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The Best 5 Formentera Beaches

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20th April 2020

The Best 5 Formentera Beaches

With dazzling crystal clear turquoise waters, white sandy bays and a backdrop of luminous green pines, it’s not hard to see why people yearn to come here. Smaller, remote and less touristy than Ibiza, this picturesque island, aptly known as Ibiza’s little sister attracts many visitors every year, each wanting to capture the raw beauty of the tiny island and experience it’s extraordinary vibe. Formentera beaches are some of the best in the Mediterranean, each with their own qualities and personalities which lure in beach goers from all over the world.

Read on for our top 5 of the best Formentera beaches selected by White Island Villas. You can see the complete guide of the fabulous beaches on our sister site in Formentera.

Playa Illetes

Ses Illetes is one of the best Formentera beaches - Turquoise water

This is arguably one of the most popular Formentera beaches, and for good reason.

Playa ses Illetes has a long stretch of fine white sand and the clearest of waters. There are more than 450 metres of beach divided into two parts by a small rocky area in the middle. The beach gently slopes into the calm sea making it perfect for swimming and for children. It can get extremely busy in peak season, although from here if you walk all the way to the tip of the island, it’s a lot quieter and depending on the tide you can wade your way through the glorious sea across to Espalmador. This beach is known for spectacular views of the sunset with fancy boats docked nearby.

Playa Migjorn

Playa Migjorn is the longest beach on the island with many access points and is easy to get to.

It is mainly a long stretch of sand but has smaller beaches as part of it, divided by small rocky areas. Each section has its own characteristics, some being more suitable than others for bathing. Playa Migjorn hosts some of the coolest hangouts on Formentera, comprising hip beach bars and funky restaurants, these include the ever popular Flipper & Chiller, and Gecko Beach Club. And of course, Migjorn is also blessed with the typical stunning azure waters, which provide the ideal place to swim, relax and snorkel.

Playa Llevante

Located on the north eastern edge of Formentera, on the opposite side to Illetes is Llevant. This fantastic beach usually doesn’t get too crowded.

Llevant is an ideal place to relax and enjoy a natural landscape. Footbridges cross over dunes, and a little forest separates the beach from the salt ponds making this natural environment of high ecological value. It can sometimes get a little windy but on calm days the water is like a natural swimming pool. Although most beaches on Formentera can be seen as nude friendly, playa Llevante is one of the most popular clothes free beaches. Having a long stretch of the glorious white sand, there aren’t many facilities here so bring a picnic and drinks with you.

Cala Saona

Cala Saona - One of the best Formentera beaches - White sand, clear sea

Cala Saona is a sheltered beautiful sandy bay on the western side of Formentera, with rocky headlands on both sides that protect the beach from the wind.

Shallow crystal clear water and just the right number of restaurants and beach bars makes it an excellent family beach. This is a great spot to hire a kayak to explore the nearby rocky cliffs and caves. It is also a popular spot for mooring a boat or yacht, making this another one of our best Formentera beaches.

Es Calo

Es Calo

Es Calo is home to a small harbour surrounded by boat houses and has 2 main sandy beaches.

Many rocky inlets lie throughout where it is possible to find your own private spot to lay in for the day. Es Calo is one of the best spots on Formentera to snorkel due to the abundance of rocky outcrops and weed with many species of fish. Amore beach bar is located on the northern beach, along with the popular restaurante Es Calo with sweeping stunning views from the dining terrace.

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