Ibiza has over 50 beaches for you to explore and enjoy, from secret secluded coves to long sandy shires, there is a beach to suit everyone. However, when you are travelling with children, it’s good to plan your beach days carefully, as some are more suitable than others for little feet. Here is our guide to the best family friendly beaches to be found on the White Island.
A firm favourite with families, Cala Pada is ideal for young children who may be learning to swim because of its curved bay and very shallow waters. Older daredevils will delight in running and jumping off the jetty which is in the middle of the beach, and parents can relax in one of the three excellent restaurants, safe in the knowledge that the kids are having fun! Cala Pada can be found on the road from Santa Eulalia to Es Canar.
Playa d’en Bossa
The longest beach on Ibiza, Playa d’en Bossa stretches for over 300km and is one of the most popular spots on the island for watersport enthusiasts. Parasailing, jet skis and banana boats are all available for hire, which will delight all the family. The beach is manned by lifeguards and has an abundance of bars and restaurants to keep all the family refreshed.
One of the prettiest bays to be found on the island, Cala Vedella benefits from a horseshoe shaped bay and crystal clear waters, making it ideal for swimming and snorkelling. It’s also a great spot to watch the sun set and has a quiet and laid back feel.
With its sparkling turquoise waters and soft golden sand, Cala Bassa is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches on Ibiza. It’s a popular choice for families due to its shallow waters and is manned by lifeguards in the summer months. A wide choice of watersports will keep all ages entertained. Mum and Dad can treat themselves to a luxurious lunch in the elegant Cala Bassa beach club whilst the little ones run wild!
Las Salinas has always been a popular choice for families due to its long, sandy shore and fantastic choice of restaurants. Nature lovers can explore the natural parks around the beach, which are a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site and home to over 200 different species of birds. If you are lucky you may even spot some of the famous Salinas flamingos!
Up in the north, many families choose Cala Llenya as their beach of choice, as the sand is soft and golden, and the wavy waters offer hours of fun for children to splash and play. Cala Llenya also has a lifeguard station.