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Northwest of Es Pujols

Northwest of Es Pujols are the absolutely spectacular sands of Platja de Ses Illetes, and, across a narrow channel, the uninhabited island of Espalmador, where there’s another great beach, and water turquoise enough to trump any Caribbean brochure. It’s possible to wade across most of the year, or you can get to Espalmador on one of the regular boats from La Savina (May–Oct only; €10 return).

Taking up most of Formentera’s southern coastline, Platja de Migjorn is a sweeping bay with 5km of pale sands and crystalline waters.