Formentera may not be the most well-known tourist destination but it arguably has some of the best beaches in the world. It’s a Spanish island in the middle of the Mediterranean which doesn’t have any inch that doesn’t take your breath away. There are 42 miles of incredible coastline. Formentera is surrounded by turquoise waters and people travel here all over the world. So this photo below, where do you think it is? The Caribbean or Formentera?
This photo is actually from Formentera, even though it could easily be mistaken for a beach in the Caribbean.
Beaches in Formentera
Despite the small size of Formentera, the variety of beaches is extensive.
Who doesn’t know the amazing Ses Illetes beach in Formentera? For those who don’t, you should know that it’s considered as one of the 10 best beaches in the world. So as we said before, it looks like it could be in the Caribbean, right?
A clear sea which gets deeper every step you take as if it was a swimming pool. And Ses Illetes beach is also surrounded by many little islets easily accessible on foot, making it ideal for snorkelling and exploring the wildlife.
Cala Saona in Formentera is a mixture between a beach and a cove. A beach which is just as wide as it is long (140m). Don’t visit Formentera without going to Cala Saona.
Surrounded by rocks on both sides, it has the size of a beach with the scenery of a cove. The reddish tint to the rock looks beautiful against the blue colours of the water.
On the other side of the island is a completely opposite beach, Es Pujols in Formentera. It’s different not for beauty for for its attributes. In this case, the beach is over half a kilometre long as is a little over 20m wide.
Es Pujols is in a much more urban area with more services nearby. The beach is an ideal place to walk along the shore and visit some small islets nearby.
La Savina Beach is one of the first beaches you will see when you get to Formentera. It’s situated right next to the Savina Port which is the only way you can get to the island by boat. This place is strangely quiet and a great mixture of sand and rocks.
Right next to that beach is Es Cavall de’n Borràs which is a protected area of the Ses Salines Natural Park offering a much bigger space of sand. Both are in the ideal location to watch the sunset with good views of the island of Ibiza.
Espalmador and Es Trucadors
To close the list of the top beaches in Formentera, we share the two for one beach Es Trucadors. This beach is in the most northern point of the island and almost touching the island of s’Espalmador. In fact you can access them both from each other by swimming across. At low tide it’s even possible to walk across, just beware of the tide times so you don’t get swept away! It’s also the main nudist beach in Formentera.
The beach of s’Espalmador is also known as sÁlga beach. The virginity of this areas makes it even more amazing to see. There are no buildings around and its in a totally natural environment. Another unique point about this beach is the clay which you can rub over your skin to get a real authentic feel for Formentera.
Coves in Formentera
The coves in Formentera are another beautiful reason to visit the island. If you liked the beaches than the coves will take your breath away. The coast in Formentera contains even more coves and rocks than sandy beaches and the best ones are not well-known. Let’s take a look…
If Ses Illetes is known as the best beach in Formentera, then Es Caló has to be the best cove on the island. In this tiny bay there used to be a fishing base which makes it an even more magical hiding place in the town of Es Caló in Sant Agusti. A place surrounded by rocks on both sides which makes it a sheltered cover and a wonderful symbol of Formentera.
Separated by a few metres, the area Ses Plagetes in Formentera is very similar to the last one. It’s made of different swimming areas, combining sandy beaches with rocky coves surrounded by crystal clear water.
The Ses Plagetes coves area is also popular among locals. Although with the advantage of being farther away from the main tourist attractions it means there are not as many visitors as some in the south.
Cala en Baster
This narrow space sheltered behind the cliffs is an incredible place to swim in a natural environment away from the tourists.
Es Molí Marroig
Es Molí Marroig is an area of coves settled halfway between the beach of ses Illetes and Es Cavall de´n Borras. The good thing about this cove is that there’s almost always enough space for everyone.
Therefore this cove is a great option if you want a personal experience away from large crowds of people. If you’re one of those people who doesn’t necessarily need sand on your beach to enjoy the best parts of the coast, the quality of the waters here definitely makes up for it.
Es Caló des Mort
Do you remember the first photo we put in this post? It was a gorgeous beach but as we’ve shown you so many other brilliant ones we understand if you’ve forgotten it by now. Caló des Mort in Formentera looks like a swimming pool and the waters are just as calm as if it were.
Parece una piscina, pero es una cala con un pequeño puerto de pescadores: Es Caló de Formentera. pic.twitter.com/rWzhK9eHYK
— Turisme IllesBalears (@TurismeBalears) July 27, 2016
Weather in Formentera
The excellent weather in Formentera is the perfect complement to its unique coastline. With an average temperature of 20ºC, the weather couldn’t be much better on an island dominated by the sun most times of the year.
Map of the beaches in Formentera
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