The best beaches and coves in Menorca
Menorca is a Balearic Island located and Spain, especially known for its white sand beaches and clear waters
Menorca it is the least touristic island and this has some advantages but also some disadvantages. So, if you are planning your trip to this Island, we will tell you in this post which are the best beaches and coves in Menorca, some advices before you go and what you can expect from it.
Some tips before you go
As we already mentioned, this is the least touristic island, which is good because you can enjoy a real paradise, explore nature and have all the fun you want without a crowd on your side. But, to have this experience in Menorca, you definitely need to book your vacations out of the summer season. If this is not possible, then try to get up as early as you can to enjoy the views.
We know vacations are to relax and wake up late, but in Menorca, you really want to wake up around 7 or 8 am to enjoy the beach in peace. You will be able to walk, explore and swim without any disruption. After 10 or 11 pm, the beach will be already crowded.
Another important thing is to be careful of beaches with jellyfish and swell. This is very common on Menorca, and it is something that could ruin your trip. Most beaches and coves are protected from the swell, but jellyfish are always around. However, to avoid them, you just need to do a little research before you go out:
Check the wind forecast and notice if the wind comes from the north or south. If the winds come from the north, go to the south beaches. If the winds come from south, go to north beaches. This method is not 100% precise, but it can help you a lot most of the times.
Best beaches and coves in Menorca
In here you will find just the best beaches and coves. There are not in particular order, we just think you cannot miss this ones on your trip.
Cove Turqueta or Cala Turqueta is a beautiful place surrounded by tree pines and rocks. It has the perfect space for you to lay down, enjoy the water, swimming, take a nap under a pine and walk and explore. All of this while you watch the gorgeous turquois water that will amaze you for sure. Another great thing about the Turqueta is that is practically untouched, so all the nature is amazing. And, if you like water activities, you can definitely try snorkel in here.
Mitjana is located at the south and it is a beautiful place to enjoy with all your family. It has white sand, amazingly clear water and nature that will surprise you. It is protected from swells and it has very calm water, making the perfect place to swim or practice some water activities. Depending on the season you can find algae, but normally it is something that won’t disturb you. This is a popular beach, so if you want to enjoy some peace, go early.
If you want to have more privacy, you can walk a little bit and go to Cove Mitjaneta that it doesn’t have a beach and people don’t tend to go there.
This is by far one of the most popular coves in Menorca and a lot of celebrities and tourists go there. It is surrounded by pine trees and cliffs, but the beach is bigger than any other one, so you won’t be uncomfortable if there is too much people. Again, it has white sand and clear turquois water and it is protected from swells. If you go between June 1st and September 31th you won’t have access by car for protection reasons, the only way to get there is taking a bus from Ciutadela or walk 2 km.
If you want a different environment, you can walk a little bit and get to Cala Macarelleta, a nudist cove considered like one of the best coves in Menorca.
This is a very peculiar beach because it has red sand and crystal clear water, which is a beautiful landscape that looks perfect for a postal. This beach is definitely one of the most beautiful coves in Menorca, but also it is hard to get there. You have to walk over 30 or 40 minutes in a trail without any shade, so you probably will find more people in the afternoon.
The water is really calm and shallow, so it is perfect for kids or people who enjoys water activities like snorkel. Also, there are different rock formations underwater that you can explore with the snorkel and have fun.
If you want a long beach that you can explore and walk around, then you cannot miss Bingaus. It has easy access but it is still a virgin beach, so most of its nature and environment are really beautiful. The waters are calm and shallows, so it is perfect for kids. And if you want to explore, you have a few coves near you. These are one of the famous nudist spots on Menorca.
This is another long beach that you will love, especially if you like long walks. It is located at north, it has coarse sand and it is a little bit far from most settlements, so you probably won’t have much people around. In this beach you have to pay attention to the waves and wind, since it is more exposed to the wind and currents can be strong sometimes. However, the environment, nature and view you will get here it is irreplaceable.
Beaches of Son Saura
This beach is really close and you have easy access to it, this makes it one of the most popular beach among families. The water is clear and shallow, so you can take your kids without any problem. You should go early if you want to enjoy the place without too much people and a great benefit is that the parking lot is close to the beach.
We hope our guide to some of the best beaches and coves in Menorca will help you make the most of your time in this amazing island. See our yachts for charter in Menorca>>