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Beaches in San Antonio

San Antonio, Ibiza. Busy, youthful beaches with shallow waters and plenty of close facilities.

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The main beach S'Arenal de San Antonio

Location: In the centre in the resort of San Antonio
Facilities: Sunbeds, parasols, showers, lifeguards, access for the disabled, restaurants, bars, shops
Activities: Pedalos, sailing, jet-ski, waterski, boat trips and much more (book activities here online)
Size: 500 metres long, 50 metres wide
Getting there: Walk round the promenade from either San Antonio or San Antonio bay resort. Parking in San Antonio in the car park opposite the start of the promenade.

Below the busy promenade, the authorities of San Antonio have created a long, wide beach of fine, white sand drawn from the sea. Being easy to walk to, and backed by holiday accommodation, this beach is popular but never appears too full.

The waters are shallow, safe, and great for messing about in - perfect for what is largely a youth-focused beach in the summer. Being the closest beach to San Antonio workers' blocks and youth hostels (meaning plenty of PRs on the prowl), in summer it is full of twenty-somethings socialising and relaxing, with music often spilling out from the many bars along the promenade.

There are excellent watersports facilities and boat trips can be caught to other beaches from the nearby harbour. In the evenings the beach is awash in a golden light, and becomes a great place to watch the sun set behind the many boats moored further out in the bay.

If you follow the promenade around the bay to the south, you'll reach Bay of San Antonio resort with several small sandy beaches.

Restaurants and bars

There is a great choice of restaurants and bars along the promenade and near the main beach.

Accommodation

You'll find lots of cosy small hotels and hostels with a family atmosphere and self-catering apartments - the perfect choice for travellers on a budget who prefer to spend their money in the clubs or on excursions.

A fantastic alternative to a traditional hotel are the beautiful villas with own pool, barbeque corner and private garden - if you travel in a group you'll be surprised, how inexpensive they are per person.


Caló des Moro (Sunset Strip)

Location: Near the sunset cafes in the resort of San Antonio
Facilities: Sunbeds, parasols, shower, toilets, lifeguards, access for the disabled, restaurants, bars, shops
Activities: Pedalos, banana boat and other water fun toys, diving school
Size: 60 metres long, 20 metres wide
Getting there: Walk from San Antonio centre or walk around the two promenades from the bay area. If driving, parking is good in the nearby streets.

Caló des Moro is situated on the north side of town around the bay from the harbour, discovered by following the sunset strip promenade with the famous sunset bars as it curves around to the right.

This beach has grown in popularity over the years and, though very small, is now a busy and lively part of Ibiza in the summer months. The sandy cove has limited space, but there is also room to park a towel on the smooth decking area just above the sand. The water is shallow and warm, a great place to have a dip, with rocks along the side for exploring.

Tip: Walk to the right of the beach along the coast, past the new developments, to reach the Aquarium situated on the small promontory. Here you can view local marine life - and the small snack bar is also a great sunset spot away from the hustle and bustle of the sunset strip.

Beach bars and restaurants

Come to the Sunset Strip and know the true meaning of 'spoilt for choice'. Right by Caló des Moro some cute pizza and ice-cream bars have popped up with a beach-style feel. You can also get more traditional meals in one of the lovely restaurants situated close to it. All give fantastic views of the stunning sunsets.

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