Stancic's beach was the place, where workers have had own almost "private" beach. It was almost closed for others. The beach of former monastery, which was here, the stairs reminds at that old times. Today is open public beach.
During the 2nd. Yugoslavia, Vodoprivredna zajednica has had own worker's resort, and "own" public beach, which became famous by sand, where kids could easily arrive and enjoy in the beach. The same is today. Sandy beach is here with a lot of people.
Despite of the fact that locals are calling this beach "iza Blanja", which is known only to the locals, most of people unofficially named this beach: "TAVA" (in english: pan), because it reminds the shape on PAN, for PANCAKES!
In 1984, someone wise and with the vision from the municipiality of Sv.Filip i Jakov, decided to make 2 new artificial beaches. Who knows, where that person has seen this entrance into the sea from the coast, but, it was very good move.
At the start, the beach was not crowdy, cause, in that time, noone wanted to walk so far, some 2 miles aways from own accomodation. Through the years, the things changed, today everyone is going here, at least once in 10-14 days of hollidays. Tava charmed everyone, despite of the fact that is just semi-island made of big stones, with concrete at top, and small stone-connection to the land.
Its practical, because always one side of Tava is quiet, depends which wind is blowing, south or north.
vacation, especially parents with young kids. Despite of the fact, that sometimes it needs almost a half of hour of walking to the beaches, once, when you reach them, you don't return until later afternoon. The path to the water is easy for young kids, actually, at Tava beach, you can choose both: easy little stones slow entrance into the water, or jump from the big stones, directly into deep, clear water. The view on Biograd and island Pasman across the Sveti Filip i Jakov is fantastic, and the view of sunset, too. Sveti Filip i Jakov with own hospitality, people are ideal place, where you will forget your own problems from everyday life.
Except, that it is a place, where you will meet maybe someone known from your life. Very visited destination.