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The Seventeen Beaches in Santa Eulalia

Nicole Torres

s'aigua-blanca-NT-070714There are beautiful and very different beaches belonging to the Santa Eulalia municipal. Starting up North, the first beach you encounter driving in from Cala San Vicente is S’Aigua Blanca or Aigües Blanques – White Waters. It is a 300 metre long beach with natural toasted colour sands and big rocks. On this beach you can relax and practice nudism.

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Next down the coast we find Es Figueral. With dark fine sand of natural origin, it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of the island due to its naturally carved rock formations and little islands. The beach is about 400 metres long and 40 to 50 wide. It is surrounded by tourist residential areas and there are many restaurants on the beach, supermarkets and souvenir shops close, and you can practice many water sports in the beautiful blue waters. This beach has the ISO 1400 Certificate, a Spanish Ambient certificate given for cleanliness and good caring for the beach and its surroundings.

Pou d’es Lleó is a personal favourite from my childhood. It offers a view into a not that far away past of Ibiza’s fishing community. It is ideal for enjoying a little tranquil paradise hidden between rocks and shaded by pine trees. A small sand patch with many rocks, Pou d’es Lleó is only 60 metres long and 12 metres wide. But if you like snorkelling, you can’t pass the opportunity of exploring the surrounding waters and small caves around the rock walls that enclose the bay. You won’t regret it.

Cala BoixCala-Boix-NT-070714 is one of those unique places that only fit in on Ibiza. Not recommended to anyone who doesn’t like stairs! But the view from the top and the restaurants are still worth the drive, even if you decide not to descend the very long steep stairway, the only way to access this 100 metre long 15 metre wide piece of Heaven. But don’t panic, you can have a drink and a bite without having to go up the steps, I remember when you couldn’t!

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Another beautiful snorkeller’s paradise is the small beach of Cala Mastella, with only 60 metres in length and 15 in width, you can enjoy the shallow waters or lay on the soft fine natural sand toasting in the sun. There is a nice restaurant on the beach, just in case you got hungry or wanted to grab an ice-cream.

Cala-Llenya-NT-Andrea-Serrau-080714Less than fifteen minutes walk from my front door (How lucky am I?) you can find the turquoise waters that bathe Cala Llenya. This typical ibizan bay can be accessed by a road on one side or following the sea and up close to fifty steps from which the view is incredible. 200 metres long and 110 metres wide, it is perfect for people searching for a clean calm beach to relax.

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Cala Nova is a fine golden sand beach surrounded by a dense wood of junipers. Known for it’s strong water currents and winds from the east, I recommend you check the flags signing for danger. In any case, this south east oriented 250 metre long beach brings back many great childhood memories and is another recommended must-see.

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The Es Canar Es-Canar-NT-070714beach is right is the heart of the town and bordered by all types of restaurants. Souvenirs and other types of services are in walking distance. This 350 metre long beach also has the ISO 14001 Certificate, ensuring you enjoy its fine clear sands and maybe practice some water sport, sunbathe on one of the hammocks and contemplate the view of the two islands.

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Following down the coast, and passing the well known Punta Arabí Hippy Market, you come to Cala Martina. This natural toasted sand beach is 200 metres long and great for windsurfing. It has two very well known restaurants which make very good paellas. It’s shallow waters and underwater gardens are another recommendation for snorkellers, a personal favourite of mine was to snorkel round the coast to reach the next beach.

I used to come out the water from my snorkelling on to S’Argamassa beach, only 50 metres long, it offers a great variety of water sports in a beautiful surrounding. As a tourist residential area, you can enjoy many services close to the beach.

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Very close by there is another family tourist area, Cala Pada.Cala Pada NT 100914 This 200 metre long beach has white natural sands and is surrounded by pine trees, great for people that like me need somewhere to escape the burning sun. This beach also offers many water sports and other water related entertainments.

A short drive further down the coast, turning left off the Santa Eulalia to Es Canar road, you come to a 100 metre long beach called Niu Blau – Blue Nest – has white fine natural sands and is flanked by pine trees and vegetation. It’s major characteristic is that a torrent reaches the sea at this beach. It also offers many water related entertainments.

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In the centre of town surrounded by a beautiful promenade you find the Santa Eulalia beachSanta-Eulalia-Beach-NT-070714. 300 metres long and of clear fine sands, it offers all kind of services. It offers the restaurants placed around it great terrace views. It also has the ISO 14001 Certificate.

If you walk down the Santa Eulalia promenade, after a beautiful fountain, you come to the beach of the river of Santa Eulalia, or more commonly known between the locals as Bocarío. It is 400 metres long and ends at the river mouth. Split in two by a rock formation, it has clear fine sands and river gravel towards the end. Another beautiful spot for snorkelling and also for water sports.

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Just before Cala Llonga, we come to a little piece of hidden paradise, the Caló de S’Alga Es-Caló-de-S'alga-NT-070714– the Seaweed Small Bay. Great for snorkelling or sunbathing on it’s soft toasted colour sands. With a length of 110 metres, it offers a beautiful view of the bay Cala Llonga.

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The Cala LlongaCala-Llonga-NT-070714 Beach is in the centre of a deep thin bay surrounded by hills full of pine trees. A growing residential area, it offers all kinds of services on and around the beach. Cala Llonga is another of the Santa Eulalia beaches that has the ISO 14001 Certificate. Being 100 metres wide it is one of the widest beaches on the island, but only 200 metres long. Its natural white fine sand is great for sunbathing and great for children to build sand castles, I know for a fact.

And we arrive at beach seventeen at last. On the road from Roca Llisa to Jesus you find S’Estanyol, an ideal bay for those who like to walk, as you have to go through a path in the middle of the vegetation to get to it. But when you get there, this 70 metre-long rocky beach gives you a crystal clear sea snorkel or swim and a tranquillity that makes the difficult access a blessing keeping away most tourists.

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