Whether you like sand castles and beach bars or perfect seclusion away from the hordes, Menorca has a beach for you. Menorca has more miles of sandy beach than all of its Balearic cousins – Ibiza, Mallorca and Formentera – put together. Some are harder to get to than others, some are busier than others, but all share the same common characteristic: stunning beauty.
The south coast of Menorca has the greater number of lovely sandy coves, from Cala en Bosc in the west to Punta Prima in the east, but the northern coast has some really stunning tucked-away coves which are well worth a visit.
The only way to decide your favourite is to visit them all, of course, but if your time on Menorca is limited, here’s a quick guide to some of those not to be missed:
Biggest and best
The miles and miles of golden sands that make up Son Bou beach are hard to beat. At the resort end of the beach are bars, sunbeds, pedalos, and all the attractions that the family hordes will seek, but a short walk away you will find large areas of near-deserted beach ideal for those seeking to get away from it all or take off all their clothes
Best for kids
Son Bou is of course ideal, but so are the resort beaches at Cala en Porter, Punta Prima, Santo Tomas, Cala en Bosc and Cala Blanca