Menorca has some of the best beaches in the Med and more than all the other Balearic islands put together. From rugged and rocky in the north to lush and pine fringed in the south, from endless sands to secluded coves… There are so many great beaches in Menorca, you should easily find the perfect one for you. Here’s some of the best Menorca Beaches. Click an image to enlarge.
Arenal d'en Castell - Gently curving bay of fine white Menorca sand and calm blue water popular with tourists, backed by large hotels and cafes offering plenty of services and refreshment. Perfect for families.Son Parc - Beautiful white sandy beach with shallow water - ideal for families with young children, sun-worshippers and swimmers. The beach is backed by sand dunes, with a hotel and apartments on the hillside, and never feels overcrowded even in high season. This relaxed Menorca resort is home to the island’s only 18 hole golf course
Es Grau - This lovely Menorca beach is good for young children due to the shallow water; offshore the small islet of illa d’en Colom, part of the marine reserve, is good for scuba diving and snorkelling. While behind the beach, through dunes and pine woods, is lake S’Albufera - the heart of the Menorca biosphere reserve and a favourite spot for birdwatchers and ramblers.
Off the beaten track
Cala Pregonda - One of finest natural beaches in Menorca, off the beaten track and accessed by a 30 minute walk from Binimel-la. A beautiful sandy bay with crystal waters, backed by pine and tamarisk woods. A favourite anchor point for chartered yachts looking for seclusion, worth the trek for the bay’s pink-tinged rock formations at sunset.Cavalleria - A wide beach of unusually red Menorca sand, backed by rocky red earth cliffs, with crystal clear green water. Easily reached along a good road to a parking area, then on foot along a wooden walkway with spectacular views and steps leading down to the beach. Popular with locals who enjoy the skin softening properties of the sand here.
Punta Prima - A lovely crescent beach of fine white Menorca sand and turquoise water, popular with tourists and locals, views of the nearby Isla del Aire. Plenty of food and refreshments available in beachside cafes.
Cala en Porter - One of the oldest holiday resorts in Menorca, with a fine sandy beach and steep cliffs either side. Tourist-friendly and good for families, with plenty of cafes, sun loungers, and pedadoes. A road train serves the beach from the resort centre, or for the more energetic you can climb the steep steps to a viewing point where you will be rewarded with stunning views of the bay.
Son Bou - The longest beach in Menorca, a beautiful 3 km of white sand and shallow turquoise water where you can find a secluded place even in high summer. Popular with sun worshippers and families, and equipped with watersports and beach bars. The beach is backed by sand dunes and the second largest protected wetlands on the island. The sunsets here are amazing.
Santo Tomas - Picturesque resort with a long fine white sandy beach, backed by pine-clad hills dotted with villas. A well -manicured resort with a few hotels, and beach cafes at either end. A short walk along the coastal path will take you to the beach at Binigaus - unspoilt and very popular with Menorca locals, but currents here can be strong and not so good for families.
Cala Galdana - Probably the largest resort in Menorca, with a beautiful horseshoe bay of fine white sand and shallow turquoise water. Tourist-friendly with hotels, restaurants, watersports, refreshments, sun loungers and a children’s playground. If you’re feeling adventurous, some of the island’s virgin beaches can also be reached from here via coastal footpaths.
Binibeca Playa - A pretty beach of fine white sand and shallow turquoise water, backed by pine trees, with sun loungers and a tiny beach bar on the rocks serving snacks and refreshments. A stroll along the coast will take you to the quaint Menorca village of Binibeca Vell - a popular tourist attraction.
Binisafua - A small and picturesque inlet, with a white sandy beach and clear water, popular with Menorca locals. Good for snorkelling and swimming, and a popular anchoring point for small boats in summer.
Alcaufar - Pretty rocky Menorca inlet with a small sandy beach, and a hotel with café serving food and refreshments.
Off the beaten track
Bindali - Tiny unspoilt Menorca cove with turquoise water, great for snorkelling and swimming and a popular anchoring point for chartered yachts. Access to the beach via a steep path, with gorgeous views.
Cala Mitjana - Idyllic cove with white sand and turquoise water surrounded with pine clad hills. Accessed by car and on foot down a winding narrow track or by the Menorca coastal footpath from Cala Galdana. Unspoilt and very popular in high season. No facilities, so pack a picnic!
Cala Macarella and Macarelleta - Very picturesque pine fringed coves with turquoise sea accessed via a 45 min walk along a wooded path from Cala Galdana, or via country roads from Ciutadella. The subject of many picture Menorca postcards and well worth the effort.
Cala en Turqueta - Very beautiful unspoilt Menorca beach with fine white sand and turquoise water. Access by car via country lanes from Ciutadella, and then on foot for 1km along a path from the parking area. Space can be limited as it is very busy at the height of summer, but worth visiting in any season.