Cala Tirant is a beach in the northernmost area of Menorca. It stands out for being a benchmark place on the island for wind and surf lovers.

Located in Platges de Fornells

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 beach is fractioned in two parts

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.

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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.

It has dunes!

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.

A small river flows to Tirant shore

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.

It's the best beach for surf, windsurf and kite surf

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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.

How to get to Cala Tirant

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.

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Platges de Fornells by car

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.

Tramontana Road by car

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.