Cala Mesquida or s'Arenal de sa Mesquida is situated at seven kilometres from Capdepera. The name comes from the nearby possessió sa Mesquida de Dalt. Cala Mesquida, Cala Moltó and Cala Agulla were declared in 1991 Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès by the Parlament de les Illes Balears.
This extensive fine-grained sandy area located between low rocky areas finishes in a system of dunes –with the dune of es Munt Gros-, populated by lentisc and pine trees. The right part reaches Cala Agulla, passing Cap des Freu and it has one of the biggest cormorant and seagull colonies of the Balearic archipelago, unspoilt, whereas on the left side there is a residential and touristic village since the decade of the seventies of the 20th century.
The wind blowing from the north, northeast and northwest makes the swell grow, big waves toward land that make moving away from the coast impossible, and there are also some dangerous sea currents from the channel of Minorca, which make anchoring boats too difficult, on a sandy ground and a depth of five metres.
The accessibility by car is easy following the signs of carretera Artà-Capdepera. A roundabout takes to a free parking area or you can leave your private car in the streets of the village. The last half hectometre until Cala Mesquida has to be done on foot. The nearest bus stop is located at 200 metres.
These characteristics explain that the beach is quite 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 - Cala Rajada
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