Menorca has many unnoticed beaches; sometimes, they are even better than the most famous ones. Today we will talk about Cala Rambles, also known as Sa Torreta.
Sa Torreta, also known as Cala Rambles, is a beach northeast of Menorca, specifically in Es Grau and Illa d'en Colom. Its name comes from the old British defence tower that protected the area from attackers during the 18th century.
It is a virgin beach, away from the hustle and bustle of tourism, which is why it is an excellent alternative to other famous beaches if you are looking for tranquillity.
Cala Rambles has a small dune system; It has one cordon of poorly developed front dunes, low height and abundant vegetation. And another cordon of dunes semi-stabilized by pine trees.
Huge Posidonia meadows surround the area between Punta Pastera Cape and Sa Torreta; this is why the water is so transparent. This plant is a black, flattened seaweed that oxygenates the water and always makes the sea look crystal clear.
However, the beach is sandy, and you can bathe on its entire shore.
Undoubtedly, one of the biggest attractions of Cala Rambles is the caves in the southern area of the beach. If you go by Kayak or Paddle Surf, you can explore them; some go pretty deep. An adventure if you go with your partner or your children!
To get to Sa Torreta or Cala Ramblas you have three options.
It is the most comfortable option to visit this place in the north and east of Menorca.
Another good option to get to this cove is by Kayak or Paddle Surf. In the town of Es Grau several companies provide this service. It is a 30-minute journey, and you will pass through a shallow area with very transparent water, Es Pas de s'Illa.
For lovers of hiking, this option can be essential. The route begins at Es Grau beach, and you will have to cross it to enter this path that, in this section, goes to Cala Tortuga. The route on foot is 35 minutes. Don't forget to bring water and food!