Menorca’s 216km long coastline with over 100 beaches is truly beautiful. With so many family friendly beaches with fine white sands, secluded coves surrounded by pines wooded trees, dramatic rugged volcanic rock and sparkling clear green blue waters; you’ll find your perfect holiday attraction. Almost half of the beaches have no road access, and many of those can only be reached by sea.
The beaches in the North of Menorca are quieter than the south with fewer resorts but are equally as stunning with a more reddish sand. They are subject to stronger northern winds called the Tramuntana but do make a perfect destination for lovers of sailing, windsurfing and other activities.
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.