Menorca beaches with facilities
Heading in an anti clockwise direction around the island from Ciutadella on the western coast to the Bay of Fornells in the north there are plenty of beaches with excellent facilities for families with children, and for those with limited mobility. The wilder section of northern coastline, from Cap de Cavelleria to Cala Morell is less easily accessed and is for those who are prepared to walk at least a few hundred metres to find their place on the sand. Along the southern coast the resort beaches of pristine white sand usually have hotels, self catering villas and apartments close by, with bars, cafes and restaurants near to the sea.
About 50 percent of the resort beaches have sun loungers and umbrellas for hire on the beach, and all the larger beaches will have lifeguards in attendance in the summer months. The principal resort of Cala en Porter has a wide beach in a sheltered bay, accessed by a mini train from the resort itself and with a lifeguard service. With a large number of bars and a late night disco, it is one of the most vibrant of the Menorcan resorts.
Son Bou, to the east, has the longest white beach on the island which is nearly three miles long. It is a quiet family resort with easy access to the beach itself, and a lifeguard in attendance.
Heading west again Sant Tomàs has another long narrow beach with good access from hotels very close to the beach which has lifeguards patrolling the beach.
Some ten kilometres away Cala Galdana is a lovely small horseshoe shape bay, with two large hotels and a good sheltered beach with lifeguard attendance. There are shops, restaurants and bars close to the beach. The resort beaches close to Ciutadella, Menorca’s second largest town on the southern western corner of the island are now the largest developed areas on the island. Comprising among others Cala en Bosc, Cala Blanes, and Cala en Forcat, there are many holiday villas, large hotels and self catering apartments close to the beaches, with the attractions of the old centre of Ciutadella close by.
On the south eastern corner of the island the fishing village of Binibèquer Vell is a pretty purpose built resort of white washed small apartments tucked around a tiny cove. Heading east along the coast the beach at Punta Prima has bars and restaurants close by with a wide beach and shallow water.
North again at Es Grau pretty beaches close to this small village are part of the S’Albufera des Grau natural park. There is life guard attendance here and trails which lead off into the park with lovely wetlands close to the sea.
On the northern coast the smaller resort of Arenal d’en Castell has a wide beach beneath holiday villas and self catering accommodation and at Cala Tirant, just beyond the Bay of Fornells a relatively new development has a wide beach between two headlands, with lifeguards patrolling during summer months.
Cala Morell, north of Ciutadella has a small beach with excellent snorkelling just off the shore. There are no large hotels here but many self catering holiday apartments and villas along the rocky coastline.
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