Plitvice Lakes National Park is of Croatia’s most popular natural attractions. Little wonder why it has visitors swooning: this UNESCO World Heritage Site is packed with enchanting forests, cascading waterfalls, and gem-toned lakes. Here are your options for exploring the park from Split.
Setaliste Martina Tartaglie, Split
Bene Beach is a starting point for kayaking tours of the Dalmatian Coast. Rent a kayak on the beach and explore on your own or join a guided tour of the coast. The surrounding Marjan Forest Park offers tennis courts, a soccer field, playgrounds, and plenty of trails for hiking and biking. The beach itself is well equipped with changing rooms, toilets, showers, and a bar and restaurant. Walk along the coast to find your own secluded beach spot.
Things to know before you go
- Bene Beach is a family-friendly beach offering plenty of shade and outdoor fun.
- The shoreline is rocky and uneven, so beach shoes are recommended.
- Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
- Beachside kiosks rent chairs and sunbeds and bikes are available for rent in the northern entrance to the park.
- A ramp and lift provide access to the sea for wheelchair users.
How to get there
Bene Beach is on the northeastern part of Marjan, the noticeable hill on the peninsula of Split. Cars are not allowed in Marjan Forest Park so plan to park outside the park and walk to the beach. Alternatively, take bus 12 from Riva, which is allowed in the park, and you’ll get dropped off right in front of the beach.
When to get there
Less crowded than the main city beaches in Split, Bene Beach can still get busy in July and August. Arrive early in the day to secure a spot on the beach or avoid the crowds in general by visiting in May and June or September and October. The beach is popular with the locals so avoid weekends if you can.
Hiking Marjan Hill
Just a short walk from old town Split, Marjan Forest Park is a protected natural area filled with fragrant pine forests, hiking paths, and scenic viewpoints. Trails wind through the forest providing extraordinary views of the city and surrounding islands and pass by medieval chapels and ancient cave dwellings.
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