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Cala d'Hort beach

San José, Ibiza. Small, beloved beach with a fantastic view of the mysterious island of Es Vedrà just off shore.


Location: 10 minutes drive from either the village San José or the small resort Cala Vadella
Facilities: Sunbeds, parasols, restaurants, beach-boutique, lifeguards, access for the disabled, non-smoking beach (please respect this!)
Size: 150 metres long, 15-25 metres wide
Getting there: Reached only by car, follow signposts from San José. Parking is a bit haphazard and can prove difficult in high go early to guarantee a spot.

Cala d'Hort is a small, beloved beach with a fantastic view of the mysterious island of Es Vedrà, which rises dramatically from the sea only several hundred metres from the shore. The beach itself is sandy to one side, pebbly to the other, and in summer it is extremely popular. There are many who flock to the inspiring view and tranquil setting of Cala d'Hort: old and young locals, visiting families and couples all included.

Backed by cliffs, it is situated at the end of a steep road. During busy times the road is reduced to single track due to the number of parked vehicles, so go early to avoid a long walk uphill back to your car after a hard day's sunbathing!

This is a lovely beach to body surf on breezy days when the waves get a little higher and crash on the shore. There is also a small boutique open in high summer selling designer beachwear. The beach of Cala d'Hort is entirely smoke-free, in a bid to keep the sands pristine for all who visit.

Spotlight tip: Visit this beach in summer to watch the sunset.

Beach bars and restaurants

There are three excellent beach restaurants in the area, renowned for fresh fish dishes including the traditional seafood paella.

The restaurant Es Boldado is situated high on the cliffs above the bay. It is accessed from the road to the beach from San José (signposted), or, if you're brave, you can scramble over the rocks and fishermen huts to the wooden staircase that takes you up to this popular restaurant.

Nearby accommodation

The tranquil small resort Cala Vadella is only 10 minutes by car. Here you find a small choice of hotels and apartment. In the green hills of the charming village San José there are many private holiday villas - a perfect choice if you want to stay in tranquil surroundings but still only a 15 minute drive to the nightlife in San Antonio and Ibiza Town.

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