Top Beaches in Menorca

By Viator, April 2012

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There is no shortage of stunning beaches on the tiny island of Menorca. With plenty to choose from, it isn’t easy to figure out which beach fits which vacationer. Unlike Ibiza, these beaches are more family-friendly and less “party, party” and more “relax and unwind.”

We’ve made it easy for you and broken down the best beaches depending on what you’re looking for.

Take advantage of the water – Punta Prima
This beach is perfect for water-lovers bent on getting active and relishing in the abundance of opportunities to enjoy the water. It’s a paradise for those who enjoy windsurfing and sailing. Located on the southeastern-most point of the island, it is also home to one of the largest beaches on the island. It should be noted – currents here can be strong at times. Mind the flags which alert beachgoers to strong currents. Only get in the water when the green flag is posted.

Relish the natural beauty – Cala Macarella
A quick drive from Ciutadella on the south coast, Cala Macarella is one of the most gorgeous beaches on the island. Here, beachgoers delight in an undeveloped cove surrounded by pine-laden cliffs. Nearby there is also a wetland where sea turtles can be found. Not only is this beach incredibly beautiful, it is also one of the less crowded spots.  If you’re interested in  nudist beach, there’s one here. Just head west to explore the little beach of Macaretta.

Bond with the family – Es Grau
A cute seaside village has to have a cute beach to go with it. Thankfully, Es Grau does. This beach, with its shallow waters and easy access to a tiny islet just off shore is the perfect spot for families. There’s plenty of exploration to be had, too, making a day here fly by. Nearby are dunes and a pine forest which leads to S’Albufera, a national park. Another family beach worth visiting is Arenal den Castell.

Hang with locals – Cala Mesquida
Popular with the locals of Mahon, this beach is basic but perfect to get away from the tourist crowds. A mile from the beach is a market to purchase picnic supplies. For those OK with taking it all off, head towards the cliffs for where the nudists hang out.

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