Discover coves and the best beaches in Menorca

In this post, we will show you the most impressive beaches and coves in Menorca, so you can enjoy an unforgettable day of sun and sea.

Menorca is known for its impressive beaches with crystal clear waters and white sand. This Balearic island is a very popular tourist destination for those looking for a relaxed and calm environment.
Let’s get to know the best beaches and coves in Menorca!

Best Coves and Beaches in Menorca:

Cala en Turqueta

cala turqueta
Cala en Turqueta

This dream cove is located in the extreme south of Menorca, near Ciutadella. It is characterized by its crystal clear waters and its fine white sand, surrounded by rocky cliffs covered with pine trees. It is a very popular beach, so it is advisable to arrive early to get a good spot on the sand. La Cala Turqueta is ideal for snorkeling or paddle surfing and also has a picnic area where you can enjoy lunch outdoors.

How to get to cala en Turqueta?

Cala en Turqueta is one of the most visited beaches on the island and its influx is very high. That is why it is very important that if you want to access it by private vehicle, you should know that you can park in a free car park located about a 15-minute walk from the beach, but that the capacity of the car park is limited and, once full, the entry of vehicles is prohibited.

There is also the possibility of reaching Cala Turqueta by public bus from Ciutadella.

Cala Macarella and Cala Macarelleta

Cala Macarella
Cala Macarella

If you are looking for dream beaches, you cannot miss these two beaches located on the south coast of Menorca. Cala Macarella is a large beach with crystalline waters, surrounded by cliffs and surrounded by pine trees, while Cala Macarelleta is smaller and is located a few minutes walk from Cala Macarella. This smaller beach is a hidden cove with crystal clear waters and white sand, perfect for those looking for a quiet getaway.

How to get to Cala Macarella?

Both beaches are accessible by boat but not by car*
*(You can access the Macarella car park with a private vehicle from October to June. During the high season months it is not allowed.)

To access if you don’t have a boat, from Cala Galdana (During the tourist season there is a bus line to Cala Galdana from Mahón, Ciutadella, Alaior, Es Mercadal, and Ferreries. Check schedules and frequencies depending on the time of year. Or if you have a private vehicle you can park in the urbanization of Cala Galdana) you can go to Cala Macarella walking about 45 minutes following a section of stage 13 of Camí de Cavalls (approx. 2.8km).

Traveler TIP: in high season months it’s advisable to get up early to access without large crowds as it is a very popular tourist destination on the island. It is also advisable to start walking first thing in the morning, since the heat is very intense and there are hardly any shadows.

How far is it from Cala Macarella to Macarelleta?

From Cala Macarella to Macarelleta there are about 600 meters and you must access it on foot.

Cala Mitjana

Cala mitjana
Cala Mitjana

If you want to explore the south coast of Menorca, you cannot miss the beautiful Cala Mitjana. One of the best coves in Menorca. This beach is surrounded by pine forests and bushes, which will give you a feeling of tranquility and total disconnection. The crystal clear water of this beach and its fine white sand make it a perfect option for those looking for a relaxing day at the beach.

How to get to Cala Mitjana?

Cala Mitjana is 7 km from Ferreries. Access by road is easy, although currently, access with vehicles is not allowed.

How far do you have to walk to get to Cala Mitjana?

Cala Mitjana is surrounded by nature. If you go by car, the car park is about a 20-minute walk away to access Cala Mitjana. Although the walk is worth it.

Cala Pregonda

Cala pregonda
Cala Pregonda

Located on the north coast of Menorca, this beach is one of the most impressive on the island. With its reddish sand and crystal clear water, this beach is perfect for those looking for a different and original day at the beach and lovers of landscaping.

How to get to Cala Pregonda?

Cala Pregonda is an ideal place for hiking since it is accessed through the Camí de Cavalls.
The easiest way to get there is by walking from the Binimel·là beach (10km from the town of Es Mercadal). On the Binimel·là beach there is a parking lot where we can leave our vehicle. Once there, we will have to walk along the Camí de Cavalls for 2 km (approx. 30 minutes) through one of the most beautiful landscapes on the north coast.

Attention! First we will arrive at Pregondó beach. Pregonda cove is a few meters further on. Don’t stop, continue and enjoy!

Son Bou beach

Son Bou beach

This impressive beach is located on the south coast of Menorca. With its white sand and crystal clear waters, it’s one of the most popular beaches and the longest on the island, with more than two kilometers of fine golden sand.
Son Bou Beach is ideal for families with children, as it has a wide variety of services, such as the rental of umbrellas and hammocks, beach bars and restaurants, as well as play and sports areas for the little ones.

In addition, at the eastern end of the beach, there is a protected dune area, where you can observe different species of native flora and fauna. You can also practice water sports such as windsurfing or kitesurfing, thanks to its constant winds and gentle waves.

How to get to Son Bou beach?

Access is not difficult at all. Whether you are going towards Mahón or towards Ciutadella, you can clearly see the indications of the town of Son Bou from the main road.

There is a free parking lot on the beach, although if you don’t get up early, during high season it is usually always full. But don’t worry, in the same urbanization of Son Bou you can park for free without problems.

Cala en Porter

Cala en Porter
Cala en Porter

Located on the south coast of Menorca, near Mahón, is Cala en Porter, a small beach located on a cliff over 30 meters high on the south coast of Menorca. In addition to its beautiful crystal clear waters, this beach is known for its natural beauty due to being a coastal corner flanked by impressive cliffs. Highlighting almost at its tip Cova d’en Xoroi, today a nightclub with spectacular panoramic views.

How to get to Cala en Porter?

The cove in Porter has located 11 km from Alaior. Access both by private vehicle and by bus is easy and accessible following indications on your GPS. If you want to visit Cala en Porter in a private vehicle, you can park for free in its surroundings.

Cala Blanca

Cala Blanca

Located on the west coast of Menorca, near Ciutadella, is Cala Blanca. A slightly different place from the other coves and beaches mentioned, since you can park next door and there are several beach bars and shops within a range of 100 meters. Another concept to enjoy a day with the family.

How to get to Cala Blanca?

Cala Blanca is located 5km from Ciutadella. As with Cala en Porter, access is relatively easy by road, both by private vehicle and by public transport. You will also find free parking spaces.

Binibeca beach

Binibeca beach.

Located on the south coast of Menorca, 6km from Sant Lluis, is Binibeca beach. In addition, close to its Binibeca Vell, a tourist complex emulating a small fishing village with white houses and narrow streets, which invites visitors to discover a magical corner of the island of Menorca and is a real “must have”.

How to get to Binibeca beach?

Binibeca (Binibèquer) beach is located 6 km from Sant Lluís. With 2 km to go, we will find the Binibèquer road to access the beach.

Where are the best coves and beaches in Menorca

Now that you know the best beaches and coves in Menorca, it is important that you know where they are. The most impressive beaches and coves on the island are located on the south coast and on the north coast.
On the south coast, the most popular beaches are Cala en Turqueta, Cala Macarella and Cala Macarelleta, Cala Mitjana, Son Bou beach, Cala en Porter, and Binibeca beach.
On the north coast, the most impressive beach is Cala Pregonda and on the west coast, we find Cala Blanca.

For more information on all the bus lines to the beaches, consult the official Menorca tourism website.

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