The Best Beaches of Formentera, Where to find them, How to get there

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The 14 most beautiful beaches of Formentera


Formentera is unique: the smallest of the Balearic Islands is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful islands of Spain and stands out for its wild identity. Compared to its big sister Ibiza, it is characterized by relaxing atmospheres, with still virgin beaches where you can spread out your towel on the white sand: among the most spectacular in Spain, they are bathed by a transparent sea - multi-awarded with the blue flag - and surrounded by bike paths.

This exclusive destination is, as expected, ideal for a vacation in contact with nature, far from the chaos and sources of pollution. The landscape is made up of green pine forests, salt marshes -among the most beautiful places in Formentera-, fields furrowed by stone walls and wild dunes stretching through the scrubland. Extensions of olive trees, majestic lighthouses and mills complete this Mediterranean fresco. Sustainable tourism is a hallmark of the island: much of the coast, in fact, has not been urbanized so as not to affect the beauty of the landscape.

This does not mean renouncing services: much less the beach bar by the sea or shopping in the local craft stores. Formentera does not disdain the nightlife: the trendy nightclubs are concentrated in the center of Es Pujols, but if you really want to live the "crazy night" of Ibiza you can easily get there by ferry. As for the best places to get a tan, we suggest the 14 most beautiful beaches of Formentera.

  • Es Pujols beach
  • Ses Illetes beach
  • Saona Cove
  • Savina Cove
  • Migjorn beach
  • Cala des Morts
  • Beaches in the area of Mitjorn
  • Es Arenals
  • Levante beach
  • Cala Savina and El tiburon
  • Platja de es Tanga
  • Tramuntana beach
  • Ses Platgetes
  • Platja de S'Alga

Where are the most beautiful beaches of Formentera and how to get to them?

If you are looking for the best beaches in Formentera you are in luck, we have made a compilation of the best beaches to visit in Formentera, they are really amazing and in this post we explain them all. We want to tell you where they are, how to get there and what you can see on the beaches of Formentera. We have also prepared a map of the beaches of Formentera, so you can enjoy its sand and waters without getting lost.






Map of the beaches of Formentera



What are the best beaches in Formentera?


Es Pujols beach in Formentera



Are you looking for a panoramic solarium overlooking a breathtaking sea? Es Pujols beach is a dream come true. Formed by two semicircles of fine, clear sand, separated by a thin row of rocks, it is striking for the intensity of the colors: the white sand in contrast with the sea, veined with a thousand shades, is a small work of art. The beach is surrounded by numerous facilities and services without losing its charm. In addition to a wide variety of places, Es Pujols offers nice stores and a popular flea market, open until midnight in spring and summer, a lively setting for an evening stroll and some shopping. Here you don't give up anything: the sea is amazing and you only need to take a few steps to fulfill all your desires, from a simple snack to the most sophisticated fish dishes.

Speaking of whims: besides the main beach, Es Pujols offers other charming beaches, more specifically the beaches of Ses Canyes and Sa Roqueta. The distances between one beach and the other are small and it only takes a few minutes to move from one to the other: perhaps by bicycle, the perfect means of transport - besides the scooter - to get around Formentera. If you are a night owl, you should know that Es Pujols is home to the so-called nightlife quadrilateral. After all, you don't need to go to Ibiza to go crazy in the disco until dawn: just stroll through the center to get flooded with invitations and discover the coolest night in Formentera.

Where it is and how to get there:

  • Where it is: Es Pujols, in the northern part of the island.
  • is the most popular seaside resort on the island: if you are lucky enough to stay in the area, you can get there on foot. If you are staying elsewhere and have rented a car or motorcycle, you can park close to the center. Alternatively, bus line L1 stops near the beach. Get directions
  • Ideal for: sunset aperitif, beach parties, nightlife.
  • Typology: Fine white sand, close to the city center.

