Nestled in the azure embrace of the Balearic Sea, Ibiza emerges as a jewel in the Mediterranean crown, renowned not only for its pulsating nightlife but also for its pristine beaches that beckon sun-seekers and wanderers alike.
Join us on a virtual journey as we explore the best beaches that Ibiza has to offer, from secluded coves embraced by rugged cliffs to lively stretches of sand where the vibrant energy of the island comes alive. Whether you're a laid-back sunbather, an adventurous water sports enthusiast, or a nature lover in search of tranquil landscapes, Ibiza's diverse coastline holds the perfect spot for everyone.
Las Salinas & Es Cavallet.
One of the most iconic of all beaches in Ibiza, Las Salinas is a long expanse of soft golden sand surrounded by a nature reserve including sand dunes, pine forests and spectacular salt flats. The sea is not very deep and you can run in shallow water about 30 m. It combines Ibiza's glamour, a smattering of nudism and family-friendliness. You'll be mixing with the cool, the hip and the hippies - all attracted by the fun party vibe and the Balearic beats that pour forth from the many beach restaurants.
A must visit is Sa Trinxa - it typifies the Ibizan diversity, freedom and good vibe. You will see nothing but real happiness at this place. No show off, no VIPs. Being the most festive and social corner of the beach, it's probably Ibiza's most iconic beach bar.
You have been at Salinas already and wanna experience something new? Walk past the beach bars until you come to a clearing where the rock formations have been carved into some amazing creations – walk further and you’ll spot the old pirate watchtower. Passing by the tower, you'll come to Es Cavallet - Ibiza's nudist beach. Less crowded than Salinas, more natural and quiet.
Cala Comte & Cala Escondida:
Cala Comte, is situated on the island's western coast, just 15 min by car from Sant Antoni.
Considered to be one of the best beaches in Ibiza, in high season this cove is very busy despite the fact that there are no hotels nearby, so it is advisable to arrive early in the morning or late in the afternoon to secure a spot.The beach has shallow clear blue and turquoise water which is kept that way by the constant flow of sea currents in the area.That’s why is safe for families and extremely interesting for snorkelers.
Cala Comte actually consists of a succession of 3 peculiar beaches: one is backed by a rock face, the other by sand dunes and the third smaller cove Racó d'en Xic - known as Cala Escondida - can be reached by steps carved into the rock. The two main beaches are separated by one of the best bars in Ibiza where you can eat great food, drink and watch a spectacular sunset: the Sunset Ashram. In the evenings, the Sunset Ashram hosts various DJs whose musical selection creates a relaxing and unique atmosphere. If you are not interested on a DJ session but you want to experience this panoramic views tasting delicious Mediterranean dishes, you can also head to S’Illa des Bosc or See Roques restaurants.
On the other hand, if you are looking for something more hippie, escape to Cala Escondida. It’s a more intimate setting used by naturists and free spirits, where yoga activities are organised and local vegan meals are served in the little eco Chringuito located in this little hidden gem. A little further off the beach of Cala Comte, you can see the three small islands of s'Espartar, des Bosc and sa Conillera, which, together with the colour combination of the sand and the reflection of the sun on the transparent waters, make this place a true paradise at any time of year.Known for its Puesta de sol and several areas to explore, Cala Comte is one of the best beaches on the island of Ibiza.
Cala Salada & Cala Saladeta.
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of a secluded cove: Cala Salada. Located on the western side of Ibiza, just 4 km from Sant Antoni and not far from Sa Galera, this golden sandy beach is surrounded by a dense pine forest that climbs between the cliffs. No signs of urbanisation are present, the only buildings are the fishermen's wooden huts that divide Cala Salada from Cala Saladeta, a little immaculate cove. Getting there can be a bit of a challenge, especially in the height of summer when the sun is beating down. If you are a good swimmer you can directly swim there, otherwise you need to choose between two paths - one easier and one more difficult - untangled between rocks and cliffs, that will definitely make you sweat. Cala Saladeta waters are considered the bluest and clearest in the Balearic Islands. For this reason, we advise you to bring your snorkel gear to admire the underwater wealth of this beach.
While in Cala Salada you can rent a sunbed and an umbrella, have a shower, book a table in the little restaurant, go to the bathroom… in Cala Saladeta there are no services or chiringuitos, so make sure to bring a packed lunch and a parasol with you. Another difference to keep in mind is that, due to its geographical location and during the summer season, Cala Saladeta is shaded in the late afternoon by the neighbouring promontory, while in Cala Salada fantastic sunsets can be observed. Nearby are the Ses Fontanelles Caves, which contain wonderful cave paintings from the Bronze Age. The caves can be reached by a long walk along the dirt road just a few metres from the beach entrance. The blue waters of Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta that contrast with the green of the pine trees make this area one of the most beautiful spots in Ibiza. Just remember to get up early in the summer to find a comfortable place as the beaches are really small: just 200m and 100m long and about 25 metres wide.
