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The best beaches in Menorca

Menorca, the tranquil sibling among the Balearic Islands, offers a tapestry of stunning beaches that cater to every preference, from secluded coves to family-friendly shores. Here’s a curated guide to the best beaches in Menorca, ensuring your visit is nothing short of magical.

Cala Turqueta

A sandy beach, turquoise waters and green that protects everything. Located in the south of the island, near Mahón, Cala Turqueta is the perfect place to indulge in dolce far niente, an Italian expression (although this time with a salty flavour). Of course, in high season it tends to be very crowded.

Cala Pregonda

We jump to the north of the island, where the landscape changes completely. Making us feel as if we were on Mars, Cala Pregonda is undoubtedly the jewel of this part of Menorca, where we can get our feet wet with its almost red sand. It’s quite a walk to get there, but the path itself is a myriad of beautiful views that are rewarded at the end of a wide beach that is much less crowded than the south. Don’t forget your goggles.

Macarella y Macarelleta

Among the best coves in Menorca, they could not be missing. Among mountains, pine woods, cliffs and forests, Macarella and its neighbouring, smaller sister, Macarelleta, await, converted into the island’s most famous postcard. And although in high season they are crowded, both with towels on the sand and boats in their magical waters, the beauty they emanate makes it impossible to leave them out of this selection.

Platja de Binigaus

Emerges as a haven for those seeking a wild and natural beach experience. Easily accessible by foot, it promises a secluded stretch where nudist-friendly areas are available. The journey from the small town of Santo Tomas is an easy walk, bringing you closer to unspoiled beauty​

Cala Escorxada

Described as pure paradise, is a bit challenging to reach but rewards the intrepid with its white sand cove and turquoise waters. It’s a hidden gem that requires a hike but offers solitude and breathtaking scenery

Son Bou

For a family-friendly option, Son Bou stands out as Menorca’s longest beach, boasting immaculate white sands and shallow waters, perfect for a leisurely swim. The beach is well-equipped with amenities and is known for its vibrant marine life, making it an ideal spot for snorkeling

Santo Tomas

Offers a cozier beach experience, catering to families with its smaller, more manageable size. The promenade is perfect for evening strolls, and the beach’s calm waters make it safe for children to enjoy. It’s a picturesque spot to watch the sunset over the neighboring island of Majorca​

Cala Galdana 

Is often referred to as the jewel of Menorca’s resorts, thanks to its horseshoe bay and golden sands. It’s a bustling area with plenty of restaurants, boat trips, and water sports available, making it a versatile beach for all types of visitors​​.