Menorca is home to many beaches that offer stunning views of the water and surrounding landscape. These beaches are beautiful, with white sand and turquoise water. Here are some of the top beaches on the island.
Cala Macarelleta- The water at this beach is transparent and makes it one the most recognised beaches in Minorca. It is perfect for families, but can become a bit crowded during peak season. The shoreline is surrounded by rocks and cliffside, while the water near the sandy beach is generally shallow.
Cala Mitjana- A medium size beach surrounded by rocky cliffs that are perfect for climbing. The peaks of these cliffs offer a great view of the beach as well as the water and surrounding terrain. The beach is a decent size and is a popular place in the summer for locals and tourists.
Cala Turqueta- On the south and west side of Minorca, Cala Turqueta is a white sandy beach, with clear, turquoise water. The beach is family friendly and is separated in two by large rocks which divide the beach in half.
Cala Pregonda- This beach is located in the center part on the northern coast near Cala Barril, and is a horseshoe shaped beach. The beach is medium size, and has a darker sand that has a touch of red in it. While on the beach you will notice small rock formations out in the ocean, just off the shore. There are also cliffs on either side, which are popular spots for diving.
Playa de Son Bou
Playa de Son Bou- Located in Sou Bou, this is the longest beach on the island, with three kilometres of golden sand. Part of the beach is for families, while the other part (further away from the resorts) is a nude beach where clothing is optional. The area is full of restaurants, and the beach itself has three beach bars.
Cala Galdana- A great place to snorkel, this beach is great for families. The town of Cala Galdena offers a beautiful backdrop to the beach, while the beach itself has a declining stature of white sand. Nearby you will find restaurants and bars in the city, which are a short distance from the beach.
Cala Morell- This “beach” is very rocky. Surrounded by rock formations, the beach itself isn’t very large. Cala Morell is a popular spot for diving as well as swimming and snorkelling.
Cala Escorxada- This beach is remote, and thus, isn’t very crowded. Cala Escorxada has a white sandy beach, with shallow water and is located between Cala Fustam and Binugaus. It isn’t easy to access, but the beach will provide a calm place to get away from the world.
Binigaus Beach- Binigaus one of the most popular nude beaches in the Mediterranean and it is fairly long, at two kilometres long. Walking the full distance of the beach, you will find rocky cliffside and a sandy beach, with turquoise water.
Cala Coves- A collection of several hundred caves that were used as burial sites in the ninth century, this area is a popular destination for boats in the summer months. It is also a popular place for snorkelling and diving. There is a small beach, though, but this isn’t the main reason people come to the coves.
Minorca offers more than just beaches for you to explore. The island is home to some great small towns, historical buildings and monuments, as well as Mount Toro.