Formentera is considered by many tourists to be the most beautiful island in the Balearic archipelago and, its coastlines, along with the Canary Islands, certainly represent much of Spain's natural treasure. Without a doubt, the extraordinary beauty of its miles of fine white sand and its spectacular hidden coves, give an absolute tranquility and a well-deserved relaxation to all those who wish to spend their holidays in Spain in a natural environment, away from mass tourism throughout the year. The peculiarity of this island is represented precisely by the fact that its coasts represent the concept of sustainable tourism: all the beaches, in fact, have received the recognition of the Blue Flag, are accessible by bike or scooter and, although they maintain the pristine appearance that distinguishes them, they are still equipped with all the necessary bathing services. Let's now see together which are the most beautiful beaches in Formentera (some of these considered among the best beaches in Spain), trying to signal their location and their features so that you can choose the ones that best fit the your needs, in case you decide to spend a holiday on this magnificent island.
Ses Illetes - Es Pujols
Ses Illetes beach is definitely Formentera's most famous beach and perhaps also one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is part of the Saline Nature Park, is located on the Es Trucadors peninsula and can be reached by any means thanks to the Avenida Mediterranea. Nearly 1 kilometer long, free of waves and with crystal clear water, it looks a lot like a natural pool. Near the beach there are some restaurants, and you can also rent umbrellas, sunbeds and practice a myriad of water sports. Located in the northern part of the island, it is one of the Spanish beaches that you should definitely visit.
Racó de s’Alga – Isla Espalmador
Just 150 metres from the tip of Ses Illetes you will find the uninhabited and wild island of Espalmador, divided from its mother island by a strip of sea called Es Pas which, due to the sudden currents, can only be crossed by boats departing from the illeletes or La Savina ports. The island is a real unspoiled landscape, for this reason it has been declared a protected park where any type of construction is therefore prohibited. The beach of Racó de s’Alga is a natural cove with a fine white sand with sandy and sloping bottoms. Located in the west of the island, due to its naturalistic peculiarity, a remarkable flow of nudists reaches this incredible beach.
Cala Saona - Sant Francesc Xavier
Cala Saona is absolutely the ideal beach for families as it offers a lot of facilities, it is sheltered from the wind and has a very shallow sandy bottom. Located within the gulf that has the same name in the western part of the island, it is easily reachable starting from Sant Francesc Xavier and following along a straight and flowing road surrounded by a magnificent landscape. The external area of the beach is surrounded by a wonderful wooded area made up of maritime pines, ideal for excellent walks. The sunset on the coast is a must-see. the contrast between the red color of the rocks and the deep blue of the sea, in addition to the view against the background of the island of Ibiza, is something truly unique in the world.
Es Pujols is the beach that, due to its high attendance, most closely resembles the beaches of Ibiza. The most well-equipped beach on the island, located in the town of the same name, is just below a pedestrian walkway filled with bars, shops, restaurants and chiringuitos. In the peak season it is frequented by many VIPs who want to spend their afternoons in the most “in” place of Formentera. Featuring a large residential area, it is the ideal solution for all those who wish to spend their holiday in the most lively and eventful place on the island.
Migjorn - Es Caló
A 5-kilometre-long masterpiece! It stretches along the southern coast of the island, between Cap de Barbaria and Faro de La Mola, and, due to the poor urban settlement of the area, represented by very few houses with direct access to the beach, is not crowded at all. Migjorn, which means "noon", the name taken by its characteristic southerly wind, features a lovely coastline full of small coves and golden beaches. Despite its unexpected tranquility, it is still offers all kinds of services, including restaurants, chiringuitos, diving and sailing schools.
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