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Cala Cavallería Beach

It is in the north of Menorca. Cavallería stands out for its large size and being close to one of the most spectacular lighthouses on the island. The access is simple; even the parking is ample. Anyway, better to go early on summer days.

Cavalleria Beach, in the north of Menorca

Ferragut's stumbling block divides the beach into two parts and makes Cala Cavallería awesome. You can see this physically; even the sea bottoms of both legs of the cove differ. In this way, the sea bottom on the western is sandy, and the western is full of rocks.

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Another attractive element is the Cala Cavallería lighthouse. It's visible from the entire beach and gives an extra charm.

How to get to Cala Cavallería

Cala Cavallería is 30 kilometers far from Mahón, and only 10 kilometers away from Es Mercadal.

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If you are in Mahón and want to go by car, you need to take the road at the end of Mahon's Harbour, direction to Fornells. Once in Playas de Fornells roundabout, take the Tramontana path and get the last road detour. After that, you will start seeing the lovely Cavallería lighthouse.

In about five minutes, you will end up in the free parking on the beach. The final way is a walk of 8 minutes across wooden stairs that goes down the hill.

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Public transport does not reach Cala Cavallería Beach since 2020. Therefore, remember that you must arrive by your means.

Security in Cala Cavalleria

You need to know that Cala Cavallería faces north Menorca, which it is not recommended to go on intense wind days. Therefore, check the weather before making the trip to the beach to ensure good weather conditions.

The north wind may facilitate the appearance of jellyfish. Cala Cavallería has significant and unsafe waves when there are strong north winds. If that's the case, it is better to go to a beach in the south.

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It is a remarkable natural place. It's essential to follow the marked path to reach the beach; this avoids destroying the natural area that surrounds Cala Cavallería.

Mud baths have become very popular recently in Cala Cavalleria. It happens because of the clayey composition of the walls of the cliff. However, it is advisable not to do it , as this practice erodes the barriers and can cause detachments. Also, it affects a lot the natural environment.

Eat in Cala Cavallería

Cala Cavallería is a virgin beach. It has a parking lot and nothing else to protect this natural space.

Therefore, in the lighthouse, you will find a bar. Bring your food from home to enjoy this virgin beach as much as possible.


It is easy to enjoy nature on this beach. Many people practice snorkelling in the water. It can be unique if it's not windy and there are no big waves.

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Some people surf in Cala Cavallería. During the summer, the waves don't use to be huge. Therefore, it is a recommended destination for surfing in winter. As mentioned earlier, the Tramontana wind affects the area, creating nice big waves.

It is a beach with a peaceful natural environment that you can enjoy. In addition, you will find the Camí de Cavalls , an exciting path that reaches Cala en Valent and Cala Mica if you like hiking.

It's only 10 minutes. It will allow you to discover the surroundings and reach this nice Cala that doesn't have many people.