While most people associate the name “Ibiza” with nothing but parties, clubbing and DJs, this Balearic Island is also home to some fantastic beaches. So if the trance music is ringing in your ears and you’ve forgotten what daylight looks like, why not take a break from the night clubs and explore the beaches of Ibiza?
Ibiza, or Eivissa as it’s locally known, is primarily rocky and dotted with lots of thick pine forests, so it may not look like the most beach-centric island. And it isn’t. But in amongst the rocks are several sandy beaches, most of which are ready and willing to host sunbathing tourists. These aren’t out-of-the-way spots by any means, but if enough of the other visitors are there for the nightlife, then perhaps you’ll have a little corner of the Ibiza beaches to yourself during the day!
Ibiza island has some of the best beaches in Spain – whether you are looking for quiet, secluded bays or crowded, party beaches.
Some of the beaches on Ibiza you can enjoy are:
- Cala de Boix – This is the only beach in the Balearic Islands with black sand. There are some restaurants nearby, but it’s more laid-back than some of the party beaches.
- Cala Conta – Conta is one of the beaches on Ibiza that you might actually have to yourself, or close to it. The water here is great for snorkeling, and the sunsets are gorgeous. This is a good beach for families.
- Cala Tarida – Tarida has been voted as one of WhyGoSpain’s Top 6 beaches in Spain. The bay extends over a stretch of rugged outcrops, so expect to find secret coves of crystal clear waters and marine life perfect for snorkelling.
- Cala Benirras – Benirras is on a small bay that’s surrounded by pine-covered hills, and it’s long been popular with the drum-beating hippie set. The water is great for snorkeling.
- Cala d’Hort – This small beach is a great place to relax, as there’s nothing much else to do nearby! The beach offers great views of the island of Es Vedra, and it’s fairly popular.
- Cala Xarraca – There’s very little tourist development on Xarraca, making it a nice escape from the crowds; it’s on a large bay with beautiful clear water that’s great for snorkeling.
- Playa d’en Bossa – Ibiza’s longest beach, it’s within stumbling distance of Space (not to mention lots of other bars and clubs) and the water is very shallow near the shore.
- Cala Jondal – Arguably Ibiza’s most laid-back beach, Jondal is on its own bay and has a nice selection of bars and restaurants nearby. This is another good family beach.