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Beach culture in Ibiza is as important as the clubs, one false move here and you could be in social solitude for the rest of your vacation. So plan your tanning time well. Select the right beach for your mood, accessorise appropriately and for heaven sake, if you are planning to crash out, do it in the shade. The lobster look is very last season...

Beach Essentials :

- Selection of sun shades (blue, yellow, black, etc).
- Tanning Lotion with a high protection factor, pink.
- Stereo with headphones plus tapes of Pete Tong, Judge Jules, Danny Rampling.
- A good book/magazine.
- Ice box and refreshments plus fruit for instant trunk padding.
- Baby wipes.
- Designer flip flops and Sarong.
- Pre tanned and waxed body.
- Lots of mates.

Playa de la Salinas

Playa de la Salinas is situated in the south of the island. This large white sandy beach is generally considered to be the trendiest beach on the island with a fine selection of bars and eateries. Sa Trincha has a bit of a reputation as the best beach bar on the island with DJ Jonathan supplying the beach beats for bathers. If visiting this beach please keep an open mind as the beach has its fair share of nudity. Anyone for volleyball?

User Comment: An essential beach that has the coolest people and an excellent vibe about it.

Playa Des Cavallet

Situated on the south of the island Playa Des Cavallet is the island's official nudist beach. The beach is long and white with an array of dunes. The beach also has a good selection of water sports on offer plus a few good bars and restaurants. This is a big favourite for gay people.

User Comment: Bring your shades if you don't want to get caught staring, if you are offended easily stay away.

Cala Salada

This is one of the island's smaller beaches situated in a cove on the East Side of the island. There is not a lot going on here but it is beautiful and quite peaceful. The beach is sandy with a few rocks around the shore.

User Comment: Definitely one for chilling out and taking it easy for a day.

Cala D'hort

Another small beach on the West of the island that has little to offer but it's beauty. From the beach there is a lovely view of the island Es Vedra, but apart from that all this has to offer is sand, sea and a sizzling sun. This is a great beach for chillin'.

User Comment: Hunt this one out if you need to get away from it all, especially after a bit of a mad one. This beach offers excellent recovery.

Cala Jondal

This East Side beach is situated in a large bay with a long rocky and sandy bathing area. This is the place for relaxing during the day though there is life here after dark. There is a good range of seafood restaurants plus the occasional beach party. Make sure you spend at least one day here.

User Comment: A great beach with some good food on offer.

Playa D'en Bossa

If you fancy heading straight to the beach from Space this is the place for you as it is within stumbling distance. This is the longest sandy beach in Ibiza and is popular amongst family holidayers. If you don't mind the families this is ideal for a Sunday special.

User Comment: The ultimate post club beach.

Cala Conta

These highly recommended groups of beaches are on the West of the island. The great thing about Cala Conta is that there is a little bit of everything for everyone. The beaches are beautiful, the sea is popular with snorkelling fans, there are a selection of water sports on offer and a couple of descent bars too. What more could one ask for.

User Comment: Don't forget your snorkel and goggles.

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