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Playa d'en Bossa beach

Playa d'en Bossa, Ibiza. The longest beach on the island offers shallow waters and a wide strip of sand that's lined with a variety of bars and beach clubs.

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Location: Directly in the resort of Playa d'en Bossa
Facilities: Loungers, parasols, restaurants, bars, shops and beach boutiques (in the beach clubs at the south end), ATMs, lifeguards, public toilets (in the middle section next to Tuk Tuk restaurant and in the south part next to Nassau beach club), designated area for the disabled (in the south part next to Nassau beach club, with wooden pavilion, disabled toilet - please ask the lifeguards for the key, crutches and amphibious wheelchairs - please ask the lifeguards for assistance if needed), tourist information office
Activities: Jet ski rental (at the very north end of the beach), ferries to Figueretas, Ibiza Town and Formentera, boat trips, boat parties (all departing from the jetty at the very north end of the beach)  - book ferries, boat trips and other activities online in Playa d'en Bossa
Size: 2 kilometres long, 20 - 30 metres wide
Getting there: Reached by car, bicycle, bus or ferry from Ibiza Town, only 4 km away. There are two paid car parks in the centre of the resort. Free parking is possible along the roads - though the ones near the beach often fill up quickly. There are more possibilities further away. At the very south end, there is a large parking area on the sand next to the Grand Palladium Resort & Spa.

The beach

The longest stretch of sand on the island, Playa d'en Bossa can make you feel like you're witnessing the many faces of Ibiza. The length of the beach is lined with bars and beach lounges, offering a variety of scenes ranging from the laid-back, family-friendly, and the super trendy, to the party-goers' dance spots.

The clear waters cover a sandy sea bed making it ideal for ball games and splashing about. When the wind picks up from the south, there can be some waves to have fun in.

The middle section of the beach stretching from the famed Jet Apartments to the Ushuaia Tower is the busiest, with pool parties in the afternoon and an endless stream of beautiful bodies walking along the shores. To see and be seen is the motto, meet new friends and get into the right vibe for the party later.

There is a wide choice of bars and restaurants catering for all tastes, right on the beach or, alternatively, along the main strip of the resort, without the views but less expensive.

The south end of the beach is the most beautiful - here the sand is much wider, and even in mid-August, there is lots of space to lay your towel down away from neighbouring sun worshippers. The further south you get, the quieter it is.

This part of the beach belongs to exclusive beach clubs, so there are no budget beach bars. Spoil yourself to a wonderful day on a lounge bed with friendly waiters serving cocktails and exclusive food all day long. 

At the north end of the beach, there is a short promenade lining the small stretch of sand, with some moderately priced beach bars. Apart from the lifeguards, there are no facilities like sun beds or parasols here.

It leads to a small harbour; from the jetty, water taxis go to the neighbouring resort of Figueretas and to Ibiza Town. Furthermore, you can also catch ferries to Formentera, or join wonderful boat trips and fun boat parties from here.

Spotlight tip

At two kilometres long, the beach is perfect for long walks. At the south end, you can climb up to the watch tower Torre des Carregador.

During the summer season, the tower can be visited in the mornings and afternoons. There's interesting information about the remaining pirate towers on Ibiza, and you can enjoy fantastic views of the whole resort and the citadel of Dalt Vila in the distance.

Beach bars and restaurants

A wealth of bars, beach clubs and restaurants are dotted along the length of the beach. In the middle of the resort, there's a cluster of beach bars with a vibrant party atmosphere as well as some lovely and affordable beach restaurants.

At the beach's southern end, where the sands get wider, there is a small array of sumptuous beach clubs. Whilst they can be pricey, the experience is well worth it as a great holiday treat.

Hotels and apartments

Playa d'en Bossa is the most popular resort on the island, and here you will find a great variety of accommodation in all categories. Browse our full selection of hotels or apartments to see the full range on offer.

Many of the places to stay are directly next to the beach with many more a very short walk away. Towards the quieter southern end, you'll find the upscale four- and five-star hotels. Some are aimed at sophisticated clubbers, while others are more focused on relaxation thanks to their spas and wellness facilities. Several are also very family-oriented with comprehensive entertainment programmes.

You will also find a great mix of apartments at both budget and mid-range levels that are perfect for groups looking for lots of holiday fun.

Nearby villas

A great and cost-effective alternative for a group or large family is to rent a holiday villa. You could have a gorgeous country villa with its own pool, barbeque zone and private garden - take a look at our villas around Playa d'en Bossa.

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More information on the area can be found in our resort guide to Playa d'en Bossa, plus tips and info specifically for clubbers in the Ibiza Spotlight Clubber's guide to Playa d'en Bossa.

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