- 1 Tips for Visiting Croatian Beaches
- 2 Map for this guide
- 3 Beaches in Trogir within walking distance of the city center
- 4 Beaches near Trogir that can be reached by car, bus, or ferry
- 5 Pushing the boat out: Beach day trips from Trogir
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Trogir, Croatia, is a small historic harbor town found on a tiny island off the Dalmatian coast. Although the Greeks first established the UNESCO World Heritage city, known as “Stone Beauty,” in the third century B.C.E., it has survived Roman occupation and long-term Venetian rule to become one of the best-preserved Medieval towns in Europe.
Despite the ancient city’s delightful waterfront promenade area and its nestled on its own island, there are no beaches in Trogir within the historic city’s center. However, just over the bridges that connect Trogir to the mainland and Ciovo Island, you’ll find several beautiful beaches for you to spend some time during your one day in Trogir.
If you’re interested in a quality beach experience, take a look at this list of the best beaches in Trogir.
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Tips for Visiting Croatian Beaches
- Bring water shoes – There’s a specific kind of prickly black sea urchin that lives in the clean Croatian waters–they’re better described as a sea porcupine. If you step on one, you’ll be left with a few dozen of its prickers in your foot. To be extra cautious, make sure you have a pair of water shoes to wear in the sea.
- Sunscreen is essential – The sun is very strong during those hot summer days along the coast. Even if you have skin that doesn’t burn easily, you’ll still want to start your day in the sun with a layer of sunscreen.
- Beach chairs are an additional cost – Even if you see an unoccupied lounger, don’t just sit down. You have to pay a fee to use the beach chairs and umbrellas scattered along the coast.
Map for this guide
A note about Croatian beaches: Depending on where in the world you’re from, you might be used to different types of beaches. Where I’m from in the United States, we have sand beaches. In Croatia, many beaches consist of pebbles and stones. Still (mostly) comfortable to lounge on, but different than what you might be used to!
Beaches in Trogir within walking distance of the city center
Although Trogir doesn’t necessarily have any beaches directly by its center, the following beaches aren’t too far from the historic town. From 1 to 2 km, these beaches are within walking distance of the village center of Trogir.
Gradska Plaža (1km)
Popular with both tourists and locals, Gradska Plaža is the closest beach to Trogir, just 1km from the city center with a beautiful blue sea, a gentle pebble beach, and a bustling promenade lined with restaurants and cafés.
If you don’t want to walk, parking is available just 50m from the beach, or you can take a water taxi from Trogir. Showers, toilets, and locker rooms are all available, and there is a food and drink bar open until 6:30 pm.
Saldun Beach (1km)
Saldun Beach is a simple 15-minute walk from Trogir’s center. This Croatian beach is more popular with locals, so it has a quieter and more relaxed feel. After taking some steep steps down to the shoreline, you’ll be greeted by a natural haven of glistening blue, crystal-clear water, shady pine trees, and natural, rocky terrain.
This place isn’t the best for sunbathing, but it’s perfect for those who love swimming, jumping, and diving. There is also a restaurant right on the beach for when you get tired of frolicking in the amazing water!
Pantan Beach (1.8km)
This is one of the few sandy beaches in Croatia, located on the estuary of the Pantan River. It’s close to Trogir and is family-friendly, safe, and naturally shaded. There is also a popular beach bar called Mosquito with shade and idyllic views of the sea.
The easiest way to get there from Trogir is to take the No. 37 bus to Split and exit at the second station, walk 200m, and on the right, there should be a sign guiding you directly to the beach.
Marinova Draga Beach (1.8km)
This is a busy beach for families with lots going on! It’s nice and safe, with lots of amenities for visitors, such as sunbeds, parasols, deck chairs to rent, and natural shade from the trees. There’s a Dalmatian restaurant and a market close by so you can either eat in somewhere or buy a nice little picnic to eat on the beach.
Just 2km from the Trogir Old Town, it is a half-hour walk or 10-minute drive away.
Seget Donji Beach (2.1km)
This is a picturesque beach just next to a quaint coastal village, 2km from Trogir’s center, so it’s possible to take a nice walk or cycle down to it. Alternatively, you can drive, take the bus or even a water taxi.
There’s even a regular boat service every half hour between here and Trogir, so you can easily go back into Trogir for a quick lunch.
Miševac Beach (2.1km)
This 250m strip of gravel beach is quiet and family-friendly, with natural shade and a mix of restaurants and cafés. This beach has a lovely and safe atmosphere, with a combination of residential and holiday properties on the street nearby.
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Beaches near Trogir that can be reached by car, bus, or ferry
Many amazing beaches are gorgeous to visit slightly further away if you have access to a car. If not, then most of these are accessible via public transport as well.
Okrug Beach (Okrug Gornji) (2.6km)
Some have deemed this the best beach in Trogir! It’s also known as the Trogir Copacabana Beach, crediting its beauty and popularity. With a buzzing atmosphere, it’s lined with amenities from restaurants to many beach bars and shops.
There isn’t much natural shade, but beach chairs and parasols are available for hire. There are also countless activities, such as scuba diving, jet-skiing, para-sailing, and a complete water-sport center, MAX. Just 2.6km from the center, it’s accessible by the road going towards Okrug Gornji.