Ses Illetes Beach of Formentera




The northern tip of Formentera is a wonder protected by its wild beauty: access to the Natural Park of Ses Salines is allowed for cars at the birth of a toll, while the more ecological alternatives are free: one more reason to discover the island by bike . Among the jewels of this part of the island is Platja de ses Illetes, that is, of the "islets": in front of the beach there are a handful of islets that are an integral part of the stunning scenery. If desired, for those who can boast of excellent physical shape, the islets can also be reached by swimming.

Platja de ses Illetes represents, together with the nearby Platja de Llevant, a corner of paradise with a unique charm. The placid turquoise sea is crossed by a long strip of white sand that narrows towards the island of S'Espalmador: walking along this natural promenade, admiring the colors of the water, is a memorable experience. On the other hand, those who prefer to sunbathe can rent a sun lounger and an umbrella and enjoy doing nothing until the aperitif hour. In the surroundings there is a rich offer of kiosks where to have a drink with friends and places that delight the palate. In particular, there is one of the most famous restaurants in Formentera, Es Molí de Sal: an iconic place -usually frequented by VIPs- housed in an old stone mill. From its terrace you can admire a spectacular view of the Natural Park of Ses Salines, while you wait to taste the lobster stew. Those arriving by boat can park in front of the restaurant and be escorted to the table.

Where it is and how to get there:

  • Where it is: Locality of Ses Illetes, in the north end of the island. It is part of the Natural Park of Ses Salines.
  • Taking the road PM V 820 2 and, after approximately 1 kilometer, enter the Natural Park of Ses Salines paying a toll (3,00 € if you enter by motorcycle or 5,00 € if you enter by car). It is forbidden the entrance to quads while the entrance of bicycles is free. The nearby parking lots are very expensive and limited, so if you do not have a two-wheeled vehicle we recommend you to take the bus: line L3 (Tourist Bus) stops a few hundred meters from the beach. Get directions
  • Ideal for: VIP viewing, sunset aperitif, views of Ibiza and S'Espalmador.
  • Type: White sand

Cala Saona Beach in Formentera



Located at the western end of the island, Cala Saona stretches for a few hundred yards: that's enough to steal the heart. Although not particularly spacious, the beach is an almost obligatory stop, given the particularity of the landscape. The cliffs sport a singular red hue and are framed by a dense green area. The sea, as usual in Formentera, is an intense blue: as you can easily guess, the play of colors is impressive. In front of the beach, not in vain, countless boats are parked, captivated by the beauty of the landscape.

The success of Cala Saona is also due to purely geographical reasons: on this side of the island, in fact, beaches are scarce and, compared to other areas of Formentera, there is not a great variety of beaches located within walking distance of each other. another: this is the case of the north coast, where the beaches merge seamlessly. This factor adds to the undeniable charm of the inlet, delightful with its colorful rocks and the pine forest in the background. Behind the latter lies a vast complex of hotels and tourist facilities. The place is ideal not only to admire the sunset, but also to enjoy relaxing walks along the paths that wind through the Mediterranean scrub. On foot, for example, it is possible to reach the majestic cliffs of Punta Rasa,

Where it is and how to get there:

  • Where it is: Town of Sant Francesc Xavier, west of the island.
  • from Sant Francesc follow the signs to Cala Saona, driving along the main road PMV-3-820 for about 1 km towards Cap de Barbaria. There is a large parking lot near the beach. Bus service is also available during the summer season: line L5 connects Sant Francesc with Cala Saona. Get directions
  • Ideal for: Families, snorkeling, nature walks.
  • Type: Shallow water, sheltered from the wind.

