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Es Carnatge
Palma
Type of beach rock
Es Carnatge

Es Carnatge (“bait” in English) is situated at nine kilometres from Palma, between Cala Pudent and Cova des Bufador. The name can be explained by the activity here until the end of the 19th century: Skinning the corpse of the animals, using the skin for different reasons and the bones for the elaboration of soap.

This coastal corner presents a rocky cliff of small height and fossil beaches of quaternary origin, with an enormous scientific values. This is why es Carnatge was declared Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès (four hectares). It is a small area with huge geological and paleontological interest of the pleistocenus. The deposits of fossil fauna have allowed to make climatic and geological studies of Majorca.

This rocky and isolated rocky piece has an excellent panoramic view over the bay of Palma, a marine ground with a huge biological diversity, although bathing is not possible.
If you want to swim, you can choose between the nearby beaches of Ciutat Jardí (on the west) or Cala Estància (on the east).

In this place and in the surroundings we find all types of landscapes: holiday homes, touristic buildings, wasteland, ruins, some untidy minor paths in the proximity of crowded beaches, old possessions and the nearby airport of Palma (Son Sant Joan). The nearest port facilities are located at Club Nàutic Cala Gamba.

Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the municipal tourism office below:
Tourist Information - Palma de Mallorca
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Municipality information Palma

The municipality of Palma is situated in the southwest of Majorca, and it is the most important municipality in population. The city of Palma is the political, administrative and business centre of the Balearic archipelago. The service sector, tourism and construction lead the economy since the sixties of the 20th century. Quinto Cecilio Metelo founded Palma in 123 BC after conquering Majorca for Rome in order to definitely control the Mediterranean basin. Medina Mayurqa, the Arab name of Palma, was integrated in the omeyan state of Al-Andalus at the beginning of the 10th century. The Christian king Jaume I d'Aragó conquered the island on the 31st of December 1229, calling it Ciutat de Mallorques. In 1230 it became the capital of the Regne de Mallorca. The landscape is characterized by an extensive coastal stretch (with a high rocky western area and a low sandy coast toward east), Serra de Tramuntana (western limit: Pujol des Gat, 510 metres high), the interior of Pla de Palma (northern area, concentration of agricultural land), Pla de Sant Jordi (eastern sector, irrigated agricultural land) and transition areas toward sa Marina de Llucmajor and Pla de Mallorca (eastern end, with some wild and some cultivated high areas). This municipality is irrigated beach some torrents that flow into the sea on its coast, with Torrent de sa Riera flowing through the city centre.

The cultural variety includes the old town of Palma (Roman, Arab, Jewish vestiges, stately palaces and courtyards), Castell de Bellver (round military fortress of the 14th century, at 112 metres to guard the bay of Palma), la Seu (gothic cathedral with the later intervention of the architect Antoni Gaudí and the painter Miquel Barceló), Palau de l'Almudaina, Convent de Sant Francesc (with the tomb of Ramon Llull), Consolat de Mar (seat of the Govern de les Illes Balears), sa Llotja, Ajuntament de Palma, Consell de Mallorca, Gran Hotel, Palau Solleric, Palau March or Fundació Joan i Pilar Miró, where a big part of the graphic works of Joan Miró are guarded.
The municipality has 13 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    700 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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