Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca, and the smaller islands of Formentera and Cabrera shape the Balearic islands in Spain. Located east of the peninsula, the islands offer excellent opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, especially on its beaches. This archipelago is a pearl in the vast Mediterranean Sea, and despite some parts of the islands (mainly Mallorca) having been overdeveloped, many of its beaches still retain paradise-like looks, especially during the low-season. In this post, we share some of our favorite beaches in the Balearic islands.
You can find more information on Spain´s best beaches in our Beaches section, where you will be surprised by the beauty of many of the unknown beaches of Northern Spain.
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Caló des Moro is a virgin beach located 6 kilometers drive from Santanyí. The beach is not easy to access but it is small (30 meters in length and 20 meters in width) Its size explains why it is rather crowded despite being difficult to reach. Pines and bushes besides its crystal waters make Caló des Moro one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca. It is a great beach to enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling in Mallorca. Its depth ranges from 3 to 4 meters.
For those arriving from the sea, Caló des Moro is open to winds from the southeast. If you arrive by car you will need to walk for over 1 kilometer (some 15 minutes) to arrive at Caló des Moro. Leave the car at Cala Lombards.
This beach is located in a protected area. The beach is long, with over 2 kilometers, and has white sand, soft dunes, and crystal clear water. There are no shops or restaurants aside from a beach bar and you should expect to walk a long distance from the parking, which is paid parking. Since this is a very famous beach, many people are eager to visit it and a few do not always comply with basic education rules in an attempt to bring filth into paradise-like areas.
There is no shade available on this beach so we recommend strongly bringing water.
To enjoy this beach you will need to walk 15 minutes from the parking. This is not a typical sandy beach since it is less than 100 meters long and part of it is covered with stones, but the waters are simply amazing, and since there are no services it is a less frequented beach (though its popularity has increased). There are no water sports nor bars or restaurants.
This beach is fantastic if you enjoy snorkeling since many caves serve as home to fish. This beach is frequented by people selling jewellery and drinks and you can also expect to find naturists.
This amazing, white sand and turquoise-colored water cove is located in Ibiza and is one of the top beaches of the Baleares Islands. Our team has sometimes been asked about Ibiza by people that may not be able to locate Ibiza on a map. Ibiza is the second largest (in size) island in the Balearic islands (Eastern Spain on the Mediterranean coast)
You can reach this cove through the other uber-famous Salada Cove which is usually more crowded and a bit more stressful.
If you are looking for a more secluded and relaxing experience, head over to Saladeta Cove.
This spectacular cove is a great place to go, escape your troubles, and relax in Formentera, a paradise East of Ibiza
Calò des Mort is located in the western Migjorn Bay of the Baleares Islands. The water is crystal clear, calm, and still, and almost resembles a pool.
The beach is calm and secluded and immediately disconnects you from the outside world. The hardest part is driving away at the end of the day.
You can only reach this secluded beach on foot or by boat. It is one of the most photogenic areas in Menorca and in all of the Baleares Islands, with its crystal clear water, white sand, and the surrounding sheer cliffs.
This beach can get pretty crowded in summer, so make sure you get there early.
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A party capital but much more…. Beaches on the islands enjoy powdery white sand and clear, warm, turquoise water. The Islands are well known for their secluded coves which make for relaxing and romantic little oasis’s that can be found all around the coast. The climate also makes the Islands a natural paradise, with an incredible amount of biodiversity on land and off the coast. … Read More