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El Maressar
Pollença
Type of beach pebbles
El Maressar

El Maressar or Punta de sa Torre is situated at seven kilometres from Pollença. This headland is located between Cala Molins and Cala Clara, and it belongs to the wide bay of Cala Sant Vicenç, including the bathing areas of Cala Carbó and Cala Barques, as well as the rocky Punta Negra and de Coves Blanques. This coastal corner is below Talaia Vella, which is 355 metres high.

This beach headland is characterized by a coastal stretch which is quite small, an area with pebbles and some low rocky cliffs, absence of vegetation and it is exposed to the winds of the first quadrant, a steep slope, emerging and underwater reefs, a moderate swell, a sea promenade, some excellent panoramic views and the fact of being next to the village of Cala Sant Vicenç (excellent views from the cliffs of Serra de Cavall Bernat, more than 300 metres high).

The marine and underwater conditions in the bay of Cala Sant Vicenç become dangerous if the wind blows strongly from the north, northeast and east, because it is open to the air currents and the swell enters with a big force against the coast.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs. The private car can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings. You can also reach this beach with the public transport. The nearest bus stop is located in the surroundings.

These characteristics explain that the beach is not too 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 - Pollença
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Mallorca

  • Anchorage
  • Diving or sports area
  • Rescue service
  • Parking
  • Depth danger
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: 
    10 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    10 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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