Top Beaches in Ibiza
Whilst Ibiza may be best known as a party island, the sheer beauty of her coastline, Ibiza beaches and crystal clear waters is what draws many visitors to return year after year to soak up the glorious Ibiza weather.
Popular with those who wish to enjoy the spectacular Ibiza sunsets, the turquoise waters here will take your breath away every time. Three restaurants can be found along the beach, the most popular being the Sunset Ashram, which, as its name suggests, is the perfect spot to watch the sun go down.
This beach is dominated by the magnificent sight of Es Vedra, a rocky mountain off the southern coast. The mountain is said to have magical powers and local legend names it as the home of Tanit, the goddess of fertility. This small yet perfectly formed Ibiza beach also offers three excellent restaurants, especially renowned for their fresh fish and paella dishes.
The longest and widest beach on the island, Cala Tarida is a popular destination for families. Surrounded by plenty of hotels, and accessible by car and ferry, the shallow waters make the beach ideal for swimming and for young children to play. There is also a number of watersport activities available, and a large selection of some of the best restaurants in Ibiza.
Located just outside of San Miguel, this is a hotspot for the bohemian visitor to the island. Each Sunday the beach hosts the islands ‘hippy’ community gathering where hundreds of people gather to play the drums, bongos and other instruments, to the sight of the sun setting behind the rock of Cap Bernat. An Ibizan sunset ritual not to be missed.
This isolated bay in the north of the island is the perfect place to get away from it all. Natural mud baths offer a free beauty treatment in this peaceful, tranquil setting. The idyllic cove is an ideal spot for swimming and diving, or to simply relax and forget your troubles as you enjoy the glorious Ibiza weather.
Cala San Vicente
The drive to Cala San Vicente is one of the most scenic routes you can take on Ibiza. As you approach the bay, you cannot help but be rendered speechless by the sight of the crystalline waters, dotted with yachts and fishing boats. The beach itself is popular with families and offers a good selection of watersports and activities, as well as several bars and Ibiza restaurants.
This beach just outside of San Carlos is famous for many reasons, not least because of its popularity with ‘naturists’. Be prepared to see a lack of bathing suits if you visit here! Aside from this, Aguas Blancas has an expanse of white sand and crashing waves, making it popular for swimmers in the summer and surfers in the winter. It also boasts two excellent restaurants, a small, rustic chiringuito serving sandwiches and snacks, and another larger restaurant with a more extensive menu.
Playa den Bossa
This Ibiza beach is famous as much for its beach clubs and party scene as for its long expanse of white sand, quite simply, Playa den Bossa offers something for everyone. Party animals can get their groove on, families enjoy the long stretch of beach, and the more energetic holidaymaker will be spoilt for choice by the number of sailing schools and jetski hire outlets.
An ideal place to watch the ‘beautiful people’, Las Salinas is possibly the most iconic of Ibiza beaches. This natural park and UNESCO World Heritage site is home to over 200 different species of birds and boasts long stretches of beach and green forests. It is also popular due to its many bars and restaurants, including the legendary Sa Trinxa and Jockey Club, where people flock to in the summer to dance the days away and enjoy a cocktail or three!
This beach is undoubtedly best known for its party scene, being home to the Blue Marlin beach club. Here, you can rub shoulders with the rich and famous whilst admiring the superyachts moored up nearby. The beach itself is rocky but a jetty offers easy access for swimming in the clear waters.