Welcome! In this post we will tell you everything you need to know about the best beaches in Ibiza.
Are you planning to visit the wonderful island of Ibiza, Spain? Then you are in the right place!
Ibiza, known as the white island, is famous for its beaches, nature, landscape, and of course parties.
We will show you coves that are worth visiting, and some of the most famous and exclusive beaches.
Some of the best beaches in Ibiza are home to the islands exciting beach clubs.
These unique locations around the island will give you the feeling that you are immersed in paradise, right in the middle of the Mediterranean.
We love Ibiza, and we know all of the best beaches of this fantastic island. If you want to discover them, just keep reading.
- 1 Best beaches in Ibiza – Sant Antoni de Portmany
- 2 Best beaches in Ibiza – San Jose
- 3 Best beaches in Ibiza – Sant Joan de Labritja
- 4 Best beaches in Ibiza – Santa Eulalia
Best beaches in Ibiza – Sant Antoni de Portmany
Cala Bassa is a natural wonder, considered one of the most beautiful places in Ibiza.
One of the most popular things about this beach is the water.
Crystaline aqua and turquoise blue water, very similar to Caribbean seashores, here on one of the best beaches in Ibiza.
Due to its reputation, during the summer months of June through September it is a crowded beach.
We recommend that you arrive early in the morning.
This beach is surrounded by forest where you can rest in the shadows.
At the same time you can enjoy a perfect view of the sea, and the crowded beach next to the water.
Here you can also find Cala Bassa Beach Club.
This is a multifaceted restaurant where you can enjoy a luxurious lunch, or exlpore their watersports area.
If a day of relax is more your thing, you can lay on a sunbed while listening to the music played by their resident DJ.
You can also take a boat excursion of the west coast from Ibiza Cruises and enjoy this beach from a different perspective.
Cala Conta / Comte
Cala Conta beach, also known as Platges de Comte is located on the western tip of the island.
It is one of the most famous and crowded beaches on Ibiza.
Thanks to its crystal clear waters and spectacular scenery.
It is one of the most popular locations on the island to watch the beautiful sunsets which Ibiza has to offer.
Sunset Ashram is the most famous restaurant on location.
There you can enjoy a cold drink after having sunbathed on one of the best beaches in Ibiza.
Because of its popularity you need to arrive at Cala Conta early in the day as it will be buzzing with people.
By midday you will have a hard time finding space on this magnificent beach.
Join us on one of our beach cruises to visit Cala Conta by boat.
Cala Salada / Cala Saladeta
The Bay of Cala Salada is an area of Ibiza not to be missed on your holidays to the white island.
Located about 5km north of San Antonio on the west coast of Ibiza.
Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta beaches have been ranked one of the top 10 beaches in all of the Mediterranean.
These beaches are known for its crystal clear blue waters. Especially Cala Saladeta as it is the sandier of the two beaches, at the shallow end of the bay.
Cala Saladeta has rustic Ibicencan boathouses next to the beach, with sand in between each of the boat houses where locals and tourists alike enjoy a day in the sun.
Because of their popularity the local authorities close down the only road to the beaches from 10am to 6pm (10h-18h) every day during the summer months.
If you travel to Cala Salada by car during these hours you will need to park near the Can Coix sports complex parking lot, and take a bus from there.
This is why we recommend that you take one of our Cala Salada Beach Cruises so that you can avoid the hassle of having to park and wait for the bus.
Furthermore the capacity of Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta beaches is an issue during the peak high season of the summer.
This is another reason why our beach cruises are the best way to visit Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta, to avoid all of the hassle!
San Antonio Beach
San Antonio beach is in the centre of Sant Antoni de Portmany, on the west coast of Ibiza.
This beach is known for its calm and shallow waters and fantastic sand.
San Antonio is the perfect place for your Ibiza holidays.
This place is lively both day and night, and is the favourite place for young people looking for urban atmospheres.
The San Antonio port is also equipped with excellent sports facilities, where you can try new water sports, such as water foils, windsurfing, water skiing, or wakeboarding.
It is also a famous place for incredible sunsets, with tourists coming from all over the world to witness the marvellous spectacle of the day.
Furthermore, if you are looking for an unforgettable experience, you can enjoy Ibiza beaches and its sunsets differently: on a beach cruise.
