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Bacvice Beach

Join local residents at this lively and well-equipped urban beach located in the center of Split.

Bačvice Beach is the most popular beach in the city of Split, attracting both natives and vacationers to its energetic shores. Challenge friends or family to a game of picigin, splash about in the shallow Adriatic waves or sip a beer at one of the beachside bars.

This pebble and sand beach is a favorite local hangout and boasts a lively and buzzing ambiance. It’s been awarded Blue Flag status for its cleanliness and abundant facilities. Bring the whole family along for a day in the sun. The wide beach and shallow waters make it safe and especially suitable for children.

Rent a sun lounger and umbrella or bring a towel and lie wherever you please. This beach can get busy during the hot summer months, so arrive early in the morning to secure a well-placed spot. 

Watch locals playing picigin in the shallows, ducking and diving as they attempt to keep a small ball from dropping into the water. This popular Croatian beach pastime is thought to have originated here on Bačvice Beach in the early 20th century. As you will see, it is still an extremely popular beach activity, fun to try but difficult to master. 

Dry off during a stroll along the coastal path, which leads east from Bačvice past several smaller and quieter bays. Find numerous cafés and restaurants along this pathway. When you’ve had enough swimming, sunbathing and picigin, use changing facilities and showers located at either end of the beach to freshen up. 

After a day spent at the beach, stop at the Bačvice restaurant-nightlife complex for dinner or an end-of-day drink. Located directly behind the beach, this three-story complex houses restaurants and bars that become lively after dark. Soak up the fun atmosphere and mingle with locals and tourists as they party the night away.

Bačvice Beach is centrally located and can be reached on foot from most central Split locations. To get here, take a 5-minute walk east from the ferry port or a 15-minute walk east from Diocletian’s Palace.


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Hotel Ora $139
Hotel Ora

Hotel Ora

Poljicka cesta 26 E, Split
     
    4.7
    of 5, from 11 reviews
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    Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bacvice Beach and Diocletian's Palace. Gregory of Nin Statue and Cathedral of Saint Domnius are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Cornaro Hotel $226
    Cornaro Hotel

    Cornaro Hotel

    Sinjska ulica 6, Split
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 230 reviews
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      Located in Split Old Town, this hotel is steps from Gallery of Fine Arts, Diocletian's Palace, and Gregory of Nin Statue. Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Mestrovic Gallery are also within 2 mi (3 km).

      Azur Palace Luxury Rooms $151
      Azur Palace Luxury Rooms

      Azur Palace Luxury Rooms

      Kaciceva 2, Split
         
        4.7
        of 5, from 105 reviews
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        Located in Split Old Town, this bed & breakfast is within a 5-minute walk of Church of Our Lady of the Bell Tower and Gregory of Nin Statue. Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Domnius are also within 10 minutes.

        Splendida Palace $137
        Splendida Palace

        Splendida Palace

        Rokova ulica 26, Split
           
          4.9
          of 5, from 148 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located in the heart of Split, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Natural History Museum, Diocletian's Palace, and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Gregory of Nin Statue and Mestrovic Gallery are also within 2 mi (3 km).

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          Villa Spaladium

          Villa Spaladium

          Radunica 17, Split
             
            3.3
            of 5, from 3 reviews
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            Located in the heart of Split, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Natural History Museum, Diocletian's Palace, and Cathedral of Saint Domnius. Gregory of Nin Statue and Mestrovic Gallery are also within 2 mi (3 km).

            Art Hotel Depadansa $107
            Art Hotel Depadansa

            Art Hotel Depadansa

            Ulica Slobode 41, Split
               
              3.8
              of 5, from 45 reviews
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              Situated in Split, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Croatian Maritime Museum and Gregory of Nin Statue. Diocletian's Palace and Cathedral of Saint Domnius are also within 1 mi (2 km).

              Heritage Hotel Antique Split $268
              Heritage Hotel Antique Split

              Heritage Hotel Antique Split

              Poljana Grgura Ninskog 1, Split
                 
                4.9
                of 5, from 104 reviews
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                Located in Split Old Town, this bed & breakfast is steps from City Museum of Split, Diocletian's Palace, and Gregory of Nin Statue. Cathedral of Saint Domnius and Mestrovic Gallery are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Guesthouse Pjaceta $84
                Guesthouse Pjaceta

                Guesthouse Pjaceta

                Priora Petra 4/6, Split
                   
                  4.2
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