Discover the best beaches in Menorca (Balearic Islands)

Menorca’s beaches are without argument her prime tourist possession, with over one hundred beaches around the island´s coastline.

Generally speaking all the “popular” beaches have a Red Cross post or beach guards operating during the summer.

To ease driving during the high season, indication panels are employed to inform the driver about access and parking opportunities on some of the virgin beaches, this can be appreciated in the Ciutadella areas.

The South:

Son Saura


Virgin beach. Fine sand clear waters. Popular anchorage spot for yachts. No facilities.

Cala Turqueta


Unspoilt beach. Turquoise waters, fine sand and pine tree cover. No facilities. Car Park close.

Cala Galdana


A horseshoe bay of great beauty and popularity. White sand, clean waters and pine tree cover. Attached to the summer resort of Cala Galdana it is served by a good range of restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. Pretty walks and some super viewing points.

Cala Macarella y Macarelleta


Access via the rural road of San Joan de Missa or via Cala Galdana. Macarella has a restaurant and regular cleaning. Macarelleta, is smaller and tends to be used by nudists. Both beaches have crystal waters and fine sand.



Protected unspoilt beach, access via a 35 minute walk from Cala Mitjana. Cristal clear waters, fine sand and pine tree cover. No facilities.

Cala Mitjana i Mitjaneta


ITwo photographic beaches within walking distance from Cala Galdana. White sand, turquoise waters and pine tree cover. No facilities..

Cala'n Porter


Pretty sand beach with all facilities, popular for its resident beach ducks. Interesting walks, good parking and busy tourist life.

Santo Tomás


Resort beach, narrow and long with a pretty illuminated promenade. The sand is fine and the waters clean. Parking is available and good presence of refreshment and eating facilities.



Golden sand beach, clean waters and a famous beach bar.



Sandy cove with an easy access and surrounded by pretty white washed villas. Used by local fishermen.

Del Este:

Punta Prima


Resort beach with all facilities and good parking.



Picturesque cove with whitewashed fisherman’s houses. Sand beach, clean waters, rocks for crab hunting and a small hotel bar overlooking the beach. Coastal walk to Punta Prima or SÁlgar.

The North:

Cala Mesquida


North of Maó. Good bay with granular sand and deeper waters. Picturesque seaside village with an interesting 18th C. defence tower.

Playa de Cavallería


A rural drive and a 15 minute walk to reach this beautiful beach. One of the popular virgin beaches of the north, a golden-red sand and deep waters.

Es Grau


Recognised as an ideal beach for children, a very pretty fisherman’s village provides the food and refreshments. The famous Albufera (Nature Park) lies behind the beach and there are some interesting walks to the left of the beach. From the pontoon of Es Grau a boat taxi will nip you over to the sandy island of the “Isla d´en Colom”.

Playa de Binimel·la y Cala Pregonda

null can be reached by car and in the summer there is a restaurant available. It is a wide beach with granular sand and deep waters. Walking along the bridal path “Camí de Cavalls” to the left for 20 minutes brings you to the beach of Pregonda.

Playas Tortuga y Presili


Located by the Favaritx lighthouse. Walking shoes needed. Area of great natural beauty, with fine sand and deep waters. Popular anchorage spot for yachts.

Cala Pilar


A rural drive and a 30 minute walk over fine sand and through pine forest. A stunningly lovely beach with red-golden sand and deep clear waters. Little wild pigs can often be seen.

Arenal d'en Castell


A super horse shoe bay similar to Cala Galdana, and like Cala Galdana there is a large tourist resort attached.

La Vall d'Algaiarens


Car friendlier although controlled numbers. A protected beach and part of the islands natural park. Three beaches are located here

Arenal de Son Saura (Son Parc)


Also within the limits of Mercadal, situated in the north, is the urbanization of Son Parc, where there is the only golf course on the island. The long beach has a beautiful area of sand dunes behind, with various amenities and boat hire.

Cala Morell


A small and narrow cove with historical and photographic qualities, perhaps Morell is more famous for its cliff formations and Troglodyte caves.

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