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Son Bou, biggest beach in Menorca

Completely transparent waters make Son Bou a reference on the island. It is the largest beach in Menorca, close to 3 kilometres long.

Activities near Son Bou

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Son Bou beach

Son Bou beach is in the urbanization of Son Bou and Torre Solí, belonging to the city of Alaior (Menorca).

It is a relatively long beach, about five kilometres of sand, so despite being overcrowded in the months of high season, you can always walk to find a place to put the towel.

Arriving at the end of the beach, you will see that the coast of Son Bou is turning into a nudist beach. If we continue walking, we will arrive at the well-known Binigaus beach.

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Its nice sand and completely transparent waters will leave you impressed. Mostly the entire beach is sandy, except for some concrete points where there are some rocks and stones. It is ideal when the tramontana blows as there aren't waves.

If you enjoy a vacation in Menorca with children , this is one of the best beaches since it has many services. From toilets to hire pedal boats, boats and jet skis.

In the months of high season, a bouncy castle for children is installed, which is undoubtedly funny for children between 8 and 14 years old.

How to get to Son Bou beach

son bou beach shore

You can get there using public transport, from any other city. There are buses approximately every hour.

Son Bou has a public parking lot with hundreds of vehicle spaces if you want to go by car. However, it tends to fill up, so we recommend going early to ensure a place.

Urbanization of Son Bou

Son Bou, part of the beach, has a beautiful tourist development, with bars and restaurants oriented to European tourists in most cases. It also has many hotels and villas.

If you are looking for accommodation in Menorca, you will surely see many options to stay in Son Bou.

  • Bars and restaurants.
  • Pharmacy
  • Supermarket
  • Car rental
  • Hotels

Things to do in Son Bou

Son Bou has a lot of activities, a part of the beach and the sun. In addition, it has a piece of Cami de Cavalls, a path that goes around the island and crosses the coast.

You can take a walk there to do something different. It's divided into two parts, the north coast and the south coast. In that case, you're lucky, as the south side is a bit flatter without challenging hills.

Walk on the beach

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On the west side, you will arrive at Santo Tomas, in Es Migjorn. On the other hand, if you go east, you will go to Cala en Porter, a lovely beach from Alaior.

You can visit a Paleochristian basilica as a cultural visit, at the start of the beach. There are pretty interesting archaeological remains!

The sunset in Son Bou is amazing!

sunset at playa son bou menorca

Son Bou has one of the best sunsets in Menorca. See how the sun goes down over the horizon of the eternal beach of Son Bou; it's a great experience. We highly recommend this place to make a photo session for your Instagram.

However, from the east hill of Son Bou, the landscape is even better than on the shore. You can get there through the Cami de Cavalls.


Pharmacy and Supermarket

The area has plenty of services, a part of restaurants and hotels, that prevent tourists from leaving Son Bou for essential services. Pharmacy and Supermarkets are open every day during summer.

Rent a car in Son Bou

Renting a car is another available service in Son Bou, so we can skip going to the airport if we finally want to rent a car or motorbike. They used to have delivery options.


There is a Tattoo shop if you want to bring a memory from your holidays in Menorca on the skin. But, again, you don't need to move outside.

Son Bou Camping

camping son bou

Camping is an excellent alternative to hotels and villas near the beach. It is 3 kilometres away, but it's the cheapest closest option. It has parcels, villas or areas where you can pitch your tent.

It has a restaurant, showers, pools and a sports area.


Walking to the beach's end, where Atalis Beach starts, you will see Son Bou dunes made by terrain erosion with the wind.

They are not very big, and you walk over it is not allowed to avoid damage. This area is known as Albufera de Ses Canessies.

Hawaiian Bar Pub

It's the most famous pub in the area, and you can't miss it. Stylish as a Hawaiian bar, and there's music to take a drink in the hammocks happily. Very much recommend visiting in the afternoon or at night.