Ibiza, Eden for beach lovers
Ibiza is Eden for beach lovers, boasting many breathtakingly beautiful beaches, from unspoiled pine-clad coves to vast sandy stretches. To see the best of the best beach chill out spots of Ibiza, get yourself a set of wheels and follow this guide.
With 210 kms of gorgeous coastline and an average of 300 sunny days a year, its little wonder one of Ibiza’s biggest draws is its alluring beaches. If you are keen to tear away from the tourist traps and scope out the best beaches in Ibiza, it’s vital to get yourself a set of wheels. Many of the real treasures are off the beaten track, and are not frequented by public transport, so your won transport is essential. So hire a car or scooter, grab a map and mark these jewels down.
A favourite amongst locals is Benirras, one of the loveliest beaches in the north of the island. It’s a bay cut into the cliffs and verged by forests, so is idyllic and peaceful and has largely been spared from over-development. The water here is crystal clear and it has a great, natural energy. Often, Ibiza’s disparate tribes gather here to play drums and dance at sunset, creating a real Balearic flavour.
Cala Xarraca is a cove in the north, just before the resort town of Portinatx. This spot is a photographer’s dream, with emerald waters surrounded by lush greenery and rocky pathways. The muddy sands here are also said to have special healing properties, so don’t be surprised to find people lathering up along the shore. Take a walk around the cliff and you’ll find another gem of a beach, Cala Xucla.
Ibiza has no shortage of beautiful people, and there are a few beaches in particular that Ibiza’s elite frequent. To mingle with yacht owners, models and celebrities, head to Cala Jondal. Chill out on king sized sun loungers whilst sipping cocktails at the Blue Marlin beach club, or head to Las Salinas, another popular beach amongst Ibiza’s cool crowd.
To take in the famed Ibiza sunset, there are a few must-visit beaches along the west coast of the island. Laid-back Cala Comte, with its shallow waters and sand dunes is perfect for spending the day, then watching the sun slip away across the sea. Cala d’Hort, a similar beach, looks straight across to the mystical island of Es Vedra. The views of the sunset from here are breath taking with the pink golden light silhouettes the dramatic Es Vedra. Cala Salada, a 5km drive north of San Antonio is another charming sunset spot, quiet and romantic.
Topless women are a typical sight on all Ibiza beaches, however if you are keen to lose your full kit, there are several official nudist beaches. The best one is Aguas Blancas, on the east coast, famous for its stretches of golden sands and scattered private coves.
San Antonio Beach and Playa d’en Bossa
If you are a water sports fan then city beaches San Antonio Beach and Playa d’en Bossa may suit you. Mind you, you’ll be competing with last night’s revellers and hordes of holidaying families for your own patch of sand. For another ocean playground with plenty of water activities on offer but a more manageable crowd, try S’Argamassa, just north of Santa Eularia.
Flights to Ibiza are ramped up during the summer, so whether you are after a long weekend or a fortnight of Mediterranean relaxation it’s easy enough to plan. Whatever your pleasure, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Ibiza with some of the best beaches in the Balearics just waiting for you to find them.
[author_info]Annie Drever is a part of the digital blogging team who write about subjects like flights to Ibiza on behalf of a growing number of travel brands. [/author_info] [/author]