|Mayor||Livio Raffaeli (HDZ))|
|Time zone (UTC)||UTC+1 Central European Time|
Stara Novalja is a village in the cove of the same name in the north-eastern part of the island of Pag, 5 kilometers north of Novalja in Croatia. The economy is based on farming, viniculture, fishing and tourism.
The cove of Stara Novalja is the submerged part of the "Pasko-Dinjiska" valley. The safest dock for larger ships is located south of the cove called "Drljanda", where the depth reaches 27–38 meters. Smaller ships and yachts drawing up to 3.5 meters are docked along the external part of the jointed pier (in front of the village).
Since the ferry harbor was relocated to Žigljen (except in some extraordinary weather conditions), Stara Novalja has become a quiet place which offers accommodation facilities in private homes, as well as lodging and boarding services. As such it is preferred by families. The major event is the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul (29 June).
The biggest beach in Stara Novalja is the sand beach, "Trincel". There are also many smaller beaches and jetties in front of the houses on the coastline.
The climate in the village is mild and Mediterranean. Springs are lush and green, summers are dry and warm, falls pleasant and winters mild with the cold northeast bora winds sometimes blowing. Daily summer temperatures can reach 30 degrees and nights are pleasantly fresher. Summer sea temperatures reach 25 degrees, while the bathing season starts in May.