Ibiza Favourite Beaches
Ibiza has many beaches, popular ones, small bays and hidden gems difficult to reach but even quiet in the high season. It will be worth your while to discover them by car and like this get to know the island well. Beaches in the surroundings of Ibiza Town, San Antonio and the South-East are by far the busiest ones and the prices for sunbeds and restaurants are higher than for example the more unspoiled beaches situated in the Northern part of Ibiza.
Beaches in the surroundings of Ibiza Town
Talamanca – A long sandy beach at the other side of the harbour of Ibiza Town frequented by lots of locals. At the beach are a variety of restaurants and Beach Clubs. The most well-known, Bar Flotante, Hostal Talamanca, Beach Club Rehab, Nobu Hotel and Sa Punta.
Figueretas – Situated in the beginning of town, a long boulevard with many restaurants, terraces and hotels. The beach exists of small sandy beaches. Our favourite restaurants here are, Soleado, Tapas restaurant Fusion, Sense by One and All. Have a cocktail or glass of Champagne at Hotel One on the its roof terrace and enjoy a fantastic view.
Playa den Bossa – A little bit further and one arrives at Playa den Bossa, the longest sandy beach of Ibiza. During the years Playa den Bossa has grown into a first-class tourist area with hip and trendy hotels like Ushuaia and Hard Rock Hotel, but also Beach Clubs like Nassau and Tanit. At night a vibrant nightlife at Ushuaia, Hï or in the many bars.
Salinas and Es Cavallet – Situated close to the airport and they are part of a protected natural reserve. For the nature lovers amongst us, walk through the salt lakes and spot a large variety of birds including wild Flamingos.
Salinas – a beautiful sandy beach with shallow clear water, the nicest Beach Clubs here are Jockey, Malibu and Sa Trinxa.
Es Cavallet – the rougher other side with natural sandy dunes and with two excellent restaurants, La Escollera and el Chiringuito. You can sunbath in the nude here but its not an obligation. Also, one finds here the Gay Beach at the far end with Beach Club El Chiringay.
Es Codolar – a pebble stone beach with Experimental Beach, a hip and happening Beach Club and a good restaurant.
Sa Caleta – A small little beach on the road from the airport direction Cala Jondal, clear and shallow water with a tiny strip of sand. One finds here one of Ibiza’s oldest settlements dating back from the Phoenicians and a very good fish restaurant with the same name Sa Caleta.
The Best Beach Clubs
Beaches in the surroundings of San José
Cala Jondal – A pebble stone beach but very popular with the rich and famous due to the trendy Beach Club, The Blue Marlin and restaurants Tropicana and Yemanja.
Cala Xarco – It can be a hassle to get to this beach but it is an unspoiled sandy beach with a very good but expensive fish restaurant Es Xarcu, frequented by members of the international jet set mooring their yachts in the bay to have lunch.
Cala D’Hort – Passing through the picturesque village Es Cubells, the first beach is Cala D’Hort, a sandy beach with an incredible view at the island Es Vedra, deep clear fresh water and two fantastic restaurants Restaurant Cala D’Hort simpler directly at the beach and restaurant El Carmen both serve the best paellas of Ibiza.
Cala Vadella – a gorgeous sandy beach in a protected bay with shallow water ideal for families, you can practice water sports and there are numerous restaurants and terraces.
Cala Molí – a small protected peddle beach without sunbeds. Cathy Guetta opened last year her Beach Club La Bagatelle which serves great food.
Cala Tarida – a wide sandy beach with some small islands, a familiar ambiance, two of the most popular restaurants, the cotton Club and XaXa owned by Dutch soccer player Wesley Schneider.
Cala Conta – a sandy beach with smaller protected areas, the sea has a beautiful turquoise colour resembling the Caribbean with a few larger Islands near the coast. Also good for snorkelling and very popular during sunset in Sunset Ashram.
Cala Bassa – a gorgeous bay with a sandy beach and cristal clear water, pine trees growing on the beach and a very good Beach Club CBBC with a good service and fantastic food.
Beaches from San Antonio all the way up to the North
San Antonio – San Antonio has a multitude of beaches and busy too, mainly youngsters from the UK but also families, from Port des Torrent to Cala Gracio, we can recommend the restaurants, Club Nautico , Villa Mercedes and Sa Capella but also Café del Mar to watch the sunset.
Cala Salada – a very nice small sandy beach with gorgeous water, fun here are the flat rocks great for diving. This bay is also good for snorkelling.
San Miguel – El Puerto de San Miguel is a small resort with sandy beach and shallow water, perfect for families. You can practice various water sports and eat in a fantastic fish restaurant Port den Balansat, try the local dish Bullit de Peix.
Benirras – at just a few minutes away by a panoramic coastal road from San Miguel and you reach Benirras, a very popular beach with sunbeds and shades with in the middle of the bay the rock island “The Finger of God”, water bikes for renting and every Sunday at sunset the hippy celebration with drums. We can recommend the restaurant Elements for lunch.
The beautiful coastal road from San Juan to San Vicente is definitely worthwhile, picturesque and many unspoiled little beaches. Portinatx is a touristic area with several beaches and restaurants. Cala San Vicente is a gorgeous bay with a wide sandy beach and we can recommend The Boat House for lunch or dinner.
The Best Fish Restaurants
Beaches in the surroundings of Santa Eulalia
Aguas Blanca – a small narrow beach, sandy but also with flat rocks, you can sunbath in the nude here and something fun to do is taking a mud bath, let it dry and wash it away in the sea.
Cala Mastella – a small little bay quiet and protected. A big attraction here is fish restaurant El Bigote, deliciously prepared fresh fish, you need to reserve.
Cala Lleña – a wide big sandy beach with a gorgeous sea, ideal for families, affordable sunbeds and shades.
S’Argamassa – you find several beaches in its surroundings like Cala Pada and Cala Martina, both well equipped for families. Also, Beach Club Nikki Beach, with private pool and lots of fun and great food in its restaurant.
Niu Blau – a small bay with sandy beach and pine trees growing onto the beach providing some shade. A nice family beach with some good restaurants.
Santa Eulalia – Ibiza’s third largest city and it offers a long boulevard and a fine white sandy beach in the middle of the city. Many restaurants along the promenade and it goes al the way to the mouth of Ibiza´s only river.
Cala LLonga – a popular tourist area between Santa Eulalia and Ibiza Town with a variety of restaurants and a wide sandy beach in a secluded bay. Nice clear water and affordable sunbeds and shades. A popular Beach Club here is Amante.