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  • Writer's pictureWalter Ponce

My Favorite Beaches in Ibiza

Updated: Jan 19

Visiting Ibiza does not necessarily imply living the party, and although it is never too much to visit one of its impressive nightclubs, an alternative plan is to enjoy the incredible coves and beaches of the Pitiusa island. The "white island" is one of my favourite destinations in summer for chilling, visiting beautiful beaches and eating great food.

My recommendation is to visit the island during end of May where the weather is great and the island is not that busy. I totally encourage you to rent a car and visit some of the best coves and beaches in Ibiza.

Cala Benirras

Benirrás is a small cove of stones, located near San Miguel. To access it you will cross a very charming road, surrounded by hills covered with pine trees. This cove is the meeting point for hippies par excellence, because every Sunday afternoon they gather with their drums and play while the sun goes down. This makes Cala Benirrás one of the best sunsets in Ibiza. In addition, the beach has a select restaurant called Elements and another traditional rice restaurant.

Cala d'Hort

La Cala d'Hort is a narrow and sandy beach, with crystal clear and calm waters, which make it one of the most beautiful and best coves in Ibiza. From it you can enjoy the views over the mysterious island of Es Vedrà, which is only a few hundred meters from the shore. In summer this beach is quite crowded. There are some bars and restaurants, from which you can enjoy the wonderful views. This cove of Ibiza can be accessed from two different points on the road, parking is usually very complicated, so you will surely have to park the car on the access road to this beautiful place.

Cala Conta

Located in the western part of Ibiza, Cala Conta is an irregular beach about 800 meters long, with two rocky sides and a sandy beach at one end that can be accessed via steps carved into the rock. Its crystal clear, calm and multicolored waters make bathing in Cala Conta unforgettable, this being one of the best coves in Ibiza . In addition, from this place you can also watch the sunset to the rhythm of Ravel's Bolero and chill out music.

Cala Tarida

Cala Tarida is a beautiful and wide beach located on the west coast of Ibiza, very close to San José. It is one of the best beaches in Ibiza for families with children. It is a tourist beach with fine white sand and shallow water of a very striking turquoise color.

You can come and spend the day quietly enjoying its waters and you will have all the necessary services at your disposal. There are hammocks, beach bars, bars, and restaurants.

Cala Bassa

Considered one of the most beautiful and best beaches in Ibiza, Cala Bassa is an authentic natural pool with calm, turquoise and shallow waters, which make it an ideal place to practice water sports. It is surrounded by a leafy forest of junipers, pines and tamarinds, among which you will find numerous corners where you can rest in the shade from the suffocating heat. To this cove of about 250 meters in length they usually go from families to young people in search of relaxation. Up to three restaurants are located in it. If you are traveling as a family, Cala Bassa along with Cala Tarida and Cala Llonga are the best coves in Ibiza for children as their waters are calm and shallow.

Ses Salines

Ses Salines Beach it is one of the most spectacular beaches in Ibiza due to its location inside the Ses Salines natural park, due to its natural environment sheltered by a row of sand dunes, junipers and pine trees; for its turquoise waters and for the richness of its seabed covered with posidonia oceanica. It has an extensive amalgam of well-known bars and beach bars such as Malibu or Beso Beach, where you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine with views of the sea and, at nightfall, little music, atmosphere and a variety of shows. The southern part, towards the Ses Portes tower, is more relaxed and less crowded. In addition, it has a small area reserved for nudists.

White Water Beach

This beach is one of the favorites of the inhabitants of Ibiza, since due to its difficult access it is not overcrowded even in August. White Water Beach Ibiza White Water Beach If you want to get to Aguas Blancas you will have to drive to a car park that is on top of the cliff. Then you must take a path with a steep descent and a staircase that will take you to the arena. The golden sand and its high cliffs give this beach a wild beauty. You have to go to this beach in the morning, as its high cliffs cast shadows on the sand in the early afternoon.

In addition to the coves that we have mentioned, there are other coves in Ibiza that you can also visit if you have more time, such as Sa Caleta, Cala Vadella, Cala Llonga, Cala Gració, Cala d'en Serra, Cala Tarida and Cala Xarraca.


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