A real adventure for your next trip…
Menorca is a relatively small island, much more than Mallorca or Ibiza, (with a surface of about 60km x 25km) but it has a lot of impressive beaches. Of course, not all of them are known or easily accessible. The ‘supposedly’ prettiest beaches are usually the most famous and therefore the ones most people visit in summer (in winter they are still deserted!) and this takes away some of the charm of virgin paradise they have when there are few people during the less crowded season.
The most famous and crowded beaches in summer are not the most charming ones
So not always the most charming beaches are the most famous. There are more remote beaches, more difficult to access that are true natural and scenic treasures. What characterizes Menorca is that it is the best preserved and least developed of all the Balearic Islands. The Menorcan islanders have known how to care for and protect with a lot of misgivings and demonstrations (it must be said) the destructive impulse of the construction boom. And this now constitutes the greatest jewel we can have on the island, miles and miles of uninhabited, natural, unpaved and protected spaces. There are very few beach bars on the beaches, in fact, you can count them with the fingers of one hand on all 200 beaches. For some this is a disadvantage, but I think it is incredible and helps to make your experience with nature and sand much more satisfactory.
With Coasteering we invite you to get to know and discover seven of the secret and/or hidden beaches in the north of the island that can only be reached from the sea or after a good walk or mountain bike excursion.
Exclusive beaches in the North of Menorca:
The north of the island is normally characterised by a slightly rougher terrain and difficult access, with more cliffs in proportion to sandy beaches, with a drier landscape and darker coloured stones and sand. What in principle may be a reason for rejection or looking for other options for those who have not yet visited these beaches, is actually the perfect opportunity to discover the most beautiful beaches of Menorca.
Among them you can highlight:
CREO QUE HABRÍA QUE PONER UN MAPITA CON UNOS NÚMEROS Y EMPEZAMOS DESDE EL NORD-OESTE PARA ACABAR EN EL NORD-ESTE
- 01 Playa de Cala en Carbó: This is a beach of about 200 meters of sand and oval stones well polished reddish color, we call Macar to this type of beach for having these rounded stones eroded by the waves of the sea (macs). Cala en Carbó is hidden behind one of the popular beaches in the north of the island, Algaraiens which is near Cala Morell. It is the great secret corner of Menorca as it is quite inaccessible, one of the wildest lands on the island and many other places. If you find it difficult to find it, you can discover it with Coasteering in the exit that we propose from Cala Morell (poner link) passing by Ses Fontanelles, Est Tancats and Es Bot.
Hidden just behind an outcrop of land (Punta Rotja), which can be seen from the beach of Algaiarens, this corner, although it is of reddish sand and with more stones than those of the Caribbean of the cinema, we can assure you that it is a paradise that few know and that only by boat or after a good excursion walking, not without some stumbling, it is possible to discover it.
How to get to the cove at Carbó or Platja Punta Rotja? It is difficult to access by land, although there are roads that lead to this beach. We will try to guide you.
If you want to get there on foot it can be complicated. First you should go to Algaiarens beach, which is the road to Cala Morell, but before arriving there is a detour indicated. It is better to leave the car in the first parking lot you find that is farther away from the beach of Algaiarens. You have to walk following the dirt road and go to the area that passes by the watering holes, pass a small bridge and in a moment you will have a crossroads, you have to go to the left and jump a barrier, follow the path that takes you up to a hut at the top of the hill. Just there you should notice that next to the wall of this land there are blue marks that you should follow as they mark the way to the beach of Cala Carabó. It’s a long stretch walking for 2 hours almost without stopping.
From the sea it is much easier as you normally leave from Cala Morell or from Algaiarens itself.
- 02. Cala’n Calderer: This beach is one of the most inaccessible, far from the world. It has fine, dark sand like almost all the beaches in the north. You have to walk about three and a half kilometres with ups and downs to reach this deserted beach where you will find few swimmers even in the summer season. Only perhaps you will see some boats looking for solitude and the blue mixed with the turquoise of these waters. Of course you will not find any services here, nor any trace of civilization nearby, only the passage of the inexhaustible Camí de Cavalls that surrounds the whole island without prejudice to civilization, the tramontana, the ariscous spaces or dense vegetation.
- How to get to cala’n Calderer? Park your car in the Binimel.là parking. From there, pass the beach of Binimel.là and continue leaving the sea on your right. Continue and you will cross the beaches of Pegondó, Pregonda, you will go through a forest along the Camí de Cavalls. After passing a paved lane you will find Cala Barril where the last stretch is waiting for you. Here you will have to climb a hill and continue for about 2 km in the open air. Total distance from the car park 5 kilometres and 1h15 of walking. Just remember to bring plenty of water, sun cream and good shoes.
