Menorca's Nudist Beaches
guide and locations
guide and locations
There are no officially designated nudist beaches.
Remoter virgin beaches where you find textile free sun bathing are Algairens,Binimel-la,Cala Barril,Cala Calderer,Cala Coves,Cala Pilar,Cala des Tamarells,Cala Macarelleta, Cala Mitjanetta, Cala Mica,Cala Pilar,Cala Pregonda,Cala Presili,Cala Mesquida, Cala Trebaluger and Cala Es Bots.
Quieter spots of larger resort beaches will also be used eg Son Bou, Santo Thomas and Cala en Porter.
The northern coast beaches are very varied, slightly large are most exposed to the open sea so will on less calm days and have more waves. The south coast is dominated by white sandy bays with pine forest fringed cliffs - as they are from river valleys made of softer limestone.
The basic rule is if the wind is blowing hard from the north go to the south coast and it will be calm. There is no such thing as a private beach on Menorca . They are all owned by the state and can be used by the public. Actually the entire coast line up to 6 meters inland is public property. However some of the coast line and remote beaches are only accessible by going through private land. You should respect this and keep to the tracks. Some land owners charge a small fee and restrict the visitor numbers which helps keeps the beaches in their pristine state. Dress appropriately and shut gates behind you. Respectful visitors are never turned away.
Those that can be reached by car with a further walk from a parking area are marked with a The remotest and those accessible only by boat are shown on the map. You should ideally wear summer treking sandals for the ( sometimes ) 20-30 min. walks to reach them. Car parking is provided by local land owners where indicated,but will be away from the coast for preservation reasons.
Virgin Beaches will have no or minimal buildings and is in it's natural state - it is not maintained and often will have no services ( eg toilets,places to buy food or drink )
A new service from Cala Galdana and Santo Tomas providing scheduled services to the virgin beaches ( Trebaluger, Fustram and Escorxada virgin beaches ) which are not easy to reach. An exciting way to see these amazing coastlines and beaches ( capacity 10 passengers ) . Taxis Services
Below is a good selection of Menorca's nudist beaches. All locations on our interactive Beach Map will allow you to locate them on the island.
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On the north coast just east of Cala Morell is a robinson crusoe style set of beaches set in a grand bay. A spectacular beach set in a beautiful valley backed with sand dunes and woodland. Easy to get to - signposted from Ciutadella. Entrance via private track is charged (but well worth it) and travels through some pretty woods to car park. 5 min walk to beach. Picnic area under woods next to car park. No services available. TIP The road to Algaiarens starts just outside the Poligno (commercial area ) of Ciutadella. Here there is a new Lidl where you can stock up on picnic items very cheaply. Come early in high season as the number of cars is limited to 200 to preserve the area No excuses get there!
On the south coast just west of Sant Tomas. One of our favourites. Shallow waters and sandy bottom. A beautiful backdrop of the Binigaus Valley with walks up to the "cathedral" caves. Nudists use this beach but its huge so there is plenty of space to find a spot if you are easily offended and no you dont need to strip if you dont want to either. A must visit!
Park in the car park at the road entrance to Santo Tomas and walk west 15-20mins along the beach.
On the northcoast reached through some beautiful countryside. 10 min walk from a dedicated car park. There is a Bar Restaurant at the head of this car parking area. Also the starting point to reach Cala Pregonda further along the coast.
A popular unspoilt beach on the north coast, with typical north coast 'red sand'. A double horseshore beach west of Cap de Cavalleria. Two beaches with sun umberella and sun lounger hire in summer months. Car park close by, but still a relatively quiet location. A rural drive and a 15 minute walk to reach this beautiful beach.
On the south coast. Very remote and beautiful beach backed by pine woods but normally only reachable by Boat excursions from Cala Galdana or Cala en Bosch. But, you can reach it on foot with coastal paths from Santo Tomas ( 2hr trek with stops so not a trek for those who moan after 20minutes ) . Go early or later when the boat excursion passengers are gone for a memorable exquisite remote beach. No facilities. Cala Fustam is a further 20 minutes and even better!
Stunning pair of virgin beaches on the south coast set in a grandiose horseshoe shaped bay with striking cliffs. Fringed with Pine forests for when you want to escape the sun or take a stroll. There is a car park set back from the beach. Also reachable via signposted path ( Cami de Cavall ) from Cala Galdana ( 50 Mins.) A small beach bar and toilet facility is available in season. Macraletta is a further 10 mins, quieter and will be frequented by nudists. Macarella can get busy during middle part of day in peak season from visiting boat excurions which drop off people.
A favourite for the locals of Mahon and a great beach. No services ( toilet huts provided) available but the fishing village of Sa Mesquida which you must pass through has a bar restaurant and tiny supermarket 1 mile before the beach. There is a van on the beach selling homemade Italian ice cream. The prices are very reasonable given the captive audience and the ice cream is very good - also sells cold drinks and basic snacks. Free car parking and then a walk to the beach. The right hand side nearest the cliffs is often used by nudists. Used by the locals from Mahon at the weekends. Also visit excellent Cap Roig fish restaurant for lunch just before village.
On the south coast close to Santa Cala Galdana. One of the first of the virgin beaches to be made accessible via car. This is perhaps the ideal first experience (perfect for small children too) of Menorcas "Calas Virgenes".
There are two water caves to explore. A smaller one close to the beach with it's own little beach inside. Further around, about a 20 meter swim, is a very large cave perfect for snorkeling. Mitjanetta is a smaller cove, often frequented by naturists.
A remote and beautiful beach on the North East coast near to Port Addaia.
Secluded red sandy beach typical of the northern coast. Totally natural and in beautiful and dramatic scenery. There is a small car park from where you take a 35 minute walk over a wooded hillside with lovely views. You might find people smearing themselves with a red mud as a natural skin refreshner. Try it, because you're "worth it". No facilities. Getting there:
Turn off the main Ferreries-Ciutadella road about 5.5km after Ferreries (the turning is 1/3 of the way up the big hill after the central plane) and keep going for about 4km until you find the carpark (where the road ends). Access from here is up and then down a pleasant sandy track. The track starts in woodland and finishes with a steep descent to the beach, nearly 2km in total
Sand dunes and dramatic rock formations and Pine and Tamarisk covered backdrop make this a special beach with great swimming and views. Pine woods provide shade in this attractive remote bay. You can swim and enjoy terrific snorkelling around the small 'island' just offshore. No facilities. On the northcoast, west of Fornells and reachable on foot from Binimel-la beach car park (20 min. walk ) .
The largest beach on the island. A double bay backed by pine forests to shade you from the sun. Reached by boat excursions from Cala en Bosch marina and car with parking charges. Also there is now a bus no. 66 from Ciutadella ( Placa Pins Mon-Sat ). Further along 20 mins walk is another virgin beach, Es Talaier.
On the south coast. Very natural , set in pine woods fringed bay at the mouth of the beautiful Trebaluger valley. Only reachable on foot from Cala Galdana/Cala Mitjana( along signposted Cami de Caval coastal trail ) or by boat excursions from Cala Galdana and Cala en Bosch. Again best visited early and later to avoid the 'boat tourists'. No facilities. Further along are yet more virgin beaches, Cala Excorxada and Cala Fustam.
A very beautiful beach on the south coast. 20 min walk from dedicated car park and access is via a toll for motor vehicles. Signposted from the Ciutadella ring road Can sometimes get crowded due to the many visiting boat tours in high season from Cala en Bosch. Fabulous in the early morning and evening hours when the boat tourists are not there. No facilities.
See for yourself the beauty of these beaches, just click on the map below to open up a fully interactive map of the island.