Renowned for its electric and non-stop night life, Ibiza may not be the first destination that springs to mind for a family holiday. But who said Ibiza isn’t family friendly? Only 45km and 25km wide, surrounded by warm waters, sandy beaches and beautiful landscapes, with plenty of fun to be had, there is definitely more to this beautiful Balearic Island than clubs and booze. If you do your research, there are a great number of family friendly resorts, beaches and activities to choose from.
So if you’re heading to Ibiza for your family holiday this year, here’s a helpful rundown of the top family friendly beaches to visit using car hire Ibiza to get you started.
Found on a beautifully rural part of the island near to Es Cana resort, Cala Nova boasts a long wide curve of sandy beach. The crystal clear water remains shallow quite a way out across the golden floor, meaning its perfect for the kids to paddle in. Parasols are an added benefit, meaning that you can keep the kids in the shade when that Balearic sun starts to beat just down a little too hard. It also benefits from the presence of lifeguards and nearby restaurants to keep hungry tums satisfied.
Playa Den Bossa
This is one of the best known beaches on the island and despite being busy it’s a really fun beach on which to spend the day. The large expanse of sand is great for ball games and the waters are shallow meaning its safe for young children. Enjoy the great views of Ibiza’s Old Town and head to one of the many beach bars and cafes for a delicious lunch. The only thing to remember is that there is limited shade so make sure you are prepared and take some cover ups.
Talamanca boasts a calm and sandy, gently shelved beach and located in a sea inlet, it is protected from winds. At 50m off shore, the depth of the water is only 1.5m which should reassure families with children. The clear waters also make for great snorkelling for older children and there are pedalos available for hire if you fancy a fun activity after lunch at one of the restaurants on the promenade.
Stunning views of the turquoise waters and nearby islands make Cala Conta one of the best beaches on the island for adults. The shallow waters lapping on the shores also make it an ideal playground for children. There’s no natural shade but the abundance of loungers and parasols will surely do the job, and with toilets, showers and lifeguards on hand you’ve surely got everything you need. At the end of the day, be sure to nab a table at one of the beach side restaurants and take in views of the fantastic sunset.
Cala Lena boasts not only a beautiful curving beach that is gently sloped and backed by pine trees, but good water sports facilities for older children and adults to enjoy too. If you happen to get bored of the beach, be sure to explore the nearby market or take a wander in the landscaped gardens and woodland to cool off.
You can’t really go far wrong in your search for a family friendly beach in Ibiza as long as you stay away from the large cities and towns. This guide is sure to help create wonderful memories of your family beach holiday in Ibiza.
Author Bio: Kerri Ware is a travel blogger and writes for Economy Car Hire, a car hire broker offering great deals for car hire across Europe and beyond. Follow them on Twitter @economycarhire.