Latitude 38°50'N Longitude 1°24'E
Ses Salines is a 1.5km stretch of fine white sand located on the south coast of the white island. The beach is situated right inside the Parque Natural de Ses Salines, just next to Ibiza’s salt mines which is also where it got its name. Ses Salines is arguably the most famous beach in all of Ibiza and just 7nm away from the Ibiza town centre or alternatively 10 minutes by car. The beach also boasts an excellent selection of restaurants serving fresh seafood, sushi as well as meat and vegetarian dishes; something for all tastebuds to enjoy. Further along on the west-end of the beach there’s also a dedicated area for yachts to anchor onto buoys.
Things to do in Ses Salines
In Ses Salines, you can find a number of top bars and restaurants dotted along the full stretch of the beach. Most places will even serve you food and drink directly on the sand! The perfect place to enjoy an ice-cold mojito whilst listening to the electronic music flowing out of the bars.
There is usually a good atmosphere on Ses Salines and in summer it can get a little busy, although as the beach is so long, you can almost always find a place. You can also find plenty of services here including toilets, lifeguards, beach security, sun loungers and even a small supermarket.
Visit Ses Salines by boat
From the town of Ibiza, Ses Salines is just 7nm away, most boats normally anchor down on the western end of the beach where there is more depth to the sandy seabed. Just 5nm sailing northwest of Ses Salines, you can find the idyllic beach Cala Jondal and another 1nm north from there, Port Roig beach. Ses Salines is well protected from northern and easterly winds, however if the wind is coming from the south, be careful as mooring can get rather rolling.
Despite being a lively beach during the day, at night-time it quietens down and becomes a tranquil place to anchor for the night. For those who want a bit more atmosphere, there are regular buses or taxis which can take you to the centre of Ibiza – so you and your guests can enjoy the world-class nightclubs until the early hours of the morning.
Anchorage in Ses Salines, Ibiza
Ses Salines beach is mostly sandy-bottomed, however it’s also in an area full of Posidonia, meaning yachts have to be extra careful when anchoring and some areas are prohibited. Posidonia has a positive effect on this part of Ibiza as it is the main reason why the sea is so clear, absorbing C02 in the water and releasing oxygen.
Luckily, there is a Posidonia surveillance boat which passes at least once a day to assist boats in finding the right places to anchor. There are a number of buoys available to anchor for yachts of up to 30m in length. The VHF channel is 77 although we recommend to book online in advance, especially in the summer. If you choose to anchor on the buoys, there is also a tender service available to take you to and from the beach.