The Best Beaches in Ibiza

Ibiza has something for everyone, especially when it comes to beaches! Expect dramatic cliffs, crystal clear waters, memorable sunsets, perfect snorkeling, beach clubs and something for every type of traveler.

On this post you will find all the information about how to get to the best beaches in Ibiza, including comprehensive information about location, facilities, transportation and parking availability.

Do not miss my survival tips at the end of the post!

Best beaches in Ibiza

Keep reading to enjoy your Ibiza beach vacation to the maximum!

Best beaches in Ibiza

Cala Comte / Cala Conta

Cala Comte (also known as Cala Conta or Calas de Comte) is a must in every visit to Ibiza. It’s Ibiza’s most popular and beautiful beach, with crystal clear waters thanks to the posidonia and one of the best sunsets in the island.

Cala Comte turquoise waters owe this color to the largest living organism in the world: posidonia, a Mediterranean endemic plant that has been declared World Heritage by UNESCO that is responsible for the pristine turquoise waters in Ibiza and Formentera. Make sure to add Formentera to your itinerary in Ibiza!

CALA COMTE

Type: Cala Comte is a very popular beach. The less crowded side is the naturist beach on the left end side.

Location: Cala Comte is located in the north west of Ibiza.

How to get there: it’s easy accesible by local buses or your own car.

Driving distance: 10 minutes from San Antonio / 30 minutes from Ibiza town.

Parking: free parking available.

Food and drinks: there are a few chiringuitos with food and drinks available. Sunset Ashram is the most popular one for its incredible view.

Recommended stay: 7 Pines resort Ibiza

Cala Benirras

Cala Benirras is one of Ibiza’s most famous beaches.

It’s the place to go on Sundays to experience the island’s most famous sunset, when hundreds of people celebrate that moment with the sound of the drums. It’s quite epic! Click here for the best sunsets in Ibiza.

Tip: if you’re planning to go on Sunday, get there early as the police blocks the access. Other option is going any other day of the week: there are hippies playing the drums every day and you’ll avoid the crowds.

CALA BENIRRAS

Type of beach: popular.

Location: Cala Benirras is located in the north of the island.

How to get there: it’s accesible by public bus and car.

Driving distance: 20 minutes from San Antonio / 30 minutes from Ibiza town.

Parking: free parking available. Roads are closed when the parkings are full.

Food and drinks: there are restaurants with food and drinks available.

Recommended stay: Hacienda Na Xamena

Cala d’Hort

Cala d’Hort is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza thanks to its stunning view to the mystical island Es Vedrà. Highly recommended for sunset!

Book here a magical boat tour around Es Vedra and Formentera.

CALA D’HORT

Type of beach: quiet.

Location: Cala d’Hort is located in the west of Ibiza.

How to get there: it’s easy accesible on your own car.

Driving distance: 20 minutes away either from San Antonio or Ibiza.

Parking: free parking spaces are in a hill.

Food and drinks: there are a few good restaurants with food and drinks available. Highly recommended for a paella with a view!

Recommended stay: Petunia Ibiza

Cala Xarraca

Cala Xarraca is a tiny and secluded beach with some of the clearest waters in Ibiza. There’s even an instagrammable swing hanging from the rocks on top of the water.

CALA XARRACA

Type of beach: quiet.

Location: Cala Xarraca is located in the north west of the island.

How to get there: it’s accesible by bus and by car.

Driving distance: 15 minutes from San Antonio / 40 minutes from Ibiza town.

Parking: free parking available with limited spaces, some in the hilly and narrow way down to the beach.

Food and drinks: there is one restaurant with food and drinks available.

Where to stay: Portinatx Villa

Port de Sant Miquel / Puerto de San Miguel

Cala de Sant Miquel is a very familiar beach. You’ll love it if you’re traveling with kids.

PORT DE SANT MIQUEL

Type of beach: familiar.

Location: Port de Sant Miquel is located in the north of Ibiza.

How to get there: it’s accesible by bus and by car.

Driving distance: 25 minutes from San Antonio / 30 minutes from Ibiza town.

Parking: available for free.

Food and drinks: there is one restaurant with food and drinks available (highly recommended!).

Recommended stay: Hacienda Na Xamena

Aigües Blanques / Aguas Blancas

Surrounded by nature and dramatic cliffs, Aiguës Blanques (also known as Aguas Blancas) is another must during your trip to Ibiza. It’s one of the best beaches in Ibiza for snorkeling.

This is one of the official naturist beaches in the island, however there’s a mix of people and as everywhere in Ibiza you’re free to do what you want, as long as you respect others.

