Beaches on Formentera

All the beaches in Formentera, from the best known to the secret corners. You will love them all.

“Best beaches on Formentera”

Ses Illetes

Located in the northern part of the island, Ses Illetes is undoubtedly the best known and most famous beach in Formentera. Its crystalline waters, narrow peninsula of white sand, its west orientation and its coastline dotted with islets, have made Illetes the beach where everyone wants to be, at least, one day.


Levante beach shares the same northern portion as Ses Illetes but with east orientation. Much quieter than its neighbor also offers a very large portion of sand and crystal clear water with the dune system at the back.

Cavall den Borràs

Cavall den Borràs is the beach found just before Ses Illetes and is also part of the Natural Park of Ses Salines. With easy access, it is an excellent option to enjoy a beautiful beach in the northern part of Formentera.

Ses Canyes

Ses Canyes is located in the northeast part of Formentera and at a short walking distance from Es Pujols. It is a beautiful beach with wide stretches of white sand combined with rocky areas but always with very easy access to the sea.

Cala Saona

Located in the western part of the island, Cala Saona is one of the few beaches with the denomination of cove on the island of Formentera. Its shallow waters make it an ideal place to spend the whole day.

Es Pujols

The beach of Es Pujols is the only “urban” beach of Formentera. A small promenade separates the beach from the village of the same name. With crystal clear waters and fine sand, it has all the facilities you need.

Ses Platgetes

Also known as the beach of Es Caló because of the proximity to the village, Ses Platgetes, is located on the east side of Formentera. The beach is formed by three small bays and is protected by dunes at the back.


Migjorn beach is the very long stretch of the island of Formentera that faces south. With areas of large accumulations of sand and also with rocky areas. Depending to the section of the beach, it has different names.

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Es Caló des Mort

Tiny cove at the southern end of Migjorn beach.
White sand and crystal clear water that is accessed by walking along the cliffs of that area of ​​the island.

Es Arenals

Wide sandy beach in the Migjorn area with shallow waters.
It has all the necessary facilities to enjoy of a great day at the beach.

Es Codol Foradat

Beach in Migjorn with a wide area of ​​abundant sand and surrounded by rocky spots and with fishermen’s huts at its southern end.

Es Vogamarí

Located in the Migjorn coast, Es Vogamarí beach is an extensive area of ​​sand and some rocks and dunes at the back.

Playa Real

Real Playa is located in the northern part of Migjorn and this stretch of coast gets its name from the restaurant that you will find in the area.

Es Pou des Verro

Rocky area that protects a large group of huts and fishing boats.
Located between Es Caló and the cliffs of La Mola.

Es Copinar

Small sandy and rocky beach at the southern tip of Migjorn, where you will find the famous kiosko de Bartolo.

Ca Marí

Located in the southern part of Migjorn, Ca Marí beach is a very quiet area where you can enjoy the sea with all the facilities you need.

Es Valencians

Es Valencians, located in the middle part of Migjorn, is a tiny sandy beach, protected by rocks and boathuts.

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Formentera beaches

✅ The best-known beaches and the most hidden ones.
✅ Pay attention to wind direction before choosing a beach to go.
✅ All the info and tips you need to know.


Formentera beaches: Open all year long

Although the summer season in Formentera usually begins with the arrival of Easter and lasts until the end of October, the truth is that its beaches are “open” all year round and the sea does not excessively lower its temperature at any time of the year.
Many of the people who visit us in summer, when you tell them that we live here all year, the most frequent question is “What do you do in winter?” If you like to have a quite live, there are many things to do in the Formentera winter and one of those is to enjoy the sunny days at the beach.

Formentera beaches: Choose according to wind direction

One of the peculiarities that Formentera has is that, since the distances are so short, changing from one beach to another is not a big thing and in a few minutes, you can be on the other side of the island.

That, of course, assuming that you drive a car or a scooter.

The wind direction can condition your day at the beach. If the wind comes from the sea, you will have waves and if the wind comes from inland, you will have a flat sea. You can decide what kind of day at a Formentera beach you are looking for.

Many of those who arrive for the first time to Formentera already have a previous image in their minds because of the photos they have seen on Instagram with the perfect picture of amazing blue colors and flat sea.
So, keep in mind that if you come for a few days, sometimes those same photos can not be taken, just because of the wind direction. The same beach doesn’t look the same if you visit it with a flat or a rough sea.

Before leaving your accommodation on Formentera, pay attention to the wind direction.

When east wind: 

Best beaches on Formentera to find a flat sea: Ses Illetes, Cavall den Borras, Cala Saona and those at Migjorn area.

When west wind:

Best Formentera beaches to find a flat sea: Levante, Ses Platgetes, Es Pujols and Sa Roqueta.

