Location: 10 minutes drive from San Miguel
Facilities: Loungers, parasols, showers, restaurants, bar, beach boutique, lifeguards
Size: 160 metres long, 40 metres wide
A beautiful approach, meandering down through hills and valleys, brings you to the beach of Benirrás, a small bay surrounded by pine clad hills. Benirras is a pretty beach of pebbly sand with rocks either side that you can clamber over and a picturesque view across the water to an interesting rock formation. The sea bed is rocky which makes it excellent for snorkellers but not so easy to walk into...but that's all part of the fun! The water is crystal clear.
This sheltered bay is a popular anchoring spot for private yachts and motor boats who gather in the late afternoon to enjoy the romantic sundown often accompanied by the drummers who descend to the beach to 'drum down the sunset'. This drumming is a unique Ibiza experience, established over many years. However these days the police do get concerned at the sheer numbers of people that turn up in peak season making it difficult to get a parking spot or sometimes even a place on the beach!
Facilities: 2 beach restaurants, both famous for excellent fresh fish, 1 quaint beach bar, very popular with the hippies.
Getting there: Reached only by car, follow signposts from San Miguel. There's a small car park when you arrive there...but in peak season parking can be very difficult, sometimes involving quite a walk, so best to go early.
Nearest resort: Puerto de San Miguel