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Secret creeks, beaches and harbours in Fornells, Menorca

In this article you will discover:

Best beaches near the town of Fornells

In the town of Fornells there are no sandy beaches. On the one hand, there are beaches and coves on the other side of the bay (not accessible on foot). On the other hand, there are stone corners to have a good swim. So, if what you are looking for is a real sandy beach, here are the closest ones:

Cala Tirant

Playa Cala Tirant cerca de Fornells

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  • 2-3km from the town of Fornells
  • Typical beach in the north of Menorca: reddish sand and wild atmosphere
  • Accessible from Fornells on foot, by bicycle and by car
  • Nearby urbanization (we recommend watching the sunset at the Isabella bar).


Wild beach in Menorca

Cavalleria Beach

  • 10-15 minutes by car from Fornells.
  • One of the best known beaches in the north of Menorca: reddish sand and completely virgin.
  • Parking 10 minutes walk from the beach with a small bar and toilets.
  • It is highly recommended to stay until sunset and see it at the stunning Cavallería lighthouse (just 1-2km from the beach).

Binimel·la and pregonda

Playa Pregonda cerca de Fornells

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  • Typical beaches in the north of Menorca: red sand, undeveloped and very wild
  • 15 minutes by car from Fornells
  • Pregonda, one of the island’s must-see jewels, is about a 30-minute walk west from Binimel·la. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
  • The small beaches near Binimel·la that are located on the east side of the main beach are also highly recommended.
  • Good restaurant in the Binimel·la car park where you can eat paellas, fish, etc.

Son Parc

Playa Son Parc cerca de Fornells

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  • We recommend Son Parc if you want white sand and an urbanized beach with restaurants, bars, etc.
  • 10 minutes by car from Fornells.
  • Chiringuito Es Bruc on the beach highly recommended

Beaches, coves and secret places of the bay of Fornells

Although they are not accessible on foot or by car, it is highly recommended to rent a boat, a kayak or a paddle surf to visit the other side of the bay of Fornells and visit its coves and corners to have a good swim. The truth is that the entire bay of Fornells is a jewel, but from WindFornells we highlight:

S’Arenalet and Cabra Salada beaches located near the mouth of the bay

Two small beaches with white sand and crystal clear water. Only accessible from the sea.

Playa S'Arenalet en la bahía de Fornells


Playa Cabra Salada en la bahí de Fornells

Cabra Salada

The area behind the islands with beaches such as S’albufereta

Beautiful and very wild area with some beaches with red sand. Highly recommended to go around the island on a paddle board, for example.

s'albufereta beach Fornells

S’Albufereta beach

Fornells Bay Island

Fornells Bay Island

Creeks located in the mouth of the bay to have a swim in crystal clear waters

Finally, we have to highlight the small creeks that exist in the mouth of the bay that are beautiful natural pools to have an unforgettable swim. Only accessible by sea. Paddle boarding or kayaking are perfect options to explore this area!

Rincon bahía de Fornells

Places to swim in the town of Fornells

We have already said that in Fornells there is no real sandy beach, but there are great places to have a good swim. Our recommendations:

Sa Caseta Blanca

A beautiful corner that is hidden in the northern part of the town. There are stairs to access it and also to go in and out of the water.

rocky platform berach in Fornells

Sa Caseta Blanca

Es Clot de s’Aigu Morta

It is a beautiful natural pool that we access from the north end of the town. Let’s see if you can find it.

Rincón secreto Fornells

Es clot de s’Aigu Morta

Es Vivers

This is the easiest and most common place to have a swim in Fornells town. You have Sa Nansa Restaurant/Bar nearby with a very nice terrace with stunning views.

Rocky beach in Fornells

Es Vivers

Other recommendations

Paddle Boading or kayaking

Paddle boarding and kayakaing are perfect options to discover the beaches and secret creeks of the bay of Fornells. It is easy and intuitive and allows you to exlore the bay in an active way. Without a doubt, renting a paddle surf or a kayak and having a tour around the bay of Fornells is a great plan. Make sure, however, that you choose a day with little wind: rowing on high wind conditions becomes much harder.

2 chichas haciendo paddle surf en Fornells

SUP at WindFornells


Fornells is a perfect location for practicing watersports and that is why we practice windsurfing, dinghy sailing and now windfoil in its waters. So how can we not recommend taking advantage of your visit to Fornells to practice some water sport?

Chica haciendo windsurf en Fornells

Windsurfing in WindFornells


Another highly recommended thing to enjoy in Fornells is its gastronomy. You cannot miss its restaurants and typical specialties such as seafood paella, lobster and “caldereta”.


You already have it! We have seen the beaches near Fornells, the small creeks and places that we cannot miss in the bay and finally what to do and how to get the most out of your visit to this beautiful town. Let’s hope you fall in love with Fornells as much as we did!

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