Above: Cala en Turqueta in Menorca

People who know the Balearics well consider Menorca to have the best beaches among the four islands. Some of them are long strands of silky white sand backed by dunes, while others are tucked away into coves indented into the island’s rocky shoreline. In general, the island’s northern coast is wilder than its southern one, and some of the best beaches are reachable only by boat (a service that can be arranged by most hotels).

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