Top 13 beaches in Split area

Updated: Mar 5, 2018

The best beaches in the city and in Split area: see the locations at the map (top beaches in Split area).


#1 Bačvice

The sandy beach of Bacvice is the most popular beach in the city of Split. Located in a bay close to the harbour, Bacvice is just a short walking distance from the city center of Split.

Bacvice beach, Split.


How to arrive at the beach of Bacvice?

Walking: The easiest way to reach the beach is from the Split city port - from the main promenade (on the Eestern side of it), walk along the harbour, pass by the train and the main bus station, up the street cross the small bridge over the train rails and you will arrive at the beach of Bacvice. Approx. 10 minutes walking.

By car / taxi: It is just a short ride from the city center; 2 minutes by car from the Eastern side of the main promenade; taxi ride should not cost over 3 EUR (Uber recommended as for all transfers inside the city).


#2 Zlatni rat

Zlatni rat beach Bol, island of Brac. The Golden Horn (Zlatni rat) beach is most probably the best beach in Croatia and one of the best beaches in Mediterranean.

Zlatni rat beach, Bol, island of Brac.

The beach is located in Bol, a small village on the Southern side of the island of Brac and therefore it can be reached only by ferry or by catamaran (fast line, for passengers only). If you want to swim at Zlatni rat, the best thing to do is to plan an entire day trip from Split.


How to arrive at Zlatni rat beach?

By ferry: Ferries from Split to Supetar: 9 up to 14 (in high season) departures from Split harbour, ferry ride about 50 minutes, last ferry from Supetar at 22.45 h, all year long. From Supetar to Bol there is a 35-40 minutes ride by car; parking places in Bol are available also in the proximity of the beach. If you go without a car, you can take the taxi or the local bus from Supetar to Bol.

Jadrolinija ferries time table season 2018

By catamaran (fast line, passengers only): direct line from Split to Bol, only from 01.06. till 30.09. departures from Split at 07.30 a.m.; return at 19.55 from Bol to Split; journey 1 hour. The line is operated by Krilo travel company: Time table: Split - Bol by Krilo


Read more: How to travel from Split to the island of Brac


#3 Punta rata

The Punta rata beach is located in Brela, a small village on the Dalmatian shore, about 60 km South-East from Split, in direction to Dubrovnik.

Punta rata beach, Brela.

How to arrive at Brela from Split?

By car: 60 km from Split, take the "Magistrala", Adriatic road in direction of Omis - Makarska - Dubrovnik. Depending on traffic conditions, the journey from Split to Brela is about 45 min - 1h 15 minutes.

By bus: It is the same itinerary; there are frequent daily departures from Split to Brela. Return tickets already from 7 EUR. More info at GetbyBus: Split - Brela by bus. The main bus station for Split - Brela is located in the center of Split, within the harbour area (Autobusni Kolodvor Split, address: Obala Kneza Domagoja 12).


#4 Kašuni

Kasuni (or Kasjuni) is a Split city pebble beach, located in a bay underneath the Southern side of Marjan hill.

Kasuni beach, Split.


How to arrive at Kasuni beach?

Walking: From the main promenade follow the road on West: Trumiceva obala - Obala Kneza Branimira - Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića. It is not a short distance and there is about 45 min - 1 hour walking from the center of the city to the Kasuni beach.

By car / taxi: It is the same itinerary from the main promenade, ride is about 7 minutes and there is a parking lot at the beach (usually crowded). The taxi cost (Uber recommended) should not be over 5 EUR from the main promenade (the Western side of it).

By local bus:

From the city center, line 8, the bus stop at the city center is located near the Green market (bazar) and is called Trznica. You need to take the bus in the direction of Zvoncac; take off at the stop Zvoncac (the first stop after the tunnel) and then take the line number 12 in the direction of Bene; get off at the stop Kasjuni (Kašuni).

From the main promenade, line 12 (Sv.Frane - Bene): the bus stop at the promenade is called Sv.Frane after the nearby church of St. Francis (Sveti Frane); the get off stop is Kašuni (Kasjuni) and you need to ask the driver to be sure to get at the right stop. The ride is about 10 minutes.

Read more: Everything you need to know about public transport in Split


#5 Omiš

Omis city sandy beach is located in the city of Omis, small picturesque town about 20 km South-East from Split, in direction of Dubrovnik.

Omis city beach, Omiš.


How to arrive at Omis from Split?

By car: 20 km from Split, take the "Magistrala", Adriatic road in direction of Omis - Makarska - Dubrovnik. Depending on traffic conditions, the journey from Split to Omis is about 20 min - 30 minutes.