These wonderful cruises are for all ages, and they are designed for giving you the best experience of the island.
Water sports, beautiful hidden beaches and coves or spectacular sunsets, among other experiences.
At this beach you can find a fantastic selection of bars, cafés and restaurants.
Offering local, national, and international cuisine, so it is perfect for all tourists visiting Ibiza.
Best beaches in Ibiza – San Jose
Las Salinas Beach
With its 1.5 kilometres long and 25 meters wide, this Ibiza beach is one of the most famous and most visited places in Ibiza.
It is located in the southern area of the island, about a ten-minute drive from D’en Bossa Beach and Ibiza.
This beach also known as Ses Salines, is part of the famous Las Salinas Natural Park, where nature provides salt lakes.
In the past, salt mining was the island’s only export industry. These days the tourism sector is the main one.
With white and fine sand and turquoise crystal-clear waters, it can be like one of the Caribbean beaches.
That is why many celebrities choose this fantastic corner of Ibiza to sunbathe and relax.
Amongst the dunes live 200 species of birds, including wild flamingos which hunt for food in the salt flats of the island.
This beach is also a popular place in Ibiza for families and young people.
Because of the combination of clean and warm water, and the gentle descent that leads to the sea.
In addition, there are many bars and restaurants where you can enjoy delicious gourmet dishes and cold drinks.
Located in the southwestern corner of the island, Cala D´Hort is one of the best beaches in Ibiza that you absolutely cannot miss.
With is spectacular views of Es Vedra just off its coast (pictured below), Cala D´Hort is a breathtaking remote beach with beautiful clear blue waters.
Because of the limited parking down at the beach, we recommend that you park in the dirt parking lot on top of the cliff to the left.
This parking lot is located just before you head down the final steeper part of the road to the beach itself.
Cala D´Hort has three restaurants lining the sides of the beach if you get hungry throughout the day.
We recommend Restaurante El Carmen, famous for its paella and seafood dishes.
It also has a magnificent view of the beach and Es Vedra from its terrace.
Very close to San Antonio (6.5 km), Cala Moli with just 75 m long and 35 m wide, is another corner full of peace and relaxation.
It is very different from other beaches like D’En Bossa or Las Salinas.
This is one of the best beaches in Ibiza for those looking to avoid the crowds.
In this relaxing and small beach, you will forget all the problems and just spend the day enjoying your life.
The rocky walls surrounding the beach are perfect for climbing and offer a magnificent view of the entire east coast.
Instead of golden sands found in most places of the island, the beach is mostly made up of pebbles and rocks.
For this reason, it is advisable to bring along a pair of sturdy shoes to avoid cuts and pains underfoot.
Under the surface of the water divers will find a hidden world of caves and rock formations waiting to be explored.
A lot of people from the island come here because it is one of the quietest areas of Ibiza.
Between red cliffs and clear waters, we can find this tranquil and wonderful beach.
Here we can have lunch in a fantastic restaurant which shares the name of Sa Caleta.
It is open all year round and there you can taste local and national famous dishes.
From there, you can also look at the unusual landscape surrounding this beautiful setting.
If you are in the south of Ibiza and you need a relaxing moment just visit Sa Caleta, you will not regret it.
D’en Bossa Beach
Located just outside the city of Ibiza, this is one of the largest beaches near Ibiza town.
With almost three kilometres of clean white sand and calm waters.
This beach is a little different from the others we have mentioned before because it is most of the time alive and full of activity.
It is said that the party here goes on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at least during the summer months.
Two of the most famous clubs in Ibiza are located here.
Ushuaïa Ibiza and Hï Ibiza offer parties you have never seen before with its world-famous selections of events and DJs.
D’En Bossa is full of house music every day packed with people.
It is a perfect place to enjoy one of the best beaches in Ibiza if you are coming to party.
In addition, in this part of the island you will find the best resorts in Ibiza to relax and spend your perfect holidays.
Apart from the party places, this beach also has some tranquil areas where you can spend the time with your family.
At the end of the beach you can enjoy a more peaceful environment with the wonderful views this beach can offer you.
This is what makes it one of the best beaches in Ibiza, its diversity.
