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S'Arenal de sa Mesquida
Cala Mesquida
Capdepera
Vigilance high
Blue flag
Forecast for waves
Type of beach sand
S'Arenal de sa Mesquida also known as Cala Mesquida

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.
Further informationon:
Reservas Marinas aguas exteriores
Reservas Marinas aguas interiores
Reserva Marina Llevant de Mallorca


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  • Diving or sports area
Municipality information Capdepera

The municipality of Capdepera is situated in the northeast of Majorca, and it is the most eastern area. the name is given by the Latin word Caput petrae (“stone head”). King Jaume II named it town in 1300. It suffered pirate attacks between the 14th and 17th centuries.
The landscape goes from the interior to the sea. In the interior western and southern area you will find Muntanyes de Sos Sastres (Puig des Racó, 385 metres high) and Serra de Sant Jordi, which belong to Serres de Llevant. Between these and the coastal mountains there are the valleys of sa Mesquida and Canyamel, with water resources, agricultural activity and arqueological sites. The coastline of Capdepera is more than 25 kilometres long, and it is formed by a low rocky coast, and it has the second most important port by quantity of fish of the Balearic archipelago, Cala Ratjada. In this area there are lots of marine and migratory birds, the Mediterranean land turtle and the urchin.

The tourism began to lead the economy in the seventies of the 20th century, replacing the agricultural and farming activities which had no big infrastructures, and provoking a migratory current from the mainland which explains the increase of a young population and a density that is higher than the average of the Balearic Islands (170 inhabitants per sqm).
The cultural variety includes Coves de s'Ermità, the talaiotic village of es Claper des Gegants, Torre de Canyamel, Església de Sant Bartomeu, Castell and Far de Capdepera, Torre Cega-Palau de Can March.
The municipality has 14 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    300 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    130 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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