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Top 11 Ibiza beaches for summer 2019

Discover the island’s best beaches

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Isha Sesay | Ibiza Reporter | Published: 25 Jun 2019

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Top 11 Ibiza beaches for summer 2019

Ibiza is renowned for its outstanding offering of beautiful beaches, attracting thousands of visitors to its coastline each year. From long stretches of golden white sand to striking rocky enclaves, the island is perfect for those that seek a dazzling beachside holiday.

There are more than 80 beaches in Ibiza to explore, some designated with the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ status. Boasting spectacular panoramas, sparkling turquoise waters and lush surrounding landscapes, we give you a pick of the best Ibiza beaches for summer 2019.

Recommended beaches in Ibiza for summer 2019:
1. Playa d'en Bossa
2. Atlantis Beach (Sa Pedrera)
3. Cala Jondal
4. Cala Vadella
5. Cala Bassa
6. Cala Tarida
7. Benirras Beach
8. Portinatx Beaches
9. Cala San Vicente
10. Cala Nova
11. Santa Eulalia Beach

South Ibiza – Abundant beauty

The south of Ibiza is made up of a fantastic selection of glorious stretches of sand which boast an unrivalled level of beauty. Some of the most famous resorts on the island can be found here, which means that you will be spoilt for choice in the range of facilities and activities on offer.

1. Playa d'en Bossa Beach - Vibrant beach setting
The beautiful beach of Playa d'en Bossa is the longest beach in Ibiza, boasting an incredible length of three kilometres. Situated on the island’s southeast coast, this gorgeous stretch of golden white sand is lined with an array of beach clubs, bars and sunset boats, being a hotspot of activity throughout the summer months. The beach’s feel-good vibes cannot be missed during the day, delighting sun worshippers with a fantastic offering of seafront venues, such as at Ushuaïa Beach Club and Nassau Beach Club, both which host a great selection of events headlined by local and international DJs.

2. Atlantis Beach - Striking beauty
Also known as Sa Pedrera, Atlantis is one of the most iconic settings in Ibiza thanks to its striking beauty and remarkable history full of mystery. Showcasing huge and almost geometrically perfect rocks, this hidden cove lies on the southwest of Ibiza and features incredible views across the mystical Es Vedrà. Visitors will also be amazed by its crystal-clear waters and abundance of native marine wildlife, making Atlantis a perfect base for diving. Over the last few centuries, sculptors and stone masons have left their mark by carving faces, dragons and other symbolic shapes on the cliffs, and it was from here that the stone was taken to construct the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dalt Vila.

3. Cala Jondal - Exclusive luxury
Surrounded by lush landscapes of pine forests and cliffs, Cala Jondal is an ultra-trendy beach destination, made up of a stretch of pebbled white sand and gorgeous turquoise waters. Situated on the southeast coast of Ibiza, the beach is a must for those that seek a spot of exclusive day-to-night dining, with the renowned Blue Marlin Beach Club being found here. Cala Jondal is also a favourite for private yachts, where they can anchor and take a pit stop at the Tropicana Beach Club for a delicious Mediterranean lunch.

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West Ibiza – Popular beachfront settings

The west of Ibiza is comprised of a mixture of soft sandy beaches, surrounded by some of the most popular holiday resorts. From family-friendly to vibrant fun, there is something to suit everyone on the island’s west coast.

4. Cala Vadella - Beautiful sandy beach
Nestled in a spectacular bay on the island’s southwest coast is Cala Vadella, a gorgeous beachside resort of golden sand. Boasting emerald waters that are both calm and shallow, the beach is dotted with beach towels and sunbeds throughout the summer. Popular with families, there are plenty of watersports available here, as well as an array of charming seafront restaurants to choose from.

5. Cala Bassa - All-inclusive fun
Cala Bassa is a popular choice for holidaymakers that stay in the nearby town of San Antonio, offering some of the clearest and cleanest waters in Ibiza as well as wonderful golden sand. The famous Cala Bassa Beach Club can be found here, offering an incredible beachside experience for a day out in the sun with its own restaurant, bar and lounge area. There is also a protected area for swimmers on the beach, with tons of watersports to enjoy, making Cala Bassa a fantastic option for those travelling with kids.

