Ibiza is well-known all over the world for its turquoise sea and beautiful beaches. It boasts more than 53 beaches, so there’s plenty of choices – from long stretches of sand and intimate bays to secluded coves and rocky inlets.
If you are coming on holiday with your kids, you might want to consider spending your day relaxing on the most child-friendly ones. For as beautiful as they are, not all of them are suitable enough for younger kids – some beaches may lack of amenities and others may not be safe, featuring difficult access to the sea and steep cliffs.
To help you find the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy a day with the whole family, we’ve rounded up 10 of Ibiza’s top family-friendly beaches – all boasting clear waters, beautiful views, activities for all ages and tons of opportunities to keep everyone happy.
Located in the far north, Portinax is very popular among families with a bit of something for everyone – plenty of space for the youngest ones to play, wonderful turquoise sea with shallow waters and a gentle slope into the sea. The bay is surrounded by pine trees, which provide some shade and resort-style hotels and eateries where you can enjoy delicious meals, overlooking the beautiful turquoise sea.
Another great beach in the north of the island is Cala San Vicent. It’s a spacious sandy beach, surrounded by a long pedestrian promenade with some beachside cafes and restaurants, where you can enjoy a delicious meal while overlooking the beautiful sea. A must-do when you are here is to take your car and go up to the top of the cliff to witness the breathtaking views of the beach below – and take a beautiful family picture with this breathtaking backdrop!
Cala Llenya is a popular family-friendly beach among locals and tourists. A crescent of gently-sloping white sand and crystal clear water, framed by pine trees and rocky cliffs. There is only one chiringuito that serves lunch, so make sure to bring some snacks and drinks for the little ones.
Located on the upcoming east side of the island, Cala Nova is surrounded by gorgeous scenery. It usually has shallow waters, even if sometimes on a windy day it can become a decent spot for surfing – making it the perfect place for young surfers to learn. Children can safely play on the long beach while mums and dads can relax in the sun and enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the trendy beach restaurants of Cala Nova. Try the famous Atzaro Beach restaurant for some delicious seafood or the new Aiyanna Beach Club with its bohemian relaxed vibe and delicious healthy meals.
Near Ibiza Town, there is the beach of S’Estanyol, a tiny, private cove surrounded by rocky cliffs. The entire bay has a new trendy feeling thanks to its beach restaurant, Cala Bonita. This little slice of paradise is one of the last few quiet beaches where locals and visitors can enjoy some peace and quiet, also during the busy summer season.
Talamanca is the closest beach to Ibiza town. A white stretch of sand in a beautiful bay, lined with a wide variety of restaurants and bars on its palm tree promenade. The beach has always had a very relaxed vibe but lately has a jet set twist due to the opening of prime luxury establishments.
Las Salinas is possibly one of Ibiza’s famous beaches. It’s a long stretch of soft sand, surrounded by a nature reserve park, sand dunes and pine forests. The sea is particularly clear and salty, with easy access for children. In high-season it gets very busy and unless you are up for some fun-crazy Ibiza beach time, we will advise to avoid it or arrive there late afternoon when is quieter. Off-season is a great place to enjoy some quality beach time with your family. Along the beach mums and dads can enjoy lunch in one of Ibiza’s famous beach bars and restaurants.
Cala Gració is a sheltered cove with incredible turquoise waters, so no wonder that is one of the beautiful little beaches in the north of San Antonio! It’s an ideal quiet beach for families, even in high season. Thanks for being a deep cove it does not have any waves or currents, making it a perfect safe place for the little ones. The water is shallow, warm, and so clear that you can see the bottom— perfect for swimming and diving.
Cala Tarida is another great family beach, on the west coast. This beach ticks all the boxes, big seashore where kids can have fun out of the water, crystal clear shallow water and plenty of kid-friendly activities. Surrounded by bars and glamour beach clubs, deciding where to eat will have never been so easy. What else could you wish for to have on a relaxed beach day in Ibiza?
Cala Vadella is a beautiful bay with all the amenities for an ideal day at the beach. This beach has always been a family’s favourite and it’s easy to understand why – soft white sand that slopes gently into shallow waters, plenty of bars, restaurants & ice cream shop – perfect for an afternoon treat! The beach offers plenty of space for having fun with the kids and the crystal clear water is perfect for swimming and snorkelling – there is also a dive school in the area.