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The best beaches in Menorca: from the most famous to the least known coves

Fine white sandy beaches, rugged coves, intense turquoise waters surrounded by an incredible Mediterranean landscape is what Menorca has to offer. With 216 km of coastline you will find a great diversity, whether you are looking for a family beach (if you are travelling with children), a deserted beach to enjoy nature in all its splendour or just a beach with all the services to practice water activities and sports.

Despite being a well-known tourist destination, Menorca has kept its essence avoiding tourist overcrowding, this is the reason why you can still find virgin beaches that make this island a genuine paradise in the middle of the Mediterranean. 

The island is divided into two different halves, in the north the coast is sharp, with many rock ledges between cliffs. Sand on the northern beaches are reddish and less crowded. The sea bed is rocky and inhabited by a large number of fish and cormorants making it perfect for snorkeling. In the area there are many caves, virgin beaches and islets to explore taking a boat trip.

On the other hand, the south coast distinguishes itself by deep ravines, coves and beaches of fine white sand and crystalline waters of an intense turquoise color. This area is more urbanized than the north coast, although without being overcrowded. The  urbanizations are well integrated in the nature offering the best services without sacrificing a spectacular landscape. 

Mauter Villas offers a wide variety of villas and apartments in the best locations to explore the island and its beaches and coves. Menorca is perfect to travel by car and discover every corner on your own way. Our accommodations in Ciutadella like Casa Nova or Ca Savia are a great option to enjoy the northern beaches. If you prefer to enjoy the nature of the southern coast, villas such as Belliviure in Cap d’Artrutx or Binimigi in Binisafuller offer you all the tranquillity of the island in the best surroundings. 

Whatever your choice, we are sure you will be fascinated by the spectacular landscape of the island, this is our selection:

Morell Cove (North)

Although it is located in an urban zone, the attraction of this cove lies in its rocky landscape and the cliffs that surround it, offering an unparalleled views, making it an ideal cove for diving. Right next you can visit the Necropolis of Cala Morell, a group of 14 prehistoric caves excavated in the rock that were used from the Pretalayotic period until the 2nd century AD.

Pilar Cave (North)

Located in a hide and quiet area, far from tourist areas Cala Pilar is a  spectacularly beautiful virgin cove. The typical reddish colour of the northern beaches sand mixes with the blue and green of its waters making this cove a haven of peace and authenticity perfect for disconnecting.

Pregonda Cave (North)

One of the most recommended coves in Menorca, quite different from other beaches because of its wild landscape without vegetation and the colours of the sand in contrast to its crystalline waters. There are small islands sculpted by wind erosion that make this marine reserve the perfect place for diving.

Tortuga Cove (Northwest)

Tortuga Cove, Menorca

Located in the Albufera de Es Grau this virgin beach is next to the Morella Lagoon, where the turtles that give it its name live. Its shallow waters make it ideal for families with kids. Tortuga cave is on the Camí de Cavalls, so if you like to walk you can follow it in the direction of Maó and contemplate the landscape of the northwest.

Rafalet Cove (East)

El Caló d’en Rafelet is a small virgin rocky cove. Surrounded by cliffs and oak groves its orography is abrupt and wild with incredible crystalline waters. It is an amazing place  if you want to enjoy the peace and quiet and get away from the hustle and bustle of the more touristy areas.

Escorxada and Fustam Coves  (South)

Although it is not easy to access, Escorxada cove is one of the quietest beaches on the south coast where you can enjoy the crystal clear turquoise waters so typical in this area. Right next to it, we find Cala Fustam a small virgin cove far from the urban development and surrounded by a leafy pine forest that opens up between cliffs that protect it from the wind.

Trebalúger Cove (South)

Trebalúger is one of the most peaceful virgin beaches with turquoise water and fine white sand on the island. Framed by limestone cliffs and surrounded by pine forests, it is characterised by the mouth of a ravine and a small river. It is ideal place for scuba diving.

Mitjana and Mitjaneta Coves (South)

Mitjana and Mitjaneta Coves, Menorca

Without a doubt they are two of the most famous virgin coves in Menorca, surrounded by pine trees and transparent waters of an intense turquoise colour. Although a bit overcrowded during the summer months, are well worth visiting. The cliffs give this cove a spectacular landscape. Very close by, on the right we find Cala Mitjaneta, with the same landscape but a much smaller size.

Macarelleta Cove (South)

One of the best known coves that perfectly represents the typical postcard of turquoise waters and fine white sand beach. Located in Cala Macarella Bay (its big sister) Macarelleta cove is smaller but more isolated and therefore remains unspoilt.

Es Talaier Beach (South)

Only 13 km away from Ciutadella we find this small virgin beach with turquoise water and white sand. It is is perfect for diving because has a reef known as Escull del Governador being able to see the remains of a French cargo ship that sank in 1929 when it crashed into the reef.

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