Best beaches for families in Menorca
There’s nothing worse than finding an amazing beach and realising that it’s a 30 minute walk from the car and a steep climb down a cliff. Menorca has a lot of these beaches which can be off putting for families, but don’t fear, we’ve found 5 beaches that are perfect for your family holiday. You can get to many of these beaches using buses, but we’d recommend hiring a car to make the most of your stay on the island
If you’re after a beach that has everything you need for a great day out and more then Cala Galdana should be on your list of beaches to visit when you’re in Menorca. Warm waters and very few waves make this an ideal beach to visit with your kids. A pine forest provides ample shelter from the sun and there is a nearby creek where you can watch the ducklings play. The restaurants, bars and water activities are all excellent and the Tobogán restaurant even has a mini golf course.
Located in the south-west of the island you can get to Cala Galdana easily by car. There are also regular buses depending on where you are staying.
Shallow blue waters, no big rocks and lovely sand awaits you at Punta Prima. Loved by local families, Punta Prima has all the amenities that you need for a great day out at the beach, including kayak and pedalo hire. The islands newest water park, Spalsh Sur Menorca, is less than a mile away so if you get tired of the beach (if that’s even possible!) then head over for some thrill inducing fun.
Located just outside of San Lluis it’s easy to get to by car.
There aren’t many beaches for families in the north of the island due to the rocky shoreline, larger waves and longer walks from the car parks but Cala Algaiarens is very easy to get to. A popular beach with locals awaits you with reddish sand and clear waters that are practically current free. This beach is rarely busy so you’ll be guaranteed a great spot. There are no restaurants here, but you can buy snacks and drinks on the beach. We would recommend that you pack your own food, drinks and umbrellas.
Located in the north of the island just a 10-minute drive from Ciutadella.
If you’re looking for something more than just a beach then Cala’n Bosch is a great choice for a day out. The white sandy cove beach is great for kids and there is a lifeguard on duty for added peace of mind. You can hire sunbeds and umbrellas and there are beach side restaurants and bars so you don’t have to go too far to quench your thirst. If you take a stroll into the town you’ll come across the marina which is full of restaurants, shops and street vendors selling colourful balloons that your kids will love.
Located 8 kilometres south of Ciutadella it’s a easy beach to reach by car.
Son Bou has 2.5 kilometres of gorgeous white sand, which is surprising given Menorca is an island of cove beaches. Split into two sections, this beach is occupied by a hotel on one third where you can hire sunbeds and can find restaurants. The other two thirds are unspoilt so if you’re after a day away from built up areas but want the convenience of the amenities then this is perfect for your family. We recommend taking a walk to the eastern end of the beach where you’ll find the remains of the Christian basilica of Son Bou from the 5th Century A.D.
Located in the south of the island, Son Bou is easily reached by car.