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Cala Cranc
Cala en Cranc
Andratx
Type of beach rock
Cala Cranc also known as Cala en Cranc

Cala Cranc or Cala en Cranc is situated at five kilometres from Andratx, between Cala Blanca and Platja de Camp de Mar. on this coastal stretch between Cala Blanca, sa Mina and Cala Cranc, which has an extension of six and a half hectometres, there are 11 huge rocks, so that the navigators are recommended to stay away from the coast.

This beach is the result of a u-shaped sea inlet, and which becomes a coast of pebbles and sand. There are some medium-high cliffs in the surroundings of this bay, and there are some reefs on both sides. At the rear there is no vegetation and the proximity of the residential houses.

The headline on the right side has an excellent panoramic view over the cliffs and a beautiful landscape of Cap des Llamp and Andritxol (both belong to the Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès of Cap des Llamps and Cap Andritxol –184 hectares, respectively-).
The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are good, although you have to keep a reasonable distance to the coast because there are some sandbanks and reefs. In the entrance of this bay there is a depth that ranges between three and five metres. In the nearby Cala Blanca you can also anchor on a sandy ground with pebbles, and the depth ranges between two and four metres. The nearest port facilities are located at Club Nàutic Santa Ponça.

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 - Andratx
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Tourist Information - Mallorca

Municipality information Andratx

The municipality of Andratx is situated at the western end of Majorca, where the Serra de Tramuntana has the lowest mountains (Moleta de s'Esclop, 928 metres) and the coast is characterized by the small coves and high cliffs (up to 300 metres high), with valleys in the interior. The origin of the name is uncertain (four possibilities, celtic, arab, latin or catalan).

The big ecologic richness of this territory explains that 95 percent of the extension is protected by law, with sa Dragonera, the small island with the biggest extension of the Balearic Islands (2,88 hectares, 3,7 kilometres long, na Pòpia, a hill of 353 metres and natural reserve since 1995), la Trapa (Zona de Especial Protección para las Aves) and the agricultural valleys of Andratx, s'Arracó and Camp de Mar (Áreas Naturales de Interés Paisajístico).

The coastal area in rich in very old and medieval shipwrecks. King Jaume I d'Aragó and his troop anchored between sa Dragonera and Sant Elm on the 7th of December 1229, three days before conquering Majorca. Between the 15th and the 17th centuries it suffered pirate attacks. Port d'Andratx was the most important Spanish port infrastructure in the 19th century, for the transport of soap toward the mainland and America. The construction and the tourism lead the economy since the end of the seventies of the 20th century.

Its cultural variety includes Molins de sa Planeta, towers So na Gaiana and Sant Carles, Son Orlandis, Son Bosc, Son Mas.
The municipality has 12 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    131 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    17 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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