Das verträumte Menorca lockt Sonnenanbeter mit traumhaften Stränden. Ob goldsandig unter Kiefern oder zwischen imposanten Klippen eingebettet, hier warten perfekte Tage am Meer.
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To the Beach: These are the 5 most beautiful beaches in Menorca

Sleepy Menorca attracts sun worshippers with dreamy beaches and crystal clear water – from chilling on golden sands under pine trees to being nestled between imposing cliffs, perfect beach days await you on the Balearic island.

August 3, 2022

Sa Mesquida

View of beautiful pristine Sa Mesquida beach in Menorca island in Spain, empty, with clean turquoise water and blue sky on a summer day

So beautiful and yet so untouched: Sa Mesquida is perfect for swimming and taking long walks in the soft sand. © Shutterstock

Where? in the east of the island
Travel time? 15 min. by car from Mahón

A wide, golden-sand strip along the turquoise expanse of the Mediterranean Sea: Sa Mesquida is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Menorca, and rightfully so. Nevertheless, the dreamy location is rarely crowded. At the restaurant Cap Roig you can grab a quick bite. They also have bathrooms, offer parking and provide life guards.

Cala Mitjaneta

Cala Mitjaneta in Menorca Ciutadella at Balearic islands

Paradise on earth is promised by Mitjaneta, the little sister beach to the main Cala Mitjana. © Shutterstock

Where? in the southwest of the island
Travel time? 40 min. by car from Mahón

If you want to escape the crowds on the main beach Cala Mitjana, swim to the nearest cove Mitjaneta. Soft white sand, pine trees all around and the iconic limestone rocks of the island make this small beach a real paradise.

Cala del Pilar

Cala del Pilar beach scenery in sunny day at Menorca, Spain.

Mars in Menorca: a true explosion of color awaits visitors at Cala del Pilar in the north of the Balearic island. © Shutterstock

Where? in the north of the island
Travel time? 50 min. by car from Mahón

If you love hiking as much as swimming, Cala del Pilar is the place for you: after about a twenty-minute walk through wildly beautiful nature, you reach the beach. With its array of colors – rusty red meets rich turquoise – it's somewhat reminiscent of a Martian landscape. What bliss to chill in undisturbed peace in the sand!

Cala en Turqueta

Aerial view of Cala en Turqueta

The stunning Cala en Turqueta is a paradise for divers and snorkelers. © Shutterstock

Where? in the southwest of the island
Travel time? 1 hour by car from Mahón

Cala en Turqueta in southwest Menorca is a popular spot for beach lovers, amateur divers and boaters. If you've always wanted to jump off a cliff but have been too afraid, now's your chance. Green pine trees stretch all around the area and the entrance to the water is quite gentle. A bar ensures you won't go hungry or thirsty on your outing to the beach. Since Cala en Turqueta is very popular, it's recommended to arrive very early in the morning or later in the afternoon.

Es Caló Blanc

Menorca Platja es Calo Blanc in Sant Lluis at Balearic islands of Spain

Yes, these waters really are that turqoise! Es Caló Blanco is a venerable must-see in Menorca. © Shutterstock

Where? in the southeast of the island
Travel time? 20 min. by car from Mahón

There might not be any sand here, but it's most probably the most stunning stretch of water on the entire island: Es Caló Blanc is a small bay where sporty travelers can swim and snorkel in the crystal clear, azure blue sea and see all the way down to the bottom. It's so beautiful that we'll gladly put up with a crowd of people here and there. 

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