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Arenal d'es Castell also known as Arenal d'en Castell (Es Mercadal)

Sand beach

Length of the beach: 650 meters; average width: 20 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: semi-urban; Swimming conditions: moderate swell

S’Arenal des/d'en Castell is considered to be one of the most beautiful places of the northern coast of Menorca. It is close to the village with the same name, between Raconada des Forats and ses Llautanies. This beach is nine kilometres from es Mercadal and at 13 kilometres from Alaior.

This large semicircular bay has rare vegetation and a narrow natural rocky entrance. The swell is moderate, and the bay is surrounded by residential houses.

This beach is part of a larger bay enclosed by Punta Codolada and Taronger. The beach tends to become very crowded with locals and tourists.

For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches.

Arenal d'es Castell

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    Arenal de s'Olla de Son Saura also known as Arenal de Son Saura, Arenal de s'Olla, Platja de Son Parc (Es Mercadal)

    Sand beach

    Length of the beach: 330 meters; average width: 60 meters; Degree of occupancy: medium Type of beach: semi-urban; Swimming conditions: moderate swell



    Arenal de s'Olla de Son Saura, Arenal de Son Saura, Arenal de s'Olla or Platja de Son Parc as it was originally called is next to the village Son Parc. Close by is Cap Gros and na Tortuga. The beach is 14 kilometres from es Mercadal and 15 kilometers from Alaior.

    This sea inlet is characterized by having a quite big size, The beach is large and sandy with a system of dunes covered in scrub bushes and pines. The cliffs here are low and the beach has a gentle slope. on the right side there are apartments and to the left there is a restaurant.

    For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches.

    Arenal de s'Olla de Son Saura

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    Atalis also known as Talis (Es Migjorn Gran)

    Sand beach

    Length of the beach: 10 meters; average width: 1 ; Degree of occupancy: low Type of beach: isolated; Swimming conditions: moderate swell

    Talis or Atalis is situated 5 kilometres from es Migjorn Gran. The beach is between Punta d'Atálix and Racó des Cavalls, close to the villages of Santo Tomàs (west) and the derelict Torre de Son Bou or Esfondrada .

    This coastal corner is the western part of the eight hectometres of low coast leading to Platja de Son Bou in the east. This beach is the biggest on the island of Menorca.

    This beach is very small and is surrounded by steep rocky areas with no vegetation. Agricultural land borders the beach in the southwest. This sandy beach is exposed to the wind from the southeast-south-southwest. There is a moderate swell, crystal clear waters with some areas of seaweed. It is not generally crowded.

    Access by car is easy to Platja de Sant Tomàs. Cars can be left on a free parking area by Sant Tomàs. To reach the beach at Talis you have to walk on a track along the coast. You can also reach this beach by public transport during the high season.

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    Binibeca Nou (Sant Lluís)

    Sand beach

    Length of the beach: 400 meters; average width: 40 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: urban; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Binibeca Nou is 6 kilometres from Sant Lluís between Punta Binibeca and Cala Torret and next to the village Binibeca or Binibéquer. This resort area is styled on an old fishing village by the architect Antoni Sintes). From the coast you can see Escull Illots de Binibeca.

    This beach is the result of a large u-shaped inlet which is surrounded by low rocks. It is quite a large beach with fine-grained white sand. There are small system of dunes at the rear which are covered in scrub. The beach has a gentle slope, calm crystal clear water with some seaweed at the edges of the beach. This beach can be very crowded at times. The underwater conditions for diving are excellent.

    The access by car is easy and cars can be left on a free parking area near the beach. The beach is also accessible by public transport during the summer season.



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    Binimel·là also known as Platja de Binimel·là (Es Mercadal)

    Sand beach

    Length of the beach: 400 meters; average width: 55 meters; Degree of occupancy: medium Type of beach: isolated; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Cala Binimel.là, 10 kilometres from es Mercadal is in the area of Punta d'en Bal.la and Illot close to Cala de Pregonda.

    This inlet is u-shaped and large with a system of dunes and a wetland irrigated by a river at the back of the beach. The beach has moderate swell and enjoys a gentle breeze. The beach is within this Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès and is thus completely undeveloped.

