Menorca beaches and its famous coves, lapped by stunning turquoise waters await visitors to this wonderful Balearic island.
Like a small child thumbing their nose at their older sister, Menorca, although smaller boasts more beaches than neighbouring Majorca. Getting to some of the more remote Menorca beaches though, can be an adventure in itself.
Top beaches in Menorca
Menorca’s more affluent visitors use motorboats and yachts of course, but for the average Joe it’s sometimes a bit of a foot slog. If you don’t have a yacht handy then SUP (stand up paddle boards) or kayaks will get you to some of the most stunning beaches in all of Spain. Alternately, just make like Indiana Jones and blaze your own trail through the forest. Rest assured, whichever of the Menorca beaches you choose, fun in the sun is guaranteed.
Serpentona & Cala Galdena
If secluded bays and crystal clear waters backed by lush green forest sounds like just your thing, then head to the little resort area of Serpentona. Here you will find some of the most picturesque bays and coves on the island. Cala Galdena is the largest and right in front of the resort. Being the resort’s main bay there are good facilities here and a sprinkling of lively beach bars. There is also a scuba diving operation and further excellent water sports.
Now the adventure begins, so bring along plenty of water and a picnic as there are no amenities where we’re heading. About a kilometres east is Cala Mitjana that can be reached on foot through the forest. Here it’s all about enjoying the tranquillity, snorkelling the coves and walking the forest and clifftop nature trails.
Those fit enough can swim, hike and rock climb their way further east along the coastline to Cala Trebalúger. Alternately there is a more direct nature trail connecting the coves. Here you will find one of the most beautiful of the Menorca beaches. With a small river running into it and forested cliffs on either side, the more adventurous spirit will be in paradise.
The Menorca beaches are not really conducive to wild parties and promenades packed with bars and clubs. However, should you wish to enjoy a holiday on the island where you can find beaches and bays with some hip cool and trendy places to party, head to the beaches around Cituadella de Menorca. Specifically Los Delfines and Cala Blanes.