Es Cavallet

Top choice in South Ibiza

On the eastern side of a slender peninsula, the wonderful, wild-feel, salt-white beach of Es Cavallet is one of the island's most perfect strips of sand. It was designated Ibiza’s first naturist beach in 1978; today it's the island's main gay beach. The northern section is more family-geared, while the southern half is almost exclusively gay.

Its three chiringuitos (snack bars) – La Escollera, El Chiringuito and Chiringay – are all excellent.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby South Ibiza attractions

1. Parc Natural de Ses Salines

0.42 MILES

Encompassing southeastern Ibiza and stretching south across the water to northern Formentera, this 168-sq-km World Heritage–listed nature reserve…

2. Platja de Ses Salines

0.75 MILES

Arguably Ibiza's best beach, Platja de Ses Salines is a gorgeous sweep of white sand with glass-clear sea, backed by rolling sand dunes, patches of sabina…

3. Torre de Ses Portes

0.84 MILES

From this formidable 18th-century defence tower on Ibiza's southernmost tip (a 20-minute walk from the south end of Es Cavallet or Platja de Ses Salines),…

4. Ses Salines

1.68 MILES

Just south of Ibiza's airport, the shimmering pools of the salines (salt pans) were the island's main source of wealth until the tourism boom. Approaching…

5. Sant Francesc de s'Estany

1.74 MILES

The little village of Sant Francesc de s'Estany, 6km southwest of Ibiza Town and near the airport, was a base for the workers of the surrounding salines …

6. Centre d'Interpretació de Ses Salines

1.82 MILES

This small interpretive centre, attached to Sant Francesc's beautiful, whitewashed 18th-century village church, explores the history of the salt trade in…

7. Església de Sant Jordi

3.23 MILES

Incongruously located in the suburbs 4km southwest of Ibiza Town, the fortress-like Església de Sant Jordi is well worth a quick diversion. A chapel has…

8. Platja d'en Bossa

3.26 MILES

Now backed by some of Ibiza's hottest clubs (and a bunch of high-rise buildings), this white-gold, 3km-long strip of sand washed by gentle aqua-coloured…