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Playa de ses Illetes

Platja de Ses Illetes (Balearic Islands, Spain)


One of many beach destinations in Spain that defines the concept of unspoiled beauty, Platja de Ses Illetes is small and intimate with a gentle slope that allows for swimming at all skill levels. During peak tourist times, the beach is staffed by lifeguards who are tasked with assessing various conditions and who use different colored flags to alert guests to potential issues, usually related to weather or rough surf. Swimming is allowed when no lifeguard is on duty but it is at the visitor’s discretion how far out into the surf to swim.