The beach is one fun place to be whether you’re a teenager or an old soul looking for a little bit of adventure.
There is always this inexplicable aura that comes with taking a walk on the beach with no shoes on.
While you can’t take the beach everywhere with you, you most certainly can enjoy the sandy and sweaty experience that comes with relaxing at the beach in any part of the world you find yourself.
For beach lovers and fun seekers, the sandy coves of the beaches in Ibiza, Spain are certainly one to experience.
Aside from the amazing scenes and lively nightlife that this promiscuous island off the coast of Spain boasts of, tourist can also enjoy a beautiful time as they enjoy the sights of the Mediterranean Sea along the many beaches scattered along Ibiza.
If you enjoy seeing clear waters and love to take a dip in warm beach water under the midday sun, then you want to consider visiting some of the many beaches located in Ibiza.
In this article, I will be sharing with you my experience visiting some of the beaches in my last trip along the coast of Spain.
Ibiza boasts of many clean and clear beaches scattered around different parts of the city. It doesn’t matter what part of town you live or stay at, you can be certain that there is a beach nearby (and a nightclub too).
Although most of the beaches are far apart, you can easily explore the beaches along the coastline by means of a bus or a rental car.
It can take you close to an hour to drive along the many beautiful beaches as the Ibiza Island measures about 40km.
Some of the most notable beaches in Ibiza are:
Located in the South West of Ibiza, the Cala Bassa is very popular for its golden sands. The first thing you will notice once you set foot on the beach is the soft texture of the sand and the clear, clean water.
Nothing speaks romance like a stroll along this beach as the warm waters of the Mediterranean sea brush against your skin. Another thing you would be quick to notice are the large rocks that stand tall on either side of the beach.
There are also plenty of trees spread around the beach which helps to provide shade if you are the type with a skin that is sensitive to the sun.
This beach is a good place for visitors looking for the best spot for a picnic.
The Cala Bassa beach is most likely the busiest beach in the entire San Antonio region, so it is advisable that when visiting, you arrive a little earlier in the day, if you don’t want to have to deal with the crowd that you most certainly find on any sunny day.
The best time to visit the beach is between May and September as that’s when the surrounding is at its finest, and also due to the holiday fun train that hits most part of the city during the summer vacations.
Here’s a look at Cala Bassa Beach (Thanks to Tommy Igiel).
This is another fun beach located at the southwest of Ibiza about 25 minutes drive from the city center.
Once you set foot on the beach and catch a glimpse of the scenes, you most certainly will get that feeling of being lost in the wind.
The pine trees that surround the cove makes the beach a little secluded giving the impression that it is a private beach, but everyone is welcome to visit.
You can easily relax your mind and back on any of the sun loungers that come with soft cushioned mattresses and sheets.
The Cala Carbo beach is the best choice if you are looking for a beach that provides an exotic type of adventure.
One thing I love about this beach apart from the water is the relaxed feeling you get due to the fact that you most likely won’t find a lot of people in the water due to the hidden nature of the cove.
There isn’t any special time to visit the Cala Carbo beach, as the sands and waters are mostly protected from the elements by the mountains that make up the shape of the cove.
This means that you can be certain of a neat and serene environment whenever you visit the beach.
Here’s a look at Cala Carbo (Thanks to HDexplorer).
Now if you are someone who loves to surf on the beach and ride monstrous waves then, you certainly want to check out the Cala Nova Beach.
Located in the North East of Ibiza, about 20 minutes drive away from the city center.
The beach is popular among young people who love to surf and also families due to the large space available at the beach.
It is advisable you check the weather report first before taking your boards out to the sea.
The best time of the day to visit the Cala Nova is in the mornings when the sun is up.
This is not to say that you can’t visit any other time, but if you want to get a good spot to watch the surfers or hang out with your family, you have to make it to the beach before the early afternoons when the fun train would have arrived.
Here’s a closer look at Cala Nova (Thanks to HDexplorer).
This beach is famous around Ibiza due to the fact that you most certainly will find a lot of naked people sunbathing whenever you visit the beach.
It is also one of the most gay-friendly beaches you can find in town. It is almost impossible for you not to fall in love with the natural beauty of the beach.
The long stretch of white sand and the sand dunes is something you most certainly will notice when you visit for the first time.
At the south end of the beach is where you most likely will find the gay crowd and also the nudist; sunbathing. The center part of the beach is mostly filled with tourists, expats, and families.
The best time to visit the Es Cavallet is before the afternoon and also the crowd is more during the summer months of July and August.
Here’s a lovely view of Es Cavallet (Thanks to Jacek Zarzycki).
Las Salinas is one of the most popular of all the beaches in Ibiza.
It is renowned by the locals for the long stretch of soft golden sands that are surrounded by beautiful pine trees and sand dunes that make it easy to fall in love with the scenery.
Another reason why a lot of people love to swim here is that the water is a lot salty, making it easier to stay afloat when swimming.
There is no time you would visit the beach when you won’t get to hear melodious Spanish and foreign music being spun by DJs from around different part of the beach.
If it happens that you are new in town and only have the opportunity to visit just one beach, then it would be worth it to find your way to Las Salinas.
Only about 10 minutes drive from the center of Ibiza, and about 25 minutes drive away from San Antonio. It is actually less than 5 minutes drive away from the Airport in case you want to get a glimpse as soon as you land.
Take a look at this beautiful beach (thanks to Jacek Zarzycki).
PLAYA NIU BLAU
This is a good beach to visit if you also want to enjoy a nice hiking experience around the trails that stretch over the Santa Eulalia in Ibiza.
The beach is made up of clear crystalline waters with a flat stretch of soft sand that helps to massage the sole of the feet whenever you take a stroll with no shoes on.
The beach is always quiet which means you can visit any time of the day or year. Visitors to the beach are mostly families who come over to relax.
The water is also cool and relaxing and during summer holidays, you can most certainly find a lot of foreigners enjoying either a stroll on the beach or a game of beach soccer.
Here a great view of Playa Niu Blau (thanks to Ibizaspirit1).
This is the closest beach to Ibiza Town if you are coming in from the Talamanca bay. The beach is renowned for its safe and shallow waters.
Parents usually allow their kids to play on the beach without fear of them getting dragged by the waves of the sea.
You can also enjoy a relaxing time with friends and family as there are a number of bars and restaurant spread around the bay.
Due to the busy nature of the beach especially between the months of May and August, it is advisable to leave the house before noon if you want to find a great spot to relax or secure a cozy sun bed.
You can also go for an early morning jog along the beach as you breathe in the fresh air that the sea boasts of.
Watch this breathtaking video of Talamanca (thanks to Talamanca).
It doesn’t matter if you are a local or a tourist visiting for the first time, there are many exciting beaches in Ibiza that will bring out the adventurer in you.
Also if you would be visiting, don’t forget to get your cameras and go-pro as there are a lot of scenes to capture.
I won’t also leave out a sunscreen if you are like me with a skin that is a lot sensitive to the sun and wouldn’t want to ruin your tan lines.