It would be a shame to visit Split and not visit the Bačvice neighbourhood and the beach. So many stories have been told, and even songs have been written about this idyllic place. It’s no wonder people come from all over the world to visit Bačvice Beach. If you are wondering where Bačvice Beach got its name in the first place, it is believed that it got its name from the fact that its high cliffs and rocks were barrel shaped and “bačvice” is a form of the word “barrel” in the Croatian language. There are many amazing things about Bačvice Beach, so read on and discover everything you need to know about this amazing place and nearby accommodation, restaurants, bars and other attractions.

Bačvice – the best beach in Split according to Tripadvisor

Although Bačvice is a name we mostly associate with the most popular beach in Split, it is actually a whole neighbourhood, and the beach was named after it. It is a sandy beach in Split that is famous, not only in Croatia, but also throughout Europe, among tourists who had the opportunity to visit this beautiful town by the sea. Bačvice Beach is located close to the centre of Split, east of the City Port, and is known for its sandy coast. It is good to know that this prestigious beach has satisfied the high standards set by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and was provided with a blue flag. The blue flag is given only to sites which excel at sea care, as well as having the required infrastructure needed for such an acknowledgment.

Popular beach in Split Bačvice with beautiful blue sea and beach.

Source: Croatian National Tourist Board, Aleksandar Gospić

Although Bačvice is a name we mostly associate with the most popular beach in Split, it is actually a whole neighbourhood, and the beach was named after it. It is a sandy beach in Split that is famous, not only in Croatia, but also throughout Europe, among tourists who had the opportunity to visit this beautiful town by the sea. Bačvice Beach is located close to the centre of Split, east of the City Port, and is known for its sandy coast. It is good to know that this prestigious beach has satisfied the high standards set by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) and was provided with a blue flag. The blue flag is given only to sites which excel at sea care, as well as having the required infrastructure needed for such an acknowledgment.

The water is shallow even up to a hundred meters from the shore, which truly makes this beach ideal for various fun activities. However, keep in mind that, due to its great popularity, it will most likely be crowded during the day. It is therefore advisable to try to go there in the morning before it becomes crowded. There is a great website that can help you in this case because it offers a live stream of the beach 24/7. So, before you head to Bačvice Beach, just take a peek at the webcam and check out the current state of the crowd.

Bačvice beach in Split is a popular place to have fun with friends and family.

Source: Croatian National Tourist Board, Aleksandar Gospić

Picigin made in Croatia

Among these fun activities, there is one that managed to end up on the UNESCO list of intangible heritage – Picigin. Picigin is played with small balls that are passed between the players in volleyball style, and the goal is to keep the ball from ending up in the water for as long as possible. Every year, the World Championship in Picigin is held in Bačvice Beach in Split, and Croatia, according to the publications on various news sites, usually wins.

Bačvice beach is a greate place for game called picigin.
Source: Croatian National Tourist Board, Aleksandar Gospić

Fun activities, bars and restaurants you can find nearby

There is a large list of activities that are offered to everyone at the Bačvice Beach in Split. It is possible to rent sunbeds and umbrellas, and those who want some other activities besides swimming and sunbathing can always rent something like a jet ski or a scooter. Also, the beach is surrounded by various catering establishments, so it is almost impossible for anyone to stay thirsty or hungry when visiting beach Bačvice.

Restaurant in Split with great popular food.

If you crave some kind of refreshment while spending your day on Bačvice Beach, have a drink in one of the numerous bars. Caffe Bar Žbirac or Kavala Beach Bar are ideal for drinking an iced-coffee by the sea. However, if you wish to have a cocktail, there are places like Fjaka Cocktail Lounge Bar, Beach & Booze Atmosphere Bar and many others to choose from. The best thing is that they are located just a few steps from Bačvice Beach.

Want to have a bite to eat? There are different places to choose from. There are pizza, grill, burger and traditional places you can choose from. Some of the most popular restaurant nearby are Tortuga Grill & Pub, Papas Split, Time Kitchen & Wine Bar and Pizzeria La Famiglia. Whichever you choose, you won’t be disappointed and you will keep coming back.

The nightlife in Bačvice Beach

The nightlife at this Split beach is very lively. There are numerous nightclubs that are a great meeting place for younger visitors and tourists. Clubs like Bačvice, Black & White and La Playa Day & Night are open until morning and are usually packed with people looking for a fun night out. For those who are not big fans of night clubs, a leisurely walk along the beach is a great way to spend an evening. The Bačvice Beach nightlife is definitely an unforgettable experience in an idyllic atmosphere.

Night clubs in Split close to Bačvice beach.

The Bačvice open-air cinema

The Bačvice open-air cinema was opened in 1956 and is one of the most special cinemas on the Adriatic. The smell of pines, the sound of the sea, the stars, the moon and the ships passing by in the background are an additional bonus for all cinema-goers and fans of a quality film program. Screenings are often packed with people, so no one objects to sitting on the wall or watching a movie from a beach towel. It is this casualness that gives the cinema an authentic Mediterranean atmosphere. The program consists of independent and commercial films, films for children and classics. The ticket price is HRK 30 and you can buy them at the box office, which opens an hour before the start of the film. Also, there is a bar in the cinema, offering drinks and popcorn.

Bačvice open-air cinema is one of the most special cinemas on the Adriatic.

Sightseeing in Bačvice Beach

As far as sightseeing is concerned, Bačvice Beach has a lot to offer as well. One of the more famous, if not the most famous landmark in Bačvice is the church and monastery of Our Lady of Pojišan. It dates back to the 10th century and is located above the bay itself. Until the 19th century, a large part of the Bačvice area was covered with various vineyards, orchards and gardens. Only in some places could you come across the occasional building, but today this is no longer the case.

The best accommodation near Bačvice Beach in Split

There are numerous different and beautiful places to choose from for your stay in Split. The Central Square Heritage Hotel is located in the very heart of Split. It is a 4-star hotel which offers elegant accommodation just steps away from the city’s most popular sights and a 10-15 minute walk from Bačvice Beach. It is great for family vacations, as well as individuals and digital nomads.

Prima Life Spalato is a guest house with rooms which are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine, a walk-in shower, free toiletries and a desk. There is a wonderful view of the city you can enjoy from each room and there is a wide variety of bars, cafés and restaurants in the property’s immediate vicinity. Also, Bačvice Beach is within walking distance. If Prima Life Spalato guest house happens to be full, you can find a similar type of accommodation in the nearby Nirvana Luxury Rooms.

Find your ideal accomodation near the Bačvice Beach and book your luxury room for your stay in the amazing town of Split, Dalmatia.

Prima Life Spalato Split luxury rooms for the best accommodation.

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