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Cala Santanyí
Santanyí
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Type of beach sand
Cala Santanyí

Cala Santanyí is situated at six kilometres from Santanyí and from here you can walk until the beautiful place of es Pontàs, a rock which has been eroded by the waves that seems a bridge in the water, or sa Torre Nova, an old defence tower.

This touristy beach with quiet water, where the torrent which shaped this place flows into, has a gentle slope and is full of tourists who live in the hotels that have been constructed near the sand, and in this bay you can surf and dive, there is a small diving school.

This sheltered cove is good for anchoring sailing ships. It is a recommended shelter for the boats on days with wind blowing from the north-northeast. The big boats will share the place with the small boats of the residents.

The depth ranges from five and eight metres. If a strong wind blows from the east-southeast you will have to anchor behind the breakwater, where the jetty for the fishers is. This is why you are recommended to anchor in Cala Llombards. The nearest port facilities are located at Port Cala Figuera de Santanyí, at 2,1 nautical miles.

The accessibility by car is easy to Cala Santanyí. Next to the beach there is a parking area which is normally full. In this case you can park in the streets of the adjacent village with the same name. Here you won't have any problems to find a place. Due to all these characteristics, Cala Santanyí 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:
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  • Ramp for disabled
  • Phones
  • Showers
  • Toilet
  • Restaurant
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: 
    70 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    100 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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