Cala'n Calderer, now we come to an extraordinary corner!
Located to the east of Cala Moragues this stretch of coastline is the natural boundary between the municipalities of Ferreries and es Mercadal, so one half of the beach belongs to each of these municipalities.
It is a virgin, solitary, calm beach, without any type of service but the first one with sand after the Pilar. With very few people, it is enclosed between the Penyes de Son Ermità, a Natural area of special interest (ANEI) on the north coast of Menorca, it also forms part of the marine reserve as Ets Alocs and Cala Moragues.
It is an ideal place for snorkelling and a little more complicated for anchoring if you arrive by sea. Its rock and pebble bottom makes it a peculiar but ideal place for those who like to enjoy and practice this hobby / sport.
Access by land to this isolated beach is complicated and difficult. We have to head towards the Son Ermità fork. At this place you must park your vehicle (always bear in mind that you must park in areas where you will not be disturbed) and continue the journey on foot along the path on the right. From this "parking" to the beach of Cala'n Calderer there is a distance of approximately 2 or 3 km. You can also get there through the Camí de Cavalls. To the right of the cove is the path that leads to the next cove (Cala Barril, a little over 1 km) and which we will talk about in the next blog.
This unique beach, although it is more protected than the previous ones, is also at the expense of all the northern winds, Mestral, Tamuntana and Gregal.
If you come with us to Ca s'Arader - www.casarader.com - we will be happy to tell you more about this lonely beach where, if you decide to go, you can lie down on its thick sand and enjoy the transparent and clean waters as usual in this whole northern area.
Pedro Pons Casasnovas
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.