The Sant Llorenç cove, where the sea opened a crack!
Here we are again, today we want to show you a corner, like so many in Menorca, very little frequented and difficult to access. It is the cove of Sant Llorenç, at the end of the mouth of the ravine or torrent of sa Torre Vella. A crevice that opens out into the sea and is no more than 30 metres long. It is an unspoilt cove made up of gravel and coarse sand (still in formation) and surrounded by high cliffs with little vegetation (something unusual in the south).
Its seabed and the small size of the cove discourage anchoring boats, but those who dare to reach this solitary corner of Menorca can enjoy a beautiful snorkelling experience. Obviously there are no services of any kind and access by land is not exactly a walk, as the descent down the ravine is complex due to the large number of rocks to be found.
If you decide to lose yourself in this peculiar little cove, you need to be well equipped with water, food and good shade. Although access by road is relatively easy following the signs to a nearby location. Then, as we have mentioned before... everything is complicated by the difficulties of the walking route. The best thing to do is to hire a service to take you by sea and then come and pick you up.
If you come to Ca s'Arader, we will be happy to explain the beauty of this place, but to get there... you have to think about it! We would never recommend it in the middle of summer!
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.