Spain

The Gorgeous Beaches of Menorca

Menorca is one of Spain’s Balearic islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It Is traditionally more low-key than its neighbors, Mallorca and Ibiza. The 100 beaches dotted along its coastline are Menorca’s main attraction. I do wish I had a better camera to capture the beautiful island but all I had was the cam on my trusty phone…perhaps next time. As I was traveling solo and didn’t want to rent a car and drive on my own, I went to as many beaches as I could accessible by bus (and lots of walking). I stayed in Mahon, at a hotel close to the bus station and traveled by bus everyday. The major beaches are accessible by bus but there are many more beautiful beaches that you need a car to get to. Must haves: Beach umbrella (sombrilla) preferably a sturdy one that can sustain the strong winds of the island (it is a very windy island!), a wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, beach towel/blanket, and if like me you want to explore the more undeveloped beaches with no facilities, bring an ice/chill box to keep your drinks cold, snacks/lunch, and plenty of water for the trek. And oh, you have to not have an aversion to sand – it gets everywhere on your stuff and on your skin, especially when the wind is strong and you’re using an oil-based sunscreen (which reminds me of an important tip – use cream/lotion sunscreen if you can). The water is crystal clear, the fine sand is white or yellow or red depending on the beach you go to. What a beautiful, relaxed, laid back little island! Menorca, Yo volvera! (I will return!)

Tess, July 2015

 

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