Tiny havens of peace where you can rest peacefully as a family and where kids can play and bathe without worry.
This article shows you some of the best coves and beaches to spend your holidays. They all have a series of requirements in common that make them ideal for family enjoyment.
In all the Balearic Islands, it is pretty usual for the beaches and coves to be in somewhat remote places where it is necessary to take long walks or descend steep paths.
Thus, it is best to look for beaches with nearby parking lots and dirt roads to transport the children's cart quickly.
When travelling with young children, it is advisable always to have places such as changing rooms/toilets and specific areas of shade (if we do not want to bring our umbrella) to help protect us from the sun.
Likewise, we would appreciate a nearby bar or beach bar where we can buy some food or cold water.
The days can be very long in summer. However, if we have water activities at our disposal, it will be a sure hit for the family. Surfing, Kitesurfing, snorkelling or a sunset boat ride are the main activities booked on the islands.
Since we are going to enjoy a few days of tranquillity, it is best to go to places where we can be more carefree but at the same time aware that children are visible all the time.
Thus, we will look for beaches with lifeguards or a small first aid station nearby.
With this in mind, we want to show you some of what we think are the best beaches to enjoy with children in the Balearic Islands.
Although it is not traditionally a favourite destination for families, we can also find several beaches and coves where we can get away from the madding crowd.
At the northernmost point of the island, we find the bay of Portinatx, a perfect place to spend a few days with the family. Throughout the municipality's municipal term, we can find up to three coves of toasted and thick sand with hardly any waves and with crystal clear waters.
Portinatx harbour has all the services we need and offers sports and tourist activities towards the nearby coasts. Sports like sailing and kitesurfing are the order of the day in this place; they are outside of the clubbing and nightlife areas.
Despite having areas such as the well-known Magaluf or Arenal, the island still has hidden places far from the masses of people where you can enjoy a few days of relax with your family.
Very close to the capital itself, we find the bay of Portixol. Beaches such as Portixolet are a sure hit if we travel with children. Calm and clean waters with sandy beaches that are not usually very crowded due to their small size.
Also near La Palma we have the Playa de Illetes. Equally small in size, it is among three small and peaceful coves: Playa Illetes, Cala Comptessa and Cala Xinxell, which have all kinds of restaurants, first aid and recreational services.
In Menorca, an island that is much quieter than the previous ones in terms of tourist pressure and crowds, our favourite is the area of Es Grau.
Located very close to Maó, it has effortless access, making it ideal even with pushchairs. Furthermore, the car park is very close, and you only have to cross a wooden walkway to get to the beach itself.
It barely covers the first meters, so it is perfect for letting children play on the shore without any danger and being quite wide (about 600 meters long), it is easy to find a comfortable space to spend the day.
If we don't bring food, in the end, we find some beach bars with which to satisfy our hunger.
In short, the Balearic Islands are an ideal destination for a peaceful family vacation despite what it may seem at first.
Cala Macarella is one of the best-known coves in Menorca. The turquoise colour of the sea and the boats' shadows make this beach look like a postcard of the Balearic Islands.
Sharks are present in Menorca and throughout the Mediterranean Sea. However, the overfishing of the last decades has diminished sharks sightings. Nevertheless, every year there is usually an appearance of a blue shark, normally dying on the shore.