Address: Benirras, Ibiza, Spain

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The hippy’s choice for sunset - complete with beachside bongo drumming.

Once considered the heart and soul of Ibiza’s bohemian community, Benirras suffered a terrible tragedy in 2010 when the area was ravaged by out-of-control bushfires that raged for two days. Now in the process of rehabilitation, I think it’s more important than ever to show our support to the community by visiting regularly and supporting local businesses. The beach itself and the surrounding hills are still stunningly beautiful, but you’ll see the damage to what were once sprawling pine forests inland as you drive through the winding road.

In the centre of the bay is a huge rock, Cap Bernat, rising from the water, and it provides a beautiful alternative sunset view from around 8pm as the sun begins to set, casting a warm amber glow over the bay and the many super yachts now choosing to moor and watch the view.

Value for money

Price advice

Sunbeds 6 euros and umbrellas 3.50 euros.

Expert tips

Though bongo drumming on the beach was banned by the police a few years back, there is still a dedicated group of drummers who come out from the hills to play at sunset each Sunday, a true Ibiza moment.

The shore is made up of tiny pebbles, so wear rock shoes or even flip flops into the water unless, of course, you have very tough soles!

Prices in the restaurants here are sky high, so if you’re on a budget, it’s a good idea to pack a picnic.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with younger children
  • First-time travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Great views / scenery
  • Live entertainment
  • People watching
  • Nature / wildlife