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IBIZA IS NOT JUST A PARTY ISLAND!
Check out these amazing beaches to relax and enjoy your time swimming and sunbathing in Ibiza, Spain
For such a small island Ibiza sure packs a punch. With its beautiful historic towns, famous nightlife and stunning scenery, it never wants for visitors. In fact, over six million people visit the island each year. Another aspect that attracts holidaymakers to Ibiza are the beaches. There are picture-perfect beaches dotted all around its coast, coming in all shapes and sizes.
While many are ideal for partying well into the wee hours of the morning, others are a world away from the clichéd image of a party island. In fact, there are plenty unspoiled corners of Ibiza that are well worth a trip off the beaten track to find. To help you make the most of your time by the Ibizan seaside here are some of the best Balearic Island beaches:
1) CALA LENTRISCA
Away from the bright lights and blaring music is the extremely secluded Cala Llentrisca beach. One of the islands hidden jewels, the beach’s clear waters, and peaceful surroundings reward discovery. Perhaps Ibiza’s most unspoiled natural beach, you are more likely to find a traditional fisherman’s cottage than a VIP lounge. This slice of authentic Balearic life is definitely worth seeking out. And what about admiring a sunset like this? Gives it a 1000+ bonus 😉
2) SES BELANDRES
This tiny beach is another gem waiting to be uncovered. It’s also not for the faint-hearted as you need to climb a wooden ladder, then scale a rocky slope to the cove below. If you are a bit adventurous this is actually a plus for you! But once you do you will be greeted with one of the most spectacular locations on the island. The combinations of clear blue water, sheer cliff faces and the lush vegetation above make Ses Balandres worth the trouble.
3) CALA JONDAL
Secluded and peaceful, yet still alive with possibility, Cala Jondal is one of Ibiza’s finest seaside spots. It is home to a number of upmarket bars and restaurants, yet feels a world away from the throngs of other popular beaches. Only 20 minutes from Ibiza Town, this beach can at times feel like the best of the two sides of Ibiza. And surrounded by pine-covered cliffs the beach could hardly be in a more scenic spot either.
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4) LAS SALINAS
One of the more party-orientated beaches in Ibiza, this is the place to go if you want to stay up late in the sand. Named after the local salt-water lake, Las Salinas is a mile long and during the day is a popular watersport hot-spot. However, it is at night that the beach comes alive. It might not be Ibiza’s quietest beach, but it is an unforgettable one.
5) CALA SALADA
With a striking cliff face as a backdrop and some of the most turquoise of all Ibiza’s waters, it is no wonder that Cala Salada is one of the most popular beaches on the Island’s north coast. As popular with locals as it is with tourists, this sheltered cove is an ideal spot for a little swimming and is worth visiting during the week to miss the weekend crowds.
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6) CALA TARIDA
One of the top beaches for families thanks to its nearby amenities, Cala Tarida is one of the biggest white sandy beaches on Ibiza. With plenty places to buy snorkels, inflatables, or other beach ware, Cala Tarida is the perfect spot for a day out with the kids. Thanks to its relatively large size, there is always a good chance of finding a secluded spot for yourself, too. I this picture you can only see a part of it as there are rocks in some points of Cala Tarida beach (which makes it for a good place for a bit of snorkeling too!)
7) SOL D’EN SERRA
This sheltered beauty spot feels more like a private resort than the public beach that it is. Found in a small rocky cove, Sol d’en Serra has a delightfully intimate and luxurious vibe that makes it the ideal place to enjoy a cocktail while you lounge in the sun. While its rocky shore and strong currents mean it isn’t the best place for families, that just means more peace and quiet for you.
8) CALA BOIX
With the high cliffs that surround it, you feel a strong sense of privacy at Cala Boix. The steep concrete steps down to the beach also mean it can be tricky to reach for those with mobility issues. Those that do make the journey will be greeted by a beautiful sun trap of a beach that feels much more undisturbed than it is. The road above the beach is also lined with quality restaurants, many of which are popular with locals.
9) CALA XUCLAR
Another almost-private beach, Cala Xuclar is a tiny little cove that is one of the finest spots on Ibiza to lose yourself in. You could easily forget that the island is frequented by millions of visitors each year as you bask in the sun by the old fisherman’s shacks and the crystal blue sea.
Ibiza is a place with much to offer visitors, but as you can see its beaches are worth the trip on their own. So make sure you have time to visit a few when you next find yourself on the White Island.
HAVE YOU VISITED THESE AMAZING BEACHES? OR MAYBE YOU DO KNOW OF ANY OTHER SECRET SPOT IN IBIZA THAT I HAVEN’T COVERED IN HERE? LET ME KNOW IN THE COMMENTS!