The island of Menorca has more isolated beaches than urban beaches, beaches that fascinate visitors with their beauty, scenery and shores from the moment they first set eyes on them. Menorca has beaches to satisfy everyone´s expectations whether it is for a beach that is a haven of peace and tranquillity or someone looking to do mayor sea jumps or for those wanting all the creature comforts on the beach or for those wanting to snorkel or dive or for those who just want to be on their own. To give you an idea of which beaches to visit read our short review of the best beaches and coves on Menorca: Turqueta, Pregonda, Macarelleta… these are all names which you will need to remember when you visit Menorca because you cannot miss the opportunity of seeing them and of course enjoying all that they have to offer.
The beach of Cala'n Bosch, which is a 15-minute walk from the hotel Zafiro Menorca is situated in the South-West of Menorca, it boasts a wonderful wide sandy Beach with very clean water ideal for families and visitors who want a safe beach and a one that is close by. The Marina of Cala'n Bosch, is known as 'the Lake' for its calm waters, has moorings for pleasure craft and fishing boats, it also has a lovely upbeat atmosphere especially at night when it is lovely to stroll around and perhaps enjoy a lovely meal in one of the many good restaurant there. The urbanisation Cala’n Bosch has everything service you could wish for in Menorca and it is popular with tourists and locals alike and during the summer months there is a very popular night market.
Stunning coves in the north Cala Pregonda is a natural cove on the north of Menorca and it is famous throughout the world because it appeared on the album cover of “incantations” by Mike Oldfield, first in 1978 and then again on the remastered version in 2011. It is actually in the middle of nowhere and to get there is about a 30-minute walk crossing some spectacular landscape with amazing views. The first thing that gets your attention is the contrast between the clay soil and the red sands and the steep rocks of the northern coastline. Its waters are deep and clear perfect for swimming or diving with or without equipment. There is no doubt Cala Pregonda is cove you mustn’t miss if you are visiting Menorca.
Cala Pilar, also in the North is quite difficult to access as only hikers and boats can get to Cala Pilar, which is why it is one of the best kept secrets of Menorca. It is like Cala Pregonda with its contrasting colours of red sand and caramel coloured rocks and rugged terrain, but to reach it is quite a hike as there are no roads near it but the effort of getting there is worth it as the scenery is amazing in fact, you cannot be failed to be moved by the beauty of Cala Pilar.
There are still more coves to see in Menorca. Macarella is a typical travel book cover beach with fine white sand, turquoise waters and lush vegetation. Calm and clear, Macarella is a swimmer´s dream along with Macarelleta, Macarella forms one of the most beautiful landscapes in Menorca. The area is part of in a protected area so there are no buildings of any type, except for a small bar that is not far from the beach where you can eat. Both beaches can be accessed from Ciudadela. You can also get to Macarella from Cala Galdana, it is a 40-minute walk through some wonderful scenery.
The small coves of Menorca
Macarelleta is smaller than its big brother and can be found some 15 mins from Macarella, it is very small beach but beautiful it is also a nudist beach and like its big brother its sand is white and fine with crystalline turquoise waters. Cala Turqueta is a small isolated cove without any services located very close to Macarella and like the other coves in the south of Menorca the beach is a fine white sandy one and the water, turquoise and crystal clear and above all calm. Cala Turqueta is just as nature made it as it has been protected by a spectacular natural environment with abundant pine forests that populate the high cliffs and has sea bed full of marine wildlife. Cala Turqueta is certainly a place worth visiting, it is one of the best beaches one can find on the island of Menorca. The beach of Cala Mitjana also is on the South of Menorca located to the south of Ferreries, between Cala Galdana and Cala Trebalúger, two other magnificent beaches. It is a beautiful virgin cove is known for its waters and transparent sea beds which are great for snorkelling and diving. Cale Mitjana is about a 20-minute walk from Cala Galdana.
Beaches and tiny coves
Next to Cala Mitjana is Cala Mitjaneta, a beach with the same natural characteristics and landscape but smaller. The beaches on the South of Menorca don´t have any services so they are ideal for those looking a beach less touristic and more peaceful place where they can be at one with nature and totally relax . The beach of Son Saura is one of the so-called Virgin beaches, located on the South coast of Ciutadella de Menorca. It is a wide beach and offers two large sandy areas bordered by thick pine trees giving shade and freshness. The waters of Son Saura would make the Caribbean envious, its has beautiful fine white sand, its clear waters are a spectacular shade of turquoise To get to Son Saura take the road of Sant Joan from Ciudadella. As you can see, the beaches of Menorca are a delight for the soul, they are so uplifting as well as been among the best in the Mediterranean. Some of them, such as the Cala Pregonda and Turqueta Beach are unforgettable so when traveling to this beautiful island it is important to save some time to go and discover its incredible coast and beaches. It never fails to impress and you will want to go back again and again.