Those in the know are well aware that the beaches of Croatia are among the underappreciated charms of Europe. The coast of Croatia really deserves to be called the Adriatic Riviera because it is stunning. I can warn you that it’s not a secret anymore. More than 12 million visitors are now enjoying the beaches of Croatia every year, so better go bag your spot in the sun before someone else beats you to it.
If you normally head to Ibiza, Ayia Napa or Magaluf for the summer nightlife, turn further East and land up in the party town of Novalja on the island of Pag and its long, scenic beach of Zrce. This is not somewhere for a quiet seaside holiday and definitely for those who can rock killer heels until dawn. This is one of the beaches of Croatia that is graced by open air clubs, plenty of bars and restaurants and is quieter during the daytime as everyone sleeps off the excesses of the night before under the beating sun.