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Cala Brafi
Felanitx
Type of beach sand
Cala Brafi

Cala Brafi is situated at 2,5 kilometres from Portocolom. This sea inlet is 130 metres long and is about 50 metres large, and it finishes on a comfortable beach in a virgin environment. There is only an escar built in this landscape, which is charaterized by low cliffs, pine trees, lentisc, bushes and other vegetation.

This sandy area of the coast of Felanitx is characterized by the small size and by the rocks here and there which might be a problem to extend the towel, it is very quiet and nudism is allowed.

Anchoring is only recommended for boats with little draught. There is a sandy ground with seaweed and the depth ranges from seven metres at the entrance to four in the middle and three next to the beach, where it is possible to run aground. The navigator must keep an eye on Faralló d'en Fred at about 200 metres from the natural entrance. Anchoring boats is complicated when the wind blows from the northeast-east-southeast. The nearest port facilities are located at Port de Portocolom, at 1,6 nautical miles.

The access on the land way has to be done on foot. The private car can be left under the pine trees, where there is place for half a dozen of cars, at 550 metres from Cala Brafi, on the outskirts of the village of Cala Marçal. You will follow some trails in bad conditions and you have to overcome some obstacles to reach this sandy and rocky area. These characteristics explain that the beach is not crowded at all by tourists.

Municipality information Felanitx

The municipality of Felanitx is situated in the southeast of Majorca, and it is the fourth and seventh most important municipality in area and population, respectively. The origin of the name is unknown (it might come from the Latin word fenum, “hay”). It was named town by king Jaume II in 1300.

The landscape goes from the sea to the interior: Serres de Llevant (southern region with some medium-high mountains: Puig de Sant Salvador, 494 metres high), Pla (western interior flat area between the mountains) and Marina (oriental area toward the interior, irrigated by torrents, cliffs of 30 metres and a 15 kilometres long coast).

In the seventies of the 20th century, the mass tourism began to lead the economy, with an increase of the service sector (business and restaurants) and the transforming industry (wood, metal and the production of construction materials). There are also agricultural activities (very good sausages, cheese and wines).

Its cultural variety includes the prehistorical villages of Closos de Can Gaià (the good preserved navetes area of Majorca http://www.closos.org) and sa Pleta, Castell de Santueri (one of the three rocky castles of Majorca, with Islamic origin and built at 423 metres), churches of Immaculada Concepció, Sant Miquel and Mare de Déu del Carme, convent de Sant Agustí and la Providència, Estació Enològica, celler cooperatiu es Sindicat. Molí de n'Hereu, Can Tejedor, Santuari de Mare de Déu de Sant Salvador, Torre de cas Saliner or Puig des Molins.
The municipality has 8 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    40 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    20 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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