It is said that there are more miles of beach to be found in Menorca than in all the rest of the Balearic islands put together. We’ve never seen the maths that proves it, but it is certainly believable because there are literally dozens of coves and calas waiting to be explored.

All the major resorts have grown up where they have for a good reason: they have a lovely beach, and they are enormously popular. Nowhere is this more true than at Son Bou, yet here the beach is so vast that if you walk just a few minutes along it you can be virtually alone…

Around the coast, following the famous Cami de Cavalls (literally, the path for horses) you can find Menorca’s virgin beaches – unspoilt, often uninhabited and always stunningly beautiful. Below you can find a brief guide to some of Menorca’s better-known sunning spots. If you’d like to read more about the lesser-known coves, visit BareMenorca.

The beach at Playa Fornells is Cala Tirant, and it’s a very popular spot for watersports, especially snorkelling, because the waters are shallow and clear
Son Parc
The beach at Son Parc (known as Son Saura) is very well placed for the resort amenities and sufficiently large that even in the height of summer it never seems all that busy
The horseshoe-shaped cove of Arenal d’en Castell features on the front of the tour operators’ Menorca brochures for a reason – it is absolutely beautiful
It’s a 30-minute walk from the nearest parking spot, so you need to be dedicated to get to this beautiful sheltered bay with its spectacular rocks and clear waters