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Beaches on Menorca

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Punta prima beach
Punta Prima to the east of Sant Lluis is Punta Prima a large beach of fine white sand very rocky at the eastern end. It can be dangerous with strong currents when the wind blows from the right direction. I urge all parents with small children to keep an eye on them when out swimming. Situated in a small but growing resort with a good selection of bars and shops, easy parking right on the beach, sun beds water sports etc.

More info here Worth a visit rating =7
Binibequer beach
Binibequer south of Sant Lluis Binibequer has a small sandy cove. With Binibeca vell to the west & Cala Torret to the east both with a selection of bars and restaurants. Binibequer is all privately owned villas and apartments, not a hotel in sight. Beach bar (renowned the world over) sun beds water sports easy parking.

More info here Worth a visit rating =5
Calas Coves
Cales Coves on the Mahon to Cala'n Porter Cales Coves has a small coarse beach [not one that you would spend any time on] reached by a short walk down a steep sided limestone gorge. There are many caves high up in the walls of the gorge, making the exploration of this area very exciting for children and there dads as well, no facilities at all. Swimming and snorkeling from the rocky shore is recommended.

Worth a visit rating =8
Calan Porter beach
Cala en Porter on the coast south of the airport, Cala'n Porter has all the facilities of an established resort. The beach is reached from the resort by steps, lots of steps, or down the road from the center. Good beach with everything one needs, easy parking, beach bars, sun beds, life guard with warning flags and water sports etc.

More info here Worth a visit rating =7
Son Bou beach
Son Bou -San Jaime south of Alaior Son Bou has the longest beach on Menorca. It has three modern beach bars connected by a wooden path. A red cross hut with lifeguards, Sun beds, good choice of water sports and plenty of space. To the west is popular with naturists. Son Bou can suffer from strong currents, please take notice of the red cross warning system.

More info here Worth a visit rating =9
Santo Tomas beach
Santo Tomas A little further west than Son Bou and through the village of Es Migjorn Gran Santo Tomas can be found. A long narrow strip of soft white sand [rocky in places] backed by hills. A very quiet resort with beach bars, water sports and parking facilities and life guard.

Worth a visit rating =4
Cala Mitjana beach
Cala Mitjana South of Ferreries, situated down a small rocky track off the road from Ferreries to Cala Galdana, on the left hand side just before Cala Galdana but at the end lies a idyllic south facing cove, bounded by wooded cliffs. Easy to park, but no facilities.

Worth a visit rating =8

Cala Galdana beach
Cala Galdana South of Ferreries Cala Galdana is known as the "Queen of the calas" it is a beautiful pine clad bay. The beauty of the bay still stops me in my tracks even now when we visit , with all facilities, beach bars, restaurants and water sports. The Image of Cala Galdana to the right is 1000 x 230 pixels in size.

More info here Worth a visit rating =10
Trebaluger beach
Cala Turqueta Just as nature made it, no facility's at all just a butifull natural white sandy beach. Sign posted from Ciutadella's southern ronda [bypass] One of Menorca's gems, this along with others is protected, very limited access and a charge for car parking. Open from 10:30 till 17-18:00 but get there early in the summer months. Signs on the way inform of the free parking spaces on this and other beaches near by. Easy access but take food drink and shelter from the sun.

Worth a visit =10
Beach at Cala n Bosc
Son Xoriguer - Cala'n Bosc South of Ciutadella Two smallish beaches of white sand. large resort centred around a marina Easy access, ample parking, beach bars and restaurants. Water sports are a specialty.

More info here Worth a visit rating =7
Please keep the beaches clean
Look after the beaches

A beach ash tray costs less than a packet of cigarettes and apart from the unsightly mess, filters take years to degrade. Please clear all your rubbish up and dispose of it in the bins provide and Keep the beaches clean. As you would, no doubt wish to find them, if not for you, for your children Thank you.
Most of the beaches on Menorca are well worth a visit and I would recommend hiring a especially if you have children. A different beach to explore make for an exciting holiday for them and a relaxing one for you. A good tip here is "If the wind is blowing from the north visit the south coast beaches, and visit the north if the wind is from the south"

Beach at Arenal D'en Castel
Arenal D'en Castell On the north coast The beach is an almost perfect circular cove, with fine sand gently slopes into the water. This is a good family resort. Beach bars, restaurants and all types of water sports available and a life guard.

