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The most beautiful beaches on the Balearic Islands

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If you’re looking for beautiful, unspoiled beaches, you need to head to the Balearic Islands. This Spanish archipelago is made up of several small islands that run along the Mediterranean Sea. The combination of lush greenery and clear blue water makes this a truly unforgettable place. Thanks to its proximity to mainland Europe, it’s also one of the easiest places in Europe to get to from anywhere else on the continent.

Here we have listed some of the most beautiful beaches on the Balearic Islands to help you plan your next yachting getaway.

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Macarella and Macarelleta (Menorca)
Cala Macarella is one of the most famous coves in Menorca. Perhaps, together with Cala Turqueta, it is the most photographed. It is also the most crowded during the summer months, but who can resist this beauty? Adjacent, less than 10 minutes’ walk away, we find Cala Macarelleta, equally beautiful but smaller. Both are two unspoilt paradises that are undoubtedly on every list of the best beaches in Spain.

Calo des Mort
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Calo des Mort (Formentera)
It seems like a corner of the world destined for happiness. A cove of great beauty where you can disconnect from daily routines in contact with nature. Apart from being one of the most beautiful, Calò des Mort, in the easternmost part of the large bay of Migjorn, is one of the most peaceful beaches in the Balearic Islands. It is a small inlet that breaks into a calm sea like that of a swimming pool and transports us to the past seafaring atmosphere of the archipelago.

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Cala Presili (Menorca)
Cala Presilli, also known as Capifort, is an unspoilt, little-visited beach in the north of Menorca, on the edge of the Albufera des Grau protected area. It is the first of the beaches that can be reached from the Favàritx lighthouse, following the Camí de Cavalls, the path that runs along the coast of Menorca. Its waters, protected by natural breakwaters, are very calm. Unlike other beaches in the area, this one has fine, white sand.

 

Playa Cavalleria
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Playa de Cavallería (Menorca)
One of the most beautiful and peaceful beaches in the north of Menorca. Just over half a kilometre long, it is an unspoilt sandy beach typical of this part of the island, with thick, reddish sand between cliffs. Its extensive dune system stands out. The locals warn: Playa de Cavallería is very exposed to the tramontana wind, so they recommend choosing other beaches in case the wind blows.

Calò des Moro (Mallorca)
Due to its beauty, this small cove, located six kilometres from Santanyí, is one of the best beaches in Mallorca and always features prominently in any list of the best beaches in Spain. It is a cove of fine white sand and rocks. Its turquoise waters are so crystal-clear that the lakes that come in seem to levitate above the sea. Access is complicated by a path that ends in a stone and rock staircase. If you don’t get up early, in summer it will be almost impossible to find a space for your towel.

Cala Pregonda (Menorca)
This is one of the most characteristic beaches in Menorca. Its uniqueness lies in the islets that dot it and protect it from the waves and the north winds. Its reddish sand contrasts with the turquoise colour of the sea. The area is protected within the island’s Natural Areas of Special Interest. The environment is almost untouched and there are no services of any kind.

Playa Ses Illetes (Formentera)
This paradise of white sand and turquoise waters is located in the Ses Salines natural park on the island of Formentera. It is quite exceptional; so much so that not long ago it was chosen as the best beach in Europe and one of the best in the world for the quality of its waters (thanks to the essential posidonia) and the beauty of the landscapes in the area.

Cala d'Hort, Ibiza
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Torrent de Pareis (Mallorca)
The Torrent de Pareis (Torrent de Pareis) is a torrent that crosses the Sierra de Tramontana mountain range and reaches the Mediterranean Sea. It is the top excursion for hiking enthusiasts who come to Mallorca. The route is spectacular, and the prize is when you reach the mouth where a small cove (Sa Calobra) is formed between two impressive cliffs of more than two hundred metres. It can be reached on foot through a tunnel.

Cala d’Hort, Ibiza
Despite its small size, Cala d’Hort is one of the best beaches on Ibiza. It is so because of the landscapes that surround it (in front, the islets of Es Vedrá and Es Vedranell), the natural environment in which it is preserved and the turquoise water that will delight beachgoers. On windy days you can go surfing.

Formentor (Mallorca)
This cove, also known as Cala Pi de la Posada, is located 20 kilometres from Alcúdia. It is known for its hotel, where actors such as John Wayne and writers such as Octavio Paz stayed. It is one of the longest beaches in Mallorca, almost one kilometre long, where the mountains shelter from the winds. Its crystal-clear waters are reflected in the pine and holm oak trees. Its beauty makes it a beach with a high density of occupation, so in the summer months it is best to arrive early.

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