Son Bou

South coast, near Alaior

Son Bou beach

Son Bou is the biggest beach on Menorca, and truly it offers something for everyone. At the easternmost end, nearest the large resort hotels, it is bucket-and-spade heaven for families, but you don’t need to walk very far at all before finding the first of the resort’s enthusiastic naturists.
Keep on walking for 10 minutes in a westerly direction and the crowds thin out dramatically and you can enjoy space and freedom to sunbathe as you please in a sandy wilderness backed by nature-reserve dunes. It’s a beautiful spot and rightly considered the most popular beach in Menorca for naturists. Thanks to a length of around 2.5km, there’s plenty of space for everyone – even those who demand a 50ft exclusion zone around them! That said, if you want to squash in with lots of like-minded naked folk, there are loungers available for hire nearer the east end.

Facilities  A multitude of bars and restaurants nearer the resort; there’s nothing at the remote end
Car park  There is a large car park just behind the beach
Best time to go  Any time
How to get there  Son Bou is a large resort about 25 minutes drive from Mahon and 35 minutes from Ciutadella. It is well signed from the island’s main east-west highway, the C-721. Bear left in the resort and the large beach car park is well signposted. On arrival at the beach by foot, bear right and keep walking…