Es Cavall d'en Borràs beach of Formentera



Between the port of La Savina and the beach of Es Cavall d'en Borràs rises Cala Savina, a beautiful beach that alternates golden and completely rocky stretches. Behind it stretches a system of dunes mixed with the vegetation that frames the pond of S'Estany Pudent: a place not without scenic interest where you can take relaxing walks. Although its surroundings are well communicated, Cala Savina is characterized by its quiet atmosphere and is, as expected, a reference point for naturists. Located a couple of kilometers away, Es Cavall d'en Borras is a charming sandy beach protected by a thick pine forest that shelters picnic lovers by the sea. The wild aspect coexists with the fashionable soul: the beach, in fact, is known for its beach bar, one of the best known in Formentera.

Where it is and how to get there:

  • Where are: Locality of La Savina, north of the island.
  • Follow the road leading to the center of La Savina and leave your two or four-wheeled vehicle in the free parking near the beach. It is also possible to take the bus line L2 to La Savina and get off at that stop. A few steps from the center you will find the beach. Get directions
  • Ideal for: swimming and snorkeling, nature walks.
  • Type of beach: Golden sand bordered by cliffs.



Beach of Mitjorn of Formentera



Located in the center of the island, Migjorn beach is one of the most popular destinations on the south coast of Formentera, between Cap de Barbaria and La Mola and full of unspoiled areas. Also called, because of its position, the "midday beach", Platja de Migjorn is immediately striking for its size: it stretches for about six kilometers and is by far the largest of Formentera. What makes it particularly pleasant is, in addition to the abundance of space, the variegated appearance of the coastline, with stretches of sand alternating with rocky areas. Like many other beaches in Formentera, Platja de Migjorn is very popular with nudists, but it satisfies everyone, including families who can let their children play in peace. It is also a classic destination at aperitif time.

Where it is and how to get there:

  • Where it is: Llevant locality, to the north of the island. It is part of the protected space of the Natural Park of Ses Salines.
  • To access to the beach of Llevant by car or scooter you have to pay a toll, being prohibited the access to the quads. If you are staying in the area of Es Pujols, you can get there by bike: in just 15 minutes you will be on the beach without paying a toll. Alternatively, you can reach the beach by bus: the tourist line L3 stops a few hundred meters from the beach. Get directions
  • Ideal for: VIP viewing, naturism, aperitif at sunset.
  • Typology: Very fine sand



Calò d'es Morts beach in Formentera



Located on a steep stretch of coastline, Calò des Morts is a small strip of sandy land at the eastern end of Platja de Migjorn. Only the lucky ones have the opportunity to spread out their towel here, but there's no shortage of space all around. Taking a seat on the rocks, in fact, is an excellent alternative to enjoy the sea from above, without missing a single nuance. The scenery looks painted and it is worth stopping to look at the details: the design of the rocks, the chiaroscuro of the seabed and the undulating reflections, where the water is shallow and transparent, are enchanting.

The walk to the beach is a first sample of this wonder and allows you to admire the cove from above, appreciating the reddish color of the rocks and the blue of the sea. The landscape is characterized by the presence of escars, the traditional shelters used by fishermen to store equipment and boats. As we said, the inlet is not very wide, also because of the tides, but arriving early in the morning you have more chances to find a corner. In the worst case, there is always Migjorn beach, where space is very generous. If you are hungry, a short distance from Calò des Morts there is a nice beach bar in the shape of a house on stilts where you can enjoy a quick lunch with a fantastic view.

Where it is and how to get there:

  • Where it is: Locality of Torrent des Arbocer, southeast of the island.
  • take the road towards La Mola, pass the village of Es Caló and turn off towards Mar Y Land. You can leave your car and scooter in the parking lot near the beach. Then, it is necessary to continue on foot taking the path along the seashore and pass the beach bar Bartolo. After a few meters you will dive into the small beach. If you prefer to reach the beach by bus, take the L2 line and get off at the Mar Y Land stop. From here, however, you will have to continue on foot. Get directions
  • Ideal for: Relaxation, naturism, snorkeling.
  • Typology: Golden sand lined with cliffs

Beaches in the Mitjorn area of Formentera



In addition to Calò des Morts, the Migjorn area has other arrows in its bow. The beach of Ca Marì, in particular, fascinates with its authentic appearance and green surroundings, with maritime pines and lush-looking native plants. In the landscape, still intact, harmoniously fit restaurants overlooking the sea or surrounded by gardens with a tropical charm. Further east is Es Copinar, the last beach of the Migjorn area located just before La Mola. The coast also baptizes the restaurant where to taste the workhorses of the Spanish tradition.



