Cala en Vidrier is a very clean and small Beach in Es Grau bay, it has nice sand and it’s a great alternative if Es Grau beach is full of people.
The orientation makes Cala en Vidrier one of the few northern beaches that face south. This allows the sea to be perfect despite blowing Tramontana (north wind). This, added to the fact that it is located within the bay of Es Grau, makes this beach highly recommended even if it is windy.
In fact Cala en Vidrier beach is a virgin beach in Menorca, although it has a very small house that belongs to local fishers, it is the only building in the beach. This house can be nice, because it has a good porch where we can stay some minutes to rest of the hot sun.
It’s not frequent to see a lot of people in the beach, most of the bathers used to stay at the beginning, in Es Grau Beach, which is bigger and recommended for children. However, Cala en Vidrier is not only for adults, children will enjoy a lot on the beach and the shore. The only problem is the access, as we need to walk approximately 1200 meters from Es Grau village.
The access is quite easy from Mahón - Fornells road, you will need to take the first road junction from Mahón, about one kilometre from the city. Once there, we will need to continue 5 kilometres more to arrive.
It used to be a difficult on July and August weekends, so we recommend going early in the morning. We will find a small parking just in front of the beach, although if we don’t find a place there, we can try to go to the Football field which has more parking areas.
Once we are on the start of the beach, we will need to cross a small bridge over the small river of the Albufera des Grau. We will walk until the end of the beach following Cala en Vidrier & Favaritx indications.
Then, you will need to climb a small hill where we will be able to see an amazing view of the beach and Es Grau village. Don’t miss taking a picture. After that, walk until going down on a small path which arrives to Cala en Vidrier Beach.
The route is easy, but you should be careful to not trip of, because there are some stones on the end of the path. The terrain on the end of Es Grau starts being rocky until we enter the forest. We recommend to not go barefoot.
If you like trekking you can make a stretch of Camí de Cavalls which departures from the beach. You will see amazing landscapes and choose between going to Sa Torreta or Cala Solitaria. Both are amazing beaches that won’t let us down. Generally all the surroundings of the Natural Park of Albufera des Grau are very beautiful.
One of the best things you can do in that beach is snorkelling. We recommend you to take some diving goggles and fins to explore all the area near the beach. It used to be rocky with some algae areas with an excellent marine fauna.
A very good plan would be to rent a kayak in Es Grau, with that option you will be able to discover Cala en Vidrier and also visiting the Colom Island, the biggest Island of Menorca.
If you want to spend the full day on that beach, you should take enough food and water. There aren’t restaurants or other services in the beach itself.
Fortunately, only 1100 meters away from Cala en Vidrier, you can taste amazing Menorca dishes in Es Grau restaurants.
If you're going to Menorca with children, you can't miss Es Grau Beach, a wondeful beach which is very shallow, so we can relax on the beach meanwhile our children are enjoying on the sand.