One of the best things about this beach is that you can get a free mud mask straight from the cliff! Just look for the source, create the mask with a bit of sea water on the palm on your hands and wear it all over your face and body. You just need to go in the water after a few minutes to remove all the mud.

Tip: visit this beach in the morning as the cliffs cast shade in the late afternoon. Also, keep in mind that you’ll have to walk uphill quite a bit on your way back to your car!

AIGÜES BLANQUES / AGUAS BLANCAS

Type of beach: naturist.

Location: Aigües Blanques is located in the north east of Ibiza.

How to get there: it’s easy accesible in your own car. It has a big paid parking in between trees.

Driving distance: 25 minutes away from San Antonio or Ibiza town.

Parking: available below the shade of the trees for a reasonable price.

Food and drinks: there is one chiringuito with food and drinks available. I’d recommend you bringing your own food.

Recommended stay: Arenal d’Or

Cala Salada & Cala Saladeta

Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta are the perfect postcard beaches. These beaches are two of the most scenic in Ibiza.

You can easily reach Cala Salada by bus or by car, while reaching the tiny Cala Saladeta involves some trekking or swimming! Nevertheless, this doesn’t stop tourists from visiting.

It’s totally worth the visit, though. It’s the perfect place for snorkeling.

CALA SALADA & CALA SALADETA

Type of beach: popular.

Location: Cala Salada and Cala Saladeta are located in the north of the island.

How to get there: it’s easy to get to Cala Salada on bus or your own car. To reach Cala Saladeta you must hike or swim.

Driving distance: 10 minutes from San Antonio / 30 minutes from Ibiza town.

Parking: paid parking for a fee in Cala Salada.

Food and drinks: there are a few chiringuitos available in Cala Salada, none in Cala Saladeta.

Where to stay: La Torre Ibiza Cap Negret

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Sa Caleta

In Sa Caleta you can expect clear waters, dramatic red cliffs and DIY mud masks again!

There are even Phoenician ruins from an ancient settlement in this beach.

SA CALETA

Type of beach: quiet.

Location: Sa Caleta is located in the west of the island.

How to get there: it’s accesible by car.

Driving distance: 25 minutes from San Antonio / 15 minutes from Ibiza town.

Parking: available.

Food and drinks: there is one restaurant with food and drinks available (highly recommended!).

Ses Salines

Named after the salt lakes nearby, Ses Salines is a convenient option due its location, not far from Ibiza town, Platja d’en Bossa and the airport. It’s also very popular for the beach clubs.

Keep in mind that there are traffic jams often on the way back from the beach. You can avoid this if you leave before sunset!

SES SALINES

Type of beach: popular.

Location: Ses Salines is located in the south west of the island.

How to get there: it’s easy accesible by local buses or your own car.

Driving distance: 10 minutes from Ibiza town / 25 minutes from San Antonio.

Parking: available for a reasonable fee.

Food and drinks: there are a famous chiringuitos food, drinks and sunbeds available.

Recommended stay: Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza

Cala Nova

Cala Nova is the only beach in Ibiza that is suitable for surfers, and at the same time is still suitable for families as there aren’t strong current.

CALA NOVA

Type of beach: relaxed.

Location: Cala Nova is located in Es Canar, in the east of the island. It’s not far from Las Dalias Hippy Market and Santa Eulalia.

How to get there: it’s easy accesible by local buses or your own car.

Driving distance: 35 minutes from San Antonio / 30 minutes from Ibiza town.

Parking: free parking is available.

Food and drinks: there’s a chiringuito right on the beach.

Recommended stay: Bless Hotel Ibiza

Cala Tarida

Cala Tarida is one of the favorite for families and the ones looking for relaxation, away from the party scene.

CALA TARIDA

Type of beach: familiar.

Location: Cala Tarida is located in the west of the island, not too far from San Antonio.

How to get there: it’s easy accesible by local buses or your own car.

Driving distance: 10 minutes from San Antonio / 20 minutes from Ibiza town.

Parking: free parking is available.

Food and drinks: there are famous chiringuitos with food, drinks and sunbeds available.

Recommended stay: Cala Tarida Villa

Cala Bassa

Cala Bassa welcomes all types of tourists, from families to party-goers or fashionistas. There’s space for everyone!

This is a beautiful beach surrounded by trees. Given its convenient location and facilities it’s always busy and crowded but still, it’s one of the best options if you’re looking to spend the day at the beach club.

CALA BASSA

Type of beach: popular.

