On The Beach: The Guru of Ibiza’s Beach Bars

Tucked into a peaceful, laid-back corner of Cala San Vicente is a ramshackle slice of holiday heaven, where Thailand-meets-Hawaii-meets-Brazil, with a good dose of Ibiza magic. As far as possible from the thumping clubs of the south, On The Beach has steadily garnered an international reputation as one of the best beach bars on the island – for good reason.

Sheltered by palm fronds, colourful frescoes adorning the walls, with positivity messages, surfboards and seaside bric-a-brac filling every other gap, this beach bar oozes chill and good times.

The menu is summery, with plenty of salads and burgers as well as more filling seafood and meat dishes. The Superfood Salad is an Ibiza Summer Villas pick, with organic chicken, lychees and crispy rocket. It’s light but very satisfying. For something more substantial, the Superman Burger with organic beef is a long-time menu staple or the recently added Moby Dick salmon burger, with wasabi and soya simply rocks. The owner’s Dutch heritage sneaks through the menu occasionally with items such as bitterballens – moorish Dutch meatballs done to perfection. They also serve a surprisingly good paella.

Food prices are very reasonable, with drinks prices about average for Ibiza beach bars. During peak season, it does become very busy at lunchtimes, so it’s wise to book. The place is also kid friendly, with kids meals as well as cushioned day beds ideal for families with infants to kick back and relax.

The thing we like most about this place though… there is no pomp whatsoever–with signs encouraging you to kick off your shoes–and you are never hurried along, despite every seat often being full. The service can at times be a little slow, but it’s not the sort of place you want to rush anyhow.

On The Beach is perfect for retreating to after a long morning in the sun and sea. Fill up on good food, enjoy a few cocktails and resign to their day beds to comatose the afternoon away.

They also often host local DJ’s and bands, providing an authentic Ibiza sound. Our tip – keep an eye on their facebook page for when local reggae band, Jabless is appearing. Makes for a memorable Ibiza night!

To book: +34 971 320 115