Mavarštica Beach (4km)
Not far from the busy Okrug Beach is the more peaceful Mavarštica Beach (also called White Beach). It’s in quite an isolated spot; you can only access it by foot, and there are no facilities nearby, so make sure you go prepared! It is quiet and serene here, surrounded by pine trees and white boulders.
From this long, beautiful pebble beach, you have a glorious view of the blue sea dotted with the Dalmatian islands in the distance.
Medena Beach (4.4km)
Located on the Seget Riviera, this lovely stretch of beach is packed with numerous activities to keep you entertained. This beach actually belongs to the Medena Hotel Resort (Booking | Hotels), but everyone can participate in the activities they offer. These include water skiing, windsurfing, jet skis, banana rides, football, beach volleyball, basketball courts, tennis courts–everything you need for an active summer day!
There are some lovely beach cocktail bars and restaurants, plus beach facilities like showers, parasols, and deckchairs. To get there, take the bus to Medena Hotel from Trogir Bus Station, or drive 3.5 km west from Trogir.
Beach Krčića (5km)
This picturesque beach has everything you could need for a day spent at the beach. It is just a 10-minute drive away: turquoise blue water, boat rentals, sup-surfing, sunbathing, catamarans, and jet skis! There are also loungers, umbrellas, changing rooms, and toilets.
Labadusa Beach (5.4km)
Hidden away beneath a blanket of pine trees, this hidden gem is perfect for those of you who are seeking a haven of untouched nature. With scents of lavender and pine wafting over from the nearby forests, Labadusa Beach makes for the ideal escape from the crowds.
Its healthy, crystal blue waters also make it the ultimate location for scuba diving. If one day here isn’t enough, there is a local campsite where you can stay overnight, look at the stars, and breathe in the cool night air by the sea.
Duga & Duboka Bay (5.6km)
Often missed out by tourists, the Duga and Duboka Bays are hidden away on the south side of Ciovo. These bays have been described as dream beaches near Trogir. They are perfect places for both sunbathing and swimming, surrounded by clear blue waters and the signature Croatian pine trees providing natural shade.
By Duga, tucked away uphill, is Django, a gorgeous restaurant serving a range of food from pizzas to seafood. Duboka Bay has a trendy beach cafe bar called the Laganini Beach Club, serving cocktails, food, spa treatments, and a DJ.
Slatine Beach (8.8km)
Only a 10 to 15-minute drive from the center of Trogir, this beach is easily accessible but has a more natural feel to it than the other closer Trogir beaches. The area around has a variety of restaurants, cafés, and bars, along with a water taxi from the Slatine center to and from Trogir if you want stress-free travel between places.
Kava Beach (11.7km)
Kava Beach is 12km from Trogir’s center, so ideally, you need a car to access it. Parking is free, but the gravelly road can make for quite a bumpy journey. Though, once you arrive, you’ll realize it was completely worth it.
This beach gives way to unspoiled, wild nature, a clean sea, beautiful sand beach, and pine forests as it’s slightly further away. It’s definitely worth visiting if you’re in Trogir, especially if you enjoy getting away from the built-up, urban areas.
One thing to note is that there’s only one café with a limited choice of food and drink, so I would advise bringing your own picnic.
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Pushing the boat out: Beach day trips from Trogir
Suppose you haven’t got access to a car, or just fancy spending a day traveling by sea. In that case, I highly recommend taking an organized either a full-day or a half-day boat tour from Trogir. These are great for solo travelers as you can easily meet people sharing the same experience. They are also ideal for those of you traveling with friends.
This blue lagoon has been deemed a tropical paradise with stunning turquoise blue waters and wild nature. This is a quiet and safe place to swim; the sea is calm as it’s shallow and is surrounded by two small islands – large and small Krknjasi.
If you like seafood, be sure to visit the Dalmatian tavern, Konoba Krknjaši. To get there, you can rent a boat from Trogir, or there is a full-day boat tour that takes you from Trogir to the Krknjasi Lagoon plus three other islands.
Located on the nearby island Solta, Maslinica Beach is far away from Trogir but accessible to you with a full-day boat tour of the area’s surrounding islands. With multiple stops throughout the day, you’ll be thoroughly entertained and amazed by the wonders of the beach, the city of Maslinica, and the warm Adriatic Sea.
Other Dalmatian Towns
Since Trogir is perfectly positioned on the Split Promet bus line, you can easily visit other nice beaches in nearby coastal towns.
In Split, you’ll find all different beachgoing experiences–from rocky shores to a sandy coast–along this stretch of the Adriatic Coast. If you’re interested in learning more, I have a whole list of the best beaches in Split, as well as the best things to do in Split and a guide on how to spend 3 days in Split.
Hvar Island is also easily accessible from Split’s boat connections. Although the island is a popular destination for its lavender fields, Croatian vineyards, and nightlife, it’s also home to several great beaches along its coastline. From Bonj Beach, which is located within walking distance of Hvar town, to more private beaches such as Beach Skala, and even the tiny island Jerolim off the coast has a few nude beach areas.
You’ll find everything from gorgeous sandy beaches with charming restaurants to calming beach days on concrete coastlines outside this small town. And when you combine its stunning natural beauty with its rich cultural heritage, you have a winning combination. Which of these fantastic beaches in Trogir will you visit on your next trip?