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Cala Castell
Pollença
Type of beach sand
Cala Castell

Cala Castell is situated at 12,8 kilometres from Pollença between the steep and abrupt cliffs of Punta Galera and the flat rocky areas of Punta Topina.

The name is given by Castell del Rei, a rocky castle of Saracene origin (13th century), which used to defend the coastal area from the higher part of Serra de Ternelles (476 metres), from where there are some breathtaking panoramic views over the north of Majorca and even the island of Minorca.

This wild beautiful beach is located at the end of a cliff and is divided into two coves, formed by pebbles, gravel, sand and some rests of posidonia.

The marine and underwater conditions are good for anchoring boats but it can be insecure when the wind blows from the north. The depth ranges from six metres at 200 metres from the coast to three metres at a hectometres from the beach, on a rocky ground with seaweed.
The accessibility by car is easy until Cala Barques. From here you will start a walk along the sea, crossing Pas des Pescadors, which leads to this privileged natural environment. Another possibility is reaching the possessió (rural finca) of Ternelles by car to take the well preserved track that leads to Cala Castell after a 10 kilometres walk. You can reach the beach by car if you get the authorization because of the restricted access to this finca. These characteristics explain that the beach is not crowded at all.

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 - Pollença
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Tourist Information - Mallorca

  • Anchorage
Municipality information Pollença

The municipality of Pollença is situated in the north of Majorca. The origin of the name is supposed to come from Pol.lentia (Roman city) –the Latin word polent, “powerful”-, founded by Quinto Cecilio Metelo in 123 BC after conquering Majorca.

Its landscape is characterized by high mountains, flat valleys, irrigated by torrents, the last linear 26 kilometres of the Serra de Tramuntana (Puig de Ca de Miner, 887 metres high, with a lot of underground cavities), the flat area (Albufereta, important wetland) and an enormous coastal area (it is the majorcan municipality with the most extensive coast; spectacular cliffs, headlands, small islands, the closed bay of Pollença and white sandy beaches).

In 1550 it suffered the violent attack of the pirate Dragut and 1500 Saracene pirates. The local milicy lead by the resident Joan Mas, rejected him, because the captain escaped. This fact is commemorated every year on the 2nd of August in a Moor-Christian mock battle. Between the end of the 19th century and the middle of the 20th century Pollença suffered a migration toward South America, whereas in the seventies it was inverted because of the touristic boom and the construction, replacing the traditional mountain economy.

The cultural variety includes Coves de Sant Vicenç, Roman bridge, Església de Nostra Senyora dels Àngels, Oratori de Roser Vell, Convent de Sant Domingo, Escalonada del Calvari, Puig de Santa Maria (Bien de Interés Cultural and Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès –ANEI), Castell del Rei, possessions (rural fincas) of Son Marc, Formentor and Ternelles (ANEI and Zona de Especial Protección para las Aves), Talaia d'Albercuix.
The municipality has 17 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    200 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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