Cala Bassa Beach Club
Cala Bassa is 300 metres of golden sands just a 15-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of San Antonio. You can get to the beach by car or for a more scenic route you can take the ferry from San Antonio which runs every 15 minutes and feels much more appropriate for a sandy beach holiday. The sea at Cala Bassa is very shallow, remaining under 1.5 metres deep until 50 metres from the shore so it’s a perfect swimming spot.
As the beach is also supervised by lifeguards and considered one of the cleanest bathing spots on the island this makes it a very popular place for families. Some people consider Cala Bassa one of the best beaches on the island, particularly because when you’re on the beach it feels almost like you’re away from civilization as there are no built up areas visible.
Obviously no one wants to be too far away from civilization so there are enough bars and restaurants on the beach to make sure everyone who comes for the day can be fed and watered. Cala Bassa also has toilets as well as changing rooms, which are a fairly unusual feature in Ibiza. The beach itself has no shade other than from the sunlounger parasols, but a little way back the coast is lined with pine forests where you can sit in the shade when the heat just gets too much – you can pack a picnic and enjoy it under the pine branches rather than trying to eat your sandwiches sizzling under the mid day sun.
Cala Bassa is a great beach for relaxing on but if you are looking for some action then there’s beach volleyball and a banana boat, as well as pedalos for some quieter action. There’s also plenty to explore around the beach itself with an old watchtower a short walk away, as well as the garden of a hermit who lives in a cave in the side of the cliffs. You can also walk along to Cala Roja, which is one of the island’s best-kept bathing places.
- Changing rooms
- Access for the disabled,
- banana boat,
- jet ski rentals,
- boat tours.
Cala Bassa is reachable by car (10 mins from San Antonio) follow signs from either the San Antonio or San Jose direction. Good parking facilities are available. Or (much more fun) take the ferry from San Antonio, only 15 minutes and with regular services throughout the summer.