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Menorca Beaches
On the Balearic Islands

Menorca Beaches are spectacular the same as in the other Balearic Islands Mallorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

Menorca Spain, also called Minorca, is the most laid back of the Balearic Islands of Spain in the Mediterranean. It is home to a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve called Parc Natural S’Albufera d’es Grau wetlands; It also features unique archaeological sites.


Mahon is the cozy Capital of the Island of Menorca Spain

Mahon is the cozy Capital of the Island of Menorca Spain


Beaches of Minorca

The more than 200 Km of coastline has many untouched beaches and coves, while the inland is composed of green rolling hills and dry stores. This small island has more beaches than Mallorca and Ibiza put together.

It is the second largest of the Balearics after Mallorca, also called Majorca. It is also the northernmost of the main four islands and therefore the weather here is a few degrees cooler. Its capital is Mahon, one of the deepest ports in the Mediterranean.

Here we mention some of the main beaches on Menorca Island




Punta Prima Bay Beach on the eastern end of Menorca

Punta Prima Bay Beach on the eastern end of Menorca


  • Punta Prima Beach

Located east of Sant Lluis, it is a large beach of fine sand and rocky on the eastern end. The wind can be dangerous for small children when swimming, because it may be very strong sometimes.

It is surrounded by resorts, restaurants and bars and offers facilities as sun beds, umbrellas and water sports of all kinds. There is ample parking for the visitors.


Binibequer Beach in Menorca Spain

Binibequer Beach in Menorca Spain


  • Binibequer Beach

This small sandy cove is located south of Sant Lluis and is in the middle of Binibeca Vell on the west and Cala Torret to the east. Among the three they offer restaurants and bars.

Binibequer itself is a beach of villas and even one hotel. But they do offer sun beds, umbrellas and a bar. The waters are shallow, ideal for small children.


Cales Coves are virgin and isolated beaches in Menorca

Cales Coves are virgin and isolated beaches in Menorca


  • Cales Coves or Calas Coves

This fabulous coves are virgin and isolated, located 10 Km from Alaior and near Lloc Nou. It is in the middle of high cliffs. Since it is a narrow beach is is most of the time empty of beach goers.

Mahon the Capital of Menorca is also nearby and the area is worth a visit for the possibility of hiking and exploring the many caves high on the walls. If you are into snorkeling, we recommend this beach.

This beach is difficult to reach and the shores are made of pebbles. I would say that this is not the ideal beach for a relaxing visit.


Menorca Beaches

Cala en Porter near the airport of Menorca Spain

Cala en Porter near the airport of Menorca Spain


  • Cala en Porter Beach

This beach located south of the airport can be reached by steps from the local resort, or down the road from downtown. This beach is well prepared for visitors, with easy parking, beach kiosks, bars and the renting of umbrellas and sun beds, besides an array of water sports.

  • Cala Galdana

Locals call this beach the “Queen of the Calas”. It is a nice bay with all facilities, restaurants, bars and many facilities for water sports.

  • Cala Mitjana

Near Cala Galdana this is a beautiful cove surrounded by cliffs. It is really an amazing beach, but offers no facilities.


Son Bou Beach is the longest on the Island of Minorca

Son Bou Beach is the longest on the Island of Minorca


  • Son Bou Beach

This amazing 3 Km beach is the longest of Menorca beaches. It has all facilities for a relaxing beach day, but one should pay attention to the flags, since it has sometimes strong currents.

Besides Watersports, sun beds and umbrellas, there are a few restaurants. The western portion of the beach is popular with naturists.

  • Santo Tomas beach

West of Son Bou, near the town of Es Migjorn Gran Santo Tomas, lays this long and narrow stretch of white sands backed by low hills.  It features water sports facilities, bars and restaurants.


Arenal d'en Castell for a Family Vacation in Menorca

Arenal d'en Castell for a Family Vacation in Menorca


  • Arenal d'en Castell

This is a popular beach on an open bay with white sands and crystal clear waters. This is a typical tourist’s beach, so don’t look for solitude. It is great for families with small children.

  • Cala Turqueta

This is a great beach with no facilities and limited access. Take water and food if you plan to spend the day.

  • Cala n Bosc

Together with Son Xoriguer these are two small beaches around a marina with ample parking and easy access, besides restaurants and bars. These beaches specialize on water spots.

For more information visit Menorca Tourism


Pregonda Beach is called the

Pregonda Beach is called the "Jewel of Menorca"


  • Cala Pregonda

This Menorca Jewel, features white powdery sands, crystal clear waters and lots of shade from the surrounding pines and tamarind trees. The access to the beach is not so easy, but it is worth the effort.

  • Son Parc

This one of Menorca beaches features beautiful golf courses. The beach is beautiful and seldom over crowded.



credits for images on menorca beaches

mahon by jbr
binibequer by jose burgos
cales coves n/a
cala en porter by juan carlosgarari
cala pregonda by montanito
arenal d'en castell n/a
prima n/a
son bou n/a

all courtesy of wikimedia commons





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