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Cala Sant Esteve
Es Castell
Access disabled people
Type of beach sand
Cala Sant Esteve

Cala Sant Esteve is situated at 2,5 kilometres from Es Castell de Menorca, surrounded by the Port Malborough (built by the English between 1710 and 1716) and Castell de Sant Felip (very important in the 18th century for the defence of the Port de Maó), as well as located between Torre d'en Penjat (at 150 metres above the sea level, with conic structure, a tower of three levels and beautiful panoramic views) and Punta de Sant Carles, where there is Far de Maó and the access to the port with the same name.

It is a big s-shaped sea inlet which goes toward west for a long distance, is the origin of this bathing area with no sand or rocks, with a steep slope (very near the coast it is already deep). There are lots of summer residences in the surroundings, as well as a large number of small boats anchored along the sinuous coastline.

This bathing area has an orientation toward northeast and the wind is moderate, so that the swell is strong. Nevertheless the beach is not too crowded by local visitors and tourists. The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are good, although the manoeuvre is difficult due to the large number of boats anchored in the interior. The navigator must know that in the southern area and in the entrance there is a flagstone, known as Llosa de sa Punta de Migjorn. In the surroundings there are lots of fishers.
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.

Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the tourism office below:
Tourist Information - Menorca

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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: 
    61 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    106 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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