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Es Carbó
Platja d'es Carbó
Ses Salines
Type of beach sand
Es Carbó also known as Platja d'es Carbó

Platja d'es Carbó is situated at 0,9 kilometres from Colònia de Sant Jordi, in front of the small island of na Molina, and it is the most visited unspoilt sandy area, although the visitors, mainly residents and tourists of this village, have to reach this beach on foot from Colònia de Sant Jordi or ses Salines. This is why the beach is not very crowded by local visitors and tourists.

The huge area of fine-grained sand is covered by a posidonia meadow and branches brought by the sea. The coastline of the dunes is populated by marine iris, marine thistle, pines and bushes, and it is possible to sea birds.

The private car has to be left at Colònia de Sant Jordi and you will have to walk for 2,3 kilometres to reach this calm wonderful beach from Platja d'es Port. The other possibility is leaving the car at Cap de ses Salines and starting a walk of six kilometres.

The best option is getting there on the seaway, but the skipper has to be extremely careful when anchoring the boat because at 250 metres from the coast there is a depth of 2,5 metres to a ground of sand and seaweed, and there are some small islands. The nearest port facilities are located at Port Colònia de Sant Jordi, at 0,9 nautical miles.

This sandy area is adjacent to finca sa Vall. You may visit the impressive cactus garden on Thursdays. From this finca you can reach the palace of the March family, built next to the defence tower of the 14th century.

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 - Sant Jordi
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Mallorca

Municipality information Ses Salines

The municipality of ses Salines is situated at the south-eastern end of Majorca (Migjorn). The name comes from the salt extraction in this village. The municipality is known by this name since the 14th century, it used to be called Alqueria Jussana before that.

The landscape is low, flat and with lots of interior vegetation, coastal area and wetland, as well as nest and migratory birds, fishes, crustaceans and molluscs. In front of its coast you can see many small islands.

In this municipality you can also find the biggest part of possessió de sa Vall (1.582,52 hectares of 2.763), one of the biggest on the island, with a rocky coastal area, virgin beaches, forest and the natural pond of ses Gambes, shelter for avifauna, hunting reserve and agricultural and farming land, visit by important figures like Lady Di.

This diversity makes of ses Salines one of the most important ecological areas of Majorca, so that the municipality has been declared Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès Paisajístic i Rural Cap de ses Salines by the Parlament de les Illes Balears.

Agricultural and farming activities, the marès extraction (sandstone which is very popular in Majorca) and salt, which has being extracted in Colònia de Sant Jordi since the 4th century BC, and which are the second oldest of the world, smuggling and black market have been the normal activities of this municipality until the beginning of the tourism in the sixties of the 20th century. The touristic sector as well as the construction are now leading the economy of ses Salines.
The municipality has 10 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    1400 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    45 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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