Biniparratx Cove, A camp when we were young!
We have now reached the south and southeast coast of Menorca. Before arriving at Biniparratx (the first unspoilt cove) we pass through some small coves tucked in between urbanised areas such as Cala de Sant Esteve (a residential area with great historical charm because at its entrance we find the remains of Sant Felip Castle on the right and Fort Malborough on the left), then we come to Cala de Binibeca, Cala de Binisafuller and Cala des Caló Blanc...
But the one we are going to talk about today is the first unspoilt beach we find on the south coast, walking from the east (Mahón) to the west (Ciutadella). The first beach we come across is the Cala de Biniparratx. A very beautiful cove with white sand (we are already in the south) located approximately 2 km from the airport and due to its shape the sandy area cannot be seen from the sea, which makes it a very sheltered cove from the waves caused by storms.
Like most of the beaches in the south of Menorca, it is at the end of a ravine, and there is a small wooded area with tables where you can eat. This shallow cove is ideal for children, and has also had a camping area for many years, managed by the Consell Insular de Menorca. Another of the "virtues" of this cove is that, as it is shallow, boats do not enter it during the summer.
It is accessed by the road from Binidalí to Binissafúller, where you will find small bends in the road where you can park. The closest one to the beach is a 5/10 minute walk away. We must also bear in mind that it is a cove without any services, although it is very busy during the summer, which means that we have to go equipped with food, water and some shade.
As always I recommend, if you want to get to know this beautiful enclave in the southeast of Menorca, come to the hotel Ca s'Arader and it will be a pleasure to show you how to get to this corner of the island. To contact us you can do it on our website - www.casarader.com, by e.mail - firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone - +34 670 222 115, either by calling, by Whattsapp or by Telegram.
Ca s’Arader is named after Menorca’s artisan carpenters that used the wood from the indigenous wild olive tree to make all kinds of farming tools. In the olden days it was an essential role for the islands economy that was passed on from fathers to sons. Today, the few artisan carpenters or araders that are left, mostly make gates, tables, benches or stalls amongst other items.