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Ibiza Beach Guide Playa d'en Bossa to Bora Bora

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The longest beach on Ibiza is Playa d'en Bossa (or Platja d'en Bossa) in the south east, which has two and a half kilometres of sand and is popular with both families and party goers heading for Bora Bora bar. This means that the beach can get rather crowded in the summer months, but if the beach itself becomes too much there is plenty to do on the water itself, since Playa d'en Bossa is a prime watersports location.

New Age hippies tend to frequent Benirras beach in the north, but nowadays Ibiza's grooviest beach is Salines in the south, just beyond the Ses Salines salt pans. This beach is long and wide enough for thousands of deckchairs, but can also get very packed indeed in the high season. The main attraction is the choice of trendy beach bars Malibu, Jockey Club and Sa Trinxa and the fact that the beach has a very lax clothing policy. It is popular with clubbers and families alike, but for swimming it is best to stay nearer the car park end, since the sea by Sa Trinxa is scattered with rocks. Watch out for jellyfish.

Just north of Salines is Es Cavallet, a popular but less crowded nudist beach that attracts a mainly gay clientele. A little further up the east coast is the beach of Figueretes, which also has a prominently gay crowd, although it draws in the families, too.

For the best beach sunsets, head for the west coast. Cala Salada is a popular beach just north of San Antonio, and Cala Tarida is a lovely beach near Sant Josep. For a more secluded sunset, Cala d'Hort, with its spectacular views over the legendary Es Vedra rock, and Cala Conta, with its isolated beauty, are unbeatable.

For something very secluded indeed, try to make your way to Atlantis beach, whose location somewhere near Cala d'Hort and the Torre de Savinar is secret. The stone used in the building of Ibiza Town's Dalt Vila was dug from this bay, and it is now a favourite with locals and hippies.