Spain’s Balearic Islands has four picturesque islands, which are Mallorca, Formentera, Ibiza, and Menorca. Each one of them has its features also they are home to some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in the Mediterranean Sea. Mallorca has unspoiled sandy shores, Formentera Island has a clean coastline, Ibiza Island is popular for its lively ambiance, as well as beautiful beaches, and Menorca has a quite seaside and nature.
Here are our top 12 idyllic beaches that will make you want to discover in the Balearic Islands:
1- Cala Deià Beach:
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Cala Deià is a magnificent small cove, in the center of the Tramuntana Mountains in the northwest of Mallorca. Besides, the beach is only about 70 meters long and 6-10 meters wide. This cove is covered by pebbles and large rocks, and the rest is sheltered by gravel. People come to enjoy the clear, green-blue water, the picturesque surroundings of mountains and stone houses, and good food.
2- Cala Agulla Beach:
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Cala Agulla is a striking Blue Flag golden sand beach boarded by beautiful pine forests and the mountains of Llevant Natural Park. Cala Agulla as one of Mallorca’s cleanest and most naturally stunning beaches. It measures around 500 meters long and averages a depth of 50 meters. Moreover, Cala Agulla provides something for everyone; this white sand beach has plenty of water sports and activities including paddle boats, kayaks, and stand up paddleboarding.
3- Formentor Beach:
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Cala Formentor located on the Formentor peninsula in the north-eastern part of Mallorca. Besides, this beach is one of the most striking beaches in Mallorca, surrounded by woods and the Tramuntana Mountains.
Moreover, Cala Formentor is about 1-kilometer long, with sparkling green-blue water, and white sand beach. It backs directly the pine forests, which provide perfect shade on hot days. During the summer, the beach is supervised by a lifeguard and is equipped with all facilities, such as sun lounges, sunshades, showers, and toilets.
4- Ses Illetes Beach:
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Ses Illetes is one of the most famous beaches in Spain’s Balearic Islands. Located in the peninsula of Es Trucadors, in the northern part of Formentera Island. This beach provides a pristine beach of fine white sand and shining bright blue water. Besides, the beach has different sports activities like windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, stand up paddling, or snorkeling. These water sports will allow you to discover the sea from a close point.
5- Es Pujols Beach:
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Playa Es Pujols is a celebrated beach in Formentera Island with clear waters and fine sand. It’s accessible for both tourists and locals. This picturesque beach is about 25 meters wide and consists of two vast crescents of white sand. The water is quite shallow, with groups of rocks that are flecked around, extending out into the sea and splitting the beach into smaller areas.
Moreover, Es Pujols beach well-known for its watersports activities it’s especially famous with windsurfers and you can rent equipment if you don’t have your own. And try to find canoes and other boats for rent as well.
6- Llevant Beach:
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Playa de Llevant has a striking stretch of white sand and clear blue water. Besides, it is divided up into little bays by rocky outcrops which give a sense of privacy. Moreover, Llevant beach considered one of the best known clothes-free beaches “nudist” in the Balearic. Additionally, this playa can get windy which tends to get more waves which means it is good for kite-surfers and windsurfers to surf here from time to time.
7- Cala Bassa Beach:
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Cala Bassa is one of Ibiza’s most famous beaches among tourists and locals alike. This beach boarded by a wooded area of ancient, knobbly Sabina trees, and boasts clear, turquoise waters and about 300 meters of soft, pale golden sand dotted with sunbeds, parasols, bars, restaurants, and even a massage facility as well as a variety of watersports activities.
Additionally, it is accessible by car, boat, and bus with a variety of useful facilities and wooden walkways facilitating access for the disabled.
8- Las Salinas Beach :
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Las Salinas’s beach located south of Ibiza Island and is popular by visitors and locals alike. Besides, it is one of the best-known spots in Ibiza for its powdery white sand, crystal clear waters and, its great atmosphere. This beach has all facilities you can relax a massage, a refreshing cocktail, and dining at one of the restaurants that have become a benchmark for celebrities and tourists.
9- Benirràs Beach:
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Benirrás beach located north Coast of Ibiza Island lies at the foot of a pine blanketed valley. This sheltered cove is perfect for swimming and the crystal clear water makes it for great snorkeling.
Benirrás beach is famous for its sunset which makes the private yachts and motorboats gathered in this popular sheltered bay at the late afternoon to adore the romantic sundown; to enjoy the experience try Sunday evening “Drumming down the sun” that includes some of Ibiza’s dreadlocked and bohemian locals supporting the sunset with the beat of bongos.
10- Cala en Turqueta:
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The most popular beaches in Menorca Island, Cala en Turqueta is well-known for its turquoise waters and powdery white sand. This sparkling beach is worth a visit for the picturesque natural shadow provided by the pine trees and rocks.
11- Calas Mitjana and Mitjaneta:
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One of Menorca’s most magnificent beaches, Cala Mitjana is a beautiful cove in the south of the island, with high pine-topped cliffs and bright blue, shallow and calm waters. This beach lacks facilities it is better to come prepared.
During summer, the beach gets very busy, so it’s better to come early and swim around the headland or hike over the cliff to Cala Mitjaneta, to discover alike beauty on a smaller scale, with fewer people.
12- Cala Galdana Beach:
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The beach in Cala Galdana is a magnificent spot. It was granted the Blue Flag beach award is 2016 indicating it’s high environmental, quality and safety standards. Besides, the beach has a large crescent-shaped white-sandy beach, surrounded by aromatic smelling pine trees and towards the south side backed by rugged cliffs.
Don’t worry, the beach has many facilities like toilets, showers also is protected by lifeguards. Additionally, it offers different activities such as kayaking, paddle boats, and stand up paddleboards to hire.