Ses Salines - See and be seen
At the southern tip of Ibiza, Ses Salines is a stage for all those people who pay a lot of attention to their appearance and are not frightened to show it. At the beach all eyes are on the young and fit, showing off their sun-tanned bodies covered by a minimum of clothing. Island locals as well as tourists appreciate this somewhat different, trendy place.
Ses Salines is one of the most popular beaches of Ibiza and is in the summer months often overcrowded. It is situated in a conservation area just south of the island’s airport and can be reached by car from Ibiza town in about a quarter of an hour. On the way you will pass the large salt fields which give the beach its name. There is a charge for using the large car park, but parking spaces can also be found along the road. A number of buses offer a service to Ses Salinas and the places where you can catch these include Ibiza town and Playa d’en Bossa.
Near to the car park are a few shops and restaurants. Narrow, wooden walkways lead over the dunes to the beach. Nature can be enjoyed at its best at Ses Salines, sheltered inland by hills covered in pine forests. The fine, light sandy beach here stretches gently into the shallow, crystal clear Mediterranean Sea. At both ends of the beach Ses Salines has a rougher appearance, dominated by rugged rocks which stretch into the water and a stonier surface. A short path over the cliffs leads to several smaller, hidden bays, where you can escape the crowds to relax.
Around the beach are several water-sports outlets, based mainly in small Chiringuitos or tents. There you can hire pedal boats, kayaks, boards and paddles for stand-up paddling, or even a small sailing boat. You can also buy clothing, jewellery and souvenirs from the beach vendors.
Ses Salines gets a lot of its charm from the several beach clubs spread out along the front, where you can enjoy DJ music, sun-loungers in the sand and expensive restaurants. Although it is a similar kind of visitor to those at the party beach of Playa d’en Bossa who comes here, Ses Salines is much more relaxed and it is said that the further south you go the more laid back and way out the people are.