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Cala en Bosch also known as Cala'n Bosch (Blue flag) Ciutadella

Sandy beaches

Length of the beach: 80 meters; Average width: 80 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: urban; Swimming conditions: calm water

Cala'n Bosch

Cala'n Bosch or Cala en Bosch as it is also known is 12 Kms from Ciutadella. Close by is Marina de Cala en Bosch and Punta de sa Guarda as well the villages of Cap d'Artrutx and Son Xoriguer.

This beach is the first that the visitor will find in the south coast of Menorca, coming from west and next to Cap d'Artrutx. If the weather is good you can see the coast of Majorca from this beach of fine grained white sand.

Cala'n Bosch is exposed to the winds from the south but normally enjoys a gentle breeze. This resort is part of the biggest coastal stretches of developed coves in the Ciutadella Area of Sandy Beaches.

Access by car is straightforward and Cala'n Bosch is well signposted and a private car park provides free parking. You can also reach this beach by public transport.

Cala en Bosch

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    Cala Galdana (Blue flag) also known as Cala Santa Galdana, Cala Santagaldana Ferreries

    Sandy beaches;

    Access for disabled people

    Length of the beach: 30 meters; Average width: 42 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: urban; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Cala Santa Galdana is the queen of Menorcan Platjas.

    A wonderfully sheltered keyhole bay with white sands, pine trees and high cliffs guarding its entrance.

    This Menorcan Beach has excellent conditions for swimming and morning shade at the eastern side.

    Cala Santa Galdana also boasts a fun water park and a children’s playground and is situated at the mouth of Menorca’s only river and the "The Algendar" ravine which stretches inland for 10kms.

    Cala Santa Galdana is located in the centre of Menorca’s southern coast.

    Cala Galdana

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    Caleta d'en Gorries also known as Sa Caleta (Blue flag) Cuitadella

    Sandy beaches

    Length of the beach: 60 meters; Average width: 15 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: semi-urban; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Caleta d'en Gorries or sa Caleta is two kilometres from Ciutadella, between Torre des Castellar and Cala Santandria, next to the village of Cala Santandria.

    The name caleta refers to its very small size. This inlet is surrounded by residential houses in the surroundings. It is exposed to the winds from the southwest-west providing a gentle breeze. The water is calm, clean and transparent, and the slope is gentle. It is quite crowded by local visitors and tourists.

    Access by car is easy just follow the signs. Private cars can be left on a free parking area close by. You can also reach this beach by public transport.

    For health and safety reasons, the local authority rules ban pets on beaches.

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    Caleta d'en Gorries

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  • Platja de Santandria also known as Cala Santandria (Blue flag) Cuitadella

    Sandy beaches;

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    Length of the beach: 110 meters; Average width: 25 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: urban; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Platja de Santandria is four kilometres from Ciutadella, between Caleta d'en Gorries and Cala Blanca. This area is known for its prehistoric caves.

    Legend tells that the name is given by a Christian prisoner wound by Moor captain called this coastal corner Sancte Andrea. This inlet near Cape d'Artrutx is not very big and does become very crowded by local visitors and tourists, the beach is sandy and exposed to the winds from the west northwest which produces a gentle breeze. The waters are calm and clear and the slope is gentle.

    Access by car is straightforward. Private cars can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings. You can also reach this beach using public transport.

    Platja Santandria

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    Platja de Son Xoriguer Ciutadella

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    Length of the beach: 130 meters; Average width: 25 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: urban; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Platja de Son Xoriguer is 12 kilometres from Ciutadella, between Punta de sa Guarda and Titina. These two urban areas contribute to the fact that Ciutadella is the menorcan municipality with the most important tourist activity as it has more that half of the hotel places on the island.

    This inlet is the shape of a shell and although it is not very big, the beach is partially sandy on the left hand side, The water is calm and the slope is gentle but there are some reefs next to the beach. It does become very crowded by local visitors and tourists, and lots of families. Close to this cove there is Cap d'Artrutx, the south western most area of Menorca, and the closest point to Majorca.

    Access by car is easy just follow the signs. Private cars can be left on a free parking area in the beach area. You can also reach this beach by public transport.

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

    Cala en Bosch

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    Es Grau (Maó)

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    Length of the beach: 590 meters; Avarage width: 35 meters; Degree of occupancy: medium Type of beach: urban; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Es Grau refers to a stretch of coastline near the
    village of Es Grau and Parc Natural de s'Albufera des Grau

    It consists of 70 hectares of fresh water stretching from Cala des Grau to Cap de Favàritx. The lake is two kilometres long, 1,5 metres deep, and is the most important wetland in Menorca.

    The beach, which is 9.5 Kms from Maó is between Punta de sa Cudia and de Fra Bernat with Illa d'en Colom immediately in view from the beach.

    The beach is large and sandy and faces northeast. Thanks to the protection of s'Illa d'en Colom (44 metres above the sea level) the breeze is slight and the water calm. To the rear of the beach is an area of thick scrubland.