Es Arenals beach in Formentera



Among the beaches in the area, Es Arenals deserves a special mention, one of the busiest beaches of Formentera. Easily accessible, it offers a beach equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas and a wide beach of fine sand, equipped with all amenities. Nearby are large hotel complexes and countless extensions of bungalows that welcome the multitude of vacationers who visit Formentera. The beach is home to the eponymous restaurant overlooking the sea: even before opening the menu, you will be amazed by the view. No less enviable is the location of the nearby beach bar, equipped with a comfortable panoramic terrace. A short distance away, the Mola lighthouse rises above the cliff. Located at the highest point of the island, it is one of the most beautiful viewpoints of Formentera: sharpening the view, you can glimpse a dolphin or a whale on the horizon. If you're an early riser, or a night owl, as the case may be, this is the perfect place to watch the sunrise.

Where it is and how to get there:

  • Where it is: Location La Mola, south of the island.
  • follow the signs to La Mola. Near the village, the beach and the route to follow are indicated. Get directions
  • Ideal for: Nightlife, visit to Es Cap de La Mola lighthouse, panoramic view.
  • Typology: Golden beach, sometimes rocky.


Beach of Llevant de Formentera



Levante beach is, together with Illetas beach, one of the most beautiful beaches on the northern tip of Formentera. Like its twin, it is bathed by Caribbean waters and is part of the natural area of Les Salines. The soft white sand is a spectacle to be admired and a myriad of small fish swim in the sea, to be chased on the surface of the water with the snorkel mask. Platja de Llevant is located on the east side of the Trucador peninsula and, compared to ses Illetas, has a generally choppier sea: in the area there is a place with ideal wind conditions for windsurfing.

What also sets it apart is the fact that it is usually less crowded than its sister and is characterized by a quieter atmosphere. Platja de Llevant is by far one of the most popular beaches among naturists, with completely unspoiled stretches. The space available, however, is generous and you can freely choose the area you like best: opting for areas equipped with umbrellas and sun loungers or, alternatively, for free areas, in a more sheltered position. Here and there there are lively beach bars: a first-class setting for an aperitif in Formentera. Among the most famous places there is a well-known fish restaurant where you can taste, among other things, the delicious gambas a la plancha, the typical grilled prawns.

Where it is and how to get there:

  • Where it is: Llevant locality, to the north of the island. It is part of the protected area of the Natural Park of Ses Salines.
  • To access to the beach of Llevant by car or scooter you have to pay a toll, being forbidden the access to the quads. If you are staying in the area of Es Pujols, you can get there by bike: in just 15 minutes you will be on the beach without paying a toll. Alternatively, you can reach the beach by bus: the tourist line L3 stops a few hundred meters from the beach. Get directions
  • Ideal for: VIP viewing, naturism, aperitif at sunset.
  • Typology: Very fine sand

Cala Savina and Restaurant Tiburon



The "sunset", that is, the sunset with aperitif, is a magical ritual in Formentera. Compared to Ibiza, the island has a less frenetic nightlife, but no less captivating. The trendy bars favor exclusive, alternative or hippie chic atmospheres: regardless of preferences, there is no shortage of options to savor a mojito when the sun goes down. One of the best places to enjoy this moment of the day is El Tiburon, located between ses Illetes and La Savina.

