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Magic and tranquility at Cala d'Hort

Featured Ibiza beach

Where and what?

Situated in the island's South-west, this magical beach is set in its own nature reserve, whose land area is bursting with different flora and fauna. The beach itself is sandy on one side and pebbly on the other with pretty fishermen's huts to the side and dramatic cliffs rising at the back.

Why go?

This is quite a quiet beach normally, though it does get busy in summer so our advice is to get there early. One of the biggest attractions is the excellent uninterrupted view of the mystical rock of Es Vedra, a fabled and majestic islet that has inspired poets and writers throughout history. From the beach, it's a just a few hundred metres away – you won't get much better than that.

Things to do

This is a beach for families as the waters are shallow and safe. It's also for relaxing and you will certainly catch a lot of the locals coming here for that, so why not you? There are three beach restaurants here: El Carmen, on the beach that does a great deep fried calamari and some local Ibiza dishes. Es Boldadó, higher up on the cliffs, offers local food too and has a spectacular terrace from where you can sip wine and grab the incredible sunset here.

How to get there

Cala d'Hort is accessible by car only, which you can reach it by following the signposts from San José. You can park near to the beach itself, but in July and August, you'll most likely need to park up at the top of the hill and walk – it's worth it, trust me.

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WORDS | Julian Heathcote PHOTOGRAPHY | Peter Young


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