One of Ibiza’s most talked about beaches, as much for the atmosphere as for the scenery, Benirras is a medium sized beach with rocky, grainy sand and almost unbelievably clear water. As you drive down the winding road leading into the valley where the bay opens up, you’ll see the regeneration of thousands of fragrant pine trees – which were destroyed by a devastating forest fire in 2010 – a symbol of hope for Benirras to retain its beauty in the future.
Location: On the island’s northwest coast, just past San Miguel.
Who goes there: Very popular with families, bohemian hippy types and plenty of Ibiza’s tight knit northern community. You’ll also find plenty of animals running around – everyone’s welcome!
When to go: Limited parking is available, but if you arrive after lunchtime, expect to park along the winding road leading into the valley and have to walk the rest of the way – unless you get lucky!
White Ibiza loves: The iconic Benirras Sunday sunset ritual - looking out at the striking rock of Cap Bernat, as the sun burns orange behind it, saying its goodnight as you listen to the sound of the hippy bongo drummers bid it farewell – there’s nothing like it.
How to get there:
Benirras is only accessible by car – you’ll find it easily by following the signs from San Miguel. Follow the winding road through the pine forest until you reach the end and you’ve arrived!
From Ibiza Town: 30-minute drive. From San Antonio: 20-minute drive.