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Cala Carbó
Pollença
Type of beach pebbles
Cala Carbó

Cala Carbó is situated at 7,3 kilometres from Pollença, next to Cala Molins, Cala Clara and Cala Barques which belong to Cala Sant Vicenç and it is the less frequented of the four because there are no touristic facilities.

This small wonderful sea inlet is sheltered from the dangerous winds from the north by the cliffs, with no vegetation, not very high, and the right part is surrounded by residential buildings. The pebbles and the gravel with some rests of posidonia and some little beached boats cover the beach in front of crystal clear water.

The ground has sand, seaweed, gravel, a steep slope and it has a depth of more than three metres at two hectometres from the coast, whereas the marine conditions in the four beaches that belong to Cala Sant Vicenç are very dangerous for anchoring boats with storm of if a strong wind blows from the north-northeast. You are recommended to anchor in Cala Barques keeping a reasonable distance from the coast, because at 150 metres there is a flagstone at less than a metres of depth. The nearest port facilities are located at Port de Pollença, at 16,3 nautical miles.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs. You will have to park on the road if you find some space. You can also reach this beach with the public transport. The nearest bus stop is located at about 300 metres of distance.

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