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Cala Marmassen
Andratx
Type of beach rock
Cala Marmassen

Cala Marmassen is situated at 1,7 kilometres from Port d‘Andratx, between Punta Marmassen and Morro des Garrover, on the eastern side of the impressive Punta de la Mola.

The cliffs of this headland are 128 metres high, and this breathtaking height is reduced until it reaches the rocky area that surrounds this beach with pine trees on the top. The very small size and the absence of sand make it impossible to sunbathe in a comfortable way, there is also a steep slope, at a few metres from the coast the depth is four metres, so that children are not recommended to come here.

The few visitors who come here use some platform on a rock to find a good position and enter the crystal clear water on an attractive rocky ground. This is why this cove is very popular amongst people who do snorkelling.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are excellent if the wind from the south is not too strong. This coastal corner has a ground with gravel and rock at a depth that ranges between four and seven metres. The nearest port facilities are located at Port d‘Andratx, at 2,7 nautical miles.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs until the lighthouse of Cap de sa Mola. Once you have passed the village and Racó des Milà you will find this stony area. This last stretch to Cala Marmassen is quite difficult and has to be done on foot.

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: 
    345 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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