If you're looking for the perfect beach to relax on during your holidays in Menorca, you'll want to check out this list of the 30 best beaches on the island. From rocky coves to sandy stretches, there's something sure to please everyone. So take a look and start planning your beach day itinerary!
Menorca is the territory more in the east of Spain and the first to see the sunrise every day. It's been a Biosphere Reserve since 1993 and one of the most preserved places on the Balearic Islands.
The car is handy for accessing the best beaches of Menorca; however, it's better to go by motorcycle, bike or boat to the most secluded beaches.
Menorca Beaches, or coves, are cramped coastal areas where Menorca local people have been swimming for years. They all keep one thing in common: crystalline and turquoise water.
Furthermore, Menorca has some natural pools protected against big waves, built from the intense north wind, named Tramontana.
Beaches north of Menorca are rough (with some exceptions), with small hills and cliffs without forest. On the other hand, beaches in the south used to have more forests, and the water is usually of a lighter hue.
In 2020 because of COVID or Coronavirus, CIME (Consell Insular de Menorca) decided to limit the beaches' capacity and restrict access between 21:00 and 6:00 in summer.
However, in 2023 all the restrictions are gone, and you can enjoy the beaches like in pre-pandemic times.
We hope that this list of the best 30 beaches in Menorca gives you a good idea of the many beautiful beaches on the island. From sun-warmed sand and blue waters, to pristine lost coves; there's something here for everyone!
Es Grau is not many kilometres from Mahón and is splendid for children. Nevertheless, it's not very deep, so you need to walk a lot as water covers you.
The beach is split into two sectors by a small mountain on the coast. It has white and fine sand. Sometimes there are many algae, but government remove them before summer.
It's in Es Grau village. A picturesque town in the north of Menorca. Houses are very white and contrast with the transparent sea.
As a curiosity, this beach has a bridge and a small river that reaches Albufera d'es Grau park. A medium-sized lagoon with many kinds of birds.
Once you get closer to the beach by the road, you will start seeing the turquoise waters. The landscape is lovely, Illa de l'Aire and its lighthouse are always on the sea horizon.
The zone is a popular holiday destination for tourists from all over the world. There are many restaurants and hotels in this area, as well as groceries stores if you get hungry or thirsty while out enjoying yourself!
Binidali is an unknown beach but is remarkable. It belongs to Mahon, and it's on the south coast of the island. You can reach it from Sant Lluis and Sant Climent roads.
It's a tiny beach, and the sand is limited to first bathers in the morning. So anyway, it's strange to find many people. But you can relax on this quiet beach and enjoy its fine sand.
Visit it on days with north winds. It's going to be guarded by its little highlands. The atmosphere of Binidali is ideal for doing some snorkelling.
One of the most performed beaches in Menorca is Cala en Porter. Very comparable to Punta Prima as it's in touristic urbanization.
It's a big beach compared with other coves. Thus, it's relatively easy to dig up a place in the sand to stretch, even in July and August.
The best restaurants in this area are at the top of the ravine. You will find both leisure and culinary choices, and supermarkets or pharmacies if you need them!
Cala Galdana Beach is in the same urbanization and has services like restaurants, resorts and toilets. The big shore used to have tourists and local people. The sea has an intense sky-blue colour, like all the beaches in the south.
It has an overpass that splits the beach from the town. Under it, there is a small waterway that goes to the harbour. From there, you can rent a boat and explore the surroundings of Cala Galdana.
The town has several viewpoints which offer exceptional views of the cove. Once there, you can experience a graceful sunset on this beach.
It's a superb beach to go to with babies, the atmosphere is familiar, and the water is not deep.
Another beach you can't miss is Cala en Vidrier, in Es Grau. It's a small and quiet cove, easy to access from Mahón across Cami de Cavalls. There are incredible views of the village and its harbour from this beach and the main beach. The surroundings are rocky and perfect for doing snorkel in Illa d'en Colom.
The status of beach is ideal for enjoying a sunny day in summer.
It's the utmost beach to go to with children in Menorca. It has a lifeguard and a Chiringuito on the same shore. Furthermore, it's called Bucaneros, and you can take a soda while your kids are enjoying the sand.
