Cala Salada, IBIZA
Cala Salada is about 4 kilometres north from San Antonio. A secluded, protected sandy cove that’s popular with residents and boat owners, it has two beach areas: Cala Salada and Cala Saladita.
Surrounded by pine trees, this beach feels rustic and untouched, truly peaceful. Cala Salada used to be an old fishing dock, evidence of which you can see on one side. It’s a popular spot for naturalists.
A small strip of sand, very few sun beds, and clean turquoise water make it a popular choice for those looking to escape the noise, hustle and bustle of San Antonio.
Ideal for boats as this beach is harder to get to by car / land. An amazing beach and worth the visit! Not so easy for others to access because there are a lot of rocks and stairs to be conquered.
39° 0′ 36″ N, 1° 17′ 50″ E
WIND & SWELL
Open to North West, West, South West and South.
Decent protection otherwise.
ANCHORING / SEABED
Possible further out away from the swimming zones, and avoid the posidonia on the sea bed..
This is an option if you can anchor further out.
Beautiful beach although often very crowded. There are some very beautiful sandy spots along the cliff side which fill up fast!
The sea bed is soft sand, and the waters are shallow, beautifully clear and great for swimming. The water colours here are stunning: mostly light turquoise blue, and emerald green, with deeper blue shades further out. Cala Salada is a decent sized beach, about 100 metres long, and 5 – 30 metres wide. The beach does get busy on summer weekends, with visitors – mature couples, Ibiza locals, young Spanish families and some holidaymakers—lounging across both Cala Salada and Cala Saladita, near to it. Facilities include sunbeds, parasols, toilets, showers, parking, lifeguards, and disabled access.
FOOD & DRINK
The singular beach restaurant is a hit with the locals, and good for paella. There’s also a kiosk for ice-cream and cold drinks.
No shopping nearby, but there is a kiosk for cold drinks and ice-cream.
THINGS TO DO
Pedalos are available on the beach. Snorkelling is also good. Many dive off the cliffs here, although caution is advised. Watching the sunset is recommended from the vantage point between Cala Salada and Cala Saladita. The Ses Fontanelles caves are also worth a visit. Just before the entrance to the bay, you can walk uphill along the dirt track until you come to the caves at Ses Fontanelles, where you will see cave paintings that date back to the Bronze Age, and some amazing views.
You can get there by bus or car. Follow the signpost if you come from San Antonio. During high-season, the road is closed from 9.30 to 17.30 ( only people with reduced mobility, clients of the restaurant, taxis and scooters can pass through).