    Access by car involves a two kilometres drive along on a minor track to a free parking area.

    For health and safety reasons local laws ban pets on beaches

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    Cala Alcaufar also known as Cala Alcalfar (Sant Lluís)

    Sand beach

    Length of the beach: 35 meters; average width: 40 meters; Degree of occupancy: low Type of beach: urban; Swimming conditions: calm water



    Cala Alcaufar or Cala Alcalfar is some 5 kilometres from Sant Lluís. The beach is located between Punta Prima and Rafalet, next to the village ofAlcaufar.

    This beach is long, narrow inlet surrounded by fairly high rocks. The beach has a gentle slope, crystal clear water with some seaweed at the edges. The beach does not generally become crowded.

    Access by car is straightforward, just follow the signs to a free parking area close to the beach.

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    Cala Binidali (Maó)

    Sand beach

    Length of the beach: 20 meters; average width: 46 meters; Degree of occupancy: low Type of beach: isolated; Swimming conditions: calm water



    Cala Binidali is 9 kilometres from Maó between Morro de sa Cova Baixa and Cala Biniparratx.

    This beach is in an narrow s-shaped inlet. The area of sand is very small and the inlet is enclosed by steep cliffs that reach a height of 40 metres.

    On the right side of the inlet there is the village. The beach does suffer from strong currents due to the wind from the northeast and north.

    Access by car is easy follow the signs to the village of Sant Climent, near to the Airport and then head for the free parking area. The beach is reached on foot down a steep pathway.

    Cala Alcaufar

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    Cala Blanca (Blue flag) (Cuitadella)

    Sand beach

    Length of the beach: 40 meters; Average width: 150 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: semi-urban; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Cala Blanca is one of the Ciutadella Area Beaches and is 5 Kms from the city of Ciutadella, between Cala Santandria and s'Aigo Dolça and next to the village of Cala Blanca.

    Its name come from the colour of the sands which are virtual surrounded by a rocky area on top of which are villas and some tourist shops and cafes amidst pine woods.

    To the rear of the beach are dunes and further tourist facilities. The beach is however rather exposed to westerly winds but enjoys a gently sloping beach and calm water conditions.

    Access by car is easy as the beach is well signposted. There is a free parking close to the beach and Cala Blanca can also be reached by public transport. The easy of access does make the beach crowded at times with both visitors and locals.

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    Cala des Degollador (Ciutadella)

    Sand beach

    Length of the beach: 30 meters; average width: 35 meters; Degree of occupancy: medium Type of beach: urban; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Cala des Degollador or sa Platja Gran is one of Ciutadella's urban beaches just 10 minutes walk from the Plaza del Ajuntament.

    The beach is between Port de Ciutadella and Punta des Gegant by Castell de Sant Nicolau and the village of Son Oleo.

    This inlet is half a kilometre in depth but narrow and rather small. The beach is sandy, it has a promenade. Despite its calm water and gentle slope and it does not generally become too crowded.

    Access by car is easy. Cars can be left on a free parking area in local area.

    You can also reach this beach from the plaza Europa of Ciutadella, which is a beautiful walk though the streets of Cuitadella.

    For health and safety reasons, the local bye laws ban pets on beaches.

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    Cala en Blanes (Blue flag) Cuitadella

    Sand beach

    Length of the beach: 30 meters; Average width: 42 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: urban; Swimming conditions: calm water Cala en Blanes (Ciutadella, Menorca)

    Cala en Blanes is 4 Kms from Ciutadella between Punta de Cala en Blanes and na Marí. Close by is the village of Torre del Ram and nearby the tourist attractions at Los delfines, Cala Piques, Cala en Front and Cala en Brut.

    This beach is oriented toward the south east and is very sheltered from southerly winds. However it is quite small and does become very crowded as it is popular for its Picnic area and is well served with tourist facilities and its proximity to Ciutadella gives visitors easy access to lots of leisure facilities. The beach itself is sandy and the surrounding area is rocky with low cliffs covered in vegitation.

    Access by car is straightforward and Cala en Blanes is well signposted and a private car park provides free parking. You can also reach this Ciutadella Area Beaches by public transport.

    Cala en Blanes

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