If you're going to Menorca with children, you can't miss Es Grau Beach, a wonderful beach which is very shallow. You can relax on the beach meanwhile your children are enjoying on the sand.
Es Grau Beach is 7km away from Mahón. It's a mandatory beach if you go to Menorca with children, cause you will have to go so far to find deep water. So that's a good point to enjoy a relaxing day on the beach.
The beach itself begins in the village. There's nice parking where you can park the car close to the beach. You have to cross a small bridge, and we will be there. It's very long, and it has a small hill in the middle. Why not going to the top to take a nice selfie? It's only for 2 minutes.
Es Grau beach has some lifeguards, one at the beginning and one in the middle on the vigilance tower.
There's a kayak renting company there, so you can rent it per hour if you want to do some sport. That's a good option if there's good weather because the surroundings are awesome. There's no better option to explore than by the sea.
If you go to the beach and see there's a lot of seaweed on the shore, a good option is to walk until the end of the cala. Probably there will be less there. Weirdly this happens in summer, as companies used to remove the algae before the summer.
Es Grau is one of the villages that are more conserved in Menorca. There are the typical white houses of one or two flats with the white roofs. Depending on the picture, it can be confused with the fisher's village of Binibequer. Es Grau is so small, so we can easily visit it in less than 20 minutes, so it's a mandatory visit if you go to its beach.
It has 4 restaurants, where you can enjoy amazing views and taste awesome dishes of local gastronomy. Three of them are at the begging of the village, and the last one in Es Grau harbour. From there, you can see depending on the time, how still old fishers come back from the sea with great big catches.
Also, there's a small supermarket, in case we have any urgency. It's in the street behind Can Bernadet Restaurant.
From the same Es Grau harbour, in summer, some small boats bring people to the Island. Why not staying for a day there? The service is similar to the taxi, so we won't have problems to stay one that on the island.
Colom Island was bought in 2018 by 4 million euros to businessman Victor Madera. Although the interior of the island is private, all their beaches and shores are public. We are not gonna have any problem to enjoy them.
The main beaches on the island are:
Definitely, if you go in full summer, you will find in these beaches the relax that is missed in Es Grau beach. And also see an amazing and virgin landscape in the north of Menorca.
If the weather is good you can rent a kayak or a boat. Even going paddling because is not far away. You can rent it on the beach, although there's a company in the centre of the beach which departures on the harbour.
Menorca is a Biosphere Reserve. Menorcan people are focused on the protection of nature. In the natural park of Es Grau it's appreciated. It's an area on the north of Mahon that goes from Es Grau to Favaritx.
Inside this park, and very close to the beach, there's the Albufera. It's an amazing place with a nice ecosystem that allows the increase of birds. Most of them are almost on extinction danger some time ago.
From Es Grau, we can go from two places
Cala en Vidrier is a very clean and small Beach in Es Grau bay, it has nice sand and it’s a great alternative if Es Grau beach is full of people.