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Estanys
Raconada de s'Estany, Molí de s'Estany
Ses Salines
Vigilance medium
Type of beach sand
Estanys also known as Raconada de s'Estany, Molí de s'Estany

Estanys, Raconada de s'Estany, es Molí de s'Estany o Platja des Marquès (these are the names or es Coto of this beach which belongs to Campos) is situated at seven kilometres from ses Salines, between Punta de sa Llova and des Tords. This part of the coast is the first one that belongs to the municipality of ses Salines.

The rear part of this fine-grained sandy beach with gentle slope is characterized by a system of dunes, fixed by marine iris, thistle, bushes and pine trees. This vegetation subsists in very hard environmental conditions, like the sun, the high degree of salinity and the shortage of water.

In the interior part we will find els Estanys or Salines de sa Vall, which gave the name to the beach and the municipality. The researchers think that these lakes were already exploited by the Romans who came to the south of Majorca and that it is one of the two majorcan towns quoted by Plinius, Guius o Tucis. This complex ecosystem is part of the Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès es Trenc-es Salobrar de Campos.

The marine and underwater conditions of this sandy area are the best for anchoring a boat, because it is the most sheltered of the southwest compared to the nearby and not recommended Peregons Petits and Platja des Trenc.

Els Estanys has a ground of sand and seaweed, at a depth of three metres maximum.

The nearest port facilities are located at Port Colònia de Sant Jordi.

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

  • Ramp for disabled
  • Showers
  • Toilet
  • Rents
  • Litter bin
  • Restaurant
  • Water sports area
  • Swimming
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: 
    50 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    12 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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