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Cala Pedrera
Cala Padera
Es Castell
Type of beach rock
Cala Pedrera also known as Cala Padera

Cala Pedrera or Padera is situated at one kilometre from the centre of Es Castell de Menorca (founded by the English with the name of Georgetown), located between Punta de Sant Carles and Cales Fonts, surrounded by the villages of Sol de l'Est and Santa Ana, as well as in the interior of the beautiful and spectacularly deep sea inlet (more than three nautical miles) of the Port de Maó. This small bathing are is u-shaped and it is characterized by being protected from the swell by the Illa de Llatzaret (where there is a fortress which was still used in 1917, where the crews and goods were kept in quarantine against possible epidemies), it has a beach with fine-grained sand and rocks on the sides, it has an orientation toward northeast, a normal slope, calm water, a canyon (Barranc de Cala Padera) which closes the rear, and fig trees that reach the coastline on this beach. These characteristics explain that the beach is very crowded by local visitors and tourists, and it is especially indicated for children because it is very safe and there are facilities at Parque de Cala Padera, next to the beach, where there is a multifunctional court for the children, you can play boules and there is an exterior fitness area for adults.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are good, because it is in the interior of Port de Maó, one of the safest port infrastructures and one of the most appreciated by the navigators of the Mediterranean Sea, where all types of boats can be found (maximum draught of 30 metres).

When the beach has a lifeguard service, you must follow the lifeguards? instructions and the warnings on flags. A red flag indicates dangerous swimming conditions and means that swimming is not permitted. A yellow flag indicates that precaution must be taken, but that swimming is permitted. A green flag indicates that swimming is permitted. An orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. Act cautiously when no lifeguard is present or the service is not available and enjoy the beach without taking any unnecessary risks.

For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches.

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Municipality information Es Castell

The municipality of es Castell is situated at the easternmost part of Menorca, located between Cala Fonts and Carbó, as well as in the interior of the Port de Maó.

The English founded this town during the second British domination of the island, between 1771 and 1774, called Georgetown. The British troops took the inhabitants of s'Arraval Nova (annexe to Castell de Sant Felip) to this new place.

The development of this town had a strong military aspect because it grew around the arms square, Plaça de s’Esplanada. Nowadays there are still those military buildings, whitewashed, which contrast with the reddish facade of the building of s'Ajuntament.

The service sector and the tourism lead the economy of this municipality, which has the festival for the patron saint between the 24th and the 26th of July, dedicated to Sant Jaume. Its cultural variety include s'Ajuntament (special interest: the tower and the interior square), Museu Militar de Menorca, the church of El Roser (neogothic style), the Castle of Sant Felip, Cales Fonts and the Fort Marlborough. You can also go on foot to Cala Sant Esteve, to Talaiot de Trebalúger (one hour walk, you have to follow Camí Vell de Sant Lluís from the junction with Camí de Trepucó and that reaches the entrance of this prehistoric vestige), as well as the coastal itinerary of Cala Sant Esteve to es Caló de Rafalet (two hours walk).
The municipality has 2 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    41 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    50 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
  • Degree of occupancy: 
  • Anchoring zone: 
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