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El Caló
Pollença
Type of beach gravel
El Caló

El Caló is situated at four kilometres from Port de Pollença, between la Roja and Punta de l’Avançada, where the military fortress of la Fortalesa (17th century) is located and where you can have a wonderful view over this coastal stretch of Pollença.

This wide sea entrance finishes on a virgin beach which is not very big, where a torrent flows into the sea, the sediments of which are the origin of this area. This beach is formed by gravel and big pebbles, and it is surrounded by limestone and scrubland on the sides.
The marine and underwater conditions are not good for anchoring boats in the surroundings. The boats will not be sheltered from the wind blowing from the east-southeast-south. The depth ranges from six metres at one and a half hectometres from the coast to two at half a hectometre from the beach on a rocky ground with lots of seaweed. The nearest port facilities are located at Port de Pollença, at two nautical miles.

The accessibility by car is easy until this wonderful natural environment with crystal clear water, next to the aero naval base, the deviation to Formentor and its beach. At this point you have to start a difficult walk of four kilometres length between the military areas that prohibit civil access. A wall next to the road can guide you until the surroundings of this stony area.

These characteristics explain that the beach of el Caló is very unknown in Pollença and 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
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Mallorca

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: 
    63 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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