Formentera has almost 20 km of the most beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, thanks to the Posidonia seaweed prairie declared World Heritage Site. Most visitors coming from Ibiza stay at the beaches of Illetas and Llevant, at walking distance from the the harbour of la Savina.
Those who want to enjoy less known and visited beaches can rent a car or a motorbike and discover some of the best beaches of Formentera:
With its almost 8 km it is Formentera’s longest beach located at the south side of the island. It starts wild and seaweeded and ends in a large sandy extension commonly known as Es Arenals that gives way to Es Cupinar beach and Es Caló des Mort, two beautiful spots of compulsory visit. And if you want to enjoy a beautiful sunset there’s no better place than Es Cupinar.
Getting to Migjorn is very easy, just follow the sign on the right side of the main road. One important warning: the sunken reefs parallel to the coast produce really strong currents that can be quite dangerous so it is very important to take heed of the coast guard warnings.
Tramuntana / Ses Platgetes
This beach area sits between Cala en Baster and Es Caló de Sant Agustí. The coast if often windy since it receives the buffeting of the north wind but it is quite easy to find protected nooks. Just before reaching Es Caló de Sant Agustí you find Ses Platgetes, small beaches and flat stones with beautiful water and sandy spots.
On the west side of the island, Cala Saona, a beautiful big beach set up between two cliffs, is slightly more crowded. It’s easy to reach from San Francesc and the road is clearly signposted.
Almost considered an urban beach integrated to the village, Es Pujols is very well protected thanks to its islets. The beach is very beautiful out of high season, when calm returns to the village and the beach recovers its charm.
The best thing to do in Formentera is to explore beaches, you’ll be sure to find your favourite little piece of sand and going by car or motorbike you’ll be able to find the best beach without wind to stay.