Still little known by Brazilians, the island of Menorca is one of the best destinations for those looking for rest and tranquility on vacation. The island is the second largest in the Balearic archipelago in Spain and has no less than 216 kilometers of coastline. Want more? The region has almost 300 days of sunshine a year and is a true paradise for those who enjoy beaches and breathtaking scenery.
Despite the sun, for those who want to really enjoy Menorca’s beaches and sea, it is worth booking a few days between June and September. May and October still have hot days, but they are rainier and, if a cold front arrives, your plans may go down the drain.
Unfortunately, Paulo and I didn’t have much free time to enjoy the beaches, but we know that there are dozens of paradisiacal places to visit there! It is worth mentioning that the southern and northern parts of the island have very different beaches – the first one has more vegetation; the second is much more rocky.
In order for you to really enjoy Menorca’s climate and not repeat our mistake, we have listed the best beaches in the region.
This was the first beach we met on the island and it is no wonder that it is one of the most visited in Menorca. In addition to the very calm sea and soft sand, Galdana has several kiosks with delicious snacks and drinks – it is the perfect place to spend the whole day relaxing.
There you can rent boats for tours, from 2 to 4 hours, and get to know other small beaches in the region. It is really worth taking the day to enjoy Galdana and the surroundings 😉
Cavalleria is located in the north of Menorca and its main feature is reddish sand. In addition to the water being very warm in the summer months, if you look from above (like us) the beach has a heart shape, it is too beautiful.
Cala Macarella and Cala Macarelleta
Photo – Macarelleta Beach (Rex / Shutterstock)
These two beaches are connected by a trail and, therefore, it is very nice to book at least an entire afternoon to get to know the region – I would stay a whole day too, haha 😉 The water is practically transparent and the sand very clear, the most beautiful thing .
The easiest way to get there is by car to Cala Macarella and then walk to Macarelleta. For those looking for very quiet beaches, be sure to take the trail, it is worth it!
Picture – Planedoo
Turqueta is very close to Macarella and Macarelleta. From the parking lot to the beach you need to walk for about 10 minutes, because the beach is all surrounded by trees and rocks. If you are without an umbrella it is worth arriving early and reserving a space under a tree 🙂
Although small, the beach is one of the most popular in Spain and usually gets crowded, see?
Cala Mitjana and Cala Mitjaneta
Photo – Checking the Suitcase
Both beaches are very quiet and do not have any kind of commerce, so don’t forget to bring food, water and bags to put the garbage in. 😉 You can go from one to another by swimming or walking along a dirt / stone path.
Kayak trips are also very common on these beaches, because the water is very calm and translucent!
Picture – rural escape
Practically intact and without services, this is one of Menorca’s quietest beaches. Although you need to bring water and food, because they don’t sell anything there, the tranquility and tranquility of this place are well worth it – besides being clear, the sea is very shallow 😉
Picture – CNTraveller
Between cliffs and pines, Escorxada beach is one of the most beautiful in southern Menorca. As it has more restricted access, the beach has very few tourists and is ideal for resting. You can get there by boat (from Cala Galdana) or on foot on a Sant Tomas that lasts about an hour.
Picture – CNTraveller
This is the beach that you cannot miss in northern Menorca. Access is not very easy, because after parking the car you need to walk about 20 minutes to get to know this incredible place. In addition to the crystal clear water, there you will find several islets in the middle of the sea.
Pregonda is part of the Marine Reserve of Menorca and is therefore one of the best places on the island to snorkel 😉