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Calˇ des MÓrmols
SantanyÝ
Type of beach sand
Calˇ des MÓrmols

Calˇ des MÓrmols is situated at 14 kilometres from ses Salines, and it is the last cove from east to west of the municipality of SantanyÝ. The name, like the torrent that flows into its water, although it is nearly always dry, comes from the white colour of the sand and rocks of which it is surrounded (mÓrmols means marble in English).

This pleasant and beautiful virgin beach is located between cliffs which rise up to 20 metres, giving it the form of a triangle, exposed to the winds from east-southeast-south and with a breathtaking view over the archipelago of Cabrera.

The clean and transparent water has a sandy ground with gravel and pebbles. The depth for anchoring ranges from three to four metres. The nearest port facilities are located at Port de Cala Figuera de SantanyÝ, at 4,2 nautical miles.

The few visitors who reach this isolated corner with no constructions come here on the seaway, although you can reach it on foot from Cap de ses Salines (a complicated walk of five kilometres between small cliffs) or crossing the private finca of Rafel des Porcs (2,5 kilometres on a sandy trail), after asking for information and authorization, because it is easy to get lost, due to the lack of signs.

The finca Rafel des Porcs is one of the largest private properties of the municipality of SantanyÝ, along nearly all the coast between Calˇ des MÓrmols until Cala Figuereta. You will find pines, bushes and scrubland vegetation on this piece of the coastline.

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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Municipality information SantanyÝ

The municipality of SantanyÝ 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 Mondragˇ (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 PontÓs (arch-shaped emerging rock).
Since the fifties of the 20th century the tourism began in this municipality, increasing commerce, construction, marŔs, gravel and pedra de SantanyÝ 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: 
    40 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    35 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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