    Es Grau

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    Platja des Talaier (Ciutadella)

    Sandy beaches;

    Length of the beach: 50 meters; Avarage width: 80 meters; Degree of occupancy: low Type of beach: isolated; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Platja des Talaier is 13 Kms from Ciutadella between Punta des Pinar and de na Bruna. It is also near Talaia d'Artrutx.

    This coastal corner is the result of a sea inlet which is the origin of today's beaches. The one to the west has no sand and is cut in half by a rocky headland.

    The beach is small and covered in fine grained white sand. There is thick pine woods next to the coast and a system of dunes towards the rear. The beach has quiet water and a sandy area with seaweed. The beach has a gentle slope.

    Access by car is easy up to Arenal de Son Saura. You have to be careful not to get lost in the narrow rural tracks. Cars can be left on a free parking area close to Arenal de Son Saura. From here you have to walk eastwards along the narrow path on the edge of the sea. After 30 minutes you will reach Platja des Talaier.

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

    Platja des Talaier

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    Platja des Tancats (Ciutadella)

    Sand beach

    Length of the beach: 440 meters; Avarage width: 40 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: isolated;

    Platja des Tancats is 11 Kms from Ciutadella between Platja des Bot and Punta ses Fontanelles. The beaches of es Bot and es Tancats are part of an area refered to as Cala Algaiarens.

    This coastal area belongs to the impressive mountainous region of la Vall which includes la Falconera a 207 metres high hill. Thick pine trees and scrubland ajoin agricultural land. Lakes, dunes and spectacular cliffs are the backcloth to spectacular virgin beaches.

    This isolated bay is large and rectangularand srrounded by vegetation. The beach is sandy and enjoys a gentle breeze at times. The water is generally calm but the beach has a fairly sharp slope. Despite its rlatively isolated locationand it can become very crowded at certain times.

    Accessibility by car is easy via the Ronda Norte from Ciutadella heading towards Cala Morell. At Torre d en Quart go straight on towards Algaiarens and look out for La Vall. You will have to pay €4.00 to leave your car in the beach area.

    Platja des Tancats

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    Sa Mesquida (Maó)

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    Length of the beach: 300 meters; Avarage width: 50 meters; Degree of occupancy: medium Type of beach: urban; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Sa Mesquida

    Sa Mesquida about 7 Kms kilometers from Maó includes the rocky area of Cala Mesquida and the beach of Arenal de sa Mesquida. These two areas are separated by Punta de sa Torre. The bay is quite large and just offshore you can see Illots d'en Mesquida.

    Arenal de sa Mesquida is characterized by a sandy surface, it is surrounded by vegetation, and it has calm crystal clear water. This coastal area is very popular with divers who favour the area adjacent to the small islands in the west of the cove. This area between sa Mesquida and s'Esperó has a sea depth between 21 and 43 metres.

    According to the Balearic Naturist Association (ANB) web site Cala Mesquida is popular with nudists.

    Access by car is easy as this beach is only 10 minutes drive from the port of Maó. There is parking on the road behind the beach but there can be a lack of spaces at certain times.

    Sa Mesquida

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    San Adeodato also known as Platja de Binicodrell (Es Migjorn Gran)

    Sandy beaches

    Length of the beach: 490 meters; Avarage width: 27 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: urban; Swimming conditions: calm water

    Sant Adeodato or Platja de Binicodrell is 4 Kms from es Migjorn Gran. Situated between Illot de Binicodrell and Punta Negra, adjacent to Platja de Santo Tomàs and the village of the same name.

    Santo Tomàs has residential housing and tourist buildings virtually up to the coast. The surrounding area is mainly agricultural.

    This beach is part of a u-shaped sea inlet which is the origin of this huge bay. This coastal stretch is large by Menorcan standards and the beaches are mainly sandy. There are rocky areas on the western fringe of the beach and, and dense pine wood that reaches the coastline.

    It is very often crowded as it is popular with locals and tourists. The crystal clear water and gentle breeze make this urban beach very popular.

    Access by car is easy following the signs to Santo Tomas and park in the free parking area. The Camí de Cavalls also leads to this coastal corner.

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    San Adeodato

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  • Son Bou also known as Platges de Son Bou

    Sandy beaches;

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    Length of the beach: 2400 meters; Average width: 120 meters; Degree of occupancy: high Type of beach: semi-urban; Swimming conditions: moderate swell

    My first holiday in Menorca was at Son Bou, perhaps that is why this sany beach is one of my favourite beaches. However I like to think that my feelings are more analytical. The beach at Son Bou is golden sand which goes on for over a mile. All the way to San Thomas in fact.

    This is one of the southern beaches which is well served with good facilities at the eastern end although the further west you go the less developed it becomes. In this area nudists congregate on this unofficial beach.

    In the east the beach is backed by Son Bou itself and a vast car park. This combination makes the eastern end of the sandy beach very crowded especially at the weekend when tourists are joined by locals all seeking a place to settle on the foreshore.

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    Son Bou

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