People from all over the world flock to Ibiza drawn by its stunning nightlife and legendary hippie vibe, but the island that never sleeps just wouldn’t be the same without its natural beauty. With over 80 gorgeous beaches to escape to, you’ll find bright turquoise waters, beautiful people, and heaps of atmospheric chiringuitos pumping out Balearic beats.
From sprawling party playas to stamp-sized hidden calas, these are the most spectacular beaches in Ibiza to chill out and capture the island’s true spirit.
Playa d’en Bossa
The party never stops at Playa d’en Bossa, the largest and most dynamic beach in Ibiza.
Situated only 3 km south of Ibiza Town, this legendary stretch of fine, pale sand abounds in cafes, restaurants, and world-renowned clubs like Ushuaïa and Bora Bora, where DJs spin Balearic beats all day and night. But, with shallow blue waters, a young, cosmopolitan crowd, and an abundance of watersports on offer, a day on the island’s longest sweep can be anything you want it to be.
Tucked away in a secluded bay, halfway between San José and Ibiza Town, Cala Jondal is one of Ibiza’s most stunning beaches – think craggy pine-clad hills, glassy turquoise sea, and a steady stream of luminaries parading through daily.
Drenched in sunshine and relaxed sophistication, the white-pebbled cove offers an array of experiences, from excellent swimming and snorkeling in translucent waters to dining, sunning, and partying at the fashionable Blue Marlin beach club.
Just a 10-min drive from Playa d’en Bossa, on the southernmost tip of the island, Las Salinas (Ses Salines) is one of the chicest spots to get a tan on the White Isle – a mile-long crescent of powder soft sand surrounded by salt flats, pine woods, and some of the clearest milky blue waters you’ll ever see in Spain.
Its beautiful rustic setting along with the hip, atmospheric beach bars make it a magnet for celebrities and well-heeled holidaymakers, but there’s room enough for everyone to lay down a beach towel and just soak in the atmosphere.
Also part of the Natural Park of Ses Salines, Es Cavallet has the same idyllic natural setting as its famous neighbor, but a far more relaxed vibe.
This is Ibiza’s first nudist beach, but also one of its most popular gay-friendly strips, with an exquisite selection of chirinquitos serving up delicious Mediterranean fare along with live DJ sessions in wild, pristine surroundings. Otherwise, the beach is extremely picturesque, with its fine white sand and bright blue waves, backed by greenery and rolling sand dunes.**