10 Best Beaches in Ibiza

Ibiza is a true paradise in Spain for beach lovers! I'm fortunate enough to have lived in Ibiza - all year around - for over a decade, and I must have visited practically every beach on the island, including the secret gems! With its crystal-clear waters, stunning coastline, and diverse range of beaches, it's no wonder Ibiza has gained a reputation as one of the best beach destinations in the world.

From lively party beaches to secluded coves and family-friendly spots, Ibiza has something to offer everyone. In this guide, I'll reveal a range of the best beaches in Ibiza, highlighting the different and unique features of each one. Not all beaches have the same offerings in Ibiza! I've included some of the hidden gems that are favored by locals, giving you a glimpse into the authentic beach culture of this beautiful island.

Whether you're looking to soak up the sun, take a dip in the crystal-clear waters, or explore Ibiza's vibrant beach scene, this guide has got you covered. Ibiza is famous not only for its beautiful beaches but also for its vibrant beach culture.

From family-friendly beaches to party beach hotspots and secluded coves, Ibiza offers a wide variety of beaches to suit every taste. On your visit to the white island you'll find these different types of beaches.

With calm waters, soft sand, and plenty of amenities like restaurants, sun loungers, and water sports equipment, family-friendly beaches like Cala Llonga and Santa Eulalia are all popular choices for families with kids.

With their lively atmosphere, pumping music, and beach clubs like Ushuaïa and Blue Marlin, party beaches like Playa d'en Bossa and Salinas are favorite dance music spots for party-goers and clubbers.

For those looking for a more peaceful, chilled, and natural beach experience, secluded coves like Cala Xarraca and Cala Llentrisca offer a tranquil and picturesque setting, away from the crowds.

Best Beaches in Ibiza

So, grab your sunscreen and beach towel, and let's dive into the top 10 beaches in Ibiza (plus where the locals, like myself, REALLY swim)!

1. Playa d'en Bossa

Let's start with the most NOTORIOUS. This is the famous party beach of Ibiza. Home to the #1 outdoor club in Ibiza, Ushuaïa and one of the world's best nightclubs, Hï Ibiza. Many visitors from years gone by will also remember this beach location as the home of the hedonistic Space Ibiza and the Bora Bora Ibiza beach venues, now sadly closed as the island has evolved.

Located on the south coast of Ibiza, Playa d'en Bossa is the longest beach on the island, stretching over 2 miles. It is known for its bustling nightlife, numerous beach bars, and water sports activities and reminds me most of the Croatian hotspot of Zrce Beach, where live now. Popular with both locals and tourists, it's a great spot for a fun day in the sun.

2. Cala Comte

Situated on the west coast of Ibiza, Cala Comte boasts some of the most stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea. The beach is divided into several coves, each with its own unique character and charm. Cala Comte has stunning turquoise waters, and fine white sand, and is blessed with incredible sunsets.

3. Cala Bassa

Located on the west coast of the island, Cala Bassa is a beautiful beach surrounded by pine trees and cliffs. The beach is also known for its crystal-clear waters, white sand, and scenic views of the nearby island of Conejera. A very popular spot for families, couples, and solo travelers, Cala Bassa offers a range of activities and amenities, including beach bars and restaurants.

4. Ses Salines

Situated on the southern tip of Ibiza, Ses Salines is a long, wide beach surrounded by sand dunes and home to some very cool beach bars. Known for its shallow waters, excellent snorkeling opportunities, and trendy beach clubs. A popular spot for both locals and tourists, Ses Salines is a great place to enjoy a relaxing day in the sun. I'm not sure if this still happens, but if you are partial to a bit of nudist sunbathing, Ses Salines might be “right up your beach!”

5. Cala Jondal

Located on the south coast of Ibiza, Cala Jondal is a secluded beach surrounded by cliffs and pine trees. Cala Jondal boasts crystal-clear waters, a pebble beach, and VIP upscale beach clubs. A favorite haunt for celebrities and VIPs, Cala Jondal offers a more exclusive and luxurious beach experience. Bring your wallet!

6. Cala Salada

Situated on the west coast of Ibiza, Cala Salada is a much smaller, secluded beach surrounded by cliffs and pine trees. It's a favorite spot for locals and visitors looking for a more peaceful and natural beach experience. By the way, did I mention the sunset? WOW!

7. Aguas Blancas

Located on the northeastern coast of Ibiza, Aguas Blancas is a wild, unspoiled beach surrounded by cliffs and hills. This beach also has a secret for those “in the know!” Aguas Blancas has the most incredible SUNRISE on the island! So, as many do, if you have been out all night and the sun is about to come up, get yourself to Aguas Blancas. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

8. Cala Vadella

Situated on the west coast of Ibiza, Cala Vadella is a picturesque beach surrounded by pine trees and hills. A popular spot for families, couples, and sun worshipers, Cala Vadella offers a range of activities and amenities, including beach bars, restaurants, and water sports.

9. Benirras

Possibly one of the most famous beaches in the world, Benirras. Located on the north coast of Ibiza, Benirras is a small, secluded beach surrounded by cliffs and hills. It has since become famous as a destination where hundreds of free spirits, hippies, and extravagant music lovers congregate to play their drums! It really is quite the bohemian beach experience.

10. Talamanca

Situated on the eastern coast of Ibiza, Talamanca is a long, wide beach surrounded by hills and pine. If you like your fine food then pop over to Talamanca. You will find some of the best fish restaurants in the world located there. Just check out the Fish Shack, that’s all I am saying!

Ibiza Beach Tips

If you're planning a trip to Ibiza to explore its stunning beaches, here are some practical tips to help you make the most of your visit:


It is generally a good idea to have a good understanding of how you intend to get to some of the above beaches. Some, not all, are off the beaten path so you may need your own vehicle to make the best of these beach locations. However, Ibiza has a good public transportation system with buses running regularly between the island's towns and beaches.

Taxis are also available but can be more expensive and very hard to actually get one,, especially during the busy peak season. Renting a car or scooter is a great option if you want to explore the island at your own pace and visit some of the more remote beaches and coves.

Beach Essentials

Be sure to pack sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water, especially during the hot summer months. Bring cash or a credit card, as some beaches may not have ATMs or accept credit cards. Pack a beach bag with essentials like towels, snacks, and beach equipment, as some beaches may not have amenities like restaurants or sun loungers.

Best Beaches in Ibiza: Summary

Ibiza's beaches are truly a sight to behold, offering a diverse range of landscapes, atmospheres, and experiences. Whether you're looking to party on the beach, relax, or explore the island's natural beauty, there's a beach in Ibiza for everyone. From the stunning turquoise waters of Cala Comte to the secluded coves of Cala Llentrisca, Ibiza's beaches offer an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more.

We hope that this guide has helped you to discover some of the best beaches in Ibiza and given you some insider tips on where the locals REALLY swim.

P.S. I don't have a favorite, they are all magical in their very own unique ways!

Kalyan Panja