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Cala Deià
Deià
Type of beach rock
Cala Deià

Cala Deià is situated at 10 kilometres from Sóller, between Punta de Son Beltran and sa Pedrissa, where a defence tower against the pirate attacks is located. The impressive mountains of es Teix (1064 metres high) and el Caragolí are also situated next to Deià.
This beautiful sea inlet, surrounded by medium-high cliffs, with scrubland and pine wood, finishes on a semicircular beach where a torrent flows into the sea and there are some fantastic terraces.

The beach has coarse-grained sand and gravel and a quite steep slope. On the sides there are a small jetty, escars and some restaurants, very well known for their rice and fish-based dishes. In the summer it is normal to see internationally famous people.

The marine and underwater conditions are not safe for anchoring boats because of the strong wind that blows from the northwest-north-northeast it is a dangerous area. next to the beach there is a rock under the water at a depth of three metres and the sandy and rocky ground is insecure. If you want to anchor you are recommended to do it by daylight and in front of the jetty, on a ground of sand and gravel, with a depth of four metres. At 3,7 nautical miles there is Port de Sóller.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs. In the surroundings there is a parking area which is always crowded. You are recommended to walk down the last kilometre on the road or on the stony tracks dels Ribassos and de sa Vinyeta.

These characteristics explain that the beach is very crowded by local visitors and tourists.

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Municipality information Deià

The municipality of Deià is situated in the west of Majorca. The origin of the name might come from the Arab word daia or daya (“field” or “small village”). The landscape is very steep (Puig des Teix, 1064 metres high; holm oaks at 400 metres above the sea level), irrigated by torrents (Torrent Major, 6,5 square kilometres of hydrographical basin) and with a coast which is five kilometres long, and difficult accessibility.

The town has three areas: high (es Puig, with the church and the cemetery), medium (parallel to the road between Valldemossa and Sóller) and low (es Clot, old principal village).

Deià built many atalaia towers between the 16th and the 17th century to defend against pirate attacks. At the end of 1800 it suffered a demographic recession, as a result of the emigration toward France because of the agricultural crisis. The biggest part of this population came back at the beginning of the 20th century. Between these first years of 1900 and the sixties there was a lot of smuggling. Since that decade the luxury tourism has been leading the economy, with an increase of the hotel activity and construction.

The cultural variety includes Cova de Betlem, rests of Col.legi de Frares Menors in Miramar (founded by Ramon Llull), Can Forcimany, Llucalcari, ca l'Abat, Son Marroig (sa Foradada), sa Torre de sa Pedrissa, Església Parroquial, municipal cemetery. In this village some figures like Ramon Llull, Archduke of Austria Lluis Salvador of Habsburg-Lothringen , Antoni Gelabert, Robert Graves, William Waldren, Mike Oldfield or Richard Branson lived.
The municipality has 2 beaches.
  • Inhabitants: 840
  • Extension: 15.11 km2
  • Density: 55.59 h/km2
More information: city council Deià  
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    70 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    6 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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