The Ibizan coast is scored by numerous inlets with small coves and fine sandy beaches with crystal waters, which are among the island’s main attractions. Tourist resorts have been developed along some of these beaches, providing accommodation for thousands of holidaymakers every summer. Others have remained unspoiled, however, such as the beaches of Ses Salines and Es Cavallet, which is popular with nudists.
One of the advantages of being an island is that whilst the beaches on the northern coast of Ibiza will have bad weather when a northerly wind is blowing, the beaches on the southern coast of Ibiza will be fine, and this is an important consideration when deciding which beach to visit, in an island where a ride by car doesn´t last a lot more than half an hour.
Before swimming, it is important to consider the sea conditions. Most beaches on Ibiza use the flag system to indicate safety for swimming, with green flags indicating no danger, yellow flags indicating that it is necessary to be careful and red flags indicating that you mustn´t enter the water under any circumstances.