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Caló de sa Torre
Santanyí
Type of beach sand
Caló de sa Torre

Caló de sa Torre is situated at 4,5 kilometres from Cala d'Or and the name comes from an old defence tower, which is nowadays a ruin, built here in 1626 in order to prevent from attacks by the Saracene pirates.

The beach is made up by two small coves, separated by a small rocky headland of little height, fine-grained sand and gentle slope. On the rest of the rocky coastline there are small stairs to reach the water, made by the owners of the residences next to the sea.

The marine and underwater conditions do not allow anchoring boats due to the sandbanks on the ground, although you might see some sandy areas next to the entrance. The beach is sheltered from the wind by Punta de sa Torre. The nearest port facilities are located at Reial Club Nàutic Portopetro, at 0,7 nautical miles.

The accessibility by car is easy on carretera al Caló de sa Torre from s'Alqueria Blanca or Portopetro, if you keep an eye on the signs. Once you have reached the place you can park in the surroundings, next to the holiday houses. The beach is not very crowded.

The coves sa Torre and dels Homos Morts are the two pieces of coast that belong to Portopetro, this beautiful port of the southern Migjorn, between Mondragó and Cala d'Or, and well known for the excellent fish and the caldereta de langosta (lobster stew).

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 d´Or
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Municipality information Santanyí

The municipality of Santanyí is situated in the southeast of Majorca, Cap de ses Salines is the most southern territory of the island which is at 150 kilometres from Africa (it suffered the north African pirate attacks between the 14th and 17th centuries). The origin of the name is uncertain (three options, Latin, Arab or Mozarab). King Jaume II named it town in 1300.
The landscape goes from the interior to the sea, between unirrigated agricultural land and natural vegetation. This ecological and ethnographic richness explains that in 1992 Mondragó (782 hectares) was declared natural reserve by the Govern de les Illes Balears. The northern area includes the last part of Serres de Llevant (Penya Bosca, 280 metres high) and the southern includes a marina (3,5 kilometres toward the interior) and a coastline which is 35 kilometres long and where torrents flow into the sea, like s'Estany de ses Gambes (a water storage of 41 hectares) and es Pontàs (arch-shaped emerging rock).
Since the fifties of the 20th century the tourism began in this municipality, increasing commerce, construction, marès, gravel and pedra de Santanyí quarries (used since the Islamic period and in the most important historical buildings of Majorca, Almudaina, Castell de Bellver, Llotja or la Seu, and exported to Catalonia, France and Italy).
The municipality has 19 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    35 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    25 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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