Fresh off the plane from our second visit with the kids to the beautiful island of Menorca, I thought it might be useful to put together a blog post about the best family friendly beaches in Menorca and why we think they’re great!
We first visited Menorca two years ago after our wedding as a ‘familymoon’ with friends. We rented a villa with them in Binibeca for a week and then spent a week on our own as a family of four in Cala n Bosch.
This year we rented a villa for two weeks in Binibeca again for just the four of us (three year old and six year old boys and bump!) and have had such a relaxing time spent mainly at the beach and pool, with a few day trips here and there. If you are wondering where to stay in Menorca, Binibeca can be a really family friendly option. Though I have to say nearly all of the Menorcan locations are fab for families as it is such a lovely and safe island…
Before we had kids, we would probably be looking for things to do like non touristy things to do in nyc, but now that we have little people with us, renting a villa and doing activities locally suits us perfectly. We mainly spent the mornings on the beach and the afternoons by the pool, with a few day trips here and there in between. Here are five of our favourite family friendly beaches in Menorca which we hope to visit again some day soon!
This is such a sweet beach! You’ll need to walk down through a path surrounded by pine trees which open up onto a gorgeous little beach. There’s a beach bar on the rocks there too, as well as sun-beds, kayaks and boats for hire too.
The water is crystal clear and you can walk out for quite a while without going out of your depth. There are two smallish carparks at the entrance (both free of charge) and several side roads which you can park at. I would recommend getting there early during peak times if you would like to be based close to the water. As it is such a small but lovely beach, it does get pretty busy! There’s also an ice-cream kiosk at the entrance too.
♥ Cala’n Porter
We decided to go here for a change of scene and were really glad we did! If you are driving, you can drive right down to the carpark next to the beach – we arrived at around 11am (in August) and got a space without any problems, though does get busier as the day goes on.
If you are going by foot, there is a set of stairs leading from the town down to the beach. There are apparently almost 200 steps and at 26 weeks pregnant, I’m glad I didn’t have to do this. The higlight of our visit to this week was hiring a peddalo for an hour. It was just 15 euro and had a slide on it too. We had great fun jumping in and out of the water and ogling the bigger boats which we peddled out to. The water near the shore had a slight yellow tint, getting clearer as we swam out. It’s also shallow for quite some distance so good for little ones too.
♥ Cala’n Bosch
Cala ’n Bosch is made up of lots of little coves. The water is crystal clear here too and it didn’t feel too busy when we were there (though it was in mid-June). Visiting the port at Cala ’n Bosch for lunch or dinner is a good idea while you’re there too – most of the restaurants are really family friendly with soft play and toys for the kids. There’s also a little tourist train too which is worth checking out.
♥ Son Bou
Son Bou is a fairly big beach at 4 kilometres long. When we visited there was an inflatable water adventure platform in the water which children (and adults) could pay to go on, which looked like great fun!
We arrived at around 11am and the carpark was filling up very quickly. Get there early if you can! We had lunch at one of the restaurants which are on your right on the way down to the beach carpark and then enjoyed having a little browse around the shops beside it too. With a one of the only high rise blocks we had seen on our holiday, I thought there was quite an ’80s’ feel to the place and really enjoyed our day out there.
I hope you enjoyed this post about the best family friendly beaches in Menorca? If you have any recommendations of your own too, please do comment below!