Best beaches in Ibiza from party hubs to quiet scenic spots
Ibiza boasts a well-deserved reputation as a party island, but there’s a lot more to the Balearic island than beach clubs and pool parties.
In fact, the holiday hotspot boasts some pretty spectacular beaches, with picture-perfect white sands and turquoise waters.
Yes, there are shores where you’ll find plenty of hustle and bustle thanks to the vibrant bars and cafés, but there are also plenty of spots where families can unwind, or intrepid explorers can find remote spots for a bit of peace and quiet.
To give you a helping hand, we’ve picked out 10 incredible beaches in Ibiza we think need to be on your radar…
Oh, and we’ve also got a guide to the best Ibiza parties for 2019 for those after an unforgettable summer break!
1. Cala Tarida
Cala Tarida offers sandy shores and shallow waters, making it popular with families.
It’s a little quieter than some of the bigger beaches, but there are still plenty of facilities including sunbeds, restaurants and lifeguards.
Looking to stay nearby? TUI has dedicated Cala Tarida packages with resorts right by the beach.
2. Cala Carbo
This beach’s shores are a combination of sand and pebbles, with plenty of coves and rocks for little explorers.
Don’t expect plenty of hustle and bustle here – it’s very much a more laidback vibe, although there are two restaurants which are popular with locals too.
Looking to stay nearby? TripAdvisor has a handy round-up of cheap hotels near the beach with prices starting from £35 a night.
3. Playa d’en Bossa
Boasting the longest stretch of sand on the island, Playa d’en Bossa is a must for those who have come to Ibiza in search of the vibrant atmosphere it’s renowned for.
There are plenty of sun loungers, restaurants and bars – and heaps of beachfront clubs where you’ll find some of the island’s notorious parties.
First Choice offers all-inclusive holidays from £225pp at the bustling resort if you want to check it out for yourself.
4. Cala Xarraca
The crystal-clear waters at this beach have made it a hit with those looking for snorkeling spots, but even back on land the breathtaking cliffs and lush greenery make this a must-visit for adventurers.
Sitting on the northern coast of the island, the beach is more of a rocky coast and pebble shores although there are some spots with sands.
There’s not too much going on around it so if you’re after bars and clubs, this might not be the best spot for you.
5. Cala Nova
Surrounded by picturesque red rocks and pine trees this beach offers a pretty serene setting, helped by its golden sands and swim-friendly shallow waters.
There are facilities such as sunloungers and pedalo rentals, but there isn’t a huge amount going on, although there is a restaurant where you can tuck into mouthwatering local dishes.
Oh, and with the right windy weather, it can also be an ideal spot for surfing!
Looking to stay nearby? Luxury hotel Bless Hotel Ibiza is a stone’s throw away – you can find out more with On the Beach.
6. Es Portitxol
This small cove on the northern coast of the island is tipped as one of Ibiza’s most remote beaches.
Surrounded by pine forests and rocky landscape it’s not the easiest beach to reach so may not be ideal if you have small children, but intrepid explorers can get their fill.
7. Cala Salada
Cala Salada makes for a scenic stroll spot thanks to its rocky shores, occasional sandy stretches and turquoise waters.
There are a few spots where you can grab a bite to eat (think more of a lunch or on-the-go vibe), but it’s worth noting that during the peak seasons it can get pretty crowded.
Looking to stay nearby? Booking.com has a round-up of the six best hotels by Cala Salada.
8. Cala Comte
With its golden sands and turquoise waters this can be an ideal beach for families who want to spend the day making the most of the glorious weather.
There are facilities from sunbeds to restaurants, but be warned that during peak seasons it can get pretty busy as it’s quite a popular spot in Ibiza.
On a budget? Jet2holidays offers plenty of packages with hotels right by the beach, with low deposits so you can spread the cost of your holiday.
9. Sa Caleta
Surrounded by red cliffs and dense green forests, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a storybook on this picturesque beach.
There’s a restaurant if you’re feeling peckish, which is hailed for its incredible seafood dishes.
The beach is quite secluded so it’s ideal for those trying to escape some of Ibiza’s livelier hubs.
Thinking of staying nearby? TripAdvisor has rounded up the 10 hotels closest to the beach with prices from £48 per night.
The resort of Figueretas boasts a stretch of sandy shores and shallow waters which are swim-friendly, so it’s unsurprisingly proven a hit with families.
There’s a promenade where you’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars and shops, not to mention heaps of hotels just a stone’s throw away.