It has clear water and fine sand, which makes for an ideal holiday destination with hotels that offer services such as restaurant food or boat rentals in case you want to explore further out onto open waters!
Close to Mahón there is Sa Mesquida. This beach has golden and fine sand. It measures 350 meters; it's pretty broad and won't be challenging to locate a place on the shore.
It has a small mountain on the shore you can easily climb called Es Pa Gros. From there, there are outstanding views of the beach and the village.
To arrive at this Cala, you must take ME-3 road from Mahón. You will find this road on the first roundabout of Mahón Port. Once there, there is enormous parking and only 5 minutes' walk to the beach.
Son Bou is a long, beautiful beach which is popular for tourists. It lies near the town of Alaior and offers many services because it has an urban area nearby to take care of travelers' needs while they're visiting this area of Menorca.
Offers leisure options like water sports or hammock renting. It's a recommended beach to go to with kids; the water is not very deep on the shore.
At the end of the beach starts Atalis. In that area, people used to practise nudism, and there's a protected zone of dunes. Many years ago, it was one of the first hippie beaches in Menorca.
One of the most beautiful beaches in Menorca is Cala Morell, although it's a bit built up. The village is on the roof of a cliff with incredible views. There isn't sand, although it has many areas where you can jump to the sea. It's a brilliant place for snorkelling or spending the day sunbathing.
It has an old Talayotic Necropolis that you can visit if you aspire to see different things. It's old and has some historical explanations if you want to know more about it.
Cala Pudent is one of the most secret beaches in the north of Menorca. Close to Son Parc and 15 kilometres far away from Es Mercadal.
The small, pristine shoreline with clean sand is not popular among tourists. It's a lonely beach that has few visitors because it lacks amenities and popularity; however, this just gives you more opportunity to enjoy your time spent there!
Nearby you have Macar de Cala Pudent, another likeable beach formed of tiny black stones. It's a suitable alternative if you want to go to a more solitary cove. Finally, if you remain on Camí de Cavalls, you will reach Arenal de Son Saura, which mustn't confuse with the beach in Ciutadella.
A curiosity of Pudent is that it is pet-friendly. So socially, dogs are accepted on that beach, don't miss taking your best friend.
It has flat stones where you can sunbathe. It's not the most comfortable Cala in Menorca, but the landscape is worth it.
The seabed has numerous rocks and Posidonia Oceanica (an alga very present in Menorca). It's a recommended beach for snorkelling on the island. It has a lot of marine life and a lot of fish. Don't miss taking diving goggles and fins.
Cala Fustam is one of the most hidden beaches in Menorca. It's close to Cala Escorxada and a little bit smaller. It's a natural place which doesn't have many bathers because it's a very remote cove. The area itself is an ANEI (Special Interest Natural Area).
You can go to Cala Fustam from 2 different places. The path itself always goes through Cami de Cavalls, which is a path that goes around the island.
The distance exceeded the 50 minutes of hiking. Don't forget to bring comfortable shoes and some water. In summer, it used to be very hot!
La Vall is positioned in the north, close to Ciutadella. It's one of the best beaches in the area.
The bay produces two different beaches separated by a cliff. You can do it by the seaboard or by the top of the hill to cross between them.
The sand is fine and white, and the sea is turquoise. The beach and the surroundings are natural and protected by holm oak forests.
That is another nudist beach in Menorca. Don't be surprised if you see nude people on the beach practising nudism.
The Cala has a free car park and a small path that goes to the shore. An incredible walk-in in Menorca.
Two parts break up Cavalleria Beach, with the Escollo of Ferragut in the middle of both. Like other beaches in Menorca, it is a nudist beach. Nudism is allowed in the most remote coves.
The beach has a mud cliff. You can put the clay on your body as it's a natural treatment to have soft skin. However, it is not good to do that, as you can damage the ecosystem.
Located in Cape Cavallería, you must drive by the Cami de Tramontana road to arrive. That narrow road provides access to the best beaches in the north of Menorca.
Apart from the Cala, you can also see the Cavallería Lighthouse. One of the best lighthouses on the island. It's 100 meters high and is visible from much of Menorca.
It is one of the best beaches in Menorca for snorkelling because it has a lot of fish. If you throw some food at them, you will realize that they surround you in a few seconds.