6. Cala Tarida - Family-friendly spot
Famous for its 900m stretch of golden sand and beautiful emerald-coloured sea, Cala Tarida is a stunning beach located on the southwestern coast of Ibiza. With a fantastic offering of bars, restaurants and beach clubs to choose from, including Cotton Beach Club, it is no surprise that Cala Tarida is one of the most popular settings in Ibiza. There is also a wide variety of children-friendly activities on offer, making it the perfect choice for a day of fun in the sun, where its shallow waters are particularly inviting.

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North Ibiza – Laid-back ambience

With secluded coves and unspoilt bays, the beaches in the north of Ibiza are perfect to escape the hustle and bustle during a summer holiday in Ibiza.

7. Benirras Beach - Hippie heaven
Benirras Beach is one of Ibiza’s most iconic settings thanks to its breathtaking sunsets and awe-inspiring views, rocky, grainy sand and beautiful clear waters. Set on the island’s northwest coast, the beach is a must-visit for holidaymakers, especially on Sundays when the island’s local community descend to beat their drums in an almost hypnotic rhythm. Benirras is also home to a beloved hippy market, where you can find everything from jewellery to arts and crafts at a host of inviting stalls. The popular Elements Beach Club can also be found here, perfect for those that want to enjoy an Ibizan-style restaurant, juice bar, lounge bar, boutique and so much more.

8. Portinatx Beaches - Unspoilt nature
Portinatx lies on the north-east coast of Ibiza, being a particularly popular destination for a family escape. With three beautiful beaches, S’Arenal Gros, S’Arenal Petit and Playa Porto, the area is the perfect place to escape the crowds during the bustling summer months, also standing as a favourite spot for divers and snorkellers. Awarded with the acclaimed Blue Flag status, Portinatx is very much centred around families, with plenty of choice for water-based activities.

9. Cala San Vicente - Peaceful tranquility
Showcasing an unparalleled level of natural beauty, Cala San Vicente is a gorgeous bay of golden sand and inviting crystalline waters. Featuring a palm-tree lined promenade peppered with restaurants and hotels, the beach exudes a real sense of peace and tranquility and is surrounded by cliffs and mountains. As well as sun loungers for hire, the beach offers a range of watersports, hiking routes and options for horse riding, making it a popular destination for families.

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East Ibiza – Family-friendly fun

The east of Ibiza is a popular destination for families as its beaches have a laid-back and tranquil vibe, with plenty of facilities and amenities on offer.

10. Cala Nova - Surfers' favourite
Close to the resort of Es Canar you will find the blissful beach of Cala Nova, a long curve of soft golden sand and shallow waters that is popular with surfers. Situated on its seafront is the bright and beautiful restaurant of Aiyanna Ibiza, which offers a modern take on beach dining with a healthy twist. Whether you want to enjoy a long lunch in their beautiful lounge or order a takeaway at the beach, the restaurant’s menu is the perfect accompaniment for a day in the sun.

11. Santa Eulalia - Traditional vibe
Providing the perfect blend of authenticity and relaxation, the beach of Santa Eulalia features clear, shallow waters and is the ideal setting for those that seek a traditional Ibizan vibe. Lined by a beautiful promenade made up of restaurants, bars and cafes and surrounded by a wealth of shops and amenities, everything you could ever wish for is all within easy reach of the beach. As well as making a wonderful base for a day out in the sun, or exploring the town’s history at the church of Puig de Missa, visitors can escape to the nearby Nikki Beach Ibiza for a spot of seafront fun at the sophisticated beach club venue.

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More inspiration...

This is only a small selection of the more than 80 beaches in Ibiza. Take a look at our complete handpicked list and, if you'd rather take a more active approach to your beach holiday, find out all there is to do on the island this summer.

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