Ibiza Beaches Map
Ibiza's beautiful beaches with crystal clear, tranquil, turquoise waters are what brings many holiday makers to the island every summer. Ibiza's coastline is made up mostly of small "calas" with only a few long beaches such as Las Salinas, Es Cavallet or Playa den Bossa.
You will find varying types of beaches in Ibiza from fine sand to pebbles or rock like the mythic Punta Galera. Some beaches are developed for tourism where as other are completely virgin and wild. There is a lot of coastline to explore but rest assured you will find something just right for your holiday whether you want the action of water sports or just a quiet place to do Thai Chi.
Most Ibiza beaches are perfect for snorkeling where the Mediterranean marine life is easily observed through goggles, this is one of the great pleasures to experience in Ibiza so bring a mask and snorkel if you want to enjoy the underwater Ibiza.
Another one of the great features of many beaches in Ibiza are the "chiringuitos" or beach bars, where you can buy cool drink or eat "bocadillos" which are perfect for a lunch time snack. These chiringuitos will often play chilled music which is great while lying and enjoying the sun.
Ibiza Beach Tips
- The sun is at its hottest at 2pm and for many a good time to find some shade or eat lunch.
- If you see that no one is swimming when you arrive to a beach, ask if there are jellyfish (Medusas in Spanish) as over the past few years there has been a lot, especially in smaller coves where they get trapped. The jellyfish or "medusas" wield a nasty sting which you will remember for a few days.
- If you are not already a bronzed god like creature, take sunscreen and put it on. This will avoid people mistaking you for a lobster when returning from a day at the beach.
- If you do explore the island and find a secluded corner of the island, you'll probably find that there is nowhere to leave your rubbish, so please take it away with you.
Talamanca beach is situated about 2,5 kilometres north of Ibiza Town. It is very sheltered and shallow sloping with fine sand, making it very safe for families. This beach is the largest in the municipality of Ibiza and lies in a sea inlet which protects it from most winds.
Cala Gració is situated at 1,5 kilometres from San Antonio, and sits between Cap Negret and Cap Blanc. It is right next to Cala Gracioneta which shares this small sea inlet.
Cala des Moró
Calo des Moro is a crowded beach mainly filled with the British and German youth that stay at the hotels and apartments surrounding the beach.
Famous for its full moons and hippy parties which accompany them, this beach is often alive with drums and an away-from-it-all holiday feeling.
San Miguel Port
San Miguel Port although a long way from the more visited areas of Ibiza is very well set up for the holiday tourist. The port is well protected from wind and offers many different activities, restaurants, hotels and bars.
Cala San Vicente
Like other beaches in the surrounding area, Cala de Sant Vicent lives in the shadow of the small island of Tagomago which Iies just off the coast. The wood covering the area surrounding the beach is itself surrounded by tourist complexes.
Caló d'en Serra beach
Caló d'en Serra is three kilometers from Portinatx, located between Portintx’s Port and Punta d'en Gat, and below the hill, Puig de sa Caperulla (308 meters high).
Located in a natural reserve, Salinas Beach is one of the most popular on the island. It offers privileged surroundings of white sands bordered by dunes and savinas, crystalline waters and rich marine life, thanks to the prairies of posidonia which adorn the sea bed.
Cala Codolar is no more than 50m long and 20m wide. It is mostly sandy (although its name suggests the contrary, remember that "cudols" means pebbles in the native language of Ibiza) and has a very gentle slope, barely more than 150cm deep, 40m from the water's edge.
Playa den Bossa
Playa den Bossa is well known for its rather noisy beach bars and party people but being a long beach you can find tranquility at both the most southern and northern ends.
Although Cala Vadella has been built up, it has been tastefully done, managing to integrate the residences (the majority being low buildings) into such a singular landscape.
Although Cala Tarida is now a bit over developed from tourism, it is still one of the most beautiful beaches on the western coast of Ibiza, and is still well worth a visit.
In this enchanting natural setting, Cala Jondal simply paradise for relaxing and enjoying the sun. There are only a few houses dotted around the pine tree hills and being hidden from most tourist centers, makes it an exclusive favourite for the rich and famous.
Cala Bassa Beach
Cala Bassa is a very popular beach with tourists but also with locals who come to enjoy the perfect place for a weekend picnic in spring or autumn.
Cala Conta Beach
A truly spectacular Mediterranean beach on the Island of Ibiza, Spain. Cala Conta boasts crystal clear aqua waters, some great restaurants and a hidden cove for those who enjoy nudism.
Port des Torrent Beach
This is a mainly tourist beach due to the amount of surrounding accommodation such as hotels and villa complexes.
Cala Conteta Beach
This small cove just 200 meters to the south of Cala Conta is mostly nudist an a great spot for a more laid back day at the beach.
Santa Eulalia Beach
Santa Eulalia beach is located right next to the town center promenade just before the marina when heading north.
Situated 12 Km from Santa Eulalia and 3km from San Carlos, between Cala Nova and Punta d'en Ribes, this is a quiet cove has a very peacful atmosphere and is idea for small sailing boats due to predominant easterly sea breezes.
Hidden away from most tourists, S'Estanyol beach is a quiet cove with protected waters and a cool beach bar run by the owners of PK2 in Ibiza.
Cala Llonga is situated about 10km from Ibiza Town and 5km south of Santa Eulalia.
Cala Mastella sits in the back of a small inlet. It is very small, measuring barely 50m long and less than 15m wide.
Aguas Blancas Beach
One of the few designated nudist beaches in Ibiza where being naked seems to be very natural.
Es Cana Beach
Es Cana is located about 4.5KM North of Santa Eulalia, located next to the Punta Arabi Club, where every Wednesday the Ibiza hippy market takes place.
Niu Blau Beach
Niu Blau or s'Estanyol is two Kms from Santa Eulària des Riu, located between Punta de Sa Caleta, Sa Caleta and Cala Pada, and very close to urbanization Can Sansó.