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The Best Beaches to Visit by Boat

Anchoring  a boat in a shallow area to access remote beaches is an increasingly popular activity among owners of small boats. By doing this, they are able to arrive early to the beaches and coves without working up a sweat, thanks to an enjoyable ride. Once there, you can relax and while away the hours. The bravest among you might even want to spend the night there and witness the beauty of both sunset and sunrise.


Even if you’re not lucky enough to own your own boat, there are many offers for boat rentals available in the coastal towns. You can rent a boat with a driver, who will spend the day with you and take you on a memorable journey, possibly with food included. Or you can choose to rent a small boat that does not require a license to drive. This is great for a group of friends who want to spend the day together in a fun way.

Cala Pi, Mallorca

This little Mallorcan gem will take your breath away. The beach, which is made up of fine sand, has no seaweed and is surrounded by the typical Mediterranean pine. Take care on windy days, as leaving can be difficult, and note that the depth is less than 5 meters.

Cala de San Pedro, Cabo de Gata

This is one of the few strongholds on the Iberian Peninsula that is still inhabited by hippies. Its waters are spectacular, and it’s an ideal spot for fish-spotting and playing sports. Accessing this beach can be a bit tricky, since you have to walk quite a ways (about a 45 minute walk, after which you’ll be ready to rest for a while!), so it’s definitely better to go by boat. There are boats that will take you there and back for a little more than 10 euros.

Beaches in Menorca

Menorca is full of small inaccessible coves, which are only accessible after long walks and armed with everything you’ll need. And this is why a small boat can come in handy. To take a tour of the south of the island, for example, you can visit Trebaluger, Escorxada or Fustam. In fact, there are companies that specialize in this type of travel and makes it easy for you.

Playa de Tavira

This beautiful beach is located in the Portuguese Algarve, specifically on the island of Tavira. The peculiar thing about this beach is that you can only access it by sea from the port of Tavira. The trip is very short and cheap to boot, so there’s really no excuse not to go.

If this has inspired you to rent a boat for yourself and explore some of these coasts, be sure to remember to leave the ladder down so you’ll be able to get back on the boat when you return!


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