Trinćel or Planjka is a beautiful sandy beach located right at the entrance to Stara Novalja.
In the "Plavi cvijet" and "Turistički cvijet" contests of the Croatian National Tourist Board and the Croatian Chamber of Commerce and the media respectively, in 2006 the beach has been awarded the titles of the most beautiful and the best equipped beach of the Adriatic.
From the summer of 2004, leads the Blue Flag. It is well furnished and ideal for parents with small children, offers a range of dining and entertainment facilities.
On the eastern edge of the beach there are two picturesque medieval churches of Santa Croce and Santa Maria.