Cala dels Camps Vells has got different names, Cala dels Camps, Ca los Camps, Ca los Cans or Caló's Cans. It is thought that the first name was Caló des Cans.
This beach is situated at 15 kilometres from Artà between Punta de Calo's Cans (excellent panoramic views over the bay of Alcúdia) and sa Cugassa, aswell as below the Ermita de Betlem (built at 300 metres above the sea level) and sa Coassa (321 metres high).
This coastal corner is the result of the mouth of the Torrent dels Cocons (which comes from the comellar with the same name) and the marine erosion which has formed a v-shaped sea inlet of fossil dune.
This beautiful virgin beach has a quite gentle slope, pebbles, a stony ground and the presence of tamarisks next to the coastline. There are also some escars (dry docks) and a defense place from machine-gunning during the Civil War. From this cove on, the coast has less vegetation and becomes steeper.
This beach is located between the village of Betlem and Colònia de Sant Pere. In a forest nearby, which you can reach walking on the trail which is parallel to the coast and passing the possessió (rural finca) Son Mascaró toward west, you will find the prehistoric Talaiots de Can Pa amb Oli (“bread with oil” is a typical majorcan dish made of a piece of bread with tomato on in and a bit of olive oil).
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 - Artà
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Mallorca
Important Notice: This beach is located in a Marine Reserve Area. There are some restrictions on different activities including fishing, anchoring, sailing and diving.
Reservas Marinas aguas exteriores
Reservas Marinas aguas interiores
Reserva Marina Llevant de Mallorca