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Cala Alcaufar
Cala Alcalfar
Sant Lluís
Type of beach sand
Cala Alcaufar also known as Cala Alcalfar

Cala Alcaufar or Cala Alcalfar is situated at five kilometres from Sant Lluís, located between Punta Prima and Rafalet, as well as next to the village with the same name, which goes from the left side to the coastline.

This beach is the result of a long, narrow and round sea inlet which is surrounded by medium-high rocky areas on the external stretch, the right natural breakwater is covered by scrubland. Torre d'Alcafar and s'Illot des Torn receive the visitors who enter this sea inlet. It is very small, with a sandy surface, it is exposed to the swell and the wind from the southeast, it has gentle slope, crystal clear water, a sandy ground with seaweed and it is not very crowded by local visitors and tourists. It is also open to the air currents of the second quadrant. Next to the beach there is a jetty for small boats and in the middle of this entrance, in front of Cova d'en Plutó. In this coastal stretch there is a sweet water source that explains that the temperature of the sea is colder here than in the rest of the island.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs and the deviations. The private car can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings.

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Tourist Information - Menorca

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Municipality information Sant Lluís

The municipality of Sant Lluís is situated in the southeast of Menorca, at 50 metres above the sea level. This territory has lots of canyons (Rafalet, Biniparratx, Binisafúller and Alcaufar), as a result of the action of the torrents.

The urban centre of this municipality was founded during the short French domination (1756-1763), although the construction of the church was only begun (1761) with the avocation of the saint Louis IX, king of France. This is the origin of the name of this village, the octagonal form and the name of the streets. The territory is been used for agriculture for a long time, since the 18th century, as can be seen by the farmhouses, typical for the landscape of the municipality of Sant Lluís, like Binifadet, ses Barraques, es Pou Nou, es Consell, Torret, s'Ullestrar, Biniali, Caules, Torret de Dalt, Alcaufar Vell and Binissafúller d'en Moysi. Along its territory there are examples of medieval rural defense towers (square form) to resist the attacks of the pirates, like Talaia Grossa, one of the oldest of the island. There are also vigilance and defense towers of the coast (conic), built right on the coastline, like Punta Prima or Alcaufar.

Its cultural variety includes Binisafullet Nou (spectacular prehistoric settlement), es Pujol (talaiot); playing joc de bolla (similar to boules) or eating the typical dish, the soup oliaigua with tomato.
The municipality has 7 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    35 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    40 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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