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Cala Clara
Pollença
Type of beach sand
Cala Clara

Cala Clara is situated at seven kilometres from Pollença, separated from Cala Molins by Punta de la Torre, where there was a military fortress and it belongs to the four beaches that are known as Cala Sant Vicenç. The name is given by the colour of this sandy area.
This beach with white fine-grained sand is quite small and on the sides there are some huge touristic buildings, which is a contrast to the impressions that the painters Santiago Rossinyol and Joaquín Sorolla took to their artistic works when they discovered this environment. In the surroundings there are also some residential houses.

The marine and underwater conditions are not very good for anchoring boats and this manoeuvre has to be done with good weather. The beach is open to north-northeast, the sea comes usually in from the northwest, there is gentle slope and the depth is about three metres at three hectometres from the coast, on a sandy ground, and this is why boats should anchor far away from this stretch of coast. At 16,4 nautical miles there is Port de Pollença.
The accessibility by car is easy until Cala Barques following the signs. The private car can be left on a free parking area. the next 100 metres have to be done on foot until this very small sandy area. You can also reach this beach with the public transport. The nearest bus stop is located at a few metres from the beach.

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: 
    50 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    30 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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