Split is known as being one of Croatia’s most thriving cities where the urban landscape and exciting city vibe draw visitors from across the globe. As we’ve highlighted in our insider’s guide to Split, there is plenty to do in this popular holiday hotspot. However, as well as offering some fantastic urban attractions, the city is also home to some of Croatia’s best beaches; here are just six that are a must-visit during your stay!
Split’s most popular city beach, Bačvice beach is just a six-minute walk from the harbour and promises a fun-filled day out for the whole family. Not only do the shallow waters permit safe swimming for children, but the pastel-coloured parasols and lined sunbeds provide the perfect base for parents to kick back and relax while the little ones play close-by. Additionally, the seashore cafés and other onsite facilities mean that a refreshing drink or cooling ice cream is always available. A day spent here strolling through the sand and frolicking in the waves is one you’re sure to remember for many years to come.
Close to Bačvice beach is Firule beach, another popular hotspot for visitors and locals alike, although usually a little less crowded than its neighbouring shoreline. Along with the soft golden sand and crystal-clear waters, the natural sheltering of Firule beach makes it the ideal location for families with very young children to spend a day by the sea. However, with far fewer onsite amenities than Bačvice beach, those visiting should come well-stocked with refreshments, sun cream and other beach essentials to ensure an enjoyable day is spent here.
A postcard-perfect location, Kašjuni Beach has it all; azure blue waters, soft white sand and plush palm trees are just some of its most idyllic features. Reachable by foot, bike, bus and car all in a matter of minutes, those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Split’s busy city centre can do so with a visit to this picturesque shoreline. Relish a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun with friends or family or enjoy the exquisite sea views with a dip in the soft rolling waves.
For those in search of a calming and quiet beachside location, Ovčice beach will make the perfect fit. This picturesque bay is one of Split’s smaller, less crowded beaches and is consequently popular with adults and couples looking to enjoy a tranquil day out. Whether you’re kicking back with a book or paddling in the warm waters, a trip to Ovčice beach is always a relaxing experience and will help you unwind while staying in our luxury Split holiday villas.
Being maintained by a popular beach resort, Trstenik beach is one of Split’s cleanest and well-looked after beaches, making it a desirable location for many looking to soak up some sun. With fantastic facilities including a bar, sunbeds and even a VIP platform for hotel guests, this really is the place to be when visiting Split if you want to enjoy a truly luxurious beach experience during your stay. Along with the gorgeous golden sand and beautiful city backdrop, the water here is incredibly clear, providing an excellent opportunity for a snorkelling session too!
Only minutes away from the city centre, Znjan beach is yet another seaside haven where visitors can go to relax as well as enjoy several exciting water sports from banana boating to jet skiing! Being a pebbled and rocky beach, Znjan Beach is also the perfect place for those who love to explore; spend a day clambering over the rocks and gazing at the hidden pools within. Whether you spend the day, an afternoon or simply pop down for an evening stroll here, Znjan Beach is right on the city’s doorstep, meaning it can be visited at any time!
Will you be visiting any of these gorgeous beaches during your stay in Croatia? Let us know via our social media channels! Alternatively, if you’d like to explore the Croatian countryside as well as it’s beautiful coast, these eight National Parks will enable you to explore to your heart’s content.