Location: Directly in the resort of Playa d'en Bossa
Facilities: Loungers, parasols, showers, lifeguards, access for the disabled, restaurants, bars, shops, lifeguards
Activities: Pedaloes, windsurf school, catamaran rent, kitesurf, diving school, volleyball
Size: 2 kilometres long, 20 - 30 metres wide
The longest stretch of sand on the island, the beach of Playa d'en Bossa is dotted with Bars and Cafés offering a variety of scenes from the super trendy to the more laid back. The clear waters cover a sandy sea bed making it ideal for ballgames and safe for younger children. There is little shade so take coverups. Excellent views of Dalt Vila
(the Ibiza Old Town) and close-ups of low flying aircraft.
When the south wind blows this beach is very popular with the island's windsurfers, who take advantage of the bump and jump conditions caused by the choppy swell.
The far end of the beach (away from Ibiza Town, towards the watch tower) is calmer and quieter than the Ibiza end, less people and much less house music. For those of you looking for the definitive Ibiza beach party, wander along to Bora Bora Bar (roughly in the middle of d'en Bossa beach, in the Jet Apartments), where there are several beach bars playing club music and serving cold vodka-lemons in the sun!
Tip: Enjoy a walk towards the watchtower at the end of the beach. From the top there is a fabulous view along the coast, whilst on the other side is small, hidden bay that few people find.
Facilities: A wealth of bars and restaurants are dotted along its length, some serving excellent fish dishes.
Getting there: Reached by car, bicycle, or bus from Ibiza Town, only 4 kms away. Parking is fairly easy as there are dedicated car parks along the length of the beach, usually close to popular restaurants.
D'en Bossa Beach Bars
The beach at Playa d'en Bossa is lined with beach bars. Many, including the (in)famous Bora Bora, play house music throughout the day. Others further down toward Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort Hotel (away from Ibiza) are a bit more relaxed!
Have you read our insider's guide to Playa d'en Bossa?