Turquoise waters form this incredible beach in the south of the Island. Covered by huge forests and steep cliffs and ravines.

The most turquoise waters in Menorca

Turqueta is a cove you cannot beach if you visit Menorca! It's located in the south of the island, between Macarella and Es Talaier. Once there, you will understand the reason of the name of this wonderful beach. The sea is totally clean and transparent.

Used to be overcrowded in summer

Except last 2020, because of COVID-19. It has been one of the most visited beaches on the island. There used to have large car cues to access in July and August.

Inside a large bay

It's protected from all winds except south direction winds. It's located in a bay between two capes, Punta de s'Encletxa and Na Foradada. The bay ends in the shore, with very fine and white sand. It's not common to see algae in this cove.

Turqueta's surroundings are completely naturals. Lush pine and Holm oaks forests. An awesome paradise compared with other urban beaches in Menorca.

It's composed of two beaches

The main beach is in a river mouth of a small river generated in the centre's ravines. Unfortunately used to be dry in summer. However, sand used to be damp on the mornings on the left side of the shore. Don't get surprised if you go early in the morning to take a dip!

On the other hand, the right side it's a rockier. It has sand, but it's accompanied by small rocks and stones. It's the quietest area of the cove.

Jump on the small cliffs!

If you follow the path on the left cliff, direction to Na Foradada and Maressos de na Marjal, you will reach a perfect place for jumping to the sea. It's not very high, about 3 meters, it's funny. However, be careful to not get injured when doing the jump.

There is a tiny ladder to go back to the stone. You don't need to climb up the rocks each time you want to swim.

There is shade under the pines!

If you want to spend your day in Cala en Turqueta it's good to know that there are pines very close to the shore. They will bring you some shadow, very important on the sunny middays. Great for doing a picnic.

How to get to Turqueta

Easy access! Thus, it is better to go early in the morning if you want to enjoy a lonely Turqueta. July and August is a very longed-for cove and used to get complete early.

The beach has its own parking, 10 minutes far walking from the coast. It's recommended going early to get a place. On time days used to get full and the access is forbidden.

Go by car

Take the Sant Joan de Missa path, from the south dual carriageway in Ciutadella. On the way, you can do an interesting stop in the church. A famous place in San Juan festivities. From this remote road you can go to any cove on the south of Ciudadela.

There's also a bus in summer!

It's a good option if you don't have a car or don't want to be worried about parking capacity. It's the 68 line and departures every hour in summer from Canal Salat.

Lunch in the cove

As Cala Turqueta is a natural cove, it doesn't have any chiringuito or bar in the shore. However, it has a nice takeaway bar in the same parking. A good option if you have forgotten to take your food or water.

Water is very important in summer, if there's poorly wind used to be very hot, and you will need to hydrate yourself to not catch a sunstroke.