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Beaches in San Antonio

Busy, youthful beaches with shallow waters and plenty of close facilities.

  • After the beach all meet up in the bars along the promenade
    After the beach all meet up in the bars along the promenade
  • Caló des Moro
    Caló des Moro
  • Wooden platform at Caló des Moro
    Wooden platform at Caló des Moro
  • Sunset Café Golden Buddha next to Caló des Moro beach
    Sunset Café Golden Buddha next to Caló des Moro beach

The main beach S'Arenal de San Antonio (which joins up with the Bay)

Location: In the centre in the resort of San Antonio
Facilities: Sunbeds, parasols, showers, lifeguards, access for the disabled, restaurants, bars, shops
Activities: Pedaloes, sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, diving, boat trips
Size: 500 metres long, 50 metres wide
Getting there: Walk round the promenade from either San Antonio or San Antonio bay resort. Parking in San Antonio in the car park opposite the start of the promenade.

Below the busy promenade, the Town Hall of San Antonio has created a long, wide beach of fine, white sand drawn from the sea. Being easy to walk to, and backed by holiday accommodation, this beach is popular but never appears too full.

The waters are shallow, safe, and great for messing about in - perfect for what is largely a youth-focused beach in the summer. Being the closest beach to San Antonio workers' blocks and youth hostels (meaning plenty of PRs on the prowl), in summer it is full of twenty-somethings socialising and relaxing, with music often spilling out from the many bars along the promenade.

There are excellent watersports facilities and boat trips can be caught to other beaches from the nearby Harbour. In the evenings the beach is awash in a golden light, and becomes a great place to watch the sun set behind the many boats moored further out in the bay.

Beach bars and restaurants:

There is a wide selection of bars and restaurants along the length of the promenade - you'll be spoiled for choice between the lively, music focused Itaca, the delicious chicken pita meal deals at Ibiza Rocks Bar and the rowdy matches at the sports bar, Linekers, with more relaxed bars further along the bay towards the lavish pool party venue, Ocean Beach. Many of venues on this strip serve food during the day, then transform into busy bars with small dancefloors later at night. There's also a small supermarket, an ice cream parlour and - for the hangover days - Burger King, KFC and Pizza Hut.

Nearby hotels and apartments:

Your choices are many and varied in this area, including but by no means limited to a range of budget accommodation including Central Park and Tramuntana apartments, or for something a little more upmarket there's Blau Parc apartment/hotel and the luxurious Hotel Bellamar Beach and Spa.

Nearby villas:

A fantastic alternative to a traditional hotel is a beautiful country villa with own pool, barbeque corner and private garden. See the villas near San Antonio.


Caló des Moro (Sunset Strip)

Location: Near the sunset cafés in the resort of San Antonio
Facilities: Sunbeds, parasols, shower, toilets, lifeguards, access for the disabled, restaurants, bars, shops
Activities: Pedaloes
Size: 60 metres long, 20 metres wide
Getting there: Walk from San Antonio centre or walk around the two promenades from the bay area. If driving, parking is good in the nearby streets.

Caló des Moro is situated on the north side of town around the bay from the harbour, discovered by following the sunset strip promenade as it curves around to the right.

This beach has grown in popularity over the years and, though very small, is now a busy and lively part of Ibiza in the summer months. The sandy cove has limited space, but there is also room to park a towel on the smooth decking area just above the sand. The water is shallow and warm, a great place for small kids to have a dip, with rocks along the side for exploring.

Tip: Walk to the right of the beach along the coast, past the new developments, to reach the Aquarium situated on the small promotory. Here you can view local marine life - also a great sunset spot away from the hustle and bustle of the sunset strip.

Beach bars and restaurants:

Come to the sunset strip and know the true meaning of 'spoilt for choice'. Right by Caló des Moro some cute pizza and gelati bars have popped up with a beachy feel, but for something more established, grab a sun bed at the uber-chilled Golden Buddha, try the delicious food at Kasbah or jump in the pool at the sociable Kanya - a favourite bar restaurant and sunbathing spot for young people. Then round the corner it's the names you know - sunset strip heavyweights like Café Mambo, Café del Mar, Mint and Savannah. All venues mentioned are fantastic to view the sunset from.

Nearby hotels and apartments:

There a good local accommodation options like Poniente Playa or the popular Sol Bahia apartments. You can view the full list of nearby hotels and apartments in San Antonio.

Nearby villas:

By stepping just a short way out of town you can have your own private plot with the fantastic holiday villas on offer. View them here.

Read more about the world famous Sunset Cafés.

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