Worth a visit rating =9
Son Parc beach
Son Parc On the north coast Son Parc has a large white sandy beach, (In my opinion one of the best on the island) It's ideal for children as it's very shallow for the first 20-30 meters. Good parking near the beach, Beach bar and water sports of all kinds.

More info here Worth a visit rating =10
Cala Mesquida beach
Cala Mesquida North of Mahon A lovely unspoiled cove with plenty of parking on the road approaching the beach. Bathing is although not ideal for very small children. This beach is popular with the locals on a weekend but is less busy through the week. No facilitys except for an ice cream van and life guard

Worth a visit rating 7
la vall Menorca
Agaiarens - La Vall North coast west of Cavalleria classified as an area of special interest. Beautiful unspoiled beach with dunes. Walks and picnic tables with panoramic views of the area, toilets and car parking. An outdoor Museum is 2 km away towards the lighthouse, where there are toilets and a small bar.

Worth a visit rating =9
Es Grau
Es Grau North of Mahon Large sandy beach backed by dunes, pines and tamarisk trees, leading to salt water lakes and marshes of the S'Albufera park. The sea is very shallow for quite a distance, making it ideal for small children to paddle in relative safety. The whole area is a National Park. The small village of Es Grau provides a few bars, restaurants and shops.

Worth a visit rating =3
Cala Macarella
Cala Macarella, & Macarelleta South of Ciutadella a pair of extremely picturesque pine fringed cove's. Approachable by car from the outer ring road at Ciutadella, or by foot from Cala Galdana [quite a long walk]. Beach bar and sun beds etc. for hire. Take a five min walk around the cliff to Macarelleta well worth it Don't take anything with you then swim back.

Worth a visit rating =10
Cala Santandria
Cala Santandria Just south of Ciutadella is Cala Santandria. Narrow resort beaches at the end of a long Cala, beach bars and restaurants, sun beds, water sports and all the facilities you need.

Worth a visit rating =4
Cala Blanca
Cala Blanca Just south of Ciutadella is Cala Blanca. Small picturesque resort beaches with all the facilities you need sun beds pedalos choice of beach bars serving hot and cold food and drinks.

Worth a visit rating =5
Cala Pregonda
Cala Pregonda West of Fornells Access is by a 20 min walk from Binimella This beach is outstandingly beautiful. A sandy beach surrounded by unusual rock formations, pines and tamarisk, no facilities.

Worth a visit rating =10
Cala Pregonda
Cavalleria West of Fornells on the road to Cala Pregonda This beach is outstandingly beautiful. A long golden sandy beach backed by rocky hillside, pines and tamarisk, no facilities.

Worth a visit rating =10
Cala Tirant Playa de Fornells To the west of Fornells Village is Player de fornells resort medium sized resort and beach with bars, water sports, sun beds etc

Worth a visit rating =6
Please clear all your rubbish up and dispose of it in the bins provide and
Keep the beaches clean as you would, no doubt wish to find them thank you.

Note A small charge has in the past been made at some to take your car down. I have been informed that the land owner is charging to take a car down to Cala Mitjana. There is a nominal charge for parking at Cala Turqueta Also there is a 120 car limit on quite a few on the south coasts unspoiled beaches, including Turqueta, Es Talair and Cala Macarella. So if you intend to visit these you would be wise to get an early start. [The above can change at any time and does so quite often]

Andrew Lowes Writes:
It might be wise to tell people about the "unique" roads they have to some of the beaches, many times I have been tossed about and stopped by cattle on the patchwork of tarmac that is oh so worth driving on to get to the beach. Thank you Andy.

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