The Zrće Beach is located southeast of Novalja and tells a special story. It's the most beautiful beach in Novalja. Its coastal area has a shingle surface and during the peak season several thousand people can fit on it. The beach by the sea is pebbly and the sea is very deep due to the steep descent off the coast. Numerous sports, recreation and entertainment facilities and high quality restaurants can be found on the beach, while a few attractive night clubs offer entertainment throughout the night. In one of the events thrown by the Croatian Tourist Board and the Blue Flower Media, the Zrće Beach won first place as the tidiest and most beautiful beach on the Adriatic. With its outstanding natural characteristics, equipment and amenities, the Zrće Beach meets the strict criteria of the European Foundation for Education and Care for the Environment and as of the summer 2003, it has had the blue flag status. The beach is located about 2 km from Novalja, has a large parking area and during the tourist season it is linked by public transport.
The Straško Beach and Camp is located south of the centre in a wide bay area. It is about 1.5 km long and after a short rocky beach area that leads into the sea, one reaches a sandy bottom. One of the largest and most beautiful camps on the Adriatic is located along this beach, with its clothed and naturist areas, restaurants, entertainment and sports facilities, various workshops, playgrounds, etc. The entire area is covered by a pine and oak forest, which gives it a special charm. Since the summer of 2004 the beach has had a blue flag.
This beach is located 1 km from Metajna and it can be reached by boat or by car. The beach is a combination of shingle and sand, without a natural shade and with a few catering facilities. The beach can be reached on foot through the picturesque area called the Canyon.
Planjka beach ( Trinćel )
The beach is located north of Novalja, along the southeast coast of the Novalja Bay. It is covered with fine sand, it is warm, shallow and well-kept. It has restaurants and various recreational facilities. Due to its excellent maintenance and facilities, the beach has had a blue flag since the summer of 2004. In one of the events thrown by the Croatian Tourist Board and the Blue Flower Media, the beach won two awards - for best kept and most beautiful beach on the Adriatic coast. This beach is great for families with children.
This is the Novalja town beach, located along the southern edge of the Novalja Bay. It's pebbly, shallow and warm, with a large green belt, which makes it pleasant for vacationing and cooling off during the hot summer days.
The beach is located near the Old Novalja and in some areas is covered with fine stones offering gradual access to the sea, while in others it is rocky and you directly enter the deep waters.
This is located east of Novalja, on the site of the former Roman city which, according to legend, was destroyed by an earthquake in the 4th century and whose remains can still be found in close proximity to the beach and the sea bottom. Access to the sea is mostly sandy. The sea bed is very steep, which makes the beach deep. There are restaurants and recreational facilities on the beach.
Located next to Strasko, this beach is very long, while in its hinterland is a residential area called Gajac. It has a good gastronomic offer and some recreational facilities. All other facilities are located a few dozen meters away from the beach, within the residential area.
This beach lies in a shallow cove west of Novalja. This is the shallowest and warmest of all Novalja beaches, with fine sand and a narrow coastal strip. In recent years the beach has been enriched by restaurants and recreational facilities.