10 Mahon Beaches: Incredible Natural Beauty and Colors

Mahon beaches are a mix of sandy beaches and the hidden, small coves, all of them enjoying the crystal clear turquoise blue Mediterranean sea.

Mahon is the capital of Menorca island, located to the east of Mallorca, the largest island of the Balearic archipelago close to the southern coast of Spain. It’s also where the island’s airport is located.

Here’s the selection of the beaches around Mahon – you’ll see why Menorca is worshipped by beach lovers! 🙂

1. Platja de Punta Prima (Punta Prima Beach)

Punta Prima Beach is made of fine white sand, but there is also a rocky area. It lies on the extreme southeast of the island and is one among the island’s largest beaches.

This beach has several water sports facilities, and sailing, windsurfing and pedalos can be hired here. Road access to this beach is good, and food and refreshments are available here, as well as the parking facilities.

2. Es Grau Beach

This sandy beach is characterized by sand dunes and pine trees. It also has fresh water lake which makes it quite unique among Mahon beaches.

Es Grau beach is located in a national park north of Mahon, and provides amenities like good restaurants, excellent bars and shops.

3. Binibequer Beach

Binibequer beach is a small sandy beach in a lovely cove and its shallow water is perfect for children. It is located south of Mahon, just after Punta Prima beach.

The well serviced beach has sun lounger rentals and other basic amenities. There is an interesting bar, where you can drink with your feet in the sea.

4. Cala Alcaufar (Alcaufar Beach)

This small inlet is popular because of its proximity to the town of S’Algar, to the south east of Mahon.

It is great for kids as it has a varied terrain, from shallow waters and sandy beach to the rocks which are quite interesting to explore.

Also great for a quiet day on the beach if you’re not there at the very peak of the season.

5. Cala’n Bosch Beach

Cala’n Bosch beach is a bit further away from Mahon, as it lies at the south west of the island of Menorca.

This beach is near the touristic village of Cala en Bosch. It can be reached by bus from Ciutadella. The wide sandy beach with beautiful water has bars and restaurants, and life guard service. Well worth the trip!

6. Cala Macarella (Macarella Beach)

Cala Macarella beach (and its smaller twin Macarelleta beach) is on the south of the island and it’s a relatively small effort to get there from Mahon.

It’s accessible from the road, and there’s a walking path to get to the beach. But all this “work” is very much worth it because this is why you came to Menorca island for! These are the picture perfect, incredibly blue, clear coves and sandy beaches that you’ll see on post cards.

This is definitely one of the best Mahon beaches. There are good parking facilities, sun beds for hire, self-service restaurant and life guard service.

7. Cala Galdana (Galdana Beach)

Cala Galdana is another beach at the south of the island, in the group of these spectacular beaches with white sand and incredible water colors.

It’s a developed tourist spot with hotels, markets, restaurants and life guard services.

8. Cala Sa Mesquida (Sa Mesquida Beach)

Mesquida beach is just 10 km/6.2 miles north of Mahon.

This is a popular cove that locals visit on weekends. It offers sun beds for rent, beach bars and parking. It’s calm sea and sand are perfect if you want to escape the crowds.

9. Son Parc Beach

Located a bit further away from Mahon to the north this is a large, white, shallow sandy beach perfect for families with kids. The facilities on Son Parc beach include beach bar, parking and water sports.

10. Arenal de Son Saura Beach

This is a picturesque sheltered bay with fine, white sand. There are no facilities except parking, and not so many people – just pure tranquility.

To reach this beach, you should follow the signs from the southern ring road at Ciutadella, and you have to pass through a few gates. It’s at the extreme south west from Mahon, but well worth the trip.

Mahon beaches are the ones to die for, the same as you see them on post cards and catalogues!

Menorca island is not large, and is perfect for exploring its hidden coves and beaches we covered in this post.

Make sure you watch the videos and figure out your plan – which beach will you visit first! 🙂