Ibiza may well have a reputation for being the party capital of Spain. But, for those wishing to explore the island more, there is so much waiting to be discovered off the beaten path. There is no right way to ‘do’ Ibiza. If a dance fuelled party weekend is your thing, the island attracts world class DJs to its nightclubs. In recent years the white isle has become a top wellness destination and exclusive retreats have opened up along the northern coastline. But there also exists a happy medium and for us, this consists of long lazy days on the beach. Since Ibiza is an island, there are no shortages of sandy shorelines and hidden coves to choose from. But to save time, here is our round-up of the best beaches in Ibiza.
When to visit the best beaches in Ibiza?
It is widely agreed upon that the time to visit the best beaches in Ibiza is between May and October. This is when temperatures in the Balearic Islands are at their hottest. If you choose to go during the summer, expect there to be crowds. But, if you go at the beginning or the end of the season you may just find a beach of your own. Ibiza beaches are highly sought after. But, thanks to the vast number of them, it is not hard to find a stretch of sand on which you can unfold your towel and relax. Each beach has its own personality so be sure to hunt down the one that attracts your kind of people. From hippy hideaways to beach party central, the top beaches in Ibiza are a must visit.
Port des Torrent, Sant Josep de Sa Talaia
Settle yourself on this quiet, white sandy bay and set up camp for the day. While Port des Torrent is located close to the main, touristic area of the island, it is one of the most beautiful beaches Ibiza has to offer. Gaze out at the calm turquoise waters and admire the Caribbean-esque landscapes. It usually gets crowded during summer months so it is best to arrive early and enjoy the entire day here. This beach is popular with families enjoying Ibiza island beach holidays thanks to the gentle waves that are ideal for little ones. If you are visiting Ibiza, be sure to spend a day at this magnificent beach. It was once a busy fishing port but today you can enjoy all the thrills of a
Las Salinas beach Ibiza
If you are looking to party all through the day and into the night then Las Salinas is one of the best beaches in Ibiza. It is perhaps the most famous beach in Ibiza and it is certainly where the young and beautiful choose to hang out. Follow the crowds to the fashionable beach clubs where the drinks flow and the electric beats float on the breeze. At Las Salinas, you definitely get to experience the Ibiza of Instagram. Paper white sand melts into crystal clear waters which provide the ideal way to cool off with a refreshing swim. As night falls, head to Sa Trinxa, a local beach hut that becomes the go-to place to party the night away. And, if you are still around by sunrise, the little beach huts scattered along the sand serve up a delicious healthy breakfast to give you enough energy to keep the party alive.
Cala Gracioneta Ibiza
Despite its proximity to San Antonio, the Cala Gracioneta is one of the best hidden beaches Ibiza has to offer. This tiny expanse of sand is a popular choice amongst locals who want to while away the hours soaking up the sun. So, do as the locals do and grab your towel, a good book and hit the beach. Get here early as the sand only stretches 30 meters in length and quickly fills up. One of the reasons we love this beach is because its pine tree covered rocky cliffs shelter the beach from the wind. This creates a natural barrier and ensures that the beach feels warmer for longer. It is one of the best beaches in Ibiza for sun-bathing and a great beach for families. While visiting, be sure to take note of how the turquoise water changes colour throughout the day.
San Vicente Ibiza
If you are looking for a tropical holiday hideaway, head to the Cala of San Vicente. Located in the north east of Ibiza, this is one of the best calas in Ibiza and we can see why. The 400 meter stretch of sand is buzzing with activity and is an ideal destination for families. Because this beach is so big, it rarely gets crowded. Drop your bags, spread out your towels and take in the vast mountains that shelter the beach. Take a stroll down the beach and admire the resort style restaurants and bars serving delicious Spanish cuisine. Watersports can be enjoyed here and it is not uncommon to see kids enjoy horse riding along the sand. You can even take a hike up the cliffs and marvel at the beauty of the beach from up high. It is one of the best beaches in Ibiza for adventure lovers.
Benirras Beach Ibiza, one of the best beaches to see the sunset
If beach sunsets sound like heaven to you then drive down to Cala Benirrás, a blissed out cove on the north west coast. It is a bohemian enclave and has earned the nickname of the hippy beach Ibiza. It has become a top wellness destination and the natural surroundings make it one of the nicest beaches in Ibiza for the mind, body and soul. If you decide to visit on a Sunday, don’t miss the iconic sunset bongo ritual that has become a popular activity amongst the laid-back beach goers. And of course, while enjoying your time at the beach, look out for the ‘hand of God’ rock formation. This striking landmark jutts out of the ocean and provides a unique photo opportunity, especially at sunset. This is one of the best beaches in Ibiza for those looking for a relaxed, natural experience.
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