The Cavalleria Beaches, one of the best known in the north!
The beaches of Cavalleria, one of the largest beaches in the north of Menorca, totally unspoilt and surrounded by a harsh and wild nature used to withstand the northern winds. No services, but with a car park nearby and easy access (in the car park you have a small kiosk to refresh yourself). This beautiful beach is a must for any visitor. Watched over without rest by the lighthouse that has the same name, it is a beach separated in two by a rocky cliff called Ferragut (in fact, the most western part of this beach is also called Ferragut beach). This beach has thick orange-red sand, just like Pilar and Pregonda. This beach has a sandy bottom and is part of the northern Menroca reserve, it is an ideal place for surface snorkelling, it is a beach that, on days with northern winds, especially from the Tramontana, is completely unadvisable, both because of the onslaught of the sea and because of the sand that makes sitting on it very uncomfortable in case of wind. Before you go, I recommend you check the weather report.
It has a dune system that extends towards the south, one of its greatest natural values, and it is also a beach where posidonia is rarely (almost never) accumulated. Right next to it, on the right hand side, you will find a small cove of sand and pebbles called Cala Roja, mostly made up of clayey sand.
How to get to Cavalleria beach; you have to head towards Es Mercadal and then towards Fornells, at the roundabout where you indicate Faro de Cavalleria, towards the Lighthouse, you will find the Cavalleria beach car park (from Mahon you can go directly along the road to Fornells, always arriving at the same roundabout as from Es Mercadal). In the Cavalleria car park you will find a small bar where you can refresh yourself.
It is important to note that in Cavalleria, on the eastern side (where the stairs to the beach are located on the right) there are a lot of clays and for a while it was fashionable to take mud baths there. In this blog we want to make a little reflection about this, waiting for your collaboration... the mud baths, with these clayey lands, erode the base of the small cliffs causing instability in the upper layers. This can lead to rock falls causing risk for beach users and uprooting the vegetation as well as a retreat on the coast line destroying a non-renewable resource, as clays are very old and not recoverable materials. Thank you for your collaboration.
We invite you to come to Ca s'Arader - www.casarader.com or email@example.com and it will be a pleasure for us to inform you about how to go and enjoy this fantastic beach where you will find yourself almost touching the sky of Menorca!
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.