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Cala Nova beach

Es Caná, Ibiza. Natural and unspoilt, with the right wind, Cala Nova is one of Ibiza's top surf spots.

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Location: Next to the resort of Es Caná
Facilities: Loungers, parasols, showers, restaurants, lifeguards, toilet, access for the disabled
Activities: Pedalos
Size: 250 metres long, 20 metres wide
Getting there: Reached by foot or bicycle from Es Caná a few hundred metres away, or by car following the road to San Carlos and then Cala Leña (there's beautiful sightseeing along this drive). Parking is available in the woods to the left at the end of the access road - a dirt track - that leads to the beach. There is no public parking if you are coming to the beach via Es Caná.

Just around the coast from the popular resort of Es Caná - you can reach it via a pleasant 10-minute walk along the promenade to the left of the resort - you'll find Cala Nova, a wide, long curve of sandy beach. Its shallow waters extend quite a way into the sea.

The water in Cala Nova is especially clear and transparent and shimmers in different shades of blue and turquoise. There are quite a few fish to be seen. The rocky coast to the left is very nice for snorkelling.

With the right wind, Cala Nova is one of Ibiza's few beaches with decent surf and is, therefore, very popular with the island's few dedicated surfers. Owing to the strong currents and waves, you should be careful when swimming or letting young ones swim in Cala Nova: there are no buoys to mark off the safe swimming zone on this beach. 

The surrounding scenery is wild and natural, with a little hill covered in pine trees to the left for energetic walks.

Cala Nova is very popular with the locals, especially on the weekends, which gives it a special flair. Families and large groups of the new Ibiza hippie generation enjoy their days off here, so you can hear a variety of languages spoken.

Tip: You can walk around the headland to the left to bring you to the cove of Cala Leña.

Beach bars and restaurants

Lining the beach are some of the island's premier beach clubs and restaurants, offering tasty food in a very relaxed atmosphere, and with amazing views of the sparkling waves

Nearby accommodation

Es Caná is a small resort, popular with families and couples, with a good choice of hotels and apartments, including some recent luxury additions.

Or live the dream of an Ibiza holiday by renting your own private holiday villa nearby.

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