The seabed is rocky on the coast, and more offshore becomes sandy. The beach has a blue-green hue thanks to the Posidonia meadows.
The security is present at Ses Olles beach. There are some buoys for limiting the access of the beach to the yachts. So, you will be able to freely snorkelling around. We recommend bringing a diving mask and a pair of diving fins to enjoy the experience of this beach the maximum.
There's no sand on this cove. However, there are some stone platforms where you can stay. It is a recommended beach; it is protected from the wind and the waves if it blows the north wind.
To arrive at the beach, you would need to do a little walk across Camí de Cavalls (15 minutes). This accessible and beautiful path will allow you to contemplate astonishing landscapes.
Curiosity about that spot is that it has some tiny rocky islands in the north. They defend a little bit of the shore from the powerful north winds. It's a nice place for diving, the sea is incredible, and the water is very transparent.
A paradisaic beach you cannot miss in Menorca.
The water is immaculate and transparent. It's a colossal cove that measures more than two kilometres.
Not far away from the shore (30 minutes), there is the biggest cave in Menorca. But, of course, it would help if you visited it; it's enormous.
Cova des Coloms goes 300 meters deep inside a ravine and measures 25 meters high. Doing a picture inside this cave is incredible.
Cala Pilar is between Ciutadella and Ferreries. It's an inaccessible and unspoilt beach in the north. To arrive, you must take the detour in the Costa Nova on the ME-1 Road. Once you reach the parking, you will need to walk on a path for 30 minutes.
Red ground mountains with many forests become this area one of the most natural places in Menorca. The outlook and the environment of the beach are astonishing. One of the quietest beaches on the Balearic Islands!
It highlights the white and fine sand accompanied by turquoise water, like the rest of the beaches in the south. It's not deep, and it's easy to go far away without swimming, but remember. You cannot surpass the golden buoys for safety.
Cala Tortuga is in Mahón, very near to the Favaritx Lighthouse. It's an entirely natural beach in the north of the island. The sea is see-through with white and fine sand. You can arrive from Mao using the bus, which departures every two hours in season.
In winter, you can go directly by car and make a small tour of 15 minutes to the cove.
Highly recommend visiting the secondary beach, near the principal one. Small cliffs defend and enclose the tiny Cala Presili from the north winds.
This lighthouse is visible from most of the beaches in the Northeast. It's white and circled by some black lines. It's 28 meters high, and definitely, it's a typical monument in Menorca.
Inside there is a small museum about marine signals. Very attractive for nautical fans.
On the shore of Favaritx are some of the best natural pools in Menorca. There aren't crowds as it's a very hidden place. It's a great choice if you don't desire to stroll the main beaches.
Natural Pools are fantastic for diving and doing snorkel. The windy days' swell made the water flow to them and not become stagnant. So visit them, are plenty of fish!
Mongofre is a very isolated beach in the north. The easiest way to arrive is by yacht, as you will need more than 1 hour to go by foot from Addaia. Another option is to go by kayak, one of the most economical options. The beach doesn't use to have many people.
In the area, there are two beaches, Savinar the Mongofre and Arenalet de Mongofre. Enormous cliffs surround both fantastic beaches.
The watercolour is transparent, and the sand is golden and fat. A fascinating curiosity about this beach is that it has the highest dunes in Menorca. A 50 meters cliff embeds it; you should take a picture from the top!
Arenal d'en Moro is a beach located on Colom island or Dove island, in Mahón. You can only enter by boat or kayak. The cove and the surroundings are natural without any construction. It's a good option if you are looking for a peaceful beach in Menorca.
Adjacent to this beach, there is a flawless beach named Cala Tamarells, also on the same island. There's not much distance separating them, so it's a great plan to visit it.
It's the largest Island inside Menorca and has 58 hectares. It's separated by 200 meters of not deep sandy water.
It's a natural area, but it was used as a mine in the centre many years ago. The island is private. In 2018 was acquired by a businessman. However, it's not permitted to build in it because it's a protected place.
Escorxada is one of the best and most inaccessible beaches in Menorca. You will have to wander for almost an hour to reach it using a nice ground path. It's between Mitjana Beach and Binigaus, and as it's a very remote beach, you will find an area with few people.