The beautiful Benirrás beach is set on the north-west coast of the island and is famous for attracting hippies and peace lovers. It's famous for the iconic Benirras Sunday sunset ritual where hundreds of people gather to listen to the sound of melodic drumming played by hippies as the sun sets - known as "drumming down the sun". It’s a magical experience.
Set at the foot of a pine covered valley this sheltered cove is ideal for swimming and the crystal clear water makes for great snorkelling. Being sheltered it is also a popular spot for yachts and motor boats to drop anchor and take in the sunset.
One of the busiest beaches in Ibiza, Cala Bassa, about 300 metres long and 30 metres wide, is a favorite among both locals and tourists. Powdery white sand , shallow crystal-clear waters, cleanliness and abundance of facilities are the main features of this beach. Finding a place for your vehicle here will not be a problem, as a car park with 500 spaces has recently been built nearby. Access to the beach is via a convenient wooden walkway that facilitates passage for the disabled, prams and children with prams, making it easily accessible to all. In fact, it’s ideal for families and those who enjoy comfort, but it’s also a favourite destination for young people looking for an adrenalin rush thanks for the huge offer of beach clubs and water sports.
You can jump on a jetski, on a banana boat or a pedalo and then relax sipping a cocktail in Cala Bassa beach club (CBCB Restaurant), one of the most famous beach clubs in Ibiza or you can just take a nap in the shade of the pine trees during the hottest hours of the day. Cala Bassa is an excellent choice for a day of tanning, swimming and socialising. The vibrant but lively laid-back atmosphere set Cala Bassa as one of the best beaches in Ibiza.
Atlantis is not a beach, but we don't wanna withhold you this hidden cove. With its huge and almost geometrically-perfect rocks, Atlantis is one of the most read and talked-about places you’ll hear about when it comes to the island’s hidden secrets.
It is an old sandstone quarry that was used to build the walls of Dalt Vila and Castillo de Ibiza, which is now a UNESCO Wold Heritage Site. What they probably didn’t know is that, by extracting the blocks and taking them to Vila or Sant Antoni by ships, they were creating an equally majestic natural wonder.
The cuts in the stone left crazy asymmetrical walls and deep gaps that become natural pools when filled with seawater.
When the hippies arrived later in the 1960s the place became a mecca and meeting place. And when they came they made their mark, sculpting forms in the stone like the Buddha’s head which you can still see in the cove. The magic of the place is still the same, surely enhanced by the positive energy that so many meditations and spiritual rituals have been celebrated, completely isolated from technology and the modern world. Getting there isn’t easy… unless you have a private boat.
For those seeking a more rugged and untamed beach experience, Aguas Blancas is a must-visit. Located on the island's northeast coast, this beach is renowned for its golden sands, impressive cliffs and gentle little waves (hence “aguas blancas”).The absence of nearby developments provide a raw and unspoiled setting, perfect for nature lovers and solitude seekers. In fact, if you are seeking a pure nature connection, Aguas Blancas is your heaven: this is one of Ibiza’s official naturist spots.From fresh seafood to traditional Spanish dishes, visitors can savor the flavors of the region while enjoying panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
One distinctive feature of Aguas Blancas is the presence of mineral-rich clay in the cliffs. For generations, people have embraced the local tradition of applying this clay to their skin, believing in its potential health and cosmetic benefits. With the increasing awareness of environmental conservation, efforts have been made to preserve the natural beauty of Aguas Blancas. Visitors are encouraged to practice responsible tourism by respecting the local ecosystem and adhering to guidelines set forth to protect this pristine environment for future generations.Located away from the resort and party crowd, it’ s the perfect beach for a spa-like experience.Offering a more authentic and nature-centric experience, Aguas Blancas reveals itself as one of the best beaches in Ibiza.
Illetes & Espalmador.
Yes... these two paradisiacal beaches are not in Ibiza. But no guide would be complete without mentioning the Carribean of Europe: Formentera. Ses Illetes beach is probably the most Instagrammable feature of the Balearic’s spectacular coastline. The beach is like a real life filter. What makes it so outstanding and breath-taking is its calm, shallow, turquoise waters, which, together with the fine white sand, create a paradisal landscape.
Because of that, it's the hot spot for the super yachts of the rich and famous who spend their days there.
Moreover, being a natural park, the surroundings are well cared for and you rarely find any sun beds and only a few beach restaurants.
How to get there? Formentera is only a 45 minute ride by boat away from Ibiza. You can choose between the classic ferry option, providing a cost-effective journey across the Mediterranean, or indulge in the exclusive "Formentera with Benefits" boat trip by Ibiza Boat Club for the perfect combination of exploration and relaxation, nature and luxury.
Bask in the radiant glow of the Mediterranean sun, feel the rhythm of the waves, and let the salty breeze carry your worries away as we delve into the enchanting world of Ibiza's best beaches. Discover the hidden gems, popular hotspots, and the unique charm that sets each sandy haven apart. From the iconic shores of Playa d'en Bossa to the secluded beauty of Cala Salada, this guide promises to unveil the secrets of Ibiza's coastal allure, inviting you to indulge in the ultimate beach paradise.
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