By bus: It is the same itinerary; there are frequent daily departures from Split to Omis. Return tickets already from 2 EUR. Journey approx. 30 min. More info at GetbyBus: Split - Omis by bus. The main bus station for Split - Omis is located in the center of Split, within the harbour area (Autobusni Kolodvor Split, address: Obala Kneza Domagoja 12).

By local bus: line 60, Split - Omis, departures each 30 minutes from the bus station Sukoisan (Bus terminal Sukoisan is located in Licka ulica, approx. 15 minutes walking from the city center, 3-4 minutes taxi ride).


Read more:

How to travel: From Split to Omis

Everything you need to know about public transport in Split

#6 Duće

Duce is a small village located on the Dalmatian shore, some 15 km South-East from Split, in direction of Omis. All along the village, ending in Omis, there are about 4 km of small sandy beaches ...

Duce sandy beach, village of Duce.

How to arrive at Duce from Split?

By car: 15 km from Split, take the "Magistrala", Adriatic road in direction of Omis - Makarska - Dubrovnik. Depending on traffic conditions, the journey from Split to Duce is about 15 min - 25 minutes.

By bus: If you choose to travel by bus from the main Split terminal you will need to take the bus to Omis and ask for the get off at Duce beach. It is the same itinerary as going by car; there are frequent daily departures from Split to Omis. Return tickets already from 2 EUR. Journey from Split to Duce is approx. 25 min. More info at GetbyBus: Split - Omis by bus. The main bus station for Split - Omis is located in the center of Split, within the harbour area (Autobusni Kolodvor Split, address: Obala Kneza Domagoja 12).

By local bus: line 60, Split - Omis, departures each 30 minutes from the bus station Sukoisan (Bus terminal Sukoisan is located in Licka ul., approx. 15 minutes walking from the city center, 3-4 minutes taxi ride). Your get off station is called Duce.

Read more: Everything you need to know about public transport in Split


#7 Stobreč

This pebble & sandy beach is located in Stobrec which is considered as one of the suburban quarters of Split, actually a small village, some 4 km far away from the city center of Split, on South-East, in direction of Omis - Dubrovnik. The beach is located at the entrance of Stobrec.

Stobrec beach, Stobreč.


How to arrive at Stobrec from Split?

By car: 4 km from Split, take the "Magistrala", Adriatic road in direction of Omis - Makarska - Dubrovnik. Depending on traffic conditions, the journey from Split to Stobrec is about 10 minutes.

By bus: If you choose to travel by bus from the main Split terminal you will need to take the bus to Omis and ask for the get off at Stobrec. It is the same itinerary as going by car; there are frequent daily departures from Split to Omis. Return tickets already from 2 EUR. Journey from Split to Stobrec is approx. 10 min. More info at GetbyBus: Split - Omis by bus. The main bus station for Split - Omis is located in the center of Split, within the harbour area (Autobusni Kolodvor Split, address: Obala Kneza Domagoja 12).

By local bus:

line 25, direct line from Split to Stobrec, departures approx. each 30 minutes from the bus station Sukoisan (Bus terminal Sukoisan is located in Licka ul., approx. 15 minutes walking from the city center, 3-4 minutes taxi ride).

line 60, Split - Omis, departures each 30 minutes from the bus station Sukoisan Your get off station is called Stobrec (ask the driver where to get off for Stobrec).


Read more:

Everything you need to know about public transport in Split

How to travel from Split to Stobrec


#8 Žnjan

Znjan is a pebble city beach located on the Eastern shore of Split.

Znjan beach, Split.


How to arrive at Znajn beach?

Walking: The best way to arrive at Znajn by foot is from the beach of Bacvice - along the shore, by the sea, approx. 40 minutes from the city center.

By car / taxi: The ride from the city center is about 7 minutes and there is a parking lot at the beach (free of charge). The taxi cost (Uber recommended) should not be over 5 EUR from the main promenade (the Eastern side of it).

By local bus:

From the city center, line 8 (Žnjan - Tržnica - Zvončac - Tržnica - Žnjan), the bus stop at the city center is located near the Green market (bazar) and is called Trznica. You need to take the bus in the direction of Znjan; your get off station is the last stop of the line, Žnjan.

From the city harbour, line 15 ( Duilovo-Žnjan-Traj.luka-Duilovo): the departure bus stop is called Traj.luka (abbreviation of Trajektna luka = city port); the get off stop is Znjan and you need to ask the driver to be sure to get at the right stop. The ride is about 10 minutes.

Read more: Everything you need to know about public transport in Split

#9 Supetar

Supetar city beach is located at the town of Supetar, the main town of the island of Brac. The beach can easily be reached by foot from the city port, approx. 15 minutes walking along the shore, by the sea.

Supetar beach, Supetar, island of Brač.


How to arrive at Supetar?

