Cala Nova

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Cala Nova, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, 07840

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Cala Nova beach
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Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Sporty types, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife

Expert review of Cala Nova

One of the only beaches in Ibiza that boasts waves big enough to bodysurf!

Cala Nova is quite unique in terms of Ibiza beaches. Rather than the typical flat seabed protected from the wind by cliffs and mountainous surrounds, it’s quite exposed, meaning lots of waves breaking on the shore and great conditions for bodysurfing and on some days even actual surfing, though the island’s very underground surf community would probably prefer to keep that a secret! It reminds me of a little of some Australian beaches, though the water is much tamer.

Because it’s just north of the more tourist areas like Es Canar and Santa Eulalia, it’s also less hectic and easy to score a great spot on the dark golden sand, and the rich, red cliffs and pine forests surrounding it make you really feel as though you’ve escaped into the wilderness.

Eating and drinking

Take a break from the beach with lunch at one of two restaurants on the beach – I like the modern ZenSea perched on the hill. But the old, rustic beach shack is pretty good too.

Price advice: 

Sunbeds and umbrellas will set you back 4 euros each.

Expert tips: 
If, on the odd chance, you happen to have a surfboard with you, this is the place to head on windy and rainy days.
Keep an eye on the kids while swimming – there are lifeguards on duty, but it’s easy to get distracted here, especially if you’re used to floating in the shallows of Ibiza’s more tranquil waters.
Arrive early to get a good parking space if you’re driving – although the beach itself is large, street spaces are limited.

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Cala Nova, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, 07840
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All year round
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