Port de Sant Miguel, IBIZA
Port de Sant Miguel (or Sant Miquel known locally) is situated on the north coast of Ibiza. Once the fishing port of the San Miguel village, it has since become a popular beach resort.
The cliffs to the left of the town are home to an eighteen-century defence tower, Torres De Molar. Cala Sant Miguel is surrounded by picturesque nature and one of the most sheltered beaches in Ibiza. It’s a healthy distance away from some of the major hotels and resorts, with a more relaxed atmosphere. It’s also a popular anchor spot for boats and yachts, being well protected from the cliffs on either side of the bay.
39° 5′ 3″ N, 1° 26′ 23″ E
WIND & SWELL
The bay of Port de Sant Miguel faces North and is a relatively enclosed large bay. It is common for cruisers to anchor here for several days since it offers a secure location with all the amenities onshore.
ANCHORING / SEABED
Whilst it does get very busy in the summer, Port de San Miguel is a great anchorage for cruisers with sand bottom and many spots available to drop the anchor.
No mooring buoys available for hire but there are many small boats who buy seasonal buoys meaning you cannot anchor too near to the beach.
It is possible to get to the beach by dinghy but frowned upon if you leave your dinghy on the beach.
Cala San Miguel has a beautiful sandy beach. It’s touristy yet still peaceful, being popular amongst families and couples. The cliffs shelter the bay and the shallow seabed makes it suitable for beginner swimmers and children. The beach was developed with tourism in mind so there are sun loungers, kayaking, paddle board, boat hire, wakeboards, pedal boat and all types of water sports. The water quality is beautiful blue and clean, but its sometimes spotted with resort rubbish so best to do your snorkelling elsewhere.
FOOD & DRINK
There are many bars, cafes and international restaurants lining the beach. Many locals from all over the island also come to Port Balansat, one of the top fish restaurants on the island. The drinking scene is lively, but more relaxed: there are no nightclubs, VIP beach bars, or wild late-night DJ spin sessions – nightlife mostly consists of variety shows in hotels and chilled evening drinks.
Although not quite as manic as the beaches down south, this beach is relatively more touristy than neighbouring areas, and very well suited for shoppers with souvenir shops, grocery stores, supermarkets, and swim wear shops.
THINGS TO DO
You’ll never run out of things to do here. Activities such as watersking, windsurfing, diving (diving school), peddle boat, paddle boat, jet skiing, water skiing and all manner of watersport fun is easily available. Cala Sant Miguel also has medical centres, bike hires, car hires, and tour guides – and if you want to travel elsewhere, there are water taxis, and a miniature train that can take you sightseeing nearby. Little Ferries also go to San Antonio, Portinatx, and the hippy market. A curious walk up the road to the right side of the bay will lead visitors to Cuevas Can Marca, the dripstone caves—and a stunning view. Another walk will take you to the tiny Cala des Molton, with clear snorkelling waters and a cute beach restaurant.
Buses run from Ibiza Town, Santa Eulalia, and the hippy markets, but hiring a car might be a your best bet. Buses take about 20 –30 mins from Ibiza Town.