Punta Galera, IBIZA
Punta Galera is a breathtaking bay, flanked by cliffs, that was previously a stone quarry. Locally it’s called “flat rocks” because of the series of flat stone ‘shelves’ that have been formed out of the rocks, making it a spectacular location.
It’s one of the most popular spots in Ibiza for nudists.
There are no facilities such as sun beds or parasols at Punta Galera so you need to take everything you need with you – parasols would be difficult to position because of the rocky surface. Water shoes are recommended to make it easier to walk on the rocks and get in and out of the water. As there is no shade available you should time your visit carefully, perhaps going in the morning or later in the afternoon, remembering to take with you sun hats, sunglasses and sunscreen. Punta Galera is not recommended for children. Its location and access mean that it does not become overcrowded. The sunsets at Punta Galera are spectacular – amongst the best in Ibiza.
38° 52′ 3″ N, 8° 38′ 41″ E
WIND & SWELL
The bay of Punta Galera faces to the Northwest so is a great little anchorage with southern or eastern winds, which are common in the Ibizan summer months.
ANCHORING / SEABED
The seabed at Punta Galera consists of rocks and seaweed. There is only enough room in the bay for a handful of boats. Otherwise you’ll need to anchor further out which is more exposed to swell and wake from other passing boats.
No mooring buoys available at Punta Galera.
The beach itself is very small and has many small rocks on the approach, so landing your dinghy can be a bit tricky. there is space to put the dinghy onshore provided there’s not many people on the beach.
There is no sand at Punta Galera – the bay consists of a series of flat platforms at different levels made out of the rocks where you can relax on your towel and enjoy the simplicity of the location. These flat surfaces also form rugged steps down into the crystal clear water of the Mediterranean.
FOOD & DRINK
There are no bars or restaurants at Punta Galera so you should take food and drink for the day with you. At times there are people at this spot selling water and cans of juice.
There are no shops at Punta Galera.
THINGS TO DO
Sunbathing, swimming, snorkelling, surface diving, yoga, meditation – enjoy the peace and quiet of the bay. When in the water you should look out for jellyfish.
Punta Galera is a 30 minute drive from Ibiza Town and 10 minute drive from San Antonio. It can only be reached by road followed by a walk on rocky terrain to reach the bay. Parking is free but there is limited space.