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Beach facts and safety

Useful information about the beaches in Ibiza


The island of Ibiza has a surface area of only 572 km². This means that the greatest distance to be covered by road is 40 km; which in turn means that all of these beautiful beaches are within an hour's comfortable drive, wherever you are staying.


The easiest way to explore the coastline and beaches is with a rental car, although many of the beaches can be reached by regular bus services or local ferries from the major resorts.


Although many of the beaches will rent sunshades and parasols, you are best advised to take your own. The sun is very hot here in summer, and we can't stress enough the importance of shade for young children, babies and the fair-haired.

Never leave bags unattended! Leave your credit cards, passports and tickets in the hotel safe and don't take lots of money to the beach, only what you need for some drinks and lunch. Don't leave any valuables in the hire car.

Most of the beaches boast soft, sandy floors that are perfect for splashing around near the shore. Do be careful before rushing and plunging headlong into the water - there are beaches with stones and underwater rocks. Look before you leap!

Water temperatures

  • May 18.5ºC
  • June 21.5ºC
  • July, August and September 26ºC
  • October 24.5ºC


Almost all of the beaches have bars or restaurants. So do take a few Euros with you.

Recycling bins

Recycling bins are now found on all beaches in Ibiza. Colour scheme: blue = paper and cardboard; green = glass; yellow = recyclable materials such as plastic bottles, aluminium and tin cans;  grey = general waste such as food and household waste. 

Please use them and don't leave anything behind. Please also don't leave any cigarette butts in the sand - they need between 18 months and 10 years (!) to dissolve, depending on the weather conditions. 

Thank you for protecting the beautiful nature of the island's beaches.


On most beaches, you find large signs with interesting information about the beach, with a large aerial photo of the area, the facilities offered and details about local flora and fauna.

On many beaches, you'll find remains of the local seaweed Posidonia Oceanica, which is found only in the Mediterranean, and of which, there are large protected meadows between Las Salinas beach and Formentera. To find Posidonia or Neptune Grass on a beach is a good sign for its water quality since the plant requires clean and transparent water with high oxygen content.

Fun fact: Ibiza's Posidonia is 100,000 years old, making it the second oldest living organism on the planet! It's even listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

As the meadows of Posidonia are very fragile and easily destroyed by yachts' anchors, they are highly protected nowadays. Boats are forbidden to anchor in zones of Posidonia; if you see one that is doing so, take a photo of it and call 617 975 172, the number of an environmental organisation that will immediately despatch a team to take action.  

The remains that are washed up on the beach protect the sand from being washed away. For this reason, they are only removed from the beaches during the summer season. And not all of it is cleared away; on the margins of the beach, you still might find piles of dry seaweed - they haven't been forgotten, but rather left on purpose.

On Formentera and behind some beaches on Ibiza such as Las Salinas beach, there are beautiful sand dunes, which are also protected as they are easily damaged. Please only walk on the signposted paths and wooden boardwalks and do not enter the dunes for walks or sunbathing.


We have detailed information about each beach on Ibiza, with facilities, activities and how to get there.

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