Menorca’s southern beaches and calas are plentiful and generally sheltered from the prevailing wind.
Bordered by a picturesque swathe of scented pine forest, the vibrant pool of turquoise water at Cala Mitjana is perfect for snorkeling and has two sea caves to explore. Cala Macarella and its sibling Macarelletta offer some of the bluest waters and have graced the pages of many holiday brochures, while pine-framed Cala Son Saura and Tarqueta continue the theme of glittering Menorcan-blue bays.
Despite being a popular beach with holidaymakers, the wide sweeping bay of Binibeca is close to Mahon and offers good holding mostly over sand and has startling turquoise shallows. A good option if you want to tender to the beach for ice creams or snacks.