By ferry: Ferries from Split to Supetar: 9 up to 14 (in high season) departures from Split harbour, ferry ride about 50 minutes, last ferry from Supetar at 22.45 h, all year long.

Jadrolinija ferries time table season 2018


Read more: How to travel from Split to the island of Brac

#10 Kaštelet

Kastelet (also known as Obojena) is a pebble city beach located on the Western shore of Split, in a bay underneath the Southern side of Marjan hill.

Kastelet beach, Split.

How to arrive at Kastelet beach?

Walking: From the main promenade follow the road on West: Trumiceva obala - Obala Kneza Branimira - Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića. It is not a short distance and there is about 30-40 min walking from the center of the city to the Kastelet beach.

By car / taxi: It is the same itinerary from the main promenade, ride is about 5 minutes and there is a parking lot at the beach (free of charge). The taxi cost (Uber recommended) should not be over 5 EUR from the main promenade (the Western side of it).

By local bus:

From the city center, line 8, the bus stop at the city center is located near the Green market (bazar) and is called Trznica. You need to take the bus in the direction of Zvoncac; take off at the stop Zvoncac (the first stop after the tunnel) and then take the line number 12 in the direction of Bene; get off at the stop Kastelet.

From the main promenade, line 12 (Sv.Frane - Bene): the bus stop at the promenade is called Sv.Frane after the nearby church of St. Francis (Sveti Frane); the get off stop is Kastelet and you need to ask the driver to be sure to get at the right stop. The ride is about 8 minutes.

Read more: Everything you need to know about public transport in Split


#11 Firule

Firule is a small sandy city beach located at the Eastern shore of Split, a bay away from the Bacvice beach, therefore easily accesible and within a short walking from the city center.

Firule beach, Split.


How to arrive at Firule beach?

Walking: The easiest way to reach the beach is from the Split city port - from the main promenade (on the Eaestern side of it), walk along the harbour, pass by the train and the main bus station, up the street cross the small bridge over the train rails and you will arrive at the beach of Bacvice. Proceed along the shore, by the sea from Bacvice, the next bay is the Firule beach. From the city center there is approx. 20 minutes walking.

By car / taxi: It is just a short ride from the city center; 3-4 minutes by car from the Eastern side of the main promenade; taxi ride should not cost over 3-4 EUR (Uber recommended as for all transfers inside the city).


#12 Ovčice

Ovcice is a city pebble beach, located on the Eastern shore of Split, a bay away from the Firule beach, easily accesible and within a short walking from the city center.

Ovcice beach, Split.


How to arrive at Ovcice beach?

Walking: The easiest way to reach the beach is from the Split city port - from the main promenade (on the Eaestern side of it), walk along the harbour, pass by the train and the main bus station, up the street cross the small bridge over the train rails and you will arrive at the beach of Bacvice. Proceed along the shore, by the sea from Bacvice, the next bay is the Firule beach and the bay after that is the Ovcice beach bay. From the city center there is approx. 25 minutes walking.

By car / taxi: It is just a short ride from the city center; 4-5 minutes by car from the Eastern side of the main promenade; taxi ride should not cost over 4-5 EUR (Uber recommended as for all transfers inside the city).


#13 Bene

Bene is a mixed, concrete, rocky & sandy beach located on the Western shore of Split, on the North-Western side of the Marjan hill. Surrounded by the pine threes, this beach offers a plenty of shadow in the hot summertime period ...

Bene beach, Split.


How to arrive at Bene beach?

Walking: From the main promenade follow the road on West: Trumiceva obala - Obala Kneza Branimira - Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića. It is not a short distance and there is more than 1 hour walking from the center of the city to the Bene beach.

By car / taxi: The beach is located in the protected area of the Marjan park forrest and therefore it is not accesible by car.

By electrical train: It is the most popular and the best way to arrive at the beach of Bene. The departure station of the electrical train is located in front of the Croatian National Theatre in the city center (HNK, Hrvatsko Narodno Kazalište, address: Trg Gaje Bulata 1); frequent departures in high season, ride about 25 minutes, ticket cost less than 2 EUR.

By local bus:

From the city center, line 8, the bus stop at the city center is located near the Green market (bazar) and is called Trznica. You need to take the bus in the direction of Zvoncac; take off at the stop Zvoncac (the first stop after the tunnel) and then take the line number 12 in the direction of Bene; get off at the the last stop, Bene.

From the main promenade, line 12 (Sv.Frane - Bene): the bus stop at the promenade is called Sv.Frane after the nearby church of St. Francis (Sveti Frane); get off at the last stop. The ride is about 15-20 minutes.

Read more: Everything you need to know about public transport in Split


Map of the beaches in Split area

The best beaches in the city and in Split area: see the locations at the map (top beaches in Split area).


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