FALTA MEJORAR MICA Y S’ELISABET CON LA GUIA
- 03. Caleta de S’Elisabet: A little corner also quite hidden right next to the cove of Binimel.la. It is easily accessible (about 800 metres from the Binimel.là car park) and is the cove with the largest area of sand of the five others that surround the area of Binimel.là. You can take advantage of this to see it when you go to visit Cala Mica as they are very close to each other. It has 2 types of sand, one pink and one dark and larger grain. The seabed is made of sand and rock and is ideal for diving; remember that here you are in a marine reserve!
As an interesting and exemplary fact, in the 80’s this area was ready for urbanization. The protest movements of the islanders and the awareness of the various institutions worked one of the many natural miracles of the island; the project disintegrated leaving nature as the main protagonist, as in many other places on the island.
How to get to S’Elisabet cove? Leave your car in the Binimel.là car park and head north along camí de Cavalls (the sea on your left). You will pass the cove of Binimel.là, the Cova des Ponts and you will arrive at your destination. If you go on a little further you will find the racó d’en Miquel and the tip of Binimel.là. In 15 minutes
- 04. Cala Mica: This is a beach that very few people are lucky enough to visit. It is usually the Camí de Cavalls walkers who have to go there to discover it. It is a rather inhospitable spot, but, or because of that, charming.
How to get to Cala Mica? It has a relatively easy access (about 2000 m from Binimel.là where you will find parking) as it is relatively close to the beach of Binimel.la which is known to be the beach where you leave your car to go visit Pregonda. But Cala Mica is just in the opposite direction and has nothing to envy to any beach in the North and you can also enjoy the tranquillity and surely a relative solitude as few people have any idea that it exists.
- 05. Cala’n Tosqueta: This is another beach that is far from any civilization and where you will feel that you have conquered this piece of the world for the first time. It is undoubtedly another of Menorca’s great jewels. It is an extraordinary beach surrounded by a rocky landscape, where the plants and bushes are small, and there is no shade to shelter from the sun. The beach of Cala in Tosqueta is protected from the north winds thanks to its arms and an island located just in front that acts as a double barrier. Following the same coastline as Cala Podent we can reach this little beach which is not very well known for the effort that has to be made walking along the coast and under the sun (about 5.5 km). If you are lucky enough to have a boat, it will be easier for you and you may find other sailors enjoying this little spot. If you venture on foot in the summer, don’t forget to take plenty of water with you!
How to get to cala’n Tosqueta? Follow the road signs to the Son Park urbanisation, which belongs to the municipality of Mercadal (14km). There are about 70 free car parks 100 metres from the beach (check early in the summer months when they are sold out). From the Arenal de Son Saura look for the camí de cavalls and head north about 5 km. Wear good shoes, water and sunscreen in summer and avoid the north or north wind.
- 06. Cala Podent: Very close to Son Parc (not visible from there) it is relatively easy to reach from the coast.
It is a small beach of about 50 metres in length and is the result of a narrow, deep sea inlet with two tiny, sheltered coves.
How to get there? Access is via a path, which is not the Camí de Cavalls, from the left of the Arenal de Son Saura, a journey of about 20 minutes along the coast. A quiet, beautiful and paradisiacal spot. Although it is relatively easy to get there from the coast, it is very possible that in high season you are not the only one.
- 07. Mongofre and Arenalet de Mongofre: This small beach is very close to the Na Macaret urbanization which makes it easy to access by sea in a kayak since it is relatively close. It is part of the network of protected natural parks in Menorca, and it has a very peculiar emerald green marine reflection. It has a rocky bottom, which makes marine life more abundant and biodiverse in flora and fauna. It is the perfect place to anchor and stop to dive.
If we continue a little further and go along the coast we find another of the less known beaches; Arenalet de Mongofre practically identical to Mongofre but even quieter than this one.
You can make this excursion with us, here you will find the link to this beautiful route (poner link)
- 08. Cala Tortuga and Cala Presili: Located next to each other and in the natural park of S’albufera des Grau, these two beaches are ideal for families, as they have fine white sand and are shallow coves where children can play comfortably with parents watching them from the beach.
Cala Tortuga is the larger of the two beaches. It is also known as the Morella sandy beach. Behind it there is a lagoon, a paradise for many birds. You will be able to see many interesting species resting and getting strength to continue their journey.
Cala Presili, also called Capifort beach, is the closest beach to the Favàritx lighthouse which is drawn at the bottom of a long arm of rock and earth.
How to get there? Park at the Favàritx lighthouse car park and follow the well-marked Camí de Cavalls. About 1000 meters with 15-20 minutes of hiking on dirt road and stones.
Like most beaches in Menorca there are no services, restaurants or other distractions – Lets enjoy!
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