What is there to do on the island of Pag? Many things, so you better organize your time before it's too late! You will soon find out that Novalja stands out due to the beauty and uniqueness of its beaches, its untouched landscapes, its clubbing offers during daytime and nighttime, the multitude of facilities for sports and recreation and of course - a large selection of different Mediterranean and light Croatian summer dishes.

Clubbing

Beaches of the island

Caska

Distance from Novalja: 2.5 km


Beach type: sand / gravel

Located east of Novalja, on the site of the Roman city, which, according to the legend, sank into the sea during an earthquake in the fourth century. The ruins of the city are located near the beach. The beach is mainly sandy, with some gravel parts. The shore here is very steep, sloping very deeply. On the beach there are restaurants and some recreational activities.

Planjka Trinćel

Distance from Novalja: 2 km

Beach type: sand

Planjka is a beautiful sandy beach located in the northwest of Novalja, along the east coast of Stara Novalja. The beach is covered with fine sand. The beach is being maintained very well, therefore, it's perfect for families with young children. It has many restaurants, as well as sport and leisure facilities. Since summer of 2004 the beach is blue flagged.

Straško

Distance from Novalja: 1 km

Beach type: pebble

Straško beach (and campsite that carries the same name) is located south of Novalja and is headed towards the open sea. It is about 1.5 kilometres long, slightly rockier than other beaches, and so is the entrance into the sea, but after few meters you reach the sandy bottom. The whole campsite represents one of the most beautiful areas on the Adriatic, free from extensive numbers of restaurants, entertainment and sport facilities. The beach is very popular because it is located in a beautiful pine forest with plenty of natural shade. Since summer of 2004 the beach is blue flagged.


Ručica

Distance from Novalja: 13km

Metajna is a small tourist settlement in a rocky nest on the eastern side of the Island of Pag. A naked rock, which reminds on a moon surface offers many possibilities for extreme sports, especially for rock climbing.
A beautiful sandy and pebbly beach Rucica is hidden with naked rocks. To the beach you can get through a picturesque part called Kanjon kod Metajne. This unique landscape offers you many possibilities for enjoying in a clean blue sea and all summer joys. The only missing is that there is no shade on the beach, so we reccomend you to bring all necessary equipment.

Punta mira

It is a local beach of the town Novalja, situated by the north edge of Novalja bay. It is a pebbly, shallow and warm beach with a green line which makes it pleasant place to rest and refresh during hot summer days.

Zrće beach

Distance from Novalja: 2 km


Beach type: pebble

The beach has established itself as the no.1 after beach party location in Europe with over one million visitors each summer. There's a great variety of restaurants, bars and cafés which offer a large selection of different Mediterranean and light Croatian summer dishes, cocktails and a very warm, welcoming and friendly atmosphere throughout night and day.
Those who have experienced the thrill of Zrce beach with all of its facilities agree that it’s one of the best party spots in the world - you can relax and enjoy at the chill out lounge areas inside the clubs, participate in various types of sports or simply sunbathe on the shore of beautiful pebble beaches and take long swims in the clear Adriatic.

Prnjica

Distance from Novalja: 2,5km

Beach type: pebble, sand

Prnjica beach is very close to Čista beach. It's accesible from the main road, very close to the city center of Novalja, but away from the city fuss. It's accessible on foot, but we recommend to use a boat or car. Mind that there's a parking fee for cars.

Lokunje

It is a local beach of the town Novalja, situated by the south edge of Novalja bay. It is a pebbly, shallow and warm beach with a green line which makes it pleasant place to rest and refresh during hot summer days.

Beritnica

Distance from Novalja: 15km

Beach type: pebble

The braver ones, who are ready to spend another 15 minutes walking further down the picturesque Kanjon (where the beautiful beach Ručica is located), will be rewarded because they will have a chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches of the island of Pag - Beritnica. On Beritnica nature has placed three large rocks into the shallow sea - this nature's installation is an unforgettable sight.
Just above the beach there is the famous climbing cliff Stogaj - one of the most spectacular stone towers on the Adriatic coast, whose position and appearance simply invite you to rise to its top.

Čista

Distance from Novalja: 3km

Beach type: pebble, sand

The beach Čista (pronounced: Chista) is best described by its name - a pure, clean beach with crystal-clear sea, away from the city centre and all the fuss, but still very close and easy to reach from the city centre. It's accessible on foot, but we recommend to go by boat or car, but we recommend to use a boat or car. Mind that there's a parking fee for cars.

Braničevica

Distance from Novalja: 4km

Beach type: gravel

Gajac is a tourist- residential place 2 km away from Novalja. Its long gravel Braničevica beach stretches along the coast and it is oriented towards the open sea. The beach is so spacious that even during the high season with the high number of guests the beach doesn't feel like overcrowded. While refreshing in the sea you can enjoy in good catering offer in venues near the beach. Other necessary contents are in the centre of the place. If you like the crowd, Gajac is the right location for you. During summer Gajac is connected to Novalja by public transportation.

Adrenaline activities

Jet-Ski

Blob

Bungee jump

Wakeboard tube

Fly board

Wakeboarding

All available at Zrće beach

Excursions

Papaya boat party

Novalja

Plitvice lakes

2h from Novalja

Kornati islands

2h from Novalja

Waterfalls of Krka

2h from Novalja

Zadar city

1h from Novalja

The city of Pag

20min from Novalja
For more information, contact us at
travel@papaya.com.hr

Where to eat

PAG CHEESE FACTORY

Award winning cheese, most famous Croatian cheese

Restaurant STARAC I MORE

seafood / meat / pasta / grill

Restaurant BARBATI

pizza / pasta / seafood / meat

Tavern FIGURICA

domestic food / meat / seafood / grill / pasta

Restaurant MOBY DICK

pizza / meat / seafood / grill / pasta

Tavern GIARDIN

domestic food / meat / seafood / grill / pasta

Restaurant GALIA

seafood / meat / pasta / grill / mexican

Fast food COCO

pizza / sandwich bar / fast food

Restaurant LA PALOMA

pizza / pasta / meat

Restaurant BOŠKINAC

meat / seafood / domestic food / grill / wine bar

Locations

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