Sa Mesquida, a handful of childhood memories!
It is a cove of fine sand, a good beach for bathers as anchoring, due to its reefs, is somewhat risky if you don't know the area well. A cove that could be considered as Es Grau, as it has had a small population centre for many years. It is very popular throughout the summer, especially in August, and offers a lifeguard service during the high season.
Located about 5 km from Mahón, it is geographically located in the north but facing east-southwest.
It is important to mention that it has a very limited car park and that there is no public transport to get there, so it can only be reached by car, motorbike or even bicycle. These last two means would be the most advisable to solve the parking issue, especially in the middle of summer.
Personally, I have very good memories of Sa Mesquida because it is the beach where we used to go with the family during my childhood years.
Historically, as soon as we reach the beach, we can identify on the right an old defense tower built more or less in 1799 by the English, which was used to prevent incursions by the French and Spanish armies during the 3rd British domination.
On the left we find a small hill from where we have a spectacular panoramic view of the area.
Before reaching the beach car park we have to cross the small urbanisation-village and we can make out an islet called "Sa Bateria Amagada", which is connected to the land by a footbridge. Here we can see a series of houses with moorings for small boats... a spectacular place, especially on days when the famous Tramuntana is not blowing. On those days, watching the waves is simply spectacular for a spectator. Not for those who live on the islet.
If you want to get to know this little corner of Menorca... Contact us at www.casarader.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or also on +34 670 222 115 on Whattsapp or Telegram. It will be a pleasure to explain you how to get to this beautiful place and enjoy a good restaurant and spectacular views!
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.