Location: Cala Bassa is located in the north west on the island, not far from San Antonio.

How to get there: it’s easy accesible by local buses or your own car.

Driving distance: 10 minutes from San Antonio / 20 minutes from Ibiza town.

Parking: paid parking available for a fee. Free spaces available on the way to the beach.

Food and drinks: there are famous chiringuitos with food, drinks and sunbeds available.

Recommended stay: Hotel Boutique Ses Pitreras

Cala Portinatx

Cala Portinatx is not a popular beach, but I decided to include it on the list as it’s perfect if you hike a bit away from the main area.

Just hike to the right end side and you will bump into a tiny naturist beach (see in the pics below).

CALA PORTINATX

Type of beach: quiet.

Location: Cala Portinatx is located in the north east of the island.

How to get there: it’s accesible on public bus or your own car.

Driving distance: 35 minutes from San Antonio / 20 minutes from Ibiza town.

Parking: there are free parking spaces.

Food and drinks: there are no food or drinks available. I recommend you bringing your own.

Recommended stay: Sandos El Greco Beach – Adults Only

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Survival Tips for a Beach Vacation in Ibiza

While on the beach

A few things you need to keep in mind:

  • Don’t leave anything in your car. Thieves can break into it! The same at the beach: never leave your belongings unattended.
  • Wear sunscreen – you’ll skin will thank you later. Always choose eco-friendly brands (available online and at pharmacies) that won’t harm the sea life.
  • Be careful in the water as there can be jelly fish very often: avoid any contact!
  • Always bring a reusable bottle of water with you to stay hydrated. You can refill it with tap water in Ibiza town, San Antonio and Santa Eulalia.
  • There are usually snack and drink vendors at the beach as well as hawkers, so don’t panic if you forget anything!

Getting around Ibiza

The road that crosses Ibiza from north to south is just 20km long and it takes around half an hour to get anywhere in the island. Besides, it’s very easy to get to your destination just following Google maps indications or road signals. You won’t get lost!

There are 3 ways to visit Ibiza: on public transportation, on a boat or driving your own rental car.

  • Ibiza by public bus: there are public buses available but they don’t get you to every part of the island. With them, you will be able to get to the most popular beaches like Ses Salines, Cala Comte or Cala Bassa. Check here all the lines and timetables.
  • Ibiza by boat: you can also visit Ibiza on a boat! Rent your own boat or add a beach hopping tour to make your vacation an unforgettable one – highly recommended if you’re in Ibiza just for a few days! Click here to book this 5 beaches island hopping tour.
  • Ibiza by car: the best option in Ibiza is to hire a rental car to explore the island on your own.

Tips for driving in Ibiza

  • Book your rental car in advance to get the best rate possible.
  • Beware of speed limit, as it varies often between 30 to 100 km/h. There are radar cameras.
  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Parking is not always easy, especially in Ibiza town. Some beaches have a paid parking available for a small fee (around 3€/day) and many have free spaces as well.
  • Some beach parkings are rocky and sandy. If you can, hire a 4WD with insurance to avoid extra charges for gravel damages.
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What to wear for a beach vacation in Ibiza

Ibiza packing list

If you’re visiting Ibiza in summer, you can forget your jacket at home: pack light and don’t forget your summer outfits! It’s really hot from May to September and you won’t need to use layers – not even at night.

To travel Ibiza in style, choose white bohemian and adlib outfits. Accesorize your outfit with comfortable espadrilles, straw hats and baskets or bamboo bags and you can’t go wrong.

You will find unique fashion designs and accessories in the markets and designer shops in Ibiza, too.

My favorite places for fashion shopping in Ibiza:

  • Las Dalias Hippy Market: the most famous market in Ibiza!
  • Street markets: daily across the island in Ibiza Town, Platja d’en Bossa, Santa Eulalia, Benirrás, etc.
  • Charo Ruiz Ibiza: the most amazing Ibiza dresses.
  • Karma of Charme: boho boots and leather accessories.
  • Sal de Ibiza – The Store: bohemian fashion and accessories with a pinch of salt!

My essentials in Ibiza

Where to stay in Ibiza

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3 Comments

  1. oliviadejeu
    27 April, 2019 / 9:16 pm

    I hope to visit Ibiza one day! Hhaha I even have my red Ibiza swimsuit ready 😀

    • dianamiaus
      Author
      27 April, 2019 / 11:21 pm

      Come with me!

  2. 27 April, 2019 / 11:42 pm

    The pictures, each and every picture is enthralling! Absolutely loved the blog post 🙂

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