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Beaches

Cavall d’en Borràs

Clear turquoise waters with a lush forest of junipers in the background.

The first beach you will find when you enter the Salinas de Eivissa and Formentera Natural Park is called Cavall d’en Borràs, a less popular place than the neighbouring Illetes beach but, like the latter, with a wild beauty of crystalline waters and fine white sand interspersed with Posidonia.

The northwest orientation of the beach is perfect for admiring the islets of es Vedrà and es Vedranell that can be seen in the distance off the Ibizan coast, a perfect setting to enjoy a wonderful sunset. Another of its strong points is the lush forest of junipers that shelters it which, together with the protected dune system, form the idyllic landscape of an unspoilt wild beach. Its shallow waters and absence of waves make it the perfect spot for families with children and people who want to relax surrounded by nature.

The name of this beach comes from the rocky cape of the same name, which was named after the owner of the Formentera salt flats at the end of the 19th century. It is bordered to the north by the rocky stretch of the Des Carregador beach, and to the south by Sa Sequi, the canal that was built to provide the stagnant waters of Estany Pudent an outlet to the sea.

The beach is just 2 km away from the port, so it is ideal for those who have no means of transport to visit a more distant beach. It is just a short trip on foot or by bicycle and allows you to admire the beautiful scenery of this part of the coast. If you prefer to go there by motor vehicle, you will have to follow the road that borders the Pudent Estany, where the entrance to the natural park is located, and then take the first turning to the west.

And if you are looking for a good seafood meal by the sea, in Cavall d’en Borràs there are several restaurants to suit all tastes. Although it is not as well-known as the famous Illetas beach, it is still one of the most popular with visitors because it offers the best of Formentera’s scenery virtually without leaving the port.

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