Punta Prima Beach

The air beach

Punta Prima beach is also known as Playa del Aire beach. The origin of its first name is clear, it refers to its proximity to the rocky outcrop of the same name, but what is the origin of the name “playa del aire”?

Well, this is heaven on earth. All kinds of services around and, in front of it, the imposing Illa de l’Aire emerges. A quiet place, with shallow bottoms and gentle waves (ideal to go with the little ones of the house).

Unfortunately, the buildings that occupy an entire side of the beach attract attention. The excessive constructions could have taken away this little piece of heaven, but, fortunately, that never happened. This is still a paradise of white sand with unparalleled crystal clear waters… Swimming in this beach is like swimming among gold dust and bright turquoise.

Name: Punta Prima

Location: Zona Sur I (39°48’47.8 “N 4°16’53.2 “E)

Distance from Mahón: 6’5 MN ; 11 km

Time from Mahón: 40 min by boat (average speed: 15 knots); 15 min by car

Type of beach: Sand and stones

Anchoring with boat: Sand. Open to E

Danger access by boat: Low

Posidonia: No

Nearest gas station for ships: 5’5 MN; Port of Mahón









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Punta Prima in Menorca, how to get there?

To get there by car, we must take the Me-8 towards Sant Lluis and, once on the road, follow the signs to join the Carretera de Punta Prima, which will take us to the beach itself.

There is a large parking lot available right behind it, where we can park.

Services near Punta Prima

There are several parking lots in the vicinity of the beach, as well as supermarkets, ATMs and numerous dining and lodging options.

Among the nearest services are the seafood restaurant El Faro de Punta Prima and the Mediterranean restaurant Chiringuito Aire. If we focus on hotels, the Hotel Xaloc Playa would be the closest to the beach.

In addition, free parking, ATMs and playgrounds are available nearby.

HOTEL. Xaloc Beach 971 15 91 20 www.xaloc.com
RESTAURANT. Punta Prima Lighthouse 971 15 37 89 www.restauranteelfaropuntaprima.com
RESTAURANT. Chiringuito Aire 971 20 04 67


This restaurant has very good ratings from users. Its varied menu includes from pizzas to tapas and rations.

Its good cuisine, friendly staff and views of the beach, sometimes accompanied by live music, allow the customer to leave the place having enjoyed a typical summer evening, one of those that are remembered with nostalgia when looking back.

What to do near Punta Prima beach?

Its proximity to urban centers allows a multitude of services to be found in the surrounding area. available for the use and enjoyment of users, and even on the beach itself where you can relax in the sun by renting a comfortable hammock or one of the pedalos that are available in the sand, to go into the sea and spend a fun day at the beach that will make enjoy as “dwarfs” to adults and children.

If what we want, in addition, is to get to know the surrounding area, in stage 19 of the Camí de Cavalls We will find the crossing that runs from Punta Prima to Cala Sant Esteve and, in it, we will have the opportunity to visit places like the Tower of Alcaufar, the ravine of Rafalet, the fort Marborought, the same air island or the castle of San Felipe, among many others. Not to mention the countless beaches and coves along the way.

A journey that combines nature and history and that involves a route of about 7.3 km that can be done in just under 3 hours.

How to get to Punta Prima by boat?

To get to Punta Prima by boat, we must leave the port of Mahón heading SE. We will sail along the coast, leaving Illa del Rei to port.

We will continue out to the open sea, leaving the Punta de Sant Carles lighthouse to starboard.

Following the coastline in a southerly direction we will pass the outcrops of Na Girada and Punta Rafalet. We will continue skirting the island, which will take us in a SW direction and leave Morro d’Alcaufar to starboard, after which we will find Punta Prima to starboard.

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