These two beaches are in the Salinas Natural Reserve, on your way to the beaches you drive through the salt lakes, used for thousands of years for the production of salt. It makes for beautiful scenery and especially in summer the lakes changes color all the time.
The excellent location in the proximity of Ibiza Town has made these beaches very popular, fortunately both are virgin beaches without hotels or big constructions, but what you can find here are great beach clubs and restaurants. They are easy to get to by bicycle, scooter or bus. Es Cavallet doesn´t have a bus stop so you will have to walk a bit. Also take into account when driving a car, while Salinas has a semi covered paid parking; Es Cavallet is a bit of a hassle to park. So the earlier you get there the easier you will find a place.
Between Salinas and Es Cavallet you can find a beautiful natural reserve, great for walking and taking a swim along the way. You have many little beaches and little bays and coves. Take into account that there no bars or restaurants in this part so if you want to spend the day there it´s advisable to bring food and drinks yourself.
A great place to buy fresh made sandwiches, fruits and cold drinks is the little supermarket on your way to Salinas.
Es Cavallet is Ibiza´s biggest gay and nudist beach. Surrounded by dunes and forests, the beach is rougher than Salinas, deeper water and usually windier. Es Cavallet starts as a regular mixed nudist beach which turns into the gay beach towards the end.
You have three restaurants at the Es Cavallet Beach, the first one overlooks the entire beach and is called La Escollera , serves excellent fish and Spanish specialties like Arroz Negro , Paella or oven baked fish a la Ibicenca. La Escollera is also great for a drink before heading back to the city. The second restaurant is called El Chiringuito and is located right at the beach. Upscale and luxurious serves great Mediterranean food and a hell of a breakfast, pancakes with blueberries, fruit salads, juices etc. The third is the Gay Beach Club El Chiringay , great terrace overlooking the beach, cabanas to get a shaded massage , beach service, sun loungers and shower facilities. For lunch a great variety of Salads, Pastas, Fresh Fish and a variety of cocktails.
Salinas is most likely the most popular beach in Ibiza, so very crowded in summer. Frequented by the international jet set, the young and beautiful but also especially in high summer lots of families. A White powdery sandy beach and turquoise shallow water, great in spring and fall. Most of time the sea is calm accompanied with a nice breeze. You can find lots of restaurants but I´m going to mention just two. Jockey Club and Sa Trinxa because they are by far my favorites. Most of the time when I go to Salinas you can find me at the Jockey Club, a restaurant with a palm leaves ceiling wooden decking and furniture. Reserve a table on the first line and you´ll have a superb view. Great lounge music by a life DJ. And finally fantastic food, ranging from innovative salads to fish dishes. I have to say not cheap but worth to try. Secondly Sa Trinxa, a beach Club that attracts a younger crowd and has a hippy atmosphere, also the last stop of the promotion parades of the Clubs. Sa Trinxa stays lively until late in the evening.