Es Cavallet: A beautiful long stretch of white sand that is also famously one of Ibiza’s ‘official’ nudist and gay-friendly beaches, Es Cavallet’s appeal lies in its natural beauty. From the dark blue of the sea beside the rocks to the white foam of the waves gently breaking on the shore, it is picturesque and extremely popular due to its close proximity to Ibiza Town. Surrounded by sand dunes, it is also a popular area for those who like to hike.
Location: Between Playa d’en Bossa and Las Salinas in the south.
Who goes there: Es Cavallet’s crowd tends to be a melting pot of all nationalities, sexualities and personalities! The south end of the beach attracts a predominantly gay crowd and is popular with nudists, while the centre is full of families and expats.
When to go: Hit the beach before lunchtime, especially in August, or you’ll get stuck having to walk through the salt flats in blistering heat!
White Ibiza loves: One of the most amazing things about Es Cavallet is also the drive in and out – straight through the centre of the famous Ses Salines salt flats and nature reserve, keep your eyes peeled for the flamingos who like to roost in the shallow waters.
How to get there:
Es Cavallet is accessible by buses departing from Ibiza Town and Playa Den Bossa. It is a short drive from town however parking and traffic along the very narrow strip of road leading to the beach can prove very difficult in peak season, so a short taxi ride is recommended.
From Ibiza Town: 5-minute drive. From San Antonio: 25-minute drive.
Restaurants on Es Cavallet
Amongst the striking scenery of salt plains, sand dunes and the crystalline waters of Es Cavallet is a new Ibiza beach restaurant of the highest calibre – known simply as El Chiringuito.
In a location truly fit for a king and serving cuisine truly fit for a king, it’s no surprise the philosophy behind long-serving Ibiza restaurant La Escollera is that the client is king! Continue reading