Alcanada or Platja de l'Alcanada is situated at 3,5 kilometres from Port d'Alcúdia, located on the headland of Cap des Pinar and protected by Puig de sa Madona (151 metres high). In front of its coast you can see the Island of Alcanada with the lighthouse, you can reach it on foot or swimming, the depth is 1,5 metres and this area is also used for jet skis. In the surroundings there is Torre Major, a defense fortress of the 17th century against the pirate attacks. This quiet beach has some sand but lots of pebbles and seaweed. This rocky area is closed by some enormous pine trees next to the coastline. This area is a bit uncomfortable but nevertheless it is quite frequented by families on weekends, aswell as by tourists. Camping in the surroundings is normal, although it is prohibited.
The area of Alcanada, open to the winds blowing from southeast, south and southwest has some excellent conditions for anchoring boats. The navigator will find a fine-grained sandy ground, but he has to be careful because on the east side of Platja de l'Alcanada there are some sandbanks, so that he is recommended to anchor in the centre of this coastal stretch. The nearest port facilities are located at Port d'Alcúdia, at 1,8 nautical miles.
The accessibility by car is easy following the signs which will lead you to a free parking area next to the beach where you can leave your car.
When the beach has a lifeguard service, you must follow the lifeguards? instructions and the warnings on flags. A red flag indicates dangerous swimming conditions and means that swimming is not permitted. A yellow flag indicates that precaution must be taken, but that swimming is permitted. A green flag indicates that swimming is permitted. An orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. Act cautiously when no lifeguard is present or the service is not available and enjoy the beach without taking any unnecessary risks.
For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches.
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 - Alcúdia
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