1. Ses Illetes
The small Balearic island of Formentera is home to the most idyllic of beaches. Its 450 metres of beautiful white sands extend north toward the island of Espalmador, where only the bravest visitors dare to swim at low tide. Ses Illetes offers two beaches in one; one side with wind and waves, the other with a lovely, tranquil sea. Enjoy the silence (punctuated by wind and waves) and, if you want, strip off – nudity is permitted. You can get to Formentera only by ferry from Ibiza or Denia, which means that, unlike most stunning beaches, it doesn’t get overcrowded, even in high season. After disembarking, your best bet for reaching Ses Illetes is by bicycle, which you can rent from the port where you arrive.