Menorca is an island with many beautiful beaches and coves. There are sandy beaches with gently shelving entry to the sea, perfect for kids. There are warm turquoise waters that invite you in as soon as you see them. There are coves which reward your effort of walking or sailing to them with their peace and great snorkelling. Beaches can be a great sensory experience for autistic children and there are plenty to be found on Menorca! Here is our round up of some of the great beaches to visit whilst holidaying in Menorca. For more information about any of the beaches and to work out which would best suit your family, follow the links in the descriptions.
One of the few beaches that you can drive right up to, Cala en Porter, with its soft white sand, has a children’s play area, sunbeds, kayaks and pedalos to rent. There are also small caves to explore if you are snorkelling or Kayaking. You can read more about Cala en Porter here.
This is not so much a beach as a really cool place to explore. The rocks surrounding the cove contain many ancient burial caves, some of which you can walk to and look inside. The cove is beautiful and peaceful even on a busy day. This beach requires a gentle hike to get to. You can read more about Cales coves here.
Binibéquer Nou is a small but family friendly cove with an easy path to the beach and a restaurant on the rock next to the sea. You can read more about Binibéquer Nou here.
This is one of my favourite beaches on Menorca. It can get quite busy but it is also large so it doesn’t matter. With its huge bay of warm, inviting, turquoise water which is equally good for playing and snorkelling, this beach makes a great destination for all ages. You can read more about Cala Galdana here.
This is a great little beach which is easy to get to, either on the tourist train or by driving. It has sand, safe swimming and rocks you can walk along. You can read more about Punta Prima beach here.
A lovely long stretch of sand with shallow, warm waters, perfect for playing in the sea. The rocks to the left are great for snorkeling too! You can read more about Cala Es Grau here.
S’Algar is not a sandy beach. It has access to the sea from rock platforms where you can also sunbathe. There are steps attached to the rocks to help you climb back out of the sea. The rock pools, although there are only a few, are great for spotting crabs! You can read more about S’Algar here. If you follow the link you get a bonus video of dancing horses too!
The popular resort of Son Bou has a long sweeping, sandy beach. Whilst not the best for snorkelling, here you will find warm clear waters, sand perfect for making sand castles and water sports. You can read more about Son Bou beach here.
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