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Beach facts and safety

Useful information about the beaches in Ibiza

Geography

The island 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.

Accessibility

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.

Safety

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 for some drinks and lunch. Don't leave any valuables in the hired car.

Most of the beaches boast soft, sandy floors. 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

Refreshments

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

Environment

On most beaches you find large signs with interesting information about the beach, with a large areal photo of the area, which facilities are offered, and also about the flora and fauna.

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

The remains that are washed upon 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'll still might find piles of dry seaweed - they haven't been forgotten, they have been left for a reason.

On Formentera and behind some beaches on Ibiza like Las Salinas beach there are beautiful sand dunes - they are protected because they are easily damaged. Please only walk on the signposted paths and wooden boardwalks, don't enter the dunes for walks or sunbathing.

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