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Son Bauló
Santa Margalida
Vigilance high
Blue flag
Access disabled people
Type of beach sand
Son Bauló

Son Bauló is situated at nine kilometres from Santa Margalida. A beach, a torrent, a village and the only megalithic tomb found in Majorca (1700 BC) have the same name and belong to Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès de Son Real. This urban sandy area with fine-grained sand and small size is surrounded by medium-high rocky areas on the left and on the other side there is the mouth of the torrent with the same name, forming a wetland where we can find migratory birds, insects and amphibious. In the surroundings there are some hotels.

This lateral disposition has also an influence on the underwater conditions. The sandy sediments of this area continue for hundreds of metres toward the sea, the cliff forms some rocks under the water and it is exposed to the winds from the north-northeast-east. This morphology is the reason why the navigator should keep an eye on the indications when he does the manoeuvre of anchoring his boat, on a sandy ground with seaweed at about five metres of depth at half a kilometre from the coast. The nearest port facilities are located at Port Esportiu Can Picafort, at half a nautical mile.

The accessibility by car is easy from Artà or from Can Picafort. The private car can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings and the nearest bus stop is located at two hectometres from the beach.

The residential and touristic character and the easy accessibility explain that Platja de Son Bauló is very crowded by local visitors and tourists.

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 - Can Picafort
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Tourist Information - Mallorca

  • Showers
  • Toilet
  • Rescue service
  • Litter bin
Municipality information Santa Margalida

The municipality of Santa Margalida is situated in the northeast of Majorca. The name is given by this saintliness. The existence of the hagio-toponymic church is known since 1243.

The landscape is quite flat, with some canyons and torrents and there are some hills which are not very high (sa Teulada, 116 metres). The interior area occupies the biggest part of the extension of this municipality (unirrigated agricultural land and forest), whereas the coast goes toward the interior for two kilometres with a system of dunes and is nine kilometres long. The ecological richness in the area between Son Real and Son Serra (1114 hectares) explains that it was declared Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès by the Parlament de les Illes Balears in 1991.

This municipality has the most arqueological sites of Majorca per square metre (153), which indicates a strong human presence during the prehistory, whereas many margaliders emigrated toward America and Algeria during the 19th century. In the seventies of the following century the sector of service, tourism and construction began to lead the economy, replacing the agriculture and farming as well as the crisis.

Its cultural variety includes the Necrópolis de Son Real (national historical monument since 1964), the dolmen tomb of Son Bauló, Illot des Porros, Església de Santa Margalida, Casal de Santa Eulària, the possessió (rural finca) of Son Serra, Pou d'Hero.
The municipality has 7 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    160 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    80 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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