Zrće is one of the most beautiful beaches in Novalja and in Croatia as a whole. A white pebble beach, it is located on the north-eastern part of the island in the Bay of Zrće, 2 km from Novalja. At the peak of the season, the beach can accommodate up to a few thousand people.
You can take part in recreational and leisure activities such as beach volleyball, water scooters, sky lift, tubing...You can rent a boat, beach chairs, sunshades and enjoy the food.
The Zrce beach is a phenomenon of Croatian tourism, our very own Croatian Ibiza where the party lasts 24 hours a day. The most popular clubs for unforgettable parties include Aquarius, Papaya and Kalypso.
Kalypso is the oldest club and it has been open for twenty year in the pinewood forest by the sea. It is ideal for leisure during the day and crazy partying during the night.
Papaya is an open-concept kind of club, 20 meters from the sea. It has two pools – one has a bar, while a waterslide leads into the other. You will be delighted by the splashing water, pool dancing, cocktails, go-go dancers (both men and women) and around the clock partying.
Aquarius is not far from Papaya. It has an open pool area and a closed off area in the centre. It has a buffet and a pizzeria. All the clubs are known for their fierce house music, hip hop, R'n'B etc. and the go-go dancers will entertain you day and night.
Aquarius and Papaya throw festivals all summer long that include such famous names as Armin van Buuren, Swedish House Mafia, Tiesto, Joris Voorn, Niki Belucci, David Morales, SOS, Paul Van Dyk...
During the summer season, Zrće can be reached from Novalja by bus, there is a direct line.
Many young tourists from around the world come to Novalja for the 24/7 programme on our largest beach. The programmes on Zrće are organised by the local clubs. For further information, please visit their websites: