Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain

Menorca - Resorts and Beaches, our guide and review...


The resorts and beaches of Menorca.

Menorca has some fabulous beaches - catering for families, small children, water-sports enthusiasts and those wishing for a peaceful cove away from the crowds.

The area from Cala Morell around the north coast to Fornells is rocky and picturesque but the best beaches go from Cala Morell (near Ciutadella) anti-clockwise around the south coast and back up the east side again.

We have not visited every beach on the island, as we chose to cover just those we could drive close to. Some of the quietest beaches are only accessible on foot or by boat and we just couldn't face the walk with all our equipment in the heat of summer... Sorry!

Of the beaches we visited, these are our suggestions (you can also find beaches and resorts on our Big Map of Menorca Beaches):

Popular beaches in a resort used by mainly British families...

Son Bou, Cala en Forcat, Punta Prima, Arenal d en Castell, Cala en Porter, Santo Tomas, San Jaime, Cala Galdana, Cala n Bosch. These beaches all have lifeguards, plenty of facilities such as sunloungers, parasols and pedaloes on the beach, with cafes, bars, shops and hotels close by.

Boats and cove, Menorca

Quieter beaches, more Menorcan in character...

Des Grau, Cala Morell, Sa Caleta, Cala Santandria, Cala de Binisafuller, Cala Binibeca, Cala Mesquida, Cala Torret, Cales Fonts. Many of these beaches have nothing except beautiful sea and a fabulous view - bring to it whatever you need! (Some do have a small beach bar or two handy - see our VRtour for more details of each beach).

Sandy beaches - good for little ones...

Cala en Porter, Cala en Blanes, Arenal d'en Castell, Punta Prima all have good sand, lifeguards and don't get too deep too quickly. Many also have shade, but not all - check our VR tour to find out more.

Beware of these?

S'Algar - no sand, no beach Cales Picques, Cala en Forcat - teeny miniscule beaches with gritty sand that won't make sandcastles.