The tip is to park your vehicle in Cala Mitjana Parking and follow the path of Cami de Cavalls to the East (Mahón). The route is simple and well indicated.
If you visit Menorca, this is an essential beach you cannot miss during your stay.
Cala Trebaluger is a lovely south beach that takes time to get to. It is at the end of a ravine known as Barranco de Trebaluger. It is advisable to wear good shoes and water to make the 40-minute walk along Camí de Cavalls.
Given the remoteness of this cove, you will see that there are few bathers, unlike other more accessible coves. Many arrived by boat from Cala Galdana, and only a few were willing to go hiking. The heat squeezes in summer, and here it shows.
The turquoise and light blue colours on this beach are magical. A small river or torrent flows into the west side of the beach. Taking a Paddle Surf can be fun for you to take a walk through the ravine and its wetlands. The landscapes of Menorca are incredible!
We can't ignore Cala Turqueta in this guide, ranking of the best beaches in Menorca. Found in a bay with many cliffs and trees. The sand is white but smooth with green-blue water. Comparable with the rest of the beaches in the south of the island. Almost any wind affects this beach, so it's approved every day in summer.
It has a lifeguard and a petite Chiringuito, perfect if you want to spend the day there.
It has easy access from Ciutadella, using the same road to Cala Macarella. It has ample ground parking and a common path that will take you to the cove in 15 breaths.
Cala Mitjana, beach in the south of Menorca, very near to Cala Galdana (Ferreries). You can quickly go to the parking, which is less than 15 minutes from the beach. After that, the road to the beach becomes a Camí de Cavalls or horse trail. Once on the way, you will choose between Cala Mitjana or Cala Mitjaneta, the minor sister.
This beach is located in a small bay, surrounded by high cliffs, so like Ses Olles; the strong north wind doesn't affect it. The landscape is fantastic; we recommend visiting the viewpoint, the highest point of the area, where the beaches have impressive sights.
In summer is a very famous beach in Menorca, no wonder it's full of tourists. We highly recommend visiting this beach in May, June or September. If we go to Cala Mitjana in July or August, we can try to go to Cala Mitjaneta, although it's smaller, it isn't as well known as his older sister. It's ambling only 10 minutes from Cala Mitjana.
You can go from Cala Galdana, walking for around 35 minutes, or from Ciutadella using the public bus service. Car ingress to the beach is forbidden to avoid overcrowding. You can check the bus timetable here.
With the turquoise and crystalline waters, its light white sand turns this beach into an idyllic beach. It seems that we are not in the Mediterranean Sea. It's an excellent place to go with children; also, it has a Restaurant & Coffee called Susy. It's the only building in the beach area, so it is a natural beach.
We can't miss this list of the best beaches of Menorca, the famous Macarelleta Beach, the young sister of Cala Macarella, from where we will need to walk 12 minutes.
Cala Macarelleta is more covered by cliffs than its sister and has no buildings. So Macarelleta beach is natural, the sand takes a magic colour, and the clean water makes this small beach one of the most envied beaches in Europe.
The coast is rocky; offshore, you will find large sand areas, so remember to take diving goggles and a pair of diving fins to practice snorkelling. In addition, there's a small underwater cave, which might be interesting for diving lovers.
Although it is not the remotest beach in Menorca, Calo Blanc beach has become one of the trends of recent years. It's undoubtedly one of the best beaches of Menorca, with its scarce 2 square meters of sand.
You can easily access this beach from Binisafuller - Cap d'en Font. It has a small ground parking, where you can easily park.
The surroundings of Es Calo Blanc Beach are magic, stony territories where we can jump into the turquoise sea. That colour is so blue and transparent that we all want to see it in Menorca.
So, now that we've shown you some of the best beaches in Menorca, it's time for you to get packing! But before you go, please let us know in the comments which beach is your favourite – we would love to hear from you. And finally, don't forget to enjoy every minute of your trip; after all, there's no place like Menorca for a summer holiday.
Capifort, or Cala Tortuga, is a natural beach on the north coast of Menorca. Its spectacular views of the Favaritx lighthouse and its difficult access make it a desired place by all visitors.
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.