Novalja and the Island of Pag is blessed with countless incredible beaches and the fabulous Adriatic sea water. The Novalja beach locations in particular are especially popular!
Everywhere you go around the coastline of the island you will find hidden Novalja beach gems for you to spend those sunny days on.
We are spoilt for choice, that is for sure.
The Novalja beaches are fabulously clean, consistently win the coveted Blue Flag Beach awards. They are a mixture of sand and small shingles depending on where you go.
There is always easy access to the sea, but remember to pack some sea shoes as it makes walking on the shingles so much easier. Speaking from experience here!
We have picked five of the best Novalja beaches here. But don’t let us stop you, there are dozens of Novalja beach choices that are worthy of being on this list (we will cover more of those locations in a further article).
And don’t forget to pack plenty of water and suncream! Happy swimming!
Braničevica Beach (Gajac) - Animal Friendly Novalja Beach
This Novalja beach is located next to the Strasko Camping Beach. It is more commonly recognised as being Gajac beach as that is the name of the small town located next to it.
There are lots of well established and popular beach cafes / bars. There are also a lot of children’s activities available for the kids. A perfect day out can be had here!
Also, and important to many, a section of the beach is pet friendly!
Babe Beach -
Warmest Novalja Beach
This Novalja beach is definitely one of our favourites!
This beach is really different as the water level is super shallow and only comes up to just over a metre. It also extends 100 metres out into the cove. Due to it being so shallow the waters can be really warm!
Another great aspect of Babe Novalja Beach is that there is a lot of sand under foot...especially out in the water.
In recent years the beach has seen a handful of great places to eat and drink open up.
Babe is also popular with the Novalja locals...and you know what they say, “Locals know”!
Also, a small section of the beach is pet friendly!
Planjka Beach (Trinćel) -
Best Family Novalja Beach
Planjka beach is located in a beautiful cove at Stara Novalja which is just a few kilometres from Novalja itself.
This Novalja beach is located in a secluded and sheltered cove which is totally exposed to the Adriatic sunshine.
Planjka has been awarded a Blue Flag Award for 10 years consecutively as a mark of high-quality and hygienic beach.
Planjka beach attracts many tourists from all over the World due to its cleanliness and beauty and incredible clear waters.
Alongside the astonishing environment of the beach Planjka also boasts an incredible variety of activities and establishments to experience whilst you visit us.
The beach is home to the seafront Shark restaurant, three relaxing beach bars, a variety of water sports and activities perfect for the whole family.
There is so much to do here and is ideal for a complete day at the beach. See you there!
Lokunje Beach -
Most Local to Novalja Beach
Lokunje beach is slap, bang in the middle of Novalja. It is located at the end of the promenade by the Liberty and Kaneo hotels. It is pebbly, shallow and the waters are warm.
It has a small but beautiful woodland backing on to the beach which is certainly refreshing during those long, hot summer days.
If you don’t fancy going far and fancy a quality Novalja beach super close to the town centre this could be the easy choice! A lazy day on a lazy beach!
Sveti Duh Beach -
Best location in Novalja Beach
Sveti Duh is a beach located near to Kolan village just outside Novalja and also is home to the popular camping site of the same name.
This Novalja beach is beautifully clean and has incredible views of the bay and mountains. It is made up of a fine shingle and sand combination depending on where you locate yourself for the day.
Also, It is absolutely suitable for families with small children since the waters are fairly shallow which extends out for many meters into the surf.
Just a word of warning, bring some beach umbrella shades as there is very little natural shade on the beach.