Cala d'en Serra - Oasis of calm in the north
You can already enjoy your first view of the idyllic Cala d'en Serra beach from the road above it. Surrounded by stony hills which are very steep at the coast, the sea creeps into the narrow bay where the deep blue water changes to a bright turquoise colour.
The beach in the north of Ibiza is about a 15-minute drive from Portinatx. The last part of the journey is rather awkward because of the steep gravel road and the potholes. From the car park you can walk along a sandy path for about two to three minutes to the beach, or alternatively there is another car park above the beach from where it will take you about 20 minutes by foot to reach the beach.
Cala d'en Serra is a very small beach lined with rows of small boat houses at the one end. The beach consists mainly of fine sand with scattered pebbles. The water is crystal clear and shallow. Behind the beach is a derelict building abandoned decades ago, but which is concealed by trees which stops it from have a negative impact on the overall scenery. A small hut, decorated with palm tree leaves, serves fresh fruit juices, smoothies and snacks.
There are sun-loungers and parasols for hire at Cala d'en Serra, but although the water is great for snorkelling there are no water-sport options here. The beach is ideal for anyone looking for peace and quiet in picturesque natural surroundings. The beach is not normally overcrowded, but because it is so small it can get rather busy in summer when the weather is nice. It is frequented by couples, as well as by families with children.