Named Europe’s best beach by users of TripAdvisor in 2016, Ses Illetes is certainly one of the most stunning beaches on the island. Situated on a long finger of sandy promontory that stretches from the north coast, the lapping of the sea deposits pink coral that combines with the glistening white sand and turquoise water to stunning effect. It’s also very lightly developed, with little beyond a couple wood-built beachside restaurants and – while dubbed the island’s ‘fashion beach’ – you can expect plenty of sunbathers wearing nothing but their birthday suit.
Es Cavall d’en Borras
While less famous than the neighbouring Ses Illetes, this beach also features a fabulous sweep of soft white sand gently sloping into crystal-clear water. Despite being the closest beach to the La Sabina port, Es Cavall d’en Borras is one of the island’s quietest, and even over peak summer season it rarely, if ever, feels busy. It’s also a great spot to watch the sunset behind the inevitable collections of bobbing boats that have dropped anchor in the surrounding bay.
Playa De S’alga
Thanks to it being located on the uninhabited islet of Espalmador just north of Formentera, Playa De S’alga is one of the island’s most virginal of beaches. Being only accessible by boat means it’s another stretch of sand on the island that doesn’t fill up over the summer months. With no buildings or facilities, however, be sure to bring your own supplies. Also while the beach is unspoilt, you can expect plenty of boats anchored in the bay opposite during high season.