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The beaches of Son Saura, a historic lineage for beautiful beaches!

The beaches of Son Saura (not to be confused with Arenal de Son Saura in the north of Menorca) are two beaches located in a south-facing bay in the municipality of Ciutadella, right on the estate of the Count of Torresaura. They are among the last unspoilt beaches to be found following the Camí de Cavalls towards the west of Menorca. There are still two last little corners that are worth mentioning and which we will be covering in the next few blogs.

The first beach we find about 300 metres from the car park is called des Banyul, and if we walk a further 200 metres we find the beach of Bellavista. The group is popularly known as the beaches of Son Saura. The two are separated by a small headland or rocky promontory where a lifeguard tower is installed.

These two beaches are an obligatory stop on the way to Cala des Talaier (already mentioned in our previous blog). Like most of the unspoilt beaches of Menorca with no services, you have to be prepared with water, food and good shade. For sailors, it's a fantastic stretch of water for anchoring, but it's usually very busy and you have to keep an eye on everything that's moving around.

Beaches of fine white sand and very shallow, depending on the storms and the number of bathers, it usually has spectacularly clean and transparent waters. Although it is true that, above all, Banyul is almost always affected by a large presence of posidonia (algae very typical of the beaches of Menorca) and Bellavista too, although somewhat less so than the first. It is an ideal beach for families due to its easy access.

In spite of not having any kind of services, it is very easy to access and this makes it a very popular beach for bathers. On many occasions the car park is full and cannot be accessed. The access to the car park is by the same road that goes to Cala'n Turqueta and Macarella, only that before we find a detour to the right. Access is via the Ronda Sur de Ciutadella ring road until you come to a roundabout where you will see the necessary indications. At this roundabout there is a digital sign where you can see if the car park, both in Cala'n Turqueta and Son Saura, is available.

If you come to Ca s'Arader, we will be happy to show you how to get to this beautiful beach with shallow, crystal-clear waters.

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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.