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Es Trenc
Platja d'es Trenc
Campos
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Es Trenc also known as Platja d'es Trenc

Platja d'es Trenc is situated at 6,5 kilometres from Colònia de Sant Jordi. The name (“ravine” in English) comes from the opening of the saline area that divides the coastal barrier of dunes, whereas the oral tradition tells that in the middle of the 18th century a tsunami came after the earthquake of Lisbon, which divided the dune cord between the open sea and the wetland.

This beach is the last big sandy areas which is still unspoilt and well preserved in Majorca. Together with es Salobrar de Campos it is a protected area of 1492 hectares. It is one of the virgin places that are most crowded during the summer weekends.

Es Trenc has white, fine-grained sand, gentle slope, nudist area, and a system of dunes that separates the beach from the saline area and the agricultural land, and also a wetland with 171 species of migration and sedentary avifauna.

The water is open to south-southwest-west- and northwest and is transparent. The ground is sandy, with some stony areas and seaweed at a depth of four metres. The navigators are recommended to stay away from the beach, because there is a flagstone of half a metre which can't be seen if the weather is bad. The best place for anchoring is the old jetty next to s'Illa Gavina (the biggest island of the municipality of Campos with a prehistoric cave used by smugglers and which can be reached from sa Barraca de sa Cenra), but if the wind blows from the west the best option is Platja d'es Coto. The nearest port facilities are located at Port Colònia de Sant Jordi, at three nautical miles.

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Tourist Information - Mallorca

  • Ramp for disabled
  • Toilet
  • Rescue service
  • Litter bin
  • Restaurant
Municipality information Campos

The municipality of Campos is situated in the southern and south-eastern region of Majorca (Migjorn). The name of Mozarab origin comes from the flat landscape surrounded by hills and adjacent to the sea. King Jaume II named it town in 1300.

As the etymology indicates, Campos is a municipality which is quite flat (ses Gometes, 121 metres). There is an important system of dunes in es Trenc, which separates the second most important wetland of Majorca, es Salobrar (330 hectares of extension), from the Mediterranean Sea. In 1984 this area (1492 hectares) was declared as Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès because of the scientific richness and the landscape. The farming and the dairy activity used to predominate in Campos until the seventies of the 20th century, when the fabrication, commerce and transport of construction materials began to lead the economy.

The cycling routes allow to access the most important arquitecture and landscape corners of the village and the rest of the municipality. You should visit Balnerari de la Font Santa to take a bath in the only thermal springs of the Balearic archipelago. The clorurosodic water of 38,7°C helps to treat rheumatism, neuralgias, paralyses, visceral obstructions, osteoarthritis, nephritis and skin diseases.

On Thursdays and Saturdays you are recommended to visit the street market to know the typical products, the people and the habits. Here you can also find the ingredients for the typical dish, the cazuela de caza.
The municipality has 8 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    1900 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    22 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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