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Beaches along the Bay of San Antonio

With five small beaches all within short walking distance, a stroll along the bay is a favourite way to start - or end - the day.

  • Playa Es Puet
    Playa Es Puet
  • Playa Es Puet
    Playa Es Puet
  • Playa Es Puet
    Playa Es Puet
  • La Flama Restaurant at Playa S'Estanyol
    La Flama Restaurant at Playa S'Estanyol
  • Playa S'Estanyol
    Playa S'Estanyol
  • Playa S'Estanyol
    Playa S'Estanyol
  • Playa S'Estanyol
    Playa S'Estanyol
  • Playa S'Estanyol
    Playa S'Estanyol
  • Good choice of water sports in Playa S'Estanyol
    Good choice of water sports in Playa S'Estanyol
  • Playa S'Estanyol
    Playa S'Estanyol
  • Pint Pot bar at Playa S'Estanyol
    Pint Pot bar at Playa S'Estanyol
  • Playa Pinet
    Playa Pinet
  • Playa Pinet
    Playa Pinet
  • Playa Pinet
    Playa Pinet
  • Playa Pinet
    Playa Pinet
  • Playa Pinet
    Playa Pinet
  • Reggea Bar at Playa Pinet
    Reggea Bar at Playa Pinet
  • Reggea Bar at Playa Pinet
    Reggea Bar at Playa Pinet
  • Playa Xinxo in front of the Playa Bella Hotel
    Playa Xinxo in front of the Playa Bella Hotel
  • Playa Xinxo (Playa Bella)
    Playa Xinxo (Playa Bella)
  • Fiesta Hotel Milord at the end of Playa Xinxo
    Fiesta Hotel Milord at the end of Playa Xinxo
  • Port d'es Torrent beach next to the Seaview Country Club
    Port d'es Torrent beach next to the Seaview Country Club
  • Ferries connect the whole bay to the town and nearby beaches
    Ferries connect the whole bay to the town and nearby beaches
  • The promenade runs along the whole bay....
    The promenade runs along the whole bay....
  • ....connecting all beaches....
    ....connecting all beaches....
  • ...and leading to the main beach and centre of San Antonio town.
    ...and leading to the main beach and centre of San Antonio town.

In the lovely wide Bay of San Antonio you're never far from a beach; five small ones are within short walking distance from either end. In fact a favourite way to start - or end - the day, is a stroll along the shoreline path connecting the beaches that all have bars open 'til late.

Each small beach has its own character and atmosphere, so you may like to try a couple of them before deciding which is your favourite.

From the Bay you can also take a ferry to one of the nearby beaches, such as Cala Conta or Cala Bassa. They depart hourly from many landing points along the bay and from San Antonio marina.


Es Puet beach (Es Pouet)

Location: In the Bay of San Antonio
Facilities: Promenade, sunbeds, parasols, showers, lifeguard, access for the disabled, bars, shops
Activities: Pedaloes, water ski, banana boat, boat hire
Getting there: Walk along the promenade from San Antonio or along the road around the bay. Parking is non existent.

As you walk around the bay from San Antonio the first small beach you come to is Es Puet. It's a sweep of fine golden sand and shallow water that is perfect for children to play safely in. Well served by three snack bars, and across the road you'll find a further selection of bars and shops. A ferry boat service operates to San Antonio and other beaches, or this is also a good place from which to rent your own boat with Star Boats and explore the bays at your own leisure.

Tip: The small jetty by Es Puet snack bar is a great place from which to fish...or, if you prefer, to feed them bread!

Beach bars and restuarants:

The aforementioned snack bar, Es Pueto, is a great typically Spanish restaurant/beach bar on the jetty, very popular with good snacks and your typical bar food - and great location right on the jetty where there's always a nice breeze.


Playa S'Estanyol

Location: In the Bay of San Antonio
Facilities: Promenade, sunbeds, parasols, restaurant, bars
Activities: Pedaloes, watersports, banana boat
Getting there: Walk along the promenade from San Antonio or along the road around the bay. Parking is non existent.

Walking further round the small headland you'll find the two coves that make up the beach of S'Estanyol. Both have small sandy beaches leading to shallow waters and a good choice of watersports.

On the smaller cove there's a beach bar often specialising in BBQs in the summer months. The latter beach has access to a restaurant and bar through a short alleyway. The ferry to San Antonio and other beaches can also be caught here from the small jetty.

A short walk further on brings you to another small beach which has a kiosk beach bar and a popular snack bar with a terrace overlooking the bay.

Beach bars and restaurants:

Spotlight recommends the Mexican inspired Sa Flama.


Playa Pinet

Location: In the Bay of San Antonio
Facilities: Promenade, sunbeds, parasols, restaurant, supermarket
Activities: Pedaloes, waterski, banana boat
Getting there: Walk along the promenade from San Antonio or along the road around the bay. Parking is non existent. You can also catch a ferry from San Antonio

Playa Pinet is the next beach round the bay, with the sand soft and the water shallow. Thanks to its main beach bar, it's become known as Reggae Beach and is quite a lively scene in the afternoons.

Beach bars and restaurants:

There is a good beach restaurant, On The Rocks, which is ideal for lunch, and two bars. A small supermarket is easily reached in a side street running up from the beach. The iconic beach bar is Reggae Reggae Bar, which features music of the reggae persuasion and delicious BBQs.


Playa Xinxo (Playa Bella or Cala de Bou)

Location: In the Bay of San Antonio
Facilities: Promenade, sunbeds, parasols, showers, beachbar, bars, shops, lifeguards, access for the disabled
Activities: Pedaloes, watersports, banana boat
Getting there: Walk along the promenade from San Antonio or along the road around the bay, or catch a ferry from San Antonio.

Finally the last beach in the bay is Playa Xinxo but everyone knows it as Playa Bella beach, named after the apartment complex that overlooks it. It's a golden curve of sand which shelves gently in calm waters; great for the kids or lolling about on a lilo!

There is a small complex at the back of the beach with a range of shops and bars. On the beach is a small kiosko bar selling cool drinks, and the famous Kumharas bar and restaurant.


Playa Port d'es Torrent

Location: At the western end of the resort of San Antonio Bay
Facilities: Sunbeds, parasols, showers, beach bars, lifeguards
Activities: Pedaloes, banana boat
Getting there: Reached by bus, or by driving about 5 minutes from San Antonio. There are good parking facilities for those coming by car.

After walking along the main street of San Antonio Bay away from San Antonio you finally reach Port d’es Torrent, a popular beach at the end of the resort. In fact, it does not really belong to the Bay of San Antonio itself, it is just around the corner, facing west.

The bay is a deep inlet into the coast, so the waters are tranquil and safe for swimming. The golden sand is fine grained and declines very gently into the sea, the water is crystal clear, perfect for diving and snorkelling. A few hotels border the beach, but also a pine wooded area and rocks for scrambling, which gives it a nice natural atmosphere.

A beach restaurant caters for all your needs, and right next to the beach is the Seaview Country Club hotel with a great water park, which is also open to non-hotel guests.

Have you read our insider's guide to the Bay of San Antonio?

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