The Balearics make up a cluster of idyllic islands in the western Mediterranean, just off Spain’s eastern mainland. Gentle waves lap at the shores of perfect white-sand beaches as turquoise waters glisten in the hot Mediterranean sunshine. Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza are all part of this unspoilt archipelago.
When trekking through these paradise islands, we’ll reveal the best beaches and scenic spots for sun worshipers, swimmers, cave spotters, and nature enthusiasts.
We’ve compiled a list of our all-time best beaches in the Balearic Islands to tick off your bucket list!
Port de Sóller, Majorca
The charming town of Port de Sóller in Majorca is the perfect place to relax after a long day’s walk. Sóller boasts an idyllic beachfront with a long, wide stretch of golden sand at the end of its sweeping bay.
The beach is centrally located near the town’s bustling harbour and pretty main square, adorned with cafes and shops. Dip in and out, drying off in the hot sun before slipping into your flip-flops to admire Sóller’s stunning architecture.
Best for: Relaxed sightseeing
Cala Deia, Majorca
Descending to the bay at Cala Deia, we’ll discover a magical spot for a refreshing swim. Steep slopes and shingles mean this gorgeous beach is a well-kept secret, offering a secluded hideaway for an afternoon of private sunbathing.
The rocky nature of the slopes and the clarity of the waters make it an ideal location for keen snorkellers.
Best for: Snorkelling
Cala Tuent, Majorca
Set within beautiful natural surroundings, Cala Tuent beach lies in wait at the foot of Majorca’s highest peak, Puig Major. A longer drive from the busier beaches, Cala Tuent tends to stay peaceful and undisturbed even in the peak seasons.
Boasting an impressive 180m stretch of golden sand and shingles, you’ll have spectacular views of the pine-wooded Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Nature lovers will adore the wild charm of this peaceful bay, which is a haven for explorers and adventurers, rather than a tourist trap.
Best for: Nature lovers
Es Grau, Menorca
Lying beside undulating sand dunes and thick pine forests, Es Grau beach is tucked away on the northeast coast of Menorca’s wild and untouched coastline.
Right on the doorstep of Albufera nature reserve, Es Grau beach is part of a UNESCO-listed biosphere landscape. Calm, shallow, inviting waters here provide the ultimate place to dip your feet and relax.
This reserve is home to over 100 species of birdlife – so be sure to get your binoculars out as you lay back on the sand. Just before we reach Es Grau, spend a memorable afternoon walking along the nearby wetlands where tortoises can often be spotted!
Best for: Swimming
Enough talking, why not pack your swimsuit and experience it for yourself? Take a look at our hand-picked holiday packages to the Balearic Islands and book your break today.