If you had asked us back in the 70s or even in the 80s, we could have created a long list of secluded beaches in Ibiza.
However, all of those really nice secluded beaches became very popular, so they stopped being secluded – paths were turned into roads, parking lots were built, and even some beach bars have popped up like snails after the rain!
Those beaches that are still secluded are really hard to access by land, so we highly recommend visiting by boat, allowing you to see many more secluded beaches with much less effort.
List of secluded beaches in Ibiza
Here’s our list of the top 5 solitary beaches in Ibiza:
- Conejera Island: Rabbit Island was turned into a natural reserve in 2005, so now you need a special permit to disembark and take a stroll up to the lighthouse. Fortunately, it’s free to anchor right in front of the beach, and enjoy the best snorkelling in Ibiza and Formentera in crystal clear water.
- Cala Llentrisca: Located at the southwest corner of Ibiza, just passed Llentrisca cape, Cala Llentrisca is accessible by land. It’s quite a steep 45-minute hike down on a narrow path that will take you to the shore. There are 5-6 typical Ibiza fisherman huts and green & turquoise water that will take your breath away and definitely make the way back up worth it!
- Atlantis: This piece of land was taken over by the hippies in the 70s and there are still some living around this magical place. It’s about a 30-minute walk from the road, and you better pack some sunscreen because it is all rocks, so you won’t be able to find a spot to set up an umbrella. Not only will you enjoy Atlantis’ amazing transparent water, but you’ll also have an outstanding view of Es Vedra Islands.
- Calita by Cala Tarida: Cala Tarida is actually two beaches, named North and South. If you go to Cala Tarida North, and you are willing to take a 5-minute swim North, you will arrive to a small 50-meter wide sand beach locally known as “La Calita” (the small cove).
- Hippy beach house cove by Cala Bassa: Cala Bassa is one of the most popular beaches in Ibiza, if not the most. However, there’s a tiny cove North of Cala Bassa which is hard to spot, but if you look towards the mountain, you will find a hippy house, built into the rocks, that sits right above this secluded beach. You can reach this beach by swimming 10 minutes from the west end of Cala Bassa, or by following the path from the rocks, that is, if the old hippy lady lets you go through her “property”. 🙂
By Jose Navas, author, CEO & founder of Charteralia Ibiza boat hire.