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El Peñón (ZB)
Palma
Type of beach sand
El Peñón (ZB)

El Peñón is situated at nine kilometres east from Palma, between Platja de Ciutat Jardí and Punta de sa Torre, and in front of the military club Fortí Torre d'en Pau, A construction which was finished in 1898 in order to defend the bay of Palma from a possible attack by the USA because of the Cuba's war. Nowadays the surroundings belong to the municipality and there are used as a public park.

This beach is a small sandy area, fine-grained, with gentle slope and little swell. Next to the natural breakwater on the eastern part, which closes the beach, there is es Descarregador de Guix (“Gypsum quarry”). This rocky headland was used as a quarry during the 19th and 20th century. Nowadays it is a restaurant.

This sandy area is mostly visited by families every day. The most attractive is the easy accessibility and the very good bathing conditions for small children. From el Peñón you can reach the nearby Platja de Ciutat Jardí on foot, between both beaches there is only a very small headland, sa Paret Blanca.

You can park for free near the beach. The next bus stop is at half a kilometer and there is a cycling lane.

The water of Ciutat Jardí is good for anchoring if the navigator keeps a reasonable distance from the coast because it is not very deep. The nearest port facilities are located at Club Nàutic Cala Gamba, at 0,5 nautical miles.

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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Tourist Information - Mallorca

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: 
    100 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    30 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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