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.
In 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!
- The Best Beaches in Ibiza
- All the locations in the map
- Survival Tips for a Beach Vacation in Ibiza
- Where to stay in Ibiza
The 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 on 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 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 block the access. Another option is going any other day of the week: there are hippies playing the drums every day and you’ll avoid the crowds.
Cala d’Hort is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza thanks to its stunning view of the mystical island Es Vedrà. Highly recommended for sunset!
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.
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.
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 on 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 seawater 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!
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.
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.
Named after the salt lakes nearby, Ses Salines is a convenient option due to its location, not far from Ibiza town, Platja d’en Bossa and the airport. It’s also very popular for 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!
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 currents.
Cala Tarida is one of the favorites for families and the ones looking for relaxation, away from the party scene.
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 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).
All the locations in the map
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 jellyfish 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 the 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 parking spaces are rocky and sandy. If you can, hire a 4WD with insurance to avoid extra charges for gravel damages.
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. Accessorize 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
Find the best hotel for your needs in Ibiza on the map below:
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