Binigaus is one of the most impressive and accessible beaches on the island, just a 10-minute walk from Santo Tomás. This nudist cove has one of the cleanest and most crystalline waters in Menorca.
Binigaus Beach, in Menorca, is the largest virgin beach on the island, almost 900 meters long. For sure, the best cala of Es Migjorn Gran.
You will be able to choose between going to the middle, which tends to have more sand, or to the extremes. These are a bit rockier, although you are going to be more lonely. The width used to be less than 5 meters across all Binigaus.
It doesn't have any service, nor lifeguard. Depending on the part, there is no mobile coverage, so you should be ready for a great summer day. Go early in the morning to put your towel in the best corners of the shore. That problem only happens in July and August.
It's a perfect beach for children in Menorca and couples and adults, as it has not much deep on the coast. The sea is entirely fabulous, and turquoise waters will leave us freaked out. However, it has some small rocks and stones, so you must be careful if you are on the extremes of the beach.
This cove is one of the nudist beaches in Menorca. You can take off your swimsuit without any problem and practice nudism. It doesn't matter if you do it or not.
Small hills that go until the sea surrounds the beach. You will be covered by intense north winds, persistent some days.
However, Binigaus used to have big waves if it blows south winds as the shore is very open to South and West winds.
This protected area starts in Cala Mitjana and goes toward the East, where is Binigaus.
It's called ANEI (Special Interest Area) cause of the high environmental value. You will find some posters that prevent going to some areas.
Theoretically, you will be able to access Binigaus just by food or by bike, across a small and narrow road, which starts on Santo Tomas Beach. It's a great place to go and an essential alternative to other famous beaches like Cala Macarella or Cala Pregonda; it's less known.
To arrive at Binigaus, you need to go to Es Migjorn Gran, using a road detour in the ME-1 between Alaior and Es Mercadal.
Once in Es Migjorn, you need to take a secondary road to Santo Tomás. Then, you will see free parking or even a private one which is a bit closer to the beach.
When you arrive at the village, you need to turn right to enter inside a stretch of Cami de Cavalls. In 5 minutes walking, you will arrive at Binigaus Beach. We recommend keeping walking as the Cala is very long, and the corners are fantastic.
There aren't restaurants in Binigaus Beach itself, as it's a virgin beach. However, there are other opportunities close to it in urbanization. You must know the following ones:
Es Bruc is the closest restaurant to the beach and at the same time the most crowded by the bathers. It has impressive views of the beach, and a great menu offers salads, meats, and fresh fish. You cannot miss the Menorca mussels, which are incredible. The sunset is very recommended, and you can do it with a delicious cocktail or a glass of wine.
That's another excellent option, especially if you go with children, as it has a pool that customers can use. It also has direct access to the beach and an excellent price-quality ratio of menus.
Following the path starts a beautiful stretch of Camí de Cavalls. That is a trekking path that goes around the island and has a distance of 185 kilometres. In the West direction (direction to Ciutadella), there is Cala Escorxada.
There are some tourist hotels like the 55 Hotel or the Santo Tomás Hotel. You must know that near the coast there are also two luxury rural hotels.
Binigaus Vell is one of the more famous hotels these last years as it keeps a rural aspect, typical of Menorca. It has a good restaurant, where you can taste typical dishes of the Menorca gastronomy.
Without any doubt, Binigaus Nou is a luxury hotel. It offers private swimming pools with incredible views and custom catering services. It's a great experience if you want to enjoy Minorca from another perspective.