The beaches to the south are sheltered from the Tramuntana winds, which results in more family friendly beaches with calmer waters and fine white sand. The main Menorca resorts are also located on the South side of the island, so visiting numerous beaches on a holiday trip is easy.
Numerous beaches in Menorca have been awarded the blue flag, which is an eco-label awarded to beaches and marinas that comply to criteria covering Environmental Education and Information, Water Quality, Environmental Management, Safety and Services. This year’s 2015 blue flags beaches and marinas in Menorca include Cala Galdana, Binibeca, Cala en Porter, Port de Fornells, Punta Prima and Son Bou.
If you’re keen to explore the beautiful coastline there are numerous walks in Menorca along the famous Cami de Cavalls, which will guide you along the dramatic and changing coastline, and also allow access to some hidden coves and beaches.
Many of Menorca’s beaches offer something different, from small coves surrounded by pine woods to barren volcanic stretches of reddish gold sand and pink rocks of dramatic beauty. Check out the great beaches of Menorca below or if you know where you will be staying you can search for beaches by location.