When north wind:

The flat sea will be found at Migjorn, Cala En Baster and all the Migjorn area.

When south wind:

You´ll find a flat sea at Ses Platgetes, Es Pujols, Sa Roqueta, Cala Saona, Ses Illetes, and Levante.

If you´re not sure what direction the wind is coming from, just ask a local. We´re used to knowing where the wind is blowing from.

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Formentera Beaches: Protecting the dune system

Formentera’s dune systems are an essential component of the island’s coastal ecosystems. These dunes are formed by the accumulation of sand and other sediments carried by the wind, and are found in the areas adjacent to the beaches. They play a crucial role in protecting the island’s coastline from erosion, storms, and flooding.

The dune systems of Formentera are also important habitats for a variety of plant and animal species. The vegetation that grows in these dunes is adapted to the harsh conditions of the coastal environment, and provides a home for a number of rare and endangered species, including the beautiful Formentera lizard.

Unfortunately, these dunes are under threat from a variety of human activities, including construction, tourism, and recreational use. When these activities damage or destroy the dunes, they can leave the coastline vulnerable to erosion, flooding, and other forms of damage.

To protect Formentera’s dune systems, it is important to educate both locals and visitors about the importance of these ecosystems, and to encourage responsible behavior on the beaches. This can include limiting construction and development in sensitive areas, enforcing restrictions on vehicles and other activities that can damage the dunes, and promoting sustainable tourism practices that minimize the impact on the environment.

In order to protect the delicate dune systems of the island, it is important to take steps to prevent damage to these ecosystems. One way that this is achieved is through the use of physical barriers that help to keep people and vehicles from disturbing the dunes.

At many beaches on the island, you may notice that the dunes are surrounded by a rope or other type of barrier that is meant to indicate that the area beyond the rope is off-limits. It is important to respect these barriers and to avoid crossing them, as doing so can cause damage to the dunes and disrupt the habitats of the plant and animal species that call these ecosystems home.

In addition to the rope barrier, many beaches also have wooden boardwalks that have been constructed to allow visitors to reach the shoreline without disturbing the dunes. These boardwalks are carefully designed to minimize the impact on the dune systems, while still allowing visitors to enjoy the beauty of the beaches and the surrounding environment.

By respecting the rope barriers and using the wooden boardwalks, we can help to protect the dune systems of the island and preserve these delicate ecosystems for future generations to enjoy.

Formentera Beaches: Emergency services

The lifeguard service is not found on all the Formentera beaches nor is it year-round.
Lifeguards do a fantastic job every summer and they help many bathers to get out of dangerous situations at sea that, however beautiful and placid it may seem, sometimes shows its rawer side.

Formentera has 6 lifeguard towers on the main beaches of the island. A very professional team of people that we hope you never need during your holiday on the island.

In the description of each of the beaches in Formentera on our website, we will tell you if the beach has a lifeguard service or not.
And if you see someone in trouble at the beach, you can always call 112 the emergency phone number in Spain.


Nude beaches on Formentera

Formentera is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters, but what some people may not know is that many of these beaches are also popular among nudists. If you’re someone who values freedom and self-expression, you might find that shedding your clothes and basking in the sun in your birthday suit is a liberating and empowering experience.

Formentera’s beaches offer a variety of options for those who want to practice nudism. From secluded coves to more open and crowded beaches, there is a spot for everyone. Whether you’re a seasoned nudist or just curious, you’ll find that the island’s naturist beaches are welcoming and accepting of all body types and ages.

While some people may feel uncomfortable with the idea of being naked in public, nudism is a completely legal and accepted practice in Formentera. Many locals and visitors enjoy the feeling of freedom and connection with nature that comes with practicing nudism. Plus, it’s a great way to avoid tan lines!

If you’re planning a trip to Formentera and are curious about nudism, don’t be afraid to give it a try. You might be surprised by how freeing and natural it can feel.
No beach is listed as a nude beach in Formentera and it´s an allowed practice but if you´re planning to be fully naked, you better avoid the most visited ones like Ses Illetes, Es Pujols or Es Arenals. You will feel more comfortable being naked in the many corners that Migjorn offers or at Ses Canyes beach.

Swimming and sunbathing nude in the crystal-clear waters of Formentera is an experience of unparalleled freedom. No fabrics, no boundaries, just your body blending with the surrounding environment. The feeling of the cool water on your skin, the sun warming it, the air caressing it, everything becomes intense and liberating.
In these waters, people let go of their inhibitions and truly feel themselves, without judgment or prejudice. Formentera is an island where nudity has always been accepted and respected, where people feel free to be themselves, to explore, and to live in the present moment in total harmony with nature.

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