This is the flagship of Formentera, with the nature of the island to be seen at its best here. Vast sand dunes merge with flat rocks and endless areas of soft sand which slope gently into the shimmering turquoise sea. Playa de ses Illetes is the most popular beach of Formentera and in spite of being located in a conservation area, has plenty of amenities. There are two water-sports outlets, several restaurants and you can also sail from here by catamaran to the nearby island of Isla de Espalmador.
Playa de ses Illetes - A classic among the beaches of FormenteraThe sandy beach of Playa de ses Illetes is a long stretch of coastline on a narrow peninsula in the north of Formentera. It is by far the most popular beach in this area and symbolises the beach paradise of Formentera with its vast sand dunes behind spacious sandy areas which slope gently into the turquoise-coloured sea giving it a Caribbean flair. Towards the north Playa de ses Illetes merges with Playa Llevant, forming a unique coastal setting with seemingly endless beaches and great views of the nearby island of Isla de Espalmador and the south coast of Formentera.
This beach is only four kilometres from the harbour town of La Savina and can easily be reached by car or scooter. Playa de ses Illetes is in a conservation area and you will therefore need to pay a small fee. As this beach is one of the highlights of the island it attracts all sorts of people. There are day-trippers from Ibiza who come by ferry and people who arrive with their own boat, as well as regular tourists spending their holidays in Formentera. The shallow sea at Playa de ses Illetes also attracts families and there are certain areas intended just for nudists.
People come here mostly to relax in impressive natural surroundings, but there is also a wide range of water-sport activities available. There are two similar local outlets where you can hire equipment for windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, stand-up paddling and diving. Furthermore, you can hire canoes or take a trip on a catamaran to the nearby island of Isla de Espalmador.
The range of food and drink here is excellent, with several restaurants in the area offering all kinds of mainly local food for all tastes, from haute cuisine to the basics. You can enjoy a great view of the unique coastal scenery from the exclusive restaurant of Juan y Andrea situated in the sand dunes.