Fornells is a typical fishing village, no high rise buildings, just white washed cottages
down to the traditional quayside. What makes this attractive village so different is that it is located
at the entrance to the second largest natural harbour on the Island. Stretching inland for
3 miles it rivals Mahon in size.
This is not a traditional seaside resort as there are no beaches in the bay. There are however
a wonderful selection of beaches with about 5 miles of the bay. Today it is
still a fishing village and the restaurants on the quayside serve fish fresh from the boats.
Opposite the castle ruins is the small island with a watchtower and there is a second watchtower at the end of the promonade at the cape. The Torre is open to the public and from the top you can imagine how it must have felt to be scanning the horizon for invaders.
Here you will also find a selection of watersports. Its large and well protected making making it suitable for
novices and for experienced enthusiasts of sailing, scuba diving and most watersports.
The area is renouned for its fish restaurants and for its Lobster Stew. Built originally to defend the noth coast from pirates the village grew in importance with the construction of Castell Sant Antoni.