Very close to the Favaritx Lighthouse is this remote cove; in the north of Menorca. You must try its transparent water!
Cala Presili Beach is a lovely beach inside the Natural Park of Es Grau, although it is more than 5 kilometres away from the park itself. So it's with Cala Tortuga Beach, one of the most awesome virgin beaches on the North of Menorca. Located in Morella bay, it is one of the most emblematic places of Menorca Island.
To arrive at Cala Presili, you have to take the bus from Mahón, which departs every summer, because car access to the beach is forbidden to avoid overcrowding. However, if you want to go to the beach in winter, you will be able to go by car, and probably you are not going to have any parking problems.
The road is the ME-2, which goes from Mahón to Fornells; you would need to turn right into Favaritx Lighthouse indication.
Once in Cala Presili, you will ideally see Favaritx lighthouse, that lighthouse delimits all the northeast of Menorca. It is white and striped, a classic of all Menorca Postal. Around, there are petite rocky areas with natural pools you cannot miss.
Cala Presili beach doesn't have a lifeguard, and mobile coverage is minimal, so it's essential to take enough water for summer's hot mornings and evenings.
Also, you need to be careful if there's jellyfish. Thus no flag tells you that. It has some yellow beacons 200 meters away from the coast; they avoid boats becoming close to the beach. So you cannot surpass them for our security if we go offshore.
Without any doubt, Cala Presili or Morella Arenal is one of the most incredible beaches in Menorca, with fine white sand not common on the northern beaches. However, as you get closer to the beach by the Cami de Cavalls, you will see the desertic nature around, poor vegetation, with some bush worn by the strong wind of Tramontana.
The roads, sometimes relatively narrow, will leave you with stunning views of the beach, with that blue so clear that it characterizes the beaches of northern Menorca.
The seabed of the beach is generally sandy since all the Bay is called Morella's sand. However, at the ends of the beach, you will find more rocky areas and others with some oceanic Posidonia meadow, mainly on the shore, if you try to go to the Favaritx cape or Cala Tortuga.
We recommend wearing diving goggles and fins if you want to explore its surroundings.
A great experience is to visit Cala Presil by Boat; you can do it from the port of Fornells or Mahón, renting a boat to spend the day. For the more adventurous, you can also rent a kayak in Es Grau Beach and go to spend the day at the beautiful beaches of the Arenal de Morella.
The journey is 1 hour and a half to go, and another hour and a half to return, so it is crucial to bring enough water and food to spend the day at sea.