What do the busiest Split beaches offer?
Summer is officially here, and with it comes the heat. To make sure we all have the best place to cool off from the scorching sun this year, Dalmatinski Portal visited the most popular bathing resorts in Split to see what features they have on offer this tourist season. Here’s a look at what Bačvice, Žnjan, Obojena Svjetlost, and Kašjuni beaches have going on this summer, reports Dalmatinski Portal on June 23, 2017.
Bačvice Beach offers three catering facilities at the waterfront, fast food facilities, and places where visitors can buy ice cream. There is even a wellness corner located at the beach.
Visitors can rent plastic lounge chairs for 70 HRK per day and hire umbrellas. Additional facilities include outdoor showers and changing cabins. The beach is supervised by lifeguards and there is access for disabled people. Children can play in the mini amusement park on the land and the rubber castle on the sea.
Visitors can easily get to this swimming area by city transport from the ferry port with lines 2, 9, 10 or 15. Cars can be parked for free on the street (providing availability) or at a price of 5 HRK per hour at the parking lot right next to the beach. A daily parking card is 60 HRK. After bathing all day, the beach becomes a popular party area by night.
Apparently, this is the only Split beach that has been awarded the Blue Flag, which guarantees the purity of the sea and its accompanying facilities. For those who are not in favor of big crowds, the cove next to Bačvice, Ovčice beach, is perfect for rest and relaxation. There is also the sandy Firule beach just a short walk away.
Between Trstenik and Duilovo is the largest Split beach, Žnjan. This beach became popular with the arrival of Pope John Paul II a little less than twenty years ago. Though it might be said that this beach is “controversial”, it does offer the most for visitors. Žnjan has many hospitality facilities, playgrounds, trampolines for children, pedal boats and other amenities. The catering facilities have free sunbeds and loungers, parking is also free of charge, and the beach is easily approachable by bus lines 7, 8 and 15.
There is a separate beach for the disabled on Žnjan, and the Duilovo beach nearby invites pet owners.
Some of the attractive content:
Blob – 30 HRK
Jetski – 200 HRK
Crazy ufo – 80 HRK
Ski tube – 80 HRK
Crazy Octopus – 80 HRK
Banana – 50 HRK
Ski -150 HRK
Parasailing – 350 HRK
These services are for a duration of 10 minutes, with the exception of jet-skiing which is 12 minutes.
Žnjan has lifeguards, showers and dressing rooms on the beach.
On the other side of the city we have the cult beach Obojena svjetlost. There are three catering facilities on this beach and one of them contains a grill, ice cream, and everything on offer. Loungers cannot be rented here, and showers work on tokens. For those that do not have 5 HRK for the shower they can come to the nearby Ježinac beach where the showers are free. Car access is good and the parking lot can accommodate a large number of vehicles. There are lockers, as well as lifeguards.
There is no real entertainment at Obojena so bathers are left to swim and bask in the sun. Locals are said to love Obojena because it is not fully commercialized, and as a result of this, the purity of the sea is preserved.
A few kilometers further is Kašjuni, a beach that underwent a massive makeover just last year. There are currently two catering facilities with a variety of drinks and meals offered at Kašjuni, and loungers and plenty of entertainment can be found here.
Visitors can get to this beach by car, bus, and boat from Matejuška. The boat runs every half hour from 9:30 to 18:00 for 40 HRK. The bus line that takes you from Obojena, Kašjuni and Bene is line number 12.
Content at Kašjuni:
– Stand Up Paddle Boarding – 150 HRK for 1h or 400 HRK for 3h
– Sea kayak – 150-400 HRK
– Sea bob – 100 HRK for 10 minutes
– Parasailing – 400 HRK for 10 minutes
– Sunshade and umbrella – daily rental 100 HRK
– Massages: 15 minutes 110 HRK / 30 minutes 230 HRK / 60 minutes 380 HRK
There is a separate small beach for dogs, and the end of Kašjuni beach is reserved as an informal nudist beach.