Son bou besides being the longest beach in Minorca, approximately 2 kilometers of sand, is one of the favorite beaches for many families since in Minorca Tiny coves abound a lot but if you like to run, walk along the seashore, do certain water sports, you need a beach like Son bou to get it if you find yourself in Minorca.
Our experience in Son BOU
Our experience on the beach of Son bou It started at 10 in the morning that was when we parked the car in the large parking lot that has the beach. Although there was much room to arrive and as in the rest of beaches / coves of Minorca You have to get up early if you do not want to have a problem and run out of space as it can happen in Cala Turqueta or Cala Macarella.
After taking several days visiting coves we found it weird to see such a long sandy beach, the beach of San Bou, but I recognize that we loved both the color of the sea and all the things that could be done in it.
Son Bou beach
The first thing we did was walk it, a walk that we liked a lot, especially since there was not many people there and we could enjoy its tranquility. Unlike the coves on one side you can find a lot of apartments / hotels, it shows that it is a beach very frequented by visitors to Minorca.
Son Bou beach
In addition to walking along the shore, you can take good baths by swimming a few meters offshore. When you leave you find different beach bars to drink or eat while enjoying a day at the beach.
Along the beach of Son bou you will find different booths with offers for water sports such as: sailboat rental, diving, canoe rental, paddle surfing, boat trips, horseback riding, surfing, windsurfing… therefore you do not have time to get bored for a moment.
Son Bou beach
The waters of this long beach of Son bou They are crystalline too, and being such a long beach we do not feel the same burden that you can feel at rush hour in one of the coves, also insist that we went in mid-September, probably in the month of July or August the number of people increase considerably.
We recommend you read our article on the best coves of Menorca
Before leaving for Menorca
- Search and compare flights to Menorca at the best price
- Car rental in Menorca with a 15% discount
- Guide: Menorca. Biosphere Reserve. Possibly the best guide in Menorca
- Hiking: El Camí de Cavalls. The quintessential hiking trail of the island
How to get
It is a beach that is very well indicated on the whole island of Minorca. Go from the place you go to the island it will be very easy to find the directions to go by car.
As in most beaches / coves there is a free parking next to the beach of Son bou, in addition to other parkings in the urbanizations next door, but it is very important to get up early in the summer months like July and August so as not to have problems finding a place.
The distance from the parking is 2 minutes, with large capacity
Rent a car in Menorca
In order to rent a car in Menorca we recommend the company Sixt, since they have the most modern and most equipped fleet in all of Menorca. It was our choice and it fully met 🙂