One of the island's treasures are definitely its beaches and coves. There are beaches for all kind of tastes, from beaches with tourist services to hidden virgin coves. All of them have one thing in common though: the crystal waters. The enormous natural diversity held within the Minorcan coves and beaches makes it possible for us to discover endemic species to the island amongst its fascinating underwater world as the nature that surrounds it.
Sea temperatures vary from around 28°C (84°F) in August to 13°C (55°F) in January. In November and June you can expect a temperature of about 18°C (64°F), warming up the closer to the summer months you get.
The quality of the water is mostly very good on Minorca and a lot of beaches even remind us of the Caribbean with its turquoise waters and fine white sand beaches.
The wind comes mainly from the north direction. In some places a slight sea wind can blow during the day. It can become quite uncomfortable, when the strong Tramontana blows from the north or the Sirocco from the south.
Minorca is a quite open minded island. At most beaches you will see top less women at all ages. Nevertheless Minorca is also famous for being a family island and nudism is usually practiced at the more secluded beaches away from the masses.
Allocation of the beaches
We have allocated the beaches in different areas. Shortly you will be able to read the complete details about all the mentioned beaches by simply clicking into the according titles. In the meantime we are sorry for any inconvenience.
Playas de Son Bou, Cala en Porter and Cala Mesquida, Playa Es Canutells, Playa Presili and Tortuga and Playa Es Grau.
Playa de Son Xoriguer, Playas de Son Saura, Cala en Turqueta, Cala d'es Talaier, Cala Santandria, Cala Morell, Calas Macarella and Macarelleta, Cala en Forcat, Cala en Bosc, Cala en Blanes, Cala Pilar, La Vall d'Algaiarens and Cala Blanca.
Playas de Minigaus and Sant Tomàs and Sant Adeodat. Els Alocs, Cala Trebalúger, Calas Mitjana and Mitjaneta and Cala Galdana
Ses Salines, Playa de Cavalleria, Playa de Binimellà, Cala Tirant, Cala Pregonda, Arenal de Son Saura and Arenal d'en Castell.
S'Algar, Playa de Punta Prima, Cala de Binisafúller, Cala de Binibèquer, Aldalfar and Cala Sant Esteve.