The ultimate guide to Ibiza – Beaches
It’s absolutely crazy to think that there is a grand total of 80 beaches on the island of Ibiza. Best known for hippie hedonism and barefoot bohemia, the beaches of Ibiza are regular gathering spots for the spiritually connected people of the island; both tourists and locals alike. From perfectly manicured sandbanks to dramatic cliffs – there’s something for every type of traveler.
Cala Benirras is located on the north of the island, just 20 minutes from San Antonio and 30 minutes from Ibiza Town. This stunning cove exudes the hippie vibe, and every Sunday the beach is filled with people enjoying the sounds of the famous sunset drummers. Think tribal beats, barefoot dancing and an incredible genuine Ibizan experience to fully immerse yourself in.
The fisherman’s huts on the right of the beach are the perfect spot to sit, relax and enjoy the view. The spectacular sunsets are a sight to behold, and the crystal-clear waters are ideal for a dip at any time of the day.
One for the party animals and music lovers, Las Salinas beach is a beautiful area at the south of the island surrounded by large salt flats and lined with lively chiringuitos, restaurants and bars. With venues such as the Jockey Club and Sa Trinxa Beach Club at home on these shores, Las Salinas works out to be the perfect spot at any time of the day.
Situated close to Playa D’en Bossa, this south facing sandy beach has sun all day, and is often filled with party goers revving up for the evening to come. It’s rustic setting with chic beach-bars gives it true Ibizan charm.
Cala Conta/Cala Bassa
These two beaches are best travelled to by boat, with regular water taxis transferring passengers all throughout summer directly from San Antonio. The waters at these beaches are some of the clearest you’ll see on the island, with beautiful white sand to compliment.
Cala Basa Beach Club (CBbC) has 4 restaurants under their umbrella which serve the entire beach; The Chiringo, boasting Mediterranean dishes (and incredible sangria), CBbC Restaurant, a high-end sushi restaurant and a snack bar serving more reasonably priced drinks and dishes right where you get off the boat. The perfect day out for those looking for a true Ibizan vibe.
Playa D’en Bossa
The longest beach on Ibiza, and definitely the most commercial, Playa D’en Bossa is the place where the party never stops. Only 3km away from Ibiza Town, and easily accessible from the other side of the island, the pale strip of sand is surrounded by countless bars, restaurants and beach clubs. Playa D’en Bossa beach is on the doorstep of the Hard Rock Hotel, Bora Bora and Ushuaïa, where world renowned DJ’s play to thousands of people every single day of the summer.
This beach is properly pumping, so don’t go thinking you’ll be able to catch some z’s but being close by to Playa D’en Bossa will ensure you are always in the heart of the action.
For a true taste of bohemian Ibiza, a trip to Aguas Blancas should be at the top of the to-do list. A favourite among island residents, this stunning beach is backed by striking cliffs and has gorgeous unblemished surroundings. Soft golden sand will move between your toes as you walk the beach and the warm shallow waters are perfect for a cooling off in the height of summer.
Officially a naturist beach, Aguas Blancas is a picture-perfect example of the unspoiled north of the island. Food and drinks are available from the cute chiringuitos on the cliff edge, and we’d suggest arriving nice and early to make the most of the daytime sun before it sinks behind the jagged cliffs.
OK, so not technically on Ibiza, but if we’re talking about beautiful Balearic beaches then we cannot leave out the practically Maldivian island of Formentera. Hire a private yacht, or take the ferries from Ibiza Town on Santa Eulalia, and discover what this incredible island has to offer. Easy to get around by taxi or bicycle (available to hire straight off the ferry), Formentera is surrounded by stunningly white sandy beaches and the clearest water you’ll ever see.
Beach restaurants such as Beso and Beach Club 10.7 line the shores, but if that’s not your scene you can laze on the beach and watch the tenders bring in groups from the moored yachts just offshore. It’s the perfect relaxing day out.
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