Benirras Beach – Ibiza’s most idyllic cove

Proudly located on the northwest coast of Ibiza, Benirras beach is a little heaven well known as much for the romantic atmosphere as for the breathtaking scenery.

Everyone agrees that Benirras beach has powerful energy and a very special magnetism. That might be the reason why artists, hedonists, and hippies have been meeting here for years to enjoy the sun, dance and drum the day away.

Benirras beach, Ibiza

Benirras beach, Ibiza

Surrounded by pine clad hills, Benirras beach has rocky and grainy sand, and almost unbelievably clear crystal water. The colourful sea bed is rocky which makes it excellent to practice snorkeling, but not so easy to walk into. The beautiful sheltered bay with the striking rock of Cap Bernat, is a popular anchoring spot for private yachts and motor boats who gather in the afternoon.

Cala BenirrĂ¡s, Ibiza

Cala BenirrĂ¡s, Ibiza

Held every Sunday since decades ago, the iconic Sunset Ritual takes places at the cove looking out Cap Bernat, as the sun burns orange behind it. The legendary bongo drummers assemble here and begin their own homage to a sun soaked day on the White Island, reaching a crescendo whilst the sun disappears beneath the horizon. There is a special hippie atmosphere in Benirras that does not live anywhere else in Ibiza.

The feast of the drums, Benirras beach, Ibiza

The feast of the drums, Benirras beach, Ibiza

Established in the 90’s by anti-war activists and hippies, this drumming experience is unique. However, the popularity of the event means a fully packed beach on Sundays. I recommend you to come early and spend the whole day at the beach since parking is almost impossible at late afternoon.

Elements, Benirras beach, Ibiza

Elements, Benirras beach, Ibiza

Next to a picturesque beach bar, locals set up stalls where they sell all kinds of accessories that they make, such as earrings, necklaces, and leather goods. There are also three restaurants which serve fresh fish and seafood taken straight from the sea. I recommend you Elements due to its fabulous fresh menu and good feeling.

How to get there: Only ten-minute drive from Port de Sant Miguel, Benirras beach is accessed from the road linking the towns of San Miguel and Sant Joan, taking the offset that indicates the beach.

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