Binibeca is one of the most popular family resorts on Menorca’s south-east coast (the other being nearby Punta Prima) and, thanks to the lack of hotels and apartment complexes, it has a very ‘residential’ feel and a lot of villa accommodation along the coastal road and back up into the gentle hills behind.
Binibeca beach is situated towards the eastern end of the resort and is a lovely sandy spot for families, with safe bathing for small ones, sunbeds for hire and a charming beach bar.
At furthest east of Binibeca is Cala Torret, a small village of whitewashed cottages surrounding the rocky coast and a popular boating slipway. There is a supermarket, a lovely café-cum-bakery and a number of bars and restaurants including Bar Paupa, right at the water’s edge. There’s a children’s playground here also, and a busy dive centre, and there are tennis courts nearby.
If you walk westwards from Cala Torret, past the beach, you will come across a few distractions in the form of bars and restaurants, and a supermarket, before reaching the Binibeca Vell end of town, where you will find the ‘fishermen’s village’, built nearly 50 years ago, with its narrow, winding streets, whitewashed homes, supermarket and several lively bars and restaurants.
From Cala Torret to Binibeca Vell is approximately 1.5km, or a gentle 15-minute stroll along the relatively level coastal road. There is a ‘road train’ during the summer months which plies between Binibeca and Punta Prima, and there is a regular bus service between the resort and the nearby towns of Sant Lluis and Mahon.
A very short drive westwards from Binibeca is the hamlet of Binisafua and its sweet little beach. There are a couple of restaurants in Binisafua but no shop – the nearest supermarkets are in Binibeca. Binisafua leads into the residential area of Cap d’en Font. Here you can swim off the rocks at Es Calo Blanc and keep an eye on the comings and goings from Mahon airport, as the village lies underneath one of the flightpaths.
Another couple of minutes west is Binidali, a peaceful residential haven enjoying a stunning coastline and a charming little sandy cove, accessed via steps (tricky to negotiate for those with limited mobility) from a small parking area above. The cliff-lined cove is stunning in its beauty and its waters are a gorgeous shade of turquoise; great for snorkelling. The Binidali Beach Bar lies above and is a great place to take in the views along with a cool drink… No shop or supermarket in Binidali – the nearest is in the small town of Sant Climent, about seven minutes away by car.
Between Cap d’en Font and Binidali is a cute hidden cove at Cala Biniparratx; parking is limited and it is a five-minute trek from road to beach, but it’s well worth the effort.