3 family beaches in Menorca that you’ll want to go back to
Menorca boasts over a hundred beaches and bays. They suit all sorts of preferences and are all in amazing natural settings with the Mediterranean’s crystal-clear blue water. Are you coming with children? Here are three beaches that Bini Hotels recommend for you.
1.- Es Grau, shallow and calm water
Is an all-time family favourite and beside a little fishing village with all facilities. You reach the beach by crossing a small wooden bridge over a gully that permits the flow of Mediterranean seawater to run into the freshwater lake of S'Albufera de Es Grau, a large natural park which forms part of Menorca’s Biosphere Reserve.
Are your kids older? How about surprising them with a fun activity? Rent a pedalo or kayak and take them out to the nearby island Illa d’en Colom with all its lovely bays to snorkel in.
Accessible by car and just by Mahón, 9.4 km away, you can park close to the beach.
2.- La Vall, in the shade of the pine trees
The Vall beaches are about 16 km from Ciutadella. The fine white sand contrasts with the reddish soil by a stream that separates the beaches. Here your kids can see water turtles and play in the hollows around the rocks by the seashore.
La Vall is a beautiful natural area on the north of Menorca. There are pines by the car-park, just 5 minutes’ walk away, where you can eat and relax in the shade after enjoying the lovely warm and peaceful sea.
You access these beaches via a wooden stairway. There’s a lifeguard service, but if you want to spend the day there you must take food and drink as there are no nearby facilities.
3.- Alcaufar, charming fishing corner in Menorca
Cala Alcaufar or Alcalfar is on the south coast of the island, just 4.6 km from Sant Lluís. It’s a picture postcard of little boats and stone jetties which takes you back to old-fashioned fishing villages. The beach is overlooked by white houses and with its shallow water is perfect for small children.
Your family will have fun spotting all the fish here, and you could take a walk along the coast on the Camí de Cavalls old bridle path to find an isolated little beach.
You can park in the village, if you are staying in one of our apartments in Canutells this beach will soon become one of your favourites.
Have you already been there? What did your family enjoy the most?