This beach with 1,100 metres long and 40 metres wide, is in the Ses Salines Natural Park.
It was the first nude beach in Ibiza and one of the pioneers in Spain. It’s protected by sand dunes and vegetation.
In this beautiful setting, we can find white sand and turquoise waters.
A uniqueness about Es Cavallet beach is that there are no hotels or constructions, so is a paradisiacal landscape you must visit.
Although it is a nude beach, there are areas where you can spend the day swimming and sunbathing with children.
The nude area is mostly next to the restaurant called El Chiringay.
Furthermore, a lot of people are coming here to practice surfing because some days it’s a very windy place.
If you come here, it is worth walking along the shore and arriving at the Ses Portes defence tower.
It is one of the best beaches in Ibiza to practice water sports!
Best beaches in Ibiza – Sant Joan de Labritja
San Miguel Beach
Located 11 kilometres southwest from Sant Joan you will find the natural port of San Miguel.
This is a beautiful sandy cove where you can see many water sport lovers and beach goers alike.
This tranquil and calm water is perfect for kayaking, sailing, or just a relaxing day at the beach.
It is a very pleasant beach and has an easy entrance to the sea.
On the way to the beach there are numerous souvenir shops, bars, and restaurants.
Where you can eat something and regain your energy after a long night out.
Cala San Vicente
Cala San Vicente is a magnificent gem up in the northeast corner of the island of Ibiza.
If you are driving north from Santa Eulalia you will see splendid views of the bay of Cala San Vicente.
As you come around the final curve to head down to the beach there is a turnout.
Where many tourists stop above the cliffs to take pictures of the beach, bay and pine trees below.
With an extensive long beach with thick sand, crystalline blue waters, and incalculable beauty.
Cala San Vicente is a great place at any time of year as it rarely gets busy like the other best beaches in Ibiza, even in the summer months.
You should have no trouble finding a place to spread your towel on the golden sand.
Cala San Vicente also has restaurants and bars lining its boardwalk, where you will find a few hotels as well.
Some families stay at Cala San Vicente and don`t leave the area.
It has everything you need within walking distance, and is much more family oriented than the south of the island´s best beaches.
Cala Benirras also known as the hippy beach of Ibiza, is located along the northern coastline of the island.
In between San Miguel and San Joan, Cala Benirras is a wonderful beach which you must visit during your holidays.
A lot of people go to Benirras beach to snorkel.
It is without a doubt, one of the best snorkeling beaches in Ibiza because of its surrounding coastline.
Benirras is also famous for its drum circles held in the hours before the sunset.
One of the oldest traditions on the island, these drum circles used to be held only on Sundays.
Lately the drum circles have been spread out to multiple nights of the week during the summer months, because of their popularity.
If you wish to see the sunset while they play the drums, you must arrive early.
In peak summer it gets extremely busy and parking can be a nightmare.
We do recommend that you go to Cala Benirras for one of these drum circles for the sunset, as it is an unforgettable experience.
Best beaches in Ibiza – Santa Eulalia
Santa Eulalia Beach
Located on the east coast of the island, Santa Eulalia is the most tranquil of the three municipalities in Ibiza.
The beach of Santa Eulalia is 300 meters long, and it can offer you different experiences for having fun with your friends.
Swimming in its calm waters or trying different water sports such as water skiing or sailing, among others.
If you are thinking of experimenting with different experiences, you can take a boat trip to discover the island differently.
Located along the east coast just 10 minutes south of the city of Santa Eulalia, this beach is the best place in Ibiza for families.
With golden sand in a sheltered bay, the beach is 200 meters long and 100 meters wide.
Here you can find a perfect combination of unspoiled nature, crystal-clear waters and beautiful villas overlooking the sea from the rocky coast.
Near the beach, you can find many restaurants and shops.
There is also a diving school, which allows you to explore the underwater wonders of the Mediterranean Sea.
You can practice a great variety of water sports, and there are many centres to rent equipment from on one of the best beaches in Ibiza.
If you want to know more about Ibiza beaches or where to stay on this fantastic island, do not hesitate to contact us.
In addition we have different boat cruises and parties which you can enjoy the Ibiza sunset from.
Or join us for an amazing daytime adventure surrounded by people, good music and of course, a good cocktail.
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