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The best beaches in Ibiza

 

The White Isle’s ringed by striking patches of sand and hidden coves – here’s our pick of the best beaches in Ibiza.

The spellbinding coastline of Ibiza enchants thousands of holidaymakers year after year. And it’s easy to see why they’re drawn to the wildly beautiful beaches that coined the White Isle’s famous moniker. Close your eyes and conjure up a vision of secluded coves carpeted in pristine white sands, lapped by crystal-clear waters and surrounded by towering pine trees and that’s Ibiza’s beaches for you.

After late nights experiencing Ibiza’s notorious club scene, there’s no better place to rest tired feet and sore heads than on one of the island’s best patches of shore.

Here are seven of the best beaches in Ibiza to visit:

  1. Cala Salada
  2. Sa Caleta
  3. Talamanca
  4. Cala Conta
  5. Cala San Vicente
  6. Cala Saladeta
  7. Cala Mastella
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1. Cala Salada

Pitch up at this stunning cove along the north-west coast and you won’t believe your eyes. The bright blue waters here shimmer in the sunshine and lush greenery and ochre-tinged rocks surround the bay. Head into the sea and you’ll find it’s shallow and perfectly clear, ideal for swimming and snorkelling. During the summer season, it can get busy, so make sure you head here early doors.

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2. Sa Caleta

Sandwiched between towering red cliffs and aquamarine waters, Sa Caleta (also known as Es Bol Nou) is one of the best beaches on Ibiza’s south-west coast. To reach it, you’ll wander past a beach restaurant of the same name that’s the perfect place for a lunchtime break from the sun – order the paella and white sangria for tantalising taste bud delights.

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3. Talamanca

Gently curving around a bay, Playa de Talamanca is set within walking distance of Ibiza Town. The waters here are calm and clear, with the island’s young crowd basking in the sunshine on the golden sand. When a towel just won’t cut it, you’ll be able to hire one of the sun loungers peppered along the shore. A wooden boardwalk snakes along Talamanca’s length too, providing direct access to bustling beach bars and restaurants.

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4. Cala Conta

If you’re seeking the best sunset on the island, make for Cala Conta. It’s renowned for its beautiful vistas of the sky erupting into a riot of colour as dusk arrives. But that’s not all this beach has to offer. The water is dazzlingly clear and there are two stretches of soft sand to pick between. Wander barefoot along Cala Conta, admiring the views of the islets in the distance, before retreating to one of the beach bars for sunset.

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5. Cala San Vicente

Sickle-shaped Cala San Vicente occupies a golden sand stretch in north-east Ibiza. Out front you’ve got sparkling azure waters, to the sides you’ve got lush greenery and to the back lies a range of hotels and restaurants. And the beach itself is lovely and wide, providing ample space for you to plonk yourself down on the shore.

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6. Cala Saladeta

Neighbouring Cala Salada, this beach is a short mosey over some rocks, but worth the wander for the aquamarine waters that brighten the bay. Plant yourself down on the soft golden sand and marvel at the view of the twinkling Med flecked with visiting boats. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and your snorkelling gear!

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7. Cala Mastella

Venture to this dinky beach in north-east Ibiza. Hidden away, it’s the perfect place for a peaceful day listening to waves lapping the shore and reading a good book. It’s here you’ll find El Bigotes, a seafood joint famed for its freshly-caught fish. Tables are set along a jetty, so you can admire the turquoise waters as you dig into grilled rock fish with salad if you attend the 12pm sitting or seafood stew with rice if you’re there for the 2pm slot.

Posted: 10th Jun 2019.

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