Ibiza is best known for its nightlife, but if you love the beach, it is also a great destination. The island has a 130-mile long coastline that is dotted with beautiful coves, long stretches of pristine sand and lovely crystal-clear water.
Here is our roundup of the best beaches on the island.
If you are looking for pristine water this is the beach for you. All of the beaches on the island are well looked after, and many have Blue flag status, but this one has a reputation for being the cleanest.
Pine trees flank the beach, providing a great place to retreat to and enjoy a picnic, when the sun gets hot. Alternatively, you can enjoy a meal in the large restaurant located at the edge of the beach. You can rent out sun beds too, but at the height of the season, you will need to arrive early to do so. If you like rock pools, there are loads for you and your kids to explore.
During the day, this beach is popular with snorkelers and swimmers. In the evening, drummers gather and play until sunset. This always draws a big crowd and provides a unique experience for visitors.
This is a beautiful small beach, which is a great place for snorkelers, divers and photographers. It is a rocky cove with a small sandy beach, sun beds and a nice restaurant. To the left of the beach, there is a natural mud bath that is known for its ability to rejuvenate your skin.
This tiny cove is situated on the northwest of the island. This horseshoe shaped enclave takes you back in time. The old fisherman’s huts provide an interesting backdrop, and some great photo opportunities. It is a fantastic place to snorkel and swim. There is a small refreshments kiosk and you can hire sun beds too.
For the beautiful people of the island, this is the most popular beach destination. You will always find a party atmosphere on this beach. There are plenty of chiringuitos playing the latest tracks.
This is a lovely nudist beach. It gets a little windy at times, so you may want to take a windbreak with you.
For families, Cala Conta is a fantastic option. The water is shallow for quite a long way out, so it is the perfect place for paddling or playing games in the surf.
You can also hire pedalos. There is a beautiful cove tucked away around the corner, which is reserved for naturists.
This is another family friendly beach. The presence of lifeguards ensures that your children can play safely in the water while you relax and enjoy the sun.
If you go in the winter, there is also the chance to enjoy surfing. However, swell conditions vary, so you should be prepared to spend some days sunbathing instead just in case the water is too calm to surf.
Cala Vadella is also a very family friendly beach, with plenty of facilities to keep everyone occupied. It is a sheltered bay with lovely white powder sand.
Cala d’Hort is part of a National Park. This scenic spot is a great place to get close to nature and soak up some rays.
These are just a few of the island’s beautiful beaches. There are dozens more, so you will be spoilt for choice in Ibiza.