Forget swimming and sunbathing – there are still plenty of things you can do on a beach in the winter! With over 90 fabulous beaches to choose from, Ibiza’s varied coastline offers something for everyone, whether a secluded cove, miles of sun-drenched of sand, fishing hotspots, picnic grounds, kite-surfing conditions and of course, some divine dining destinations along the way. Check out just a few of our winter favourites, then grab a map and hit the road and find what best suits you!
Best for walking/exercising: Playa d’en Bossa becomes a tranquil haven in the winter, a far cry from the hectic, party-packed beach of the summer. Two kilometres of tightly packed sand are just begging to become your training ground for the winter, whether you choose a leisurely Sunday pace or a vigorous run is totally up to you! And of course, you can always stop off at Nassau Beach Club for rehydrating!
Best for dog lovers: Although beaches and conditions may seem lax over winter, keep in mind that it’s against the law to take your dogs on the beach unless otherwise specified, and you must keep them on a leash at all times. Our favourite exception however, is the rocky coastline of Es Codolar, where your dogs may roam free…and Yemanja is just around the corner for a piping hot post-walk Café Caleta at Cala Jondal.
Best for wind/kitesurfing: Avid wind and kitesurfers (not to mention the occasional lone surfer) stay glued to windguru.com every day of the week throughout winter, waiting for that joyous occasion when the weather man tells them to hotfoot it to Cala Nova, Es Cavallet and Es Torrent, where perfect conditions await on rare occasions. Remember your on-water manners, as they say locals are fiercely protective of their turf – we say just smile!
Best for sunset: In the north, bohemian hangout of Benirras offers one of the most beautiful sunset views at about 6pm, making it perfect for a lazy late afternoon picnic. On the island’s west side, Cale Conte is picturesque from every which way, while Cala D’Hort in the east offers an equally as beautiful viewpoint, over the mystical Es Vedra as the sun begins to set.