Binigaus beach is without doubt one of the best beaches of the south of Menorca, awesome beach, nudist, very close of Santo Tomas Beach.
Binigaus Beach, in Menorca, is the largest virgin beach of the island, with almost 900 meters long. For sure, the best beach of Es Migjorn Gran. We will be able to choose between going to the middle of the beach, which tends to have more sand, or to the extremes, which are a bit rockier although we are gonna be more lonely. The width used to be less than 5 meters across all Binigaus.
The beach doesn’t have any kind of services, neither lifeguard. Depending on the part there no mobile coverage, so we should go ready for a great summer beach day. It’s recommended to go early in the morning, in order to can put our towel in the best corners of the beach, especially on the months of July and August.
It’s a perfect beach for children in Menorca, but also for couples and adults, as it has not much deep in the coast. The sea is completely awesome, turquoise waters will leave us freaked out. It has some small rocks and stones, so we must be careful if we are on the extremes of the beach.
An interesting curiosity of this Beach, is one of the nudist beaches in Menorca, so we can take off our swimsuit freely without any problem, and practice some nudism. Doesn’t matter if we do it or not.
The beach is surrounded by small hills that go until the sea, so we will be covered from strong north winds, very frequent some days. On the other hand if blows south winds, Binigaus used to have big waves as the beach is very open to South and West winds.
This protected area starts in Cala Mitjana and goes toward the East, where we have Binigaus Beach. It’s called ANEI, (special interest area), cause of the high environment value. We will find some posters that prevents to go in some zones, specially toward Menorca interior.
Theoretically we will be able to access to Binigaus beach just by food or by bike, across a small and narrow road, which starts on Santo Tomas Beach. It’s a great beach to go, and an important alternative to other famous beaches like Cala Macarella or Cala Pregonda, it’s less known.
We will do it using the road which goes to Es Migjorn Gran, from the main road ME-1, or even from a secondary road which starts on Ferreries. We will easily arrive from any point on the island, as is very well indicated. Once we arrive at the urbanization of Santo Tomás, we can park in free parking, or even in a private one, which is a bit closer to the beach. (5 minutes more).
If we don’t have a car or a motorbike, we can go to Santo Tomás by taking the regular bus which departures from Mahón and Ciutadella. Mahón bus used to stop firstly in Alaior. You can check the timetables of the bus here.
When we arrive to Santo Tomás, we will go to it beach, and turn right to enter inside a stretch of the Camí de cavalls. In 5 minutes walking we will arrive to Binigaus beach, but we highly recommend to keep walking some time more, as the beach is very long, and try to look for the best corners.
Unfortunately there’s no restaurants in Binigaus beach itself, as is a totally virgin beach. Although, we will find several options close to there, in the urbanization of Santo Tomas, we recommend the following ones:
Definitely, Es Bruc is the closest restaurant of the beach, and at the same time the most crowded by the bathers. It has amazing views of the beach and a great menu offer. From salads, meats, and fresh fish. We cannot miss the Menorca mussels which are incredible. The sunset is very recommended, and we can do it with a delicious cocktail or a glass of wine.
That’s another nice option, specially if we go with children, as it has a pool that can be used by customers. It has direct access to the beach and a good price quality ratio of menus.
In the urbanization of Santo Tomas there’s some touristic hotels like the 55 Hotel or the Santo Tomás Hotel, but you should know that near Binigaus there’s also two luxury rural hotels.
Binigaus Vell Hotel is probably one of the more famous these last years, it keeps a rural aspect, typically of Menorca. It has an awesome restaurant, where we will be able to taste typical dishes of the Menorca gastronomy.
With no doubt, Binigaus Nou is a fully luxury hotel, it offers from private pools with awesome views to custom catering services for customers. A great experience if we want to enjoy Menorca from another perspective.
Don't miss Santo Tomas beach if you go to menorca with children, one of the beaches with more services of the island, you can't miss it.