5 of Ibiza’s most beautiful seaside spots

Published

15 April, 2022

Edited

19 August, 2022

Sit back, relax and soak up those sea views...

Encircled by silky white sand beaches, rugged stretches of clifftop and endless secret calas (or coves)... it’s little wonder that the island of Ibiza is a heaven for beach lovers of every kind. From family-friendly stretches of soft sand to remote coves perfect for adventurous souls, here are five of the most beautiful seaside spots to be found on the White Island.

Cala Tarida

Renowned as being one of Ibiza’s most family-friendly beaches, Cala Tarida is a paradise spot for a relaxed afternoon in the sand. Boasting the longest and widest fine white sand beach on the west coast of the island, the gleaming sand is framed by the ocean’s sparkling shades of emerald, azure and turquoise. With a scattering of restaurants and bars right upon the beach itself, you won’t have to go far for a midday snack.

Atlantis

The hidden cove of Atlantis, or Sa Pedrera, can be found tucked away in the Cala d'Hort nature reserve, opposite the magnificent island of Es Vedrà. Originally a 16th-century quarry, the spot became popular once again in the 1960s, during which time it served as a meeting place for the island’s hippie inhabitants, who carved an array of faces and symbols into the stone. The carvings set against the crumbling ruins of the quarry give Sa Pedrera an ethereal, otherworldly feel - it’s not hard to see why this place has gained such a legendary name over the years.

Cala Nova

If you’re searching for a sandy stretch of perfection, then Cala Nova is the place to go. Framed by dramatic red cliffs and pine-clad hills, the golden sands of Cala Nova are some of the island’s finest. Unspoilt and rustic, you’ll find some quieter places here even during peak season. What’s more, this is one of the island’s only surfing spots - perfect for any watersports enthusiasts in the group. Beachgoers should take care when swimming here, however; as although the water is quite shallow, there can sometimes be strong riptides.

Sa Figuera Borda

The hidden cove of Sa Figuera Borda may be small, but it more than makes up for this with its dazzling beauty. This tiny rocky outcrop is bordered by a towering cliff, through which the ocean has carved out a gaping hole. Under this sea arch, you’ll find several fishing huts and limited access to the crystal clear waters below. Although perhaps not the best place to go for a relaxing afternoon on the sand, come evening this secluded spot is the ideal sunset lookout point.

Ses Salines 

Spanning nearly 15,000 hectares, you’ll find endless beautiful beaches nestled within Ses Salines Natural Park. Just a few minutes' drive from Ibiza Old Town, cars are forbidden inside the nature reserve itself, meaning you’re guaranteed tranquillity and unspoilt views. While the pristine white sands and shallow, gentle waters of Las Salinas Beach (located in the heart of the nature reserve) make it popular with families and sun-worshippers alike, if you explore a little off the beaten path you will find plenty of other quieter spots. The tranquil beach and emerald green waters of Es Codolar and the rolling sand dunes of Es Cavallet are two great options for a peaceful day by the shore.

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