Split offers numerous beaches within its city limits, more than any other city along the Croatian coast. While the main harbour remains off-limit for swimming, along the coast on both sides of the harbour one can find a place to swim, snorkel and suntan.

Apartments Leticia are centrally positioned at approximately the same distance from Marjan Park beaches and the city beaches.

As you can see on the map, Split doesn’t suffer from a lack of beaches. Click on the top left corner of the map to reveal the list of all the beaches with the description of the kind of the beach – rocky, pebble or sand. In general, the north side of Marjan Park is one large wild rocky beach. We advise wearing swimming shoes, as the rocks are quite sharp, and sea urchins could be found in the shallows.

Depending on the season and the time of the day, the city beaches could be crowded, but there are so many of them wide spread along the coastline that everybody should be able to find a spot to their liking. These are generally sand or pebble beaches.


The main city beach is called Bačvice. It’s a sandy cove to the east from the Ferry Port of which one third is knee-deep shallows where locals play “Picigin”. Picigin is the game invented on Bačvice, dubbed also the “shallow water polo.” It’s played in 10-20 cm water shallows with a shaved tennis ball (with the hair completely removed) by at least 5 players whose aim is to keep the ball in the air by slapping it with an open palm. While some teams get pretty serious about Picigin, locals are known for taking in the newcomers to show them the basics of the game.