Best beaches in Formentera for all types of travelers

A whole world on a single island!

Is it today one of these lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with the sun burning while at work? The top vacation songs playing in the background put you in a travel mood and so will we!

The diverse landscape and paradisiacal coastline of Formentera call for a vacation. Whether you want to go swimming, surfing, or just relax on the sand with your book, there's something for everyone in Formentera.

Find the best beaches for you depending on your travel type…and splash:

The crystalline waters of the Cala Saona beach in Formentera

The stunning beach of Cala Saona with turquoise waters in Formentera

Top beaches for adventure seekers

Are you a snorkeler or a diver? Prepare yourself for some of the most amazing underwater sights! Playa de Ses Illetes, located on the southern tip of Formentera is a stunning beach boasting white sand and crystal-clear waters. Watch sea turtles from up close, octopuses, and get mesmerized by the beauty of marine life.

Next stop to Playa de Migjorn which is very popular among all adventure enthusiasts. If you‘re into surfing, windsurfing or bodyboarding you’ll have consistent big waves, breaking on the sandbar just offshore. Being the most spacious beach on Formentera, it is very diverse and you can swim and just let it all hang out!

Tip: you can find more info on what to do in Formentera from the best sightseeing to the most delicious local delicacies.

The turquoise waters of Ses Illetes in Formentera

Windsurfing in the paradisiacal beach of Ses Illetes in Formentera

Mesmerizing coves for nature lovers

Are you looking for breathtaking scenery, magical sights, and a relaxed atmosphere? Cala Saona,  Caló des Mort and Cala end Baster check all the boxes for carefree sunbathing and dreamy dives for families, friends, or solo travelers enjoying nature.

Cala Saona is a small cove, protected from the winds, ideal for relaxing on the sand with a book or building sand castles with your kids. On the other side of the island, you will find Caló des Mort. It's also a small bay with a crystalline sea.

What makes it so special though and why is it one of the most instagrammable corners of Formentera? It has this amazing combination of jagged cliff faces surrounding the beach, picturesque fishermen’s huts, and turquoise waters. 

Also,  in just 15 minutes away from there, you will find Cala en Baster. A spectacular coast with dramatic scenery surrounded by imposing reddish rock formations. Its distinctly rugged feel and its Sahara vibes probably set off most tourists. However, Cala en Baster’s deep cove is great for nature lovers who seek privacy.

Wooden fisher cabin at the rocky coast of Es Caló

Wooden fishermen's hut at the rocky coast of Caló des Mort beach

Best beaches for party-goers in Formentera

Who said that Formentera isn’t for parties? It’s true that Ibiza wears the crown of entertainment, however, it is not the only Balearic Island that knows how to party! Playa Es Pujols in Formentera is the place to be if you like the perfect combo of dance and cocktails on the seashore.

You can also dance to the summer rhythms of Formentera on the northern side of the island. Playa de Llevant is one of the most popular beaches for tourists, thanks to its beautiful views, calm waters and great atmosphere. There, you can spend your day next to the small beach bar that offers drinks and snacks.

Tip: you can stay until late at the beach bar of Playa de Llevant and enjoy one of these amazing live music concerts under the starry night.

 A lifeguard watchtower on the beach of the Playa de Llevant

Turquoise waters and sugary sand on Playa de Llevant

Off the beaten path cove to live it like a local

Want to feel like a true Formenterense? Playa des Trucadors is where locals would go to avoid the hordes of tourists and also chill under an umbrella after taking some cool dives. The beach is surrounded by grassy dunes and invites you to follow its picturesque, wooden walkway.

Just a little further down from the fishing village of Es Caló, Ses Platjetes is a series of three little coves backed by dunes and a wooden boardwalk. It’s an amazing place to relax with music and enjoy the calmness.

The calm waters of Playa de de Migjorn in Formentera

Playa de Migjorn's transparent waters

So, will you be on the beach with a cocktail or a book in hand? No matter what kind of traveler you are, Formentera awaits you to make some great memories in flip-flops. Book your ferry tickets to Formentera online at Ferryhopper at the same prices as the ferry companies and get ready for your summer escape.

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