People do not come to Ibiza purely to party: it is one of the top destinations with some of the most stylish hotels in the Mediterranean for a very good reason. When you are in Ibiza, you have so many amazing beaches to choose from: the island offers an absolutely beautiful coastline with everything from hidden coves to top beach party destinations. From family-friendly beaches offering a range of exhilarating watersports, to chilled-out beach vibes where you can take in magnificent views, Ibizan beaches are awesome. Here are a few of the best.

If you are looking for somewhere picturesque where you can relax and sunbathe, then Cala Bassa is one of the top choices. Suitable for all of the family, you can find watersports activities to keep everyone entertained. And for scenic views, there are very few beaches that will beat this one. Plus, there is a fantastic beach club when you need to cool down with a refreshing drink or two, or sample the great menu whilst taking in the sights!

This area is very popular with holidaymakers, and its marina draws a lot of people in from their yachts for the day (and night). The beach is perfect for a day out, surrounded by many lovely restaurants and bars. Santa Eularia beach has a long promenade that is ideal for walking along and is popular with runners despite the heat! The water here is shallow, making for a safer place for families to swim in. The shops and large numbers of restaurants in the area make this a very busy resort throughout the summer.

The longest beach on the island, Playa d’en Bossa is best known for its party atmosphere. Having said that, it is also popular with families – due to its great amenities and beautiful stretches of sand. Attracting a host of excellent DJs, the party people love it here. With some of the biggest nightclubs in Ibiza just along the road, you will see that there is more of a party atmosphere here than many of the other beaches.

You will find many different types of visitors here, a real mix of cultures and ages. The area has a large selection of good restaurants and bars to choose from that really come alive in the evening.

Now this is a beach that offers a truly unique experience. In the midst of sand dunes and a pine forest, you will find the stunning beach of Las Salinas.  The soft sand and clear water makes this beach particularly popular with sun worshippers and families. Located not far from Playa d’en Bossa, you are only a few minutes’ away from the party action.

Just along from Ibiza Town and the beautiful port is Talamanca beach. The area is a big favourite for families looking for calm and safe waters in which to enjoy a swim or a paddle. There is a long promenade to take a stroll along, and there is a huge selection of waterfront bars and restaurants to relax in and watch the world go by. If you are staying in Ibiza Town, then this is one of the best beaches in the area.

If you are looking for a different beach experience, head to Benirras on a Sunday. A haven for hippies and those that love the bohemian lifestyle, you can usually catch a musical performance from hippy bongo drummers or other fun types of performers. This area is the ultimate destination for chilling out on the beach, maybe relaxing with a nice drink or simply lying in the sun.

The west side of the island is perfect for watching the sun set, and Cala Conte provides one of the best sunset views on the White Isle. The large beach area, crystal clear waters and stunning scenery around the bay ensures that this is one of the top beaches on the island.

A popular destination for surfers, the Cala Nova beach is quite unique. Surrounded by large red cliffs and hills, this beach feels almost untouched in terms of its natural vibe. Many people enjoy a walk around the area to take in the views from higher up. Whilst families do visit the beach, water can be a bit choppy here so you should take care in the waters. The enclosed cove-style feel of this beach makes you almost feel as if you have stumbled across a secret that not many people know about.