Don't forget Cala Tirant if you travel to Menorca. Undoubtedly one surprising beach for sunning and surfing when the powerful north wind blows.
Broadly speaking, it is placed between Cavalleria cape and the Fornells Port. The right side of the beach is at the foot of the Playas de Fornells urbanization. Landmark in Menorca for having the Isabella Menorca Beach Club, unfortunately is only opened in summer.
The east side of the cove is much bigger and wider. Its sand is thicker than in the rest of the beaches, with a golden colour. The water barely covers the first tens of meters, making it a good beach to go with children and babies.
On the other hand, the right part is much narrower, and is separated by a cliff. You can easily get around it with the help of some wooden stairs that go over the top. This stumbling block separates the beach in two parts.
The back part of the left side of Cala Tirant has some tiny dunes. Product of the erosion of the land with the strong winds. The access is forbidden for the good of its preservation. You will see that there are marks that inform about it.
The diminutive Lluriac Nou river ends in the shore. Its entire area is distinctive for its wetlands and green reeds. Unluckily, in summer it is usually dry, but you can still see many birds that live in the surroundings.
Due to its location and being totally exposed to the north, it is normal that appears big waves in Tirant's Bay. This, added to its large coastline, makes it a perfect place on the island for wind sports like Kitesurfing or Windsurfing.
You can get to the beach on both parts by car. You can choose between the most urban road and the deserted across the Tramontana road.
In both cases, you must first reach the last roundabout on the ME-7 road, where you can choose between going to Fornells, Mercadal or take the Tramontana road.
The best option if you want to eat in the surroundings. There are many restaurants and flats for rent. It is a very picturesque place, with the typical white houses. It has spectacular views of the beach and easy access on foot. Parking is not a problem in this part of Platges de Fornells as it's plenty of free places.
You will have to double park at the end of Tirant path and then go down by foot the path to the sand. On the way, you will pass a bridge that crosses the Lluriac Nou river. This part of the cove is not so urbanized and has much more vegetation.
Cala Cavalleria is one of the recommendations to anyone who visit Menorca. It has a huge sandy area of 500 meters which is perfect to enjoy this beach even in summer.