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The Best beaches in Menorca

Best Beaches in Menorca

The Best beaches in MEnorca

The island of Ibiza is a premiere party destination, everybody knows this. If you are not into the nightlife, Ibiza is filled with fantastic sightseeing opportunities as well, which we have covered extensively previously, and chock-full of spectacular beaches where you can just unwind.

In this article, we go over the best beaches on the island. So, if you are looking for the best spots on the island where you can kick back and relax, look no further. Check out our expert guides top picks:

The Best beaches in Menorca

The Best Beaches in Menorca

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Macarella and Macaralleta – Spectacular beaches in Menorca

MACARELLA and MACARELLETA Beach 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.

Cala Galdana

Cala Galdana is a beautiful, secluded, resort-style beach, with all the amenities you would ever want. 

A tucked-away crescent bay, surrounded by a Mediterranean pine forest and sheer cliffs, with a long stretch of white sand. You are likely to find yachts bobbing in the stunning blue waters.

It might not feel “hidden” or “undiscovered” as other beaches on the island, but that isn’t a bad thing. You will find a number of excellent restaurants and bars, the beach is clean and safe, with sunbeds and umbrellas for hire, toilets, lifeguards and water sports.

It’s a great choice if you are travelling with kids A great place for families, but it can get crowded during the summer months. 

Son Saura 

Son Saura is popular with local families. It is a sheltered little beach in the southwest of the island. The water is shallow and clear and there is plenty of space to accommodate beachgoers.

Son Saura is technically two beaches, Banyul and Bellavista. Together they form the largest cove of the island. The two beaches are separated by a rocky outcrop. 

The nearest parking area is 10 minutes away on foot.

Calas Mitjana and Mitjaneta

Cala Mitjana and Cala Mitjaneta

The two prototypical Balearic coves are two of the most beautiful (and popular) beaches on the island of Menorca.

The two are located in the south of the island, protected by sheer cliffs and Mediterranean pine trees. The water is vividly turquoise, shallow and calm.

The beach can get crowded in summer, so make sure to wake up early to get a nice slice of the beach. Of the two Mitjana is the largest and most crowded. Mitjaneta might be a better option if you want to avoid crowds.. 

Cala Pregonda

Cala Pregonda

Cala Pregonada is located in the north of Menorca. Here, the sand is red-ish, unlike the rest of the island, and the surrounding rocky cliffs are also pinkish red.

There are two tiny islets that shelter the beach area and are within swimmable distance.  

Cala Pregonada is more secluded and less crowded than beaches in the south of the island. Be advised that the nearest parking lot is a good half an hour’s walk away, so be prepared for a bit of a hike.

Cala Turqueta

Cala Turqueta

Cala Turqueta is a perfect example of a true Menorcan beach. Turqueta features stunning white sand, natural shade provided by the Mediterranean pine trees and rocks, and gorgeous turquoise water

Tuqueta is also an ideal snorkeling area as the water is so clear and calm.

Be advised that Cala Turqueta can get crowded some times, so, especially if you are travelling during the summer months, you should wake up early. 

Playa de Cavalleria

Playa de Cavalleria

Playa de Cavalleria is the largest bay on the north of the island. It is surrounded by dunes and, as with the rest of the beaches in this portion of the island, the sand is reddish. 

Access to Cavalleria beach is easy, and it tends to be less crowded than beaches in the south of the island.

Cavarellia feels secluded and untouched. There are little to no facilities near the beach, so make sure to pack food and shade. It is also a great spot for snorkeling. 

Cala Trebalúger

Cala Trebalúger is a great option if you are looking for a secluded, relaxed beach in the south of the island.

Trebalúger is an unspoilt, pristine cove surrounded, like most of the coves on Menorca, by a pine forest. The beach sits at the end of the Trebalúger river and it’s only accessible by boat or a 40-minute hike from the car park near Cala Mitjana.

Trebalúger features particularly clear water and located in an area bursting with wildlife, making it an excellent snorkeling destination. 

Playa de Binigaus

Playa de Binigaus

Binigaus is a lovely, long, pristine stretch of white sand. If you are looking for a beach that feels wild an untouched, this might be the place for you. 

The beach is located near the town of Santo Tomás, at the equator of the island. The water is clear and calm and the sand white and powdery.

At the far end of the beach, you will find an area with cliffs, which is a great place if you want a bit of privacy. 

There is just one restaurant in the area. It feels as secluded as possible. 

Cala Escorxada

Cala Escorxada

Cala Escorxada will take a bit of effort to get to, but it will be well worth your while.

Cala Escorxada is idyllic, pristine, and quiet. It is a thin strip of perfect white sand bathed by perfect turquoise waters and protected by rocky cliffs and pine forest.

You will have to walk from the town of Santo Tomás, and it will take you about an hour. The views on this trail are amazing, but it is a considerable hike. You can also get there by boat if you so choose. Once you get there all that is left is to kick back and enjoy this amazing secluded corner of Menorca. 

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