The Beach Guide

Top 25+ Balearic Islands Beaches

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  • Benirras Beach // Ibiza

    Benirras Beach
    © Tono Balaguer / 123RF

    The small secluded bay of Cala Benirrás is on the north coast of the party island of Ibiza. Set at the foot of a pine covered valley this sheltered cove is ideal for swimming and the crystal clear water makes for great snorkelling. Being sheltered it is also a popular spot for yachts and motor boats to drop anchor and take in the sunset.

    Benirrás is… read more »

  • Playa de Ses Illetes // Formentera

    Playa de Ses Illetes
    © Tono Balaguer / 123RF

    Located just a stones throw away from the party island of Ibiza is the small island of Formentera. Despite its proximity Formentera can only be reached by boat and feels like a different world. There are several beautiful beaches around this unspoilt island but the Playa de Ses Illetes is the best of the bunch with its fine white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters.… read more »

  • Agua Blanca Beach // Ibiza

    Agua Blanca Beach
    © lunamarina / CanStockPhoto

    The often quiet, secluded Agua Blanca beach is a far cry from the resort towns on the south of the island. This long beach of fine sand gets its name (meaning "white water") from the white horse's that frequently crest the waves on choppy days. However, these prevailing winds that blow throughout the year become a welcome breeze in the summer months when this beach… read more »

  • Cala en Turqueta // Menorca

    Cala en Turqueta
    hugos007

    Cala en Turqueta is arguably the most beautiful cala (cove) on Menorca. The beach is set in a deep, rocky inlet with pine forests to all sides. The sand here is fine and near white whilst the crystalline water is a beautiful mix of blues and turquoise. This is where the beach gets its name, and it certainly lives up to it.

    The beach is sheltered… read more »

  • Cala Escorxada // Menorca

    Cala Escorxada
    MontanNito

    You would expect a beach this beautiful to get pretty busy in the summer, but this is not the case with the exquisite little cove of Cala Escorxada. It is just that bit too far off the beaten track for its pristine white sands and clear blue waters to ever get crowded.

    If you don't have a boat getting to Cala Escorxada involves at least an… read more »

  • Cala Macarella // Menorca

    Cala Macarella
    Markus Trienke

    Cala Macarella has much in common with many of Menorca's other most stunning coves. It is set in a deep rocky inlet of limestone cliffs covered in pine trees. The sand here is near white and contrasts brilliantly with the crystalline turquoise sea.

    What gives Cala Macarella the edge over some of the equally lovely beaches along this coast (at least in terms of a family… read more »

  • Cala Mesquida // Mallorca

    Cala Mesquida
    dronepicr

    Located on a remote stretch of the rugged north-eastern coast of Mallorca is an oasis of beautiful soft, white sand lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters. The beach of Cala Mesquida is a true gem with the perfect balance of a stunning setting and all the facilities you'll need for a family day at the beach.

    The beach of Cala Mesquida is set in a small bay… read more »

  • Cala Mitjana // Menorca

    Cala Mitjana
    © Tono Balaguer

    Located in a wide rocky inlet on the south coast of Menorca are two of the islands most beautiful beaches; Cala Mitjana and the tiny cove of Cala Mitjaneta. Here you will find a bay with brilliant turquoise sea which contrasts with the low white cliffs surrounding it. All around the beaches and bay are pine and olive groves and there is virtually no sign… read more »

  • Cala Saona // Formentera

    Cala Saona

    Small but perfectly formed Formentera is known for its superb beaches and being a relaxing getaway from its noisy neighbour Ibiza.

    The beach of Cala Saona sits within a small bay surrounded by red rocks where the soft white sands are gently lapped by the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. It is very much a haven for peace and relaxation, although there are a few… read more »

  • Caló des Moro // Mallorca

    Caló des Moro
    © facundohimself

    Hidden away in a deep rocky inlet near Mallorca's southern tip is the picturesque little cove of Caló des Moro. For many years this was one of the island's true hidden gems, but over the years, as photos surfaced in the travel media this idyllic spot's cover has been well and truly blown. With images of bright white sand and crystal clear turquoise water framed… read more »

  • Es Trenc Beach // Mallorca

    Es Trenc Beach
    Greg_Men

    Set in the far south of Mallorca, Es Trenc is a large stretch of unspoilt white sand with clear turquoise waters reminiscent of the Caribbean. Despite its remote, wild character this is still one of the best-known beaches on Mallorca and is popular with locals and visitors alike.

    Es Trenc is a great family beach as the water is shallow and tends to be calm. There… read more »

  • Playa de Llevant // Formentera

    Playa de Llevant
    diluvi.com Anna i Adria

    Towards the north of Formentera the land narrows into the Trucador peninsula. On the eastern coast, before you reach Ses Illetes, is the wide sandy Playa de Llevant.

    This beautiful stretch of white sand and clear blue sea has something of a wild feel. Sections of the beach are divided up into little "mini bays" by rocky outcrops which give a little bit of… read more »

  • Cala Agulla // Mallorca

    Cala Agulla
    © lapping

    Set in a beautiful bay on Mallorca's northeastern coast is the Blue Flag award winning beach of Cala Agulla. With a good-sized stretch of white sand, crystalline blue water and an unspoilt backdrop of mountainous landscape this is one of the island's most picturesque beaches.

    A short distance to the south of Cala Agulla is the resort of Cala Ratjada. Although well out of sight this… read more »

  • Cala Trebalúguer // Menorca

    Cala Trebalúguer
    Ben Salter

    Cala Trebalúguer is another of Menorca's south coast hidden gems. Much like nearby Cala Escorxada this little cove is so far off the beaten track (or nearest parking) that few visitors to Menorca ever make it here.

    The beach is set in a small rocky bay surrounded by pine forest. Here white sand meets crystal-clear turquoise water creating one of the prettiest beaches on the… read more »

  • Caló des Mort // Formentera

    Caló des Mort
    © jimmy di lorenzo

    The tiny yet idyllic cove of Caló des Mort is situated at the eastern end of Playa de Migjorn. A picture perfect semi-circular cove backed by steep rocky cliffs this is one of Formentera's worst-kept secrets.

    Besides its diminutive size and rocky backdrop, what gives Caló des Mort its special feel is the colour of the water. It is almost as if somebody has turned… read more »