football and tennis courts, trim tracks and bicycle trail. There is also a field for water polo and a gym.
The beach also includes facilities for children such as track for toy cars and an amusement park.
Having all these facilities makes Bene an ideal place of refreshment for athletes and recreationalists. Nature lovers will also enjoy Bene because of it's beauty. Another advantage is peacefulness of this place compared to other beaches.
Price for renting deck chair is 5 euros per person per day.
Be careful with the fire at the beach because the danger of fire in the park during the summer is high.
Kasjuni is very popular beach among tourists and locals. It is located at the south side of Marjan, few kilometers away from Bene. It is considered to be the most beautiful beach in Split.
It is wide pebble beach with large swimming area.
Big advantage for Kasjuni over Bene is ease of access: the beach can be reached by car and there is a free parking space. It can also be reached by local bus number 12.
The prices on Kasjuni are little bit higher than average in Split. Price for sun lounger and umbrella is 20 euros per person per day.
This beach is characterized by the exceptional natural beauty of the landscape and the Marjan forest. There is a rescue service during summer months.
There is also a small part of the beach reserved for pets.
Firule is a beach located between Znjan and Bacvice. Like Bacvice, Firule is a sandy beach ideal for picigin.
Right next to the beach there is one of the most famous disco clubs in Split: Zenta.
Zenta is club with excellent music. Often guests are world-famous Djs.
The club consists of 2 floors. Usually, different type of music is played on each floor, so you can choose the one that you like more. House music is played on the first floor and Croatian on second.
During day, Zenta works as a beach bar. Prices are reasonable. For a coffee you pay 8 kn, which is approximately 1 euro. The beer (0.3l) will cost you 15 kn, which is approximately 2 euros.
The rescue service is on the beach every day during summer season. Dogs are not allowed.
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 pebble beach reachable by car and there is a free parking space. It is favourite among locals and tourists of all generations.