Platja de Migjorn
The name given to the south coast of Formentera is Migjorn. This region is the longest stretch of sand in the smallest of the Balearic Islands of Spain, Formentera. For people looking for the authentic Formentera feeling, Migjorn is the perfect spot.
There are several sandy sections of Migjorn beach, separated by rocky areas. Some areas have wide sandy beaches that are ideal for families with little kids while other areas are covered by rocks providing more privacy.
Type: Long Sandy and Rocky Beach
This boomerang shape paradisiacal beach is five kilometers long. This is the island’s longest beach and consists of several coves intermixed with rocky and sandy regions. Each has its own name and multiple access points.
Sand dunes and pine trees surround the beach and a series of comfortable wooden walkways provide access to nothing but turquoise seawater.
Es Arenals and Es Copinar Beach are the easternmost beaches on the Migjorn strip. Due to their perfect sandy seabed extending out to the sea, these two are the most popular beach and the favorite for many, particularly families with children. Approximately 200 meters away from the car park, you will get to Es Arenals, a small sandy bay with a few fishermen’s hut. In the westernmost sector, you can find Mal Pas Beach, Es Ca Marí, Es Racó Fondo, Es Codol Foradat and Es Valencians Beach. Each one has its own characteristics.
In Platja de Migjorn, all sorts of facilities are available and you will never run out of options, whether for hotels, restaurants or bars. Hammocks are also available but very costly at 18 euros for two. You can always go for comfortable sun beds and umbrellas for shade.
How to get there:
Geo: 38°40’32.6″N 1°29’35.9″E
Platja de Migjorn is just 7.7 kilometers away from La Savina. To get to this part of the island take one of the several turn-offs to the south on the main road. From the main road, there are some good access points that take you straight down to the beach.
Many people take cars or scooters down tiny tracks to parking spaces around the restaurants on the beach. Buses run to both ends of the beach, but they are not regular, perhaps one hour an hour. The L2 bus from the port makes stops on Platja de Migjorn at Ca Mari and Rui La Mola or Maryland Hotels.
The cheapest and quickest way to get from La Savina to Migjorn Beach is to take a taxi, which costs €13-€17.
Did you know?
There are no traffic lights in Formentera, not even one in the entire island, no airport, no fast food chains, no mega discos and no malls. Moreover, since many of the island’s residents prefer to travel by bike, it is impossible to encounter travel jams.
Sunsets are also an unforgettable experience that should not be missed. There is some form of Sunset ritual in the many bars, restaurants and chiringuitos on the island.
What to see:
Not too far away from Platja de Migjorn is the Sant Francesc Xavier Village, the capital and the largest settlement in Formentera. To learn about the culture and history of the island, visit the village’s fascinating churches and museums. Admire the church’s majestic architecture, which was used in the 1700s as a fortress.
As part of the cultural artifacts of former fishermen, old wooden boat huts are kept along the shore. In Es Arenals, you will also see occasional nudists, which is common in the island of Formentera.
What to do:
Calo des Mort can be easily reached by foot from Migjorn. It is a white small cove backed by rocky cliffs and the water temperature is just perfect.
If you do not wish to explore or go too far away, you can just bring a little bread and feed the fishes in Migjorn while snorkeling. There are plenty of them in its clear water.
There is a small supermarket called Supermercado Ca Mari where all beach products, food, greengrocers and beverages can be found.
Spectacular sunsets of course will never be out of the list. Keep in mind that Formentera is one of the best places to go when there is full moon.
Where to eat:
Fuel your soul with finest quality food without burning a hole in your pocket with these restaurants. From fine dining ambience to fun and simple dining experience with your close friends and family.
Gecko Beach Club
This club-like, seafront restaurant dubbed “barefoot luxury” is the ideal place to enjoy a traditional summer meal. In a comfortable environment overlooking Migjorn Beach, a Mediterranean menu combined with the most exquisite and fresh ingredients and imaginative touch is the ideal excuse to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Every Tuesday and Thursday in the seafront gardens, the freshest fish and seafood are cooked on a traditional BBQ espetada, accompanied by live music, from June to September. Find yourself immersed in a local’s company for a gourmet fix for the night.
Address: Carrer Ca Marí 2, 07860 Platja de Migjorn, Spain
Opening Hours: 08:00 to 23:00
Phone: +34 971 32 80 24
This restaurant and bar is a brilliant place to have a sundowner beer and cocktail. It is a perfect spot where you can enjoy the sea, the sun and the pleasant atmosphere. If you would like to admire the sunset while enjoying local Sangria or simply have a fresh beer in a beautiful setting, we have the right place for you to relax. We recommend the ensaladas, tuna salad, nachos with guacamole, iberico ham, manchego cheese and tortilla. Do not miss their specialty, the pomada, a refreshingly simple mixture of Balearic gin and cloudy lemonade. Moreover, a meal just would not be complete without desserts so make sure you get yourself one.
Address: Camino de Can Simonet I, s/n, 07871 Platja de Migjorn, Illes Balears, Spain
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 21:00
Phone: +34 697 84 07 95
Enhance your meal experience in one of Formentera’s most famous restaurants. Built in the 1960’s, the Blue Bar is nestled in the stunning golden dunes of Platja de Migjorn beach.
A place to enjoy the chill out music while guzzling a glass of frozen margarita as the sun slowly sets on the horizon. It is definitely the most spectacular thing you will ever see. The restaurant has some amusing intergalactic decorations and has an alien show at sunset.
Address: La Mola, Carrer San Ferran, Km 7, 8, 07871 Sant Ferran de Ses Roques, Illes Balears, Espagne
Opening Hours: 13:00 to 1:00
Phone: +34 666 75 81 90
What about drinks, shops and hotels?
All kinds of accommodation of various sizes and prices exist in this part of the island. They all fit in well with the characteristics of this natural landscape.
Paraiso de los Pinos has charming apartments and bungalows recently renovated. The bright white, the vivid blue and the green of the pines make a stunning picture, full of style and distinctive style. Hotel Maysi is located just 100 meters from Es Arenals beach the best beach in Formentera in the Migjorn area. Hotel Riu la Mola is also one of the hotels to stay in Platja de Migjorn.
For more than 40 years, Pirata Bus has been a favourite meeting-point for people from all over the world. Make sure you do not miss out this bar. Vogamarí, Flipper Y Chiller S.L., Lucky Bar, Kiosko la Franja, Beach Club 10.7, Es Codol de Foradat and Real Playa are all cozy beach bars with a lot of charm that offers great views of the ocean. Therefore, you can picture yourself sitting on a beach with a cold drink, enjoying a view out to sea.
The marvelous village of Sant Francesc is renowned for its hippie atmosphere among the island’s residents and among travelers who come to visit it. Its narrow pedestrian streets are lined with shops with whitewashed facades. You will find handmade garments and accessories such as jewelry, arts, crafts and leather goods all at very competitive prices.
The artisan market of El Pilar de la Mola is full of character and homemade items to buy. It is open from 4:30pm-10:30pm every Wednesday and Sunday from May to October. It is also a popular gathering place for residents.
Migjorn often suffers a little from the Eastern summer winds during the summer; it is better to move closer to the east side of the island on this strip.
The bigger, sandy parts of the beach get busy, so we recommend you arrive early if you want to get a prime spot. Be careful when you get into the shallow water, there are many rocks in some areas.