Menorca is a real paradise of beaches, stunning landscape and excellent gastronomy. Beautiful villages, unforgettable boat trips, a perfect place to practice water sports… like surfing for example. You heard correct, surfing. Despite Menorca is not well known to be a top destination for surfers, it is still a great place where to practice it. In this post we are going to talk about surf in Menorca.
Beaches where you can surf in Menorca
When talking about surfing in Menorca there are two positive things you should take in consideration: The first fact is that being outside the official surfing circuits of Spain Menorca is the perfect place to practice surf away from the crowd. The second aspect is that Menorca’s size gives you the opportunity to travel from beach to beach in a short period of time.
To surf on the south coast, from east to west, you can find beaches such as Punta Prima, Binigaus, Son Bou or Cala’n Bosch. On the north coast, from east to west, you can find Cala Tortuga, Calders, Cala Tirant, Cavalleria, El Pico, Cala Pilar, Cala Carbó and La Vall.
Menorca is considered to be a real paradise for sailors thanks to the presence of strong winds all year round. It’s curious how surf and windsurf lovers still haven’t realized this great feature the island possesses.
The bay of Fornells: surf for beginners
This is the perfect location if it is your very first time handling a surf board, especially thanks to its calm waters. The bay is house to its own islands, virgin coves and beaches that add a unique charm to the place. In this location you can also encounter a unique ecosystem of sedentary birds, that is, they do not migrate to Africa during winter. An enchanting place where to practice sport.
In Fornells you will find easy access to small companies that offer surf courses and surf boards renting services. The Club Náutic de Fornells, in this case, is the right place.
As you can see from this post taking advantage of your holidays to practice surf in Menorca is a great plan! Make sure to take note of all the beaches we mentioned before and get ready to enjoy this unique experience. Lastly, we recommend you to rent a car so you can move faster around the island in search of the perfect wave.