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Cala Murta
Pollença
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Cala Murta

Cala Murta is situated at 15 kilometres from Port de Pollença.

This s-shaped spectacular sea inlet continues for about 180 metres toward the interior (the entrance is about 150 metres large) and it finishes on a semicircular beach similar to a bay, where a torrent flows into the sea. The cliffs on the sides are populated by holm oaks on the right side and on the left side there is a possessió (rural finca) called Cala Murta and the Oratorio Mare de Déu de Formentor, surrounded by a pine wood. These areas belong to Fundació Rotger-Villalonga together with the bishopric of Majorca, they use this infrastructure as a colony house. The gravel and the sand build the substract of this nearly virgin beach.

The marine and underwater conditions are excellent for anchoring boats in this sea inlet because it is very sheltered from the wind from the north. The depth ranges from eight metres at two hectometres from the coast to four at one hectometre from the beach, and eleven in the entrance, on a rocky ground with seaweed. At 5,9 nautical miles there is Port de Pollença.

The accessibility by car is easy until the deviation of the possessió de Cala Murta. The last 1.700 metres have to be done on foot following a track because the access is restricted in this area.

These characteristics explain that the beach is not too crowded by local visitors and tourists, young people of the summer colonies.

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