DESTINATIONS croatia split Do & See Bene Beach
A secluded cove in the northern coast of Marjan Forest Park — Bene Beach doesn't resemble the sandy Croatian beaches but boasts its one-of-a-kind charm. A long excursion through the forest will lead you to its pebbly seafront, where you can to rest your feet in the clear water surrounded by untouched nature. A restaurant is also located a few steps away.
- Address: Kupalište Bene (Bene Beach), Marjan Forest Park, Split
- Address: The beach offers lifeguards, toilets, showers and changing facilities.
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Cathedral of St Domnius
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Croatian Maritime Museum
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Ivan Meštrović Gallery
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Split City Museum
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Marjan Forest Park
A sweeping portion of Split peninsula is covered by a thick Mediterranean flora that creates the Marjan Forest Park. An intricate knot of walking paths, jogging trails, lookout points, a botanical garden and more attracts hiking enthusiasts and everyone who wants a respite from the busy city life.
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Pjaca Clock Tower
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Gregory of Nin Statue
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