Es Mercadal has more than ten beaches, some unspoilt and exceptional. If you want a quiet and typical place in Menorca, do not hesitate to visit one of them.
Menorca has fantastic places; Es Mercadal is one of them! This small town in the island's interior is home to some of the best beaches in Menorca.
You can reach these beaches quickly both by car and by bus. Unfortunately, the coast of Mercadal faces to the north, so it receives the stiff Tramontana wind.
Pay attention to the weather forecast before you go! It is common for large waves to form, or there are schools of jellyfish. In this case, it is better that you go to other beaches such as those in the south.
Tirant beach is very close to Fornells and is a district of Es Mercadal. It is undoubtedly the best wave beach in Menorca when the north wind blows. You can get there both by the Camí de Tramontana and from the road from Mercadal to Fornells (turning off at Platges de Fornells).
Its large size and shallow depth make it a great beach to go with children. In addition, it has lifeguards and multiple services such as restaurants and hotels.
Cavallería is the largest beach in Es Mercadal. It is within Cabo de Cavallería; it is covered by the Northwind, unlike other beaches in the town. Its sand combines golden and reddish colours, stamped on small mud cliffs.
It has a lifeguard and good access. The parking lot is considerable so that you will have no problem parking. Access by its wooden stairs is only 7 minutes!
Cala Pregonda is undoubtedly one of the best beaches in Es Mercadal. Its turquoise and transparent waters, together with its reddish sand, give it a very different touch from the rest of the coves. Moreover, it has a private house on the same beach, the only building; it harmonizes perfectly with the terrain and gives it a quirky touch.
To get to this beautiful beach, you have to go first to Binimel·la. From there, the Camí de Cavalls towards Ciutadella takes you to this spot. It is a walk of fewer than 15 minutes. We recommend bringing water and food since it does not have a restaurant or beach bar. It is a virgin beach!
Cala Pregonda is possibly one of the essential beaches in Menorca. Its reddish and golden texture, both in the sand and on the cliffs, will make you think you are on another island.
Sharks are present in Menorca and throughout the Mediterranean Sea. However, the overfishing of the last decades has diminished sharks sightings. Nevertheless, every year there is usually an appearance of a blue shark, normally dying on the shore.