The best child-friendly beaches in Ibiza
When are beaches fun for families with children? These are beaches that have fine soft sand, with a sea that only gradually gets a little deeper. In addition, it is nice if there is a lifeguard, and if there are some catering facilities so that you can quickly satisfy a child with thirst :). Besides, it is kind of nice when there is no naked man or woman hopping by if you are not necessarily looking for that, or too many partying young people. So you will want to be a little further from the city generally. See below for our recommendations!
1. Cala Llenya
This really is eminently the perfect family beach. The beach is long and wide so there is a lot of room to play. The beach is sheltered from both sides so there are few large waves. The water remains shallow for a long time. On Cala Llenya beach there are several picnic tables and eateries where you can buy some snacks. Also nice is that there are always many children here so there is always someone to play with. Dogs are also welcome at this beach.
2. Cala Llonga
Cala Llonga is also a very suitable beach for children. The water is very clear and shallow for a long time. Like Cala Llenya, Cala Llonga is a sheltered cove. The beach there is very wide and long with plenty of room to play. The beach is located on a promenade meet many different stores and restaurants. For early risers, this is also a great place to watch the sunrise.
3. Cala San Vicente
This is 1 of the northernmost beaches on the island. The road there is magnificent with several beautiful viewpoints. San Vicente is a golden sand beach with lots of room to play. Furthermore, you can also rent pedal boats and canoes etc. here. Sunbeds and umbrellas for parents and lots to do for kids. Around the boardwalk are several stores to buy some snacks. Fun at Cala Vicente can be combined with visits to The Giri Cafe and hidden beaches like Cala den Serra and Cala Xaracca, among others.
4. Es Figueral
Es Figueral is an elongated sandy beach in northeastern Ibiza. A typical family beach. In the middle of a beach is a walkway to a rock. A real hot spot for kids to catch crabs around here. Also a perfect place for snorkeling. The warmer here stays shallow for a long time and the sand is very fine. There are two restaurants to quench your thirst.
5. s’ Arenal Gran
This beach is located in the tourist village of Portinatx. A very popular family spot partly because of the resorts in the area. ‘s Arenal gran is a wide beach with lots of fine sand clear water. This is also a very nice place for snorkeling, especially the right side of the beach near the rocks is popular. Nearby are several stores, bars and restaurants.
6. Aguas Blancas
This beach is not suitable for toddlers and preschoolers. For slightly older children, bodyboarding in the waves is great here. It is not a wide sandy beach like the others but is wonderful for snorkeling and exploring the rocks around the beach.
7. Cala Nova
Cala Nova is easily accessible and is located next to Cala Llenya and Platja de Es Canar. A nice beach, with beach clubs like the Aiyanna (highly recommended!) and Atzaro beach club (Atzaro Chirinquito is more recommended with children, by the way). This beach you can sometimes even surf if there are some waves.
8. Cala Vadella
The road to Cala Vadella is magnificent. Long languid curves and stunning views. Cala Vadella is a popular beach for the whole family. For parents, there are a number of restaurants and beach beds with umbrellas. Children have plenty of room to play on this wide beach. In high season, there are also buoys in the water with nets where you cannot swim further. A number of stores can also be found around the beach.
9. Cala Bassa
Cala Bassa is very popular with families. It is a large bay where there are all kinds of things for children to do. In the dunes and woods behind the beach, a lot of hide-and-seek is played. In the water are many different coves to play in. The water here is shallow for a very long time. The buoys indicate where it is safe to go. Parents can have fun at Cala Bassa Beach Club which occupies a large part of the bay.
10. Cala Tarida
Cala Tarida is one of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza. The water here is crystal clear up to some distance offshore. There are a number of rocks in the bay that children enjoy playing around. Furthermore, it is possible to rent pedal boats (including a slide) here. Guaranteed fun for the kids. Furthermore, there are stores to buy some drinks. A little higher up here is Cotton Beach, a popular beach club. >
11. Cala d’Hort
Close to the iconic rock Es Vedra is Cala d “hort. A wonderful beach for children to play around the rocks in the water. Catching fish and crabs is very popular here. The sand here is very fine and thus suitable for playing in.
12. Las Salinas
This is, of course, one of the most famous beaches in Ibiza. Salinas is also great for children. The water here is clear and not deep for a long time. Around the rock formations in the water swim many small fish. I’m sure the kids will find this fun to chase. Furthermore, there is an awful lot of space for children to play. The beach itself is very large so losing each other (especially in high season) is not difficult here (so pay attention!). By the way, Las Salinas is also the embarkation point from which many boats are rented. At the back of the dunes is also a popular place for children to play hide and seek, among other things.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ibiza is well known for its many beautiful beaches; Benirras (this is where the hippies drum on Sundays at sunset!) Cala Tarida, Cala Vadella, Cala Conta, Cala Salada and Ses Salines are highly recommended. These beaches offer not only a place to sunbathe on a sun bed, but also incredible views of the coastline and clear blue sea. The combination of white sand and beautiful sea make Ibiza a unique destination for beach lovers.
Benirras is without doubt one of the pearls of the beaches in northern Ibiza. Here hippies drum on Sundays at sunset, creating a unique atmosphere you won’t find anywhere else. The water is crystal clear and slopes slowly, making it an ideal beach for swimming and snorkeling. The beach life here is lively, and it is the perfect place for a beautiful beach vacation. Don’t forget to bring your sun hat for some extra protection while enjoying the sun, sea, beach and fun.
Benirras, one of Ibiza’s most popular beaches, is a real attraction. Not only because of the drumming hippies that give the beach a unique atmosphere, but also because of the beauty of the beach itself. The clear blue water reflects the sun’s rays, creating an enchanting effect. In addition, the gentle sea breeze provides a cooling effect, making a day at Benirras both relaxing and refreshing. It is the perfect place to enjoy sun, sea and music.
Cala Oliviera, Cala d’en Serra, Cala Xaracca, s’Estanyol and Cala Xuclar are quiet beaches where you can relax and enjoy nature. These beaches are ideal for those looking for a quiet place to sunbathe and get away from the crowds. Take a look at our website for our full list of beaches, where you can enjoy the beauty of Ibiza in peace.
Es Niu Blau, Cala Llenya, Cala Llonga, Cala Bassa, Cala Tarida, Cala San Vicent and Es Figueral are known for being child-friendly. Here we pay particular attention to a good beach with soft sand, accessibility (so not too far to walk from the parking lot), whether the beach slopes gently, and thus does not get very deep all at once. And preferably also with some extra facilities for parents.
Benirras, Cala Xaracca and Portinatx are not just any beaches; they are the gems of northern Ibiza. Benirras is undeniably famous for its hippie culture, with drumming hippies especially on Sundays transforming the beach into a lively and musical hotspot. The sunset in the process is an absolute must-see. Cala Xaracca with its beautiful white sand, is a hidden treasure for beach lovers. This idyllic bay is a top location for snorkeling enthusiasts, thanks to its crystal-clear sea and rich marine life. If you get hungry after snorkeling, there are several beach bars where you can sample delicious Mediterranean dishes. Portinatx is a pleasant family beach with crystal clear water and fine sand.
For those looking for a perfect sun, sea and beach experience, these northern beaches of Ibiza are the ultimate destination. Enjoy sunbathing, refreshing sea breezes and unforgettable Ibiza vibes!