7 of the Mediterranean’s most stunning beaches
Discover 7 stunning beaches of the Mediterranean accessible by boat.
If you have arrived on this page, you are probably thinking of your next sailing destination.
As the summer months get closer, more and more people start to ask the question; what are the most stunning beaches to visit by boat?
It is normal, don´t worry! Even I have the same problem when trying to recommend destinations.
There are so many beaches available which makes you ask the difficult question which one should I visit? It happens to everyone.
So, the first question you need to ask yourself is Spain or abroad?
Once you have made your decision, read the following carefully because here you will find the answer to whether you decide to stay in Spain or go elsewhere.
Below you will find a list of the most stunning beaches of the Mediterranean.
And because each of them has something unique to offer, we will explain a little bit about each of them to help you make your decision.
Relax, read and enjoy what we have written.
1. Cala Saona (Formentera)
Let us start with Spain and more specifically the Balearic Islands or pitiusas. Close to home (in my case) and easily accessible.
Formentera has everything to offer that you could ever need.
From permissiveness of anchoring (but remember Poseidon´s area) to the natural beauty of the island.
Cala Saona is said to be the most beautiful cove in Formentera. This is not a lie, I would say so!
There are also many other coves just around the corner that are well worth seeing.
We shouldn´t forget Formentera is a very small island and easy to sail around by boat.
69km of coastline full of coves and cliffs that will have your attention non-stop.
Turquoise waters and white sandy bottoms make it almost impossible to get out of the water once you´re in.
It is just as accessible by boat as it is by car. But if you go by boat, even better as you will discover places you wouldn’t be able to otherwise.
Moreover, the most natural part of the islands is in the coves (where the habitat remains intact). The water there is always much cleaner too!Discover 7 stunning beaches of the Mediterranean accessible by boat. Click To Tweet
2. Es Trenc (Mallorca)
Continuing with the Balearic Islands.
Mallorca, the biggest island of them all is one of the most popular destinations.
They say it is the most beautiful beach in Mallorca and I agree because I keep seeing photos on Instagram.
The turquoise water, white sand and its atmosphere make it a top destination.
If you arrived blindfolded without knowing where you are, and suddenly it was taken off, you would think you are in the Caribbean.
This beach is completely untouched. But this doesn´t mean it is always crowded, it is usually fairly quiet.
Being at least 3m deep you can anchor almost anywhere without a problem, get off the boat and go for a swim in truly unforgettable surroundings.
And even swimming at the beach becomes enjoyable as you will see many different species of fish and aquatic creatures.
I recommend taking a snorkel, I had an amazing experience.
If you would like to get off and go for a walk, there is 3km of trails for you to do so.
Beware of the sun, always wear some form of protection, there are no shaded areas on this beach as it is completely untouched.
3. Cala Conta (Ibiza)
Next is the third in Spain, Cala Conta
Despite being a busier cove, its natural beauty means it is an absolute must to visit.
Visiting Cala Conta by boat is a completely different but incredible experience.
If you have not been yet, you will see what I mean.
Visiting by boat, you will also not find yourself overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of an overcrowded beach (which usually happens in the high seasons)
This is a beach that can get very busy; therefore, we recommend going at the start or end of the season.
Facing Cala Conta, you will find yourself many small islets that are only accessible by boat.
Lucky, isn’t it?
This is often the case most of the time around the islands. As for anchoring at Cala Conta, zero problems.
Anchor wherever and whenever you want. I would recommend you go snorkelling for a long time. Remember to wear your goggles!
Moreover, if you would like to eat at an authentic Ibizan beach bar, you can do so by reserving in advance.
I recommend Sunset Ashram. Not only for its food but also for its views.
You can also look over your boat from here.
4. Myrtos Beach (Kefalonia, Greece)
Leaving Spain and moving onto Greece, more specifically Kefalonia (in the Jonica Islands)
Myrtos is one of its top beaches.
Obviously, you can´t fault Greece. But more so, this beach specifically in the north of the Island and between two mountains.
The latter makes it a sheltered beach so that the winds are always light and you don’t have to worry about sea conditions.
The best time to visit is first thing in the morning.
This is because sea conditions are usually better and there isn´t the hustle of hundreds of people on the beach.
As well as this, don´t forget that going by boat enables you to go for a swim whenever suits you.
Always take snorkelling equipment with you, because swimming in Ionic waters is a real treat.
The contrast between the green and turquoise is what makes this beach is unique. You´ll want to get off the boat and make the most of its green trails surrounding the cove.
Finally, if you have time, we recommend that you take in the views of the mountain.
Don´t forget to take some good shoes with you.
5. Saplunara, Mljet Island (Croatia)
Located on the Dalmata coast, another paradise for sailors. Specifically, Mljet, with its set of beautiful but accessible islands.
Saplunara, surrounded by pine trees and very quiet, is a beach (although some consider it a lagoon) that reverberates peace.
It is very sheltered that neither wind nor the waves will affect your tranquillity.
Considered one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in the Adriatic Sea it is also very ecological and is kept very clean.
Without a doubt, if you are looking for a relaxing and peaceful time, this is your place.
6. Lake Oludeniz (Turkey)
Oludeniz means ¨dead Sea¨ but we are not in the Dead Sea, instead of in the Egeo Sea.
This turquoise beach is known for its blue lagoon which has been chosen amongst the best five of its type in the world.
Surrounded by green trails, the beach and the lagoon are connected by a narrow passage.
This special blue lagoon is kept very clean, the people here are very respectful, as are the ducks and geese that live there!
The water is very shallow, and it has pebbles on the bottom but honestly, it is such an idyllic place who cares if the bottom is sand or rock.
The only thing you need to keep in mind is the draft of your boat.
If you are thinking of visiting the Aldeniz Lagoon, I recommend you do so before the high season starts.
This way you will have more peace of mind as there will be fewer boats and swimmers.
7. Cala Rossa (Sicily, Italy)
The ¨Red Cove¨ was named after the blood that was shed after the Cathardi were defeated by the Romans in the First Punic War.
In-between the islands of the Egadi archipelago (also known as the Egadas or Agata) that face the Sicilian coastline, you will find Favignana.
This is where Cala Roja is located. It has been considered one of the best beaches in Italy for a number of years.
And for me it will continue to be, the range of colours in the sea from blue to turquoise to green is truly beautiful.
When we talk about Cala Roja, we are talking about a natural swimming pool in the Mediterranean at the same time.
Snorkelling here turns your dreams into reality, the seabed is mainly sandy but with a few rocks.
The surrounding landscape is also worth visiting so I would recommend doing so.
You will fall in love with walking along its beaches
Here you have a list of 7 stunning beaches that we recommend visiting.
Think that we should add another beach to this list? Tell us where in a comment below.
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