Santo Tomás Beach

Lovely chaos

The similarities between Santo Tomás and Son Bou are numerous: large white sandy beaches with turquoise waters, numerous services around and tourists at every corner. The only difference between the two: the small promenade that leads to the beach and that, here, runs under the pleasant shade of its pine forests.

In this 520-meter long beach, the dunes stand out, over which there are a multitude of wooden walkways for their protection and conservation. Although it is a quiet and safe beach, it is exposed to the swell coming from the S and SW.

On its coast we will find, day after day, a picture that remains unchanged during the summer months: people everywhere, a beach where you can’t fit a pin (much less try to spread a towel, because we anticipate that finding a place on the sand is going to be complicated), reddened tourists after hours in the sun, children running around you, couples playing paddle on the shore, sand castles to dodge and peddlers advertising their services “loudly” (they can rent you a hammock, sell you a towel or offer you a coconut to cool you down).

And among this sea of stimuli, before you rises a calm sea of indescribable colors. A paradise that, at times, can go unnoticed among so much noise, but that, in spite of everything, and even with so much commotion included… the landscape is endearing, and is there anything more summery than this sweet chaos?

Name: Santo Tomás Beach (or Platja de Sant Tomàs)

Location: South Zone II (39°54’48.9 “N 4°02’24.2 “E)

Distance from Mahón: 19’7 MN ; 27 km

Time from Mahón: 1h 19 min by boat (average speed: 15 knots); 26 min by car

Type of beach: Sand

Anchoring with boat: Sand. Open to S

Posidonia: No

Dangerous access by boat: Medium. Escollos on the E side, caution if approaching from Son Bou. It is necessary to take into account s’Escull d’en Salat, a low stone with a minimum depth of 3 meters, located to the E of the beach of Santo Tomás.

Access to land by boat: Swimming area delimited by buoys.

Nearest gas station for boats: 18 MN; Port of Mahón


















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Santo Tomás beach in Menorca, how to get there?

Coming from Mahón by car, we will have to take the Me-1 towards Ciutadella. When possible, we will join the Me-16 until the traffic circle where we can continue on the Me-18.

Driving along this road we will reach a traffic circle in front of the sea and we will have to continue on the left towards Santo Tomás. In this street we will find several free parking lots where we can park.

Services near Santo Tomás beach

In Santo Tomás we will find all kinds of services along the beach: hotels, restaurants, two parking lots, a supermarket, a pharmacy and also a center, the DMS Sports & Kayak, where it is possible to get equipment to practice different types of water sports and even rent boats or participate in different types of excursions.

Among the accommodation options we find a multitude of possibilities with very varied characteristics: hotels, apartments, villas… Just to mention a few we have 4-star hotels such as the Santo Tomás Hotel, the Sol Beach House Menorca or the Globales Lord Nelson. If we prefer more modest options we have the Mestral and Llebeig Apartments or the Hamilton Court Apartments (both 2 star hotels).

If we focus on the restoration, the possibilities are also numerous in the vicinity of the beach. For example, the restaurants Es Pins and Malibu (Mediterranean cuisine), or the Chiringuito Es Bruc (ideal for tapas and rations).

HOTEL. Hotel Sol Beach House Menorca 971 37 00 50
CHIRINGUITO. El Chiringuito Es Bruc 971 37 04 88
WATER SPORTS. DMS Sports & Kayak 616 33 83 93


If you feel like enjoying the Minorcan sea in a different way, if you also like water sports and want to live an unforgettable experience, in Santo Tomás you will find the perfect place for you.

The DMS Sports & Kayak center has a thousand options to choose from. With them, you can rent the necessary equipment for paddle surfing and kayaking, but also for excursions and discover the hidden corners of the Menorcan coast. They also offer the possibility of renting bicycles, boats and catamaran trips.

Undoubtedly, a place to take into account when planning our vacations.

What can we do for St. Thomas?

We have already mentioned that there are a multitude of services available, so it will not be difficult to find numerous plans to do (both inside and outside the beach), simply by taking a stroll around the area.

However, if we want to escape a little from the “touristy”, we can encourage us to make a stretch of the Camí de Cavalls. In its 15th stage, it runs from Santo Tomás to Son Bou, and during it we can move away from the coast and go into the island to discover places like the wetland of Son Bou (a must for bird and nature lovers) or its Paleochristian Basilica. We can also visit the Torre d’en Galmés, one of the largest Talayotic settlements in Menorca located between Son Bou and Alaior.

A bit of history and nature that will help us detoxify from so much sun and sand.

How to get to Santo Tomás beach by boat?

To reach Playa de Santo Tomás 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 Punta Prima and Punta dels Marbres to starboard. At this point we will have the Illa de l’Aire on our port side.

Following the coastline, we will orient ourselves in a NW direction and ascend passing Cape Binibeca, Cap d’en Font, Cap de ses Penyes… We will see the Illot de Binicodrell from the bow and, before reaching it, we will find the beach of Santo Tomás to starboard.

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