Welcome to Novalja
In a nation of sedate resorts, Novalja bucks the trend big time. Its thumping bars and clubs offer nightlife as raucous as you’ll find in Croatia and as a consequence it attracts a noticeably younger crowd. Depending on which side of 35 you sit, this could be heaven or it could be hell. Cultural interest is confined to the incendiary club scene based at nearby Zrće Beach; there are no historic sights. That said, the promenade has a real buzz in summer, and there are fine beaches close by. In winter it reverts to being a cold, virtually uninhabited backwater.