It is the Posidonia oceanica that gives Formentera that unique blue color, one of the most beautiful and privileged corners of the Mediterranean.

Paradise, right here.

These are your best sandboxes to romp this summer.

Ses Illetes, one of the 'top'

It is the great beach icon of Formentera, it seems designed by nature to fall in love with those five islets that give it its name (

illetes

): Tramuntana, des Forns, Escull des Pou, Redona and Escull d'en Palla.

Located to the north of the island, on the west side, its 450 meters of sand are divided in two by a rocky area.

Calm and shallow waters, with dune areas protected by wooden walkways.

Walking towards its northern end, on the peninsula des Trucadors, you can see the nearby island of s'Espalmador, which can only be reached by boat.

Llevant beach, the wild sandbank

Less frequented and famous than its 'neighbor'... but just as tempting.

Located in the eastern part of Es Trucadors, it is three times as long -1,450 meters- with an average width of 90 metres.

Like Ses Illetes, it boasts an extensive protected dune area, with wooden walkways to access its fine white sand.

And in its northern part, the narrowest, it almost joins Illetes so -in just 50 meters- you can enjoy both without moving the towel and walking just a few steps.

In addition, it offers spectacular views of the east coast of Formentera -towards the Tramuntana coast- and is ideal for long, relaxed evening walks, with much milder temperatures than in the morning.

Cavall d'en Borràs, surprise among junipers

It is the first one that we can find when entering the

Natural Park of Las Salinas de Eivissa and Formentera

.

Sheltered by a lush juniper forest, its shallow waters and hardly any waves make it ideal for

families with children

.

A little to the north is the rocky stretch of Playa des Carregador;

and to the south, sa Sequi, a canal that was built to give access to the waters of Estany Pudent to the sea.

Another advantage is that it is only 2 km from the port of La Savina, so you can walk from there without the need for transport, for those who lack it.

Cavall d'en Borràs.

Es Pujols and Sa Roqueta: the urban and the flirty

Es Pujols is the only urban beach in Formentera, so it also provides its differential value for those who do not want to travel around the island and choose to be close to their hotel or apartment.

A 690-meter sandbank that extends along the Paseo Marítimo of this town.

It alternates stretches of sand with rocky areas that shelter the

escars

, typical boathouses for fishing boats.

Another factor to highlight is that it is one of the two adapted beaches on the island.

Very close, about a 10-minute walk to the west, is the pretty beach of Sa Roqueta, very little frequented and with a dune system that separates it from the Pudent lake.

It's Pujols.

Ses Platjetes, towards the Tramuntana

Three coquettish and cozy semicircular beaches are the prelude to the town of Es Caló de Sant Agustí and the glittering cliffs of La Mola.

Formerly they were known as 'Platgeta de prop', 'Platgeta d'Enmig' and 'Platgeta de més enllà', depending on their proximity to Es Caló.

They are reached by wooden walkways that cross a dune area and a forest of low junipers.

Their rocky areas make them ideal for snorkeling.

Between the three they add 600 meters of sandbanks.

Ses Platgetes.

Cala Saona, the 'natural pool'

Barely 140 meters long, but very wide towards its interior wooded area, the protection provided by the low cliffs gives it the air of a calm natural pool.

And its

turquoise waters

contrast with the reddish earth of the rocky areas.

Calo Saona is ideal for practicing water sports such as paddle surfing, kayaking or snorkelling... or taking an aquatic excursion to the cliffs of Punta Rasa, with its curious underwater caves.

Next to the nearby Cap de Barbaria, it is the best place to admire the romantic sunsets of Formentera.

Cala Saona.

Migjorn, the infinite sandbank

It occupies practically the entire southern area of ​​the island.

A succession of beaches and coves separated by interspersed rocky areas, each with its own name and direct access: Mal Pas, Ca Marí, es Racó Fondo, es Codol Foradat, playa des Valencians, es Arenals and es Copinar.

Sheltered from the strong winds of the Tramuntana in the north, it is ideal for families with children.

It also has various restaurants where you can savor the typical dishes of the island... and beach bars where you can have a drink at sunset.

Migjorn.

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