Generally, when one thinks of the Balearic Islands, the first thing that comes to mind is its paradisiacal beaches. This archipelago is indeed very popular with travellers looking for beach fun in an idyllic setting.
Put on your swimming costume, hat and sunglasses and get ready to discover some breathtaking natural treasures with this guide to the most beautiful beaches in the Balearic Islands.
Menorca is known as a haven of tranquillity full of lush vegetation and beautiful natural areas. Cala Mitjana is a fine example: with its pine forest, charcoal cliffs and rocks and turquoise waters, this superb beach is one of the most famous in Menorca and indeed in Spain
Travellers looking for peace and quiet should choose Cala Escorxada, one of the most isolated coves on the island. Here, nature reigns supreme, tourists can be counted on the fingers of one hand, and water sports facilities give way to flourishing foliage... Although a little bit of a challenge, getting to Cala Escorxada is well worth the effort: it can be reached by kayak from Galdana beach along a 4km path with little shade. A taxi-boat has recently started operating between the beach and the port of Galdana on a regular basis. Check the timetable before you set off.
Cala Pregonda is the ideal beach for water sports enthusiasts. It is very open and has perfect weather conditions for surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing. It is also a popular spot for swimming and snorkelling. Cala Pregonda is the ideal beach for water sports enthusiasts. It is very open and has perfect weather conditions for surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing. It is also a popular spot for swimming and snorkelling.
Famous for its family and party atmosphere, Mallorca is highly prized for its extraordinary beaches, often considered the most beautiful in all of Spain. Platja de Coll Baix, like Cala Escorxada in Menorca, is a wild and unspoilt place. When you arrive, lay down your towel on some of the 250m of grey sand that make up the beach..
The most famous cove on the island welcomes more and more visitors every year. In fact, it is the most photographed site on the island! And for good reason: the green vegetation contrasts with the immaculate white of the cliffs which overlook a translucent sea bordered by opaline sand... This pictorial panorama easily rivals the beaches of the Caribbean!
Mondrago Park, located in the south of the island, is an area famous for its natural setting, which has led to it being declared an Important Bird Area by the European Community. The park's environmental aspect is perfectly reflected in its beach. Cala Mondrago offers extraordinary landscapes and is a diver's paradise due to the diversity of its marine life. The highlight? A small train which provides access to the site.
More known for its nightlife than for its natural surroundings, Ibiza is a unique place with some extremely beautiful spots, such as Cala d'Hort. Located in the municipality of Sant Josep de Sa Taiala, it is divided into two distinct parts. On the one hand, there is a beach with fine white sand, and on the other, a much rockier cove. Cala d'Hort is perfectly suited to families, with its numerous watersports facilities and beach equipment for hire. Its crystal-clear waters are home to a rich and diverse fauna, much to the delight of snorkelers.
Located in the south of the island, this vast beach is one of the most famous in Ibiza. The view of Formentera, the turquoise waters, the cliffs that surround it... all make it an exceptional place. It is also classified as a Nature Reserve. In addition to its environmental appeal, the Platja de Ses Salines is a very trendy place at the moment: the bars and wild parties on the beach have given it the nickname "the place to be".
Although less well known and smaller, Formentera has nothing to envy its neighbours. Less popular with tourists during the summer season, the Spanish island is an unmissable destination for families looking for peace and quiet. Its natural areas are breathtaking. Located in the north of the island, Es Arenals beach is a testament to Formentera's charm. Access to this beach is via a footbridge that highlights the beauty of the location. There are picnic areas and green spaces for a walk in the forest or a shady meal.
The Balearic archipelago is home to both popular and deserted beaches, all of which are stunning. In high or low season, with family or friends, the beaches of the Balearic Islands will never cease to delight you.