Surrounded by white sand and turquoise waters, this popular beach bar is among the most outstanding beach bars in Formentera and is also frequented by the "beautiful world". In short, it is the right place to feel a little VIP at aperitif time. If you feel hungry, you can take advantage of the restaurant service and taste the local dishes: reservations are almost obligatory, given the high concurrence of the place. Beso beach, next to Es Cavall d'en Borras beach, also stands out among the most frequented places in the area: in addition to excellent drinks, you can taste the rich tapas and fish menus. The music is selected and the clientele also, since it is a quite "in" beach bar.

Where is it and how to get there:

Beach of Es Tanga of Formentera



Near Platja de Llevant, Playa Tanga is a sandy beach overlooking shallow waters and surrounded by soft, clear dunes. The aspect is wild, but there is also the possibility to rent a sun lounger to relax in the sun. Half hidden in the dunes is the restaurant of the same name, appreciated for its seafood cuisine and sumptuous paella. If you are looking for a place by the sea where you can taste typical Spanish cuisine -for example, some Iberian ham- the place is worth a try: the location is enviable, the menu varied and the prices not too high, considering the area. Also interesting is the selection of wines -champagne included- and shots, to end on a high note. You eat with your feet in the sand just a step away from the colorful Caribbean sea.

Where it is and how to get there:

  • Where it is: Llevant locality, to the north of the island. It is part of the protected area of the Natural Park of Ses Salines.
  • To access to the beach of Llevant by car or scooter you have to pay a toll, being prohibited the access to the quads. If you are staying in the area of Es Pujols, you can get there by bike: in just 15 minutes you will be on the beach without paying a toll. Alternatively, you can reach the beach by bus: the tourist line L3 stops a few hundred meters from the beach. Get directions
  • Ideal for: VIP viewing, naturism, aperitif at sunset.
  • Typology: Very fine sand

Tramuntana Beach of Formentera



A natural swimming pool immersed in a fascinating environment, made of rocks and tiny sandy coves: this is Playa Tramuntana, a haven of peace far from the most crowded gatherings. Although not served and with limited spaces, the beach deserves to be counted among the most seductive of Formentera. To win a place in the sun, just take a few steps over the rocks and, with a little patience, find a free beach: a piece of land just for you, framed by jagged rocks and with private access to the sea. With a little luck you will be able to appreciate this privilege and feel part of a small earthly paradise. Far from everything, but not too far from the kiosks where you can have a snack.

Platgetesbeach of Formentera



Ses Platgetes beach is, along with Es Caló de Sant Agustí, one of the jewels of the east coast. The beach is located in an area carved out by small coves and, with its stretch of sand, offers a charming space of tranquility. If you are looking for a place not too crowded to sunbathe in peace and quiet, Ses Plagetes is the place to be: its relaxed air will captivate you, as well as the beauty of the sea. The beach is part of Es Caló, originally a fishing village: the perfect setting to enjoy Formentera's seafood in a cozy atmosphere. There is no doubt: the village and its intimate beaches are ideal for a romantic getaway. A visit to the lighthouse, one of the most evocative sights on the island, is a must on the itinerary.

S'Alga Beach in Formentera



The islet of Espalmador, at the northern tip of Formentera, offers idyllic views and spectacular beaches. A natural extension of the Trucador peninsula, it is an integral part of the Ses Salines Natural Park, of great naturalistic value. Covered with white and impalpable sand, Platja de S'Alga is surrounded by transparent waters and is one of the best places for snorkeling. It can be reached comfortably by boat, although there may be a temptation to swim there.

Sea conditions, however, do not always allow it and there is a specific prohibition due to currents. Even if the means of transport chosen is by ferry or catamaran, disembarking at S'Espalmador is still very exciting: the impression is that of conquering a wild island. Its beauty is untouched, unshaded by hotels and other buildings, except for the lighthouse and the owner's house: S'Espalmador, in fact, is one of the few private islands in Spain. In the surroundings there is a lagoon known for its clayey mud, currently protected to protect the local fauna and birds that nest in the area.
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