Son Bou is the longest beach in Minorca with white sand stretching for several kilometres. It is popular and the developed end of the beach becomes busy in summer, but if you are prepared to walk you can escape the crowds even at peak times. The corner at the very end of the beach is called Talis (and beyond here you get to Santa Tomas). Behind the beach is a wetland area which empties into a duckpond just beyond the main carpark.
Son Bou is a good beach for watersports in general and has swimming zones patrolled by lifeguards in summer.
At the developed end of the beach are 2 beach cafes and set further back you will find more bars, restaurants and shops. Here there is also a bowling alley and you will also find a number of bars and clubs open during the summer.
Turn off the main Ciutadella-Mahón road at Alaior. Son Bou is well signposted. There is a large free carpark behind the beach.
There are a few rocky areas mixed in the shallow water. If it is wavey there can be rip currents.