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Platja de ses Illetes
Formentera
Vigilance medium
Access disabled people
Type of beach sand
Platja de ses Illetes

Platja de ses Illetes is situated at four kilometres from la Savina, located on the headland de Trucadors, between Punta des Pas and Platgeta des Carregador. There is a disabled ramp for access to the beach in the area called Cavall d'en Borràs. From its coast you can see the small island, which also protect the beach, of Illa des Ponent, Illa de Tramuntana, Escull des Pou, Illa Rodona, Escull d'en Paia, Racó des Palo, in the southern area, and isla de s'Espalmador, in the north. The name comes from here.

In this natural setting, which belongs to the Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès de ses Salines nudism is allowed. The posidonia meadow under its water has been declared Human Heritage by the Unesco. This fact together with its crystal clear water explains that it is very popular amongst divers from all over the world who come to this privileged place.

This beautiful virgin and wonderful beach is characterized by the fact of not being very big, it has fine-grained white sand, very gentle slope (at 50 metres from the beach there is a depth of 1,5 metres) and the orientation is toward west. It is one of the most frequented beaches of the beautiful Formentera.
The accessibility by car is easy following the signs and the deviations. The private car, moped or bicycle can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings. You can also reach this beach with the public transport. The nearest bus stop is located at half a kilometre.

When the beach has a lifeguard service, you must follow the lifeguards? instructions and the warnings on flags. A red flag indicates dangerous swimming conditions and means that swimming is not permitted. A yellow flag indicates that precaution must be taken, but that swimming is permitted. A green flag indicates that swimming is permitted. An orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. Act cautiously when no lifeguard is present or the service is not available and enjoy the beach without taking any unnecessary risks.

For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches.

Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the municipal tourism office below:
Tourist Information

  • Ramp for disabled
  • Kiosk/resorts
  • Diving or sports area
Municipality information Formentera

The island of Formentera has an area of 83,2 sqkm (a length of 14 kilometres from east to west, eight from north to south and 69 kilometres of coast) and 8.000 inhabitants.

Around the island there are several other small islands, the ones located in the north are bigger, like Illa de s'Espalmador and s'Espardell, with an area of 1,3 and 0,5 sqkm, respectively.

The island is nearly flat. There is a central area, narrow and low, which joins the two miocenic headlands, located in the east and in the west. the eastern headland, la Mola, is 192 metres high, whereas the western headland, Cap de Barbaria, has a height of 98 metres. between both mounts, and as a union, there is a narrow and long land stretch. it is aproximately five kilometres long from east to west, and sometimes not larger than one and a half kilometres. The northern area of Formentera is characterized by being very flat and having two ponds, Estany Pudent (used as a base for water planes during the Spanish Civil War) and Estany d'es Peix, aswell as the low and narrow Punta de Trucadors, a system of dunes which determine on both sides Platja de Illetes and Platja de Llevant.

This paradise on earth with a beautiful landscape has inspired several artists like musicians (Peter Sinfield, Pink Floyd, David Alleb, Kevin Ayers) or painters (Grupo 69, Múseo de Artes Contemporáneas).
The municipality has 22 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    450 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    60 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No

Evolution of swimming conditions

Thursday 11 SepFriday 12 SepSaturday 13 SepSunday 14 SepMonday 15 SepTuesday 16 SepWednesday 17 Sep
11:09 h.(Green flag)
10:49 h.(Green flag)
11:06 h.(Green flag)
10:49 h.(Green flag)
10:50 h.(Green flag)
11:02 h.(Green flag)
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