Cavalleria Beach, in the north of Menorca
The stumbling block of Ferragut divides the beach into two parts and gives Cala Cavallería an awesome appearance. This feature is not only visual, even the sea bottoms of both parts of the beach are different. In this way, if we are going to practice snorkeling, or simply if we are going to swim we have to know that the lifting part has a sandy sea bottom and the western part has a sea bottom where the rock predominates.
Another of the really attractive elements of Cala Cavallería is the lighthouse that watches over the entire beach and also gives it an extra charm.
How to get to Cala Cavallería
If we are in Mahón we have to know that Cala Cavallería is only about 30 kilometers away, Es Mercadal is only about 10 kilometers away.
If we are in Mahón and we are going by car, we must go to the road at the end of Mahón harbour, and there we can take the Fornells road and at the end of the road we will see a roundabout, from there when taking the Tramuntana road and on the right we will see the road of the lighthouse of Cavallería. In about 3 kilometers we will end up finding the free parking on the beach. The path to the beach is marked by the wooden stairs that we will find to go down.
Public transport does not reach Cala Cavallería, so we have to keep in mind that we must arrive by our own means.
Security in Cala Cavalleria
Because of the location of Cala Cavallería, it is important to highlight that the north wind affects the beach a lot. That is why if we are going to head to Cala Cavallería, the ideal is to check the forecast in advance to verify the wind conditions in the area.
It should be noted that the wind may favor the appearance of jellyfish. Therefore, if it's north wind, we will not only find an uncomfortable and unsafe beach for swimming, but we will probably also find jellyfish.
It is a unique natural place, so it is important to have in mind that you have to follow the marked path to reach the beach to avoid destroying the natural environment that surrounds Cala Cavallería.
Although mud baths have become popular in recent years in Cala Cavallería, due to the clayey composition of the walls of the cliff areas, it is advisable not to do so since this practice erodes the walls and can cause detachments and also It directly affects the environment.
Eat in Cala Cavallería
Cala Cavallería is a virgin beach. It has a parking lot and access is convenient, but the truth is that it is trying to protect the environment as much as possible. Therefore, in Cala Cavallería we will find a bar for a drink in the parking area but little else. It is advisable to take our own food to enjoy this virgin beach area as much as possible.
It is a beach where is easy to enjoy the nature. Many people practice snorkeling and dives into the sea, which if it is not windy and the conditions of the sea allow it, is amazing.
There are also people who surf in Cala Cavallería. The truth is that during the summer the waves are not spectacular, but during the rest of the year it is a recommended destination for surf lovers. As we mentioned earlier, the Tramontana wind that affects the area makes the waves good enough during the non-summer months.
It is a beach with a very nice natural environment that we will be able to enjoy. If we like hiking we will find the Camí des Cavalls. An interesting path that will also take us to Cala Mica. This path is done in approximately 10 minutes, a walk that will allow us to discover the surroundings and reach this other beach that is not so beautiful but probably has very few people on it.