The White Isle is known for hedonism, for spirituality and barefoot bohemia. But it also has an extraordinary number of sensational beaches, from wild-and-free bays to perfect little white-sand coves. Here's where to find the very best beaches in Ibiza.

Cala d'Hort

-Best for the iconic Ibiza backdrop

Es Vedrà is the mystical rock that rises dramatically out of the sea at the island's south-west tip - supposedly the third most magnetic place on earth, as much an Ibiza legend as Carl Cox. Cala d'Hort has the best view of it - and the little beach also draws people with its gorgeous golden sand and the sensational seafood at nearby clifftop restaurant Es Boldado


Aguas Blancas

-Best for sunrise in the buff

A sweeping stretch of sand hugged by pale-blue waters and gentle little waves (hence 'aguas blancas), this beach is bathed in golden light at sunrise. Head south of the chiringuito to avoid the crowds, and don't trip over the naked sunbathers - this is one of Ibiza's few official naturist spots, and even the A-list crowd get their togs off on Aguas Blancas.


Cala Saladeta

-Best for handmade mojitos

The precarious jaunt over slippery rocks to Cala Saladeta is soon forgotten once you lay eyes on the sensational crystalline water that laps the pink-gold sand. Claim a spot among the predominantly adult crowd, then wait for the mojito to come to you. 


Cala Blanca

-Best for naturists

It's a lengthy trek to the shores of Cala Blanca, but perseverance pays off - this is a secluded, hidden treasure, rocky and untamed; the desolation means you'll almost always be the only people here, making this one of best beaches in Ibiza to kick back and relax in total privacy. Bring food and water; and skinnydip with wild abandon.


Cala Carbó

-Best for long, lazy days

Translucent water and pebbles in shades of fawn, oyster and cinnamon form the foundations of this idyllic inlet on the south-west coast, but it’s the unpretentious vibe that keeps locals coming back. Take a good book and lounge on sunbeds plumped up with mattresses under rakish raffia parasols, then sit down to pans of mouthwatering paella and ice-cold rosé – there’s no rush here.