Son Bou Beach
The largest beach on the island, Son Bou can be found on Menorca’s southern coastline. Though backed onto by a large and well-equipped holiday resort and multi-storey hotels at its eastern end, they are separated from the beach by dunes and reeds that provide an important habitat for birds and butterflies, and provide a sense of isolation. At its western end, Son Bou amalgamates with St Jaume Mediterrani, which largely comprises residential plots, creating a nice mix of residents and visitors.
Both long and almost ruler straight, its 2.5 kilometres from one end of Son Bou to the other. At their maximum, the golden coloured sands stretch tens of metres deep from sea to land. A popular beach for several reasons, Son Bou does get crowded in the summer, and on the weekends during good weather, with most centring their attentions on the eastern end of the beach.
While its common to see people swimming and windsurfing in the waters off Son Bou, the beach is not sheltered in any way, and when flags are flown you should avoid entering the water for anything more than a splash in the shallows. When the flags are lowered, a variety of other water sports are also available, with jet skis, canoes, pedalos and water skis all for rent.
- Kite surfing
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