Menorca (The Hidden Gem of the Balearics)

Menorca (The Hidden Gem of the Balearics)

Menorca in two words: beaches and calas!

The Balearic Islands are found in the Mediterranean waters off the coast of Spain. The most famous of the Balerics is the island of Ibiza and then Mallorca but today we’re going to tell you about one of the smaller, underrated islands: Menorca.

Why visit Menorca?

It’s low-key vibe beckons you to slow down and relax. What better place to do so then at one of Menorca’s beautiful beaches!Menorca’s beaches are said to be some of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. You can sunbathe, snorkel or kayak to get a different view of the island.There are two main cities on the island Mao in which you can see the remnants of the British influence and Ciutadella which has more of a Moorish influence.

Visit Menorca’s beaches and coves!

One of the main attractions of Menorca are its beautiful beaches. They are known to be some of the most beautiful in the Balearic Islands. The great thing is that these beaches are protected and most are only accessible by foot.However this means you have to keep in mind :

  • You will walk generally 20 to 30 minutes to reach many of the beaches.
  • There are only a few beaches where you can park close to the beach.
  • The car parks, especially at popular beaches, are small and fill up quickly, so come early.
  • Don’t forget to bring your water and snacks as many beaches will not have places to buy food close by.

What are the best beaches to see?

This of course is subjective, as each person has certain things that appeal to them.Menorca has a ton of beaches and coves, so you have to go and find your favorite!Here are our favorite beaches we visited while in Menorca:

  • Platja Son Saura – this is a beautiful white, sandy beach with crystal clear waters. It’s great for families as the waters are quite shallow.

  • Platja des Grau – this is a quiet beach near the small village of Es Grau. It’s a locals beach and great for families and for kayaking. We rented a kayak for the morning to visit two other beaches only reachable by boat or kayak.

  • Cala des Talaier – you can walk to this beach from Son Saura, it’s about a 20 minute walk along the Rocky coast. It’s a beautiful cove with emerald waters and a great place to snorkel.

  • Platja Son Bou – this is the longest beach in Menorca and it’s a wonderful place to see the sunset.

  • Cala N’Brut – this was such a surprise for us! It was absolutely breathtaking! The waters are so turquoise and clear that you can see the fish clearly from the shore. This is not a sandy beach and not for young ones but if like to snorkel or do some diving from the surrounding cliffs (not me!) this is a gem!

There are many other beaches to see especially in the north of the island that are also beautiful and quiet. So you have to book a trip and find your favorite!So which one would you like to see?Have you been to Menorca? What were your favorite beaches? Comment below!

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