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Cala en Porter
Alaior
Vigilance medium
Blue flag
Access disabled people
Type of beach sand
Cala en Porter

Cala en Porter is situated at 11 kilometres from Alaior, located between morros Escalat and Ponent as well as next to the village with the same name. In the west of Cala en Porter you will find Talaia de ses Penyes, built on 68 metres high rocks.

A huge sinuous sea inlet and the mouth of Torrent de Cala en Porter form a shell-shaped beach and a wetland at the rear. The coastal stretch is also characterized by the high cliffs, on the top of which you have vegetation on the right side and residential houses on the left side. Nearly at the end you will see Cova d'en Xoroi, which is nowadays a discotheque with spectacular panoramic views and in the past, it was said to be inhabited by a Moor with only one ear.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are not safe in this sea inlet if the weather is not good or during the night, because it is not sheltered from the winds from the south and it is not very deep either. If you want to do this manoeuvre you should approach the beach, where there is a depth of three metres.

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. You can also reach this beach with the public transport in the summer season.
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.

This beach has received the 14001 environmental certification.

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

  • Ramp for disabled
  • Phones
  • Showers
  • Toilet
  • Rents
  • Rescue service
  • Litter bin
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Water sports area
Municipality information Alaior

The municipality of Alaior (107,20 square kilometres in area) is situated in the south of Menorca, and it is the third population by historic tradition, demographic importance (about 8.000 people) and economic volume.

King Jaime II of Mallorca ordered to buy the alquería Ihalor in 1304, which gave the name of preroman origin, for the Real Heritage, and this was the date of the foundation of the town.

The municipality has an industrial and service society. It is an important menorcan shoe centre and it is also very popular for the milk products (traditional cheese), with the cooperative Coinga. There are also still some industry and handcraft of the metallurgic sector (hinge), furniture, marès quarries and implement masters (a carpenter who makes the wooden accessories for farming).

Nevertheless, the touristy activity is now leading the economy of Alaior, although it has only access to the sea on the southern stretch, where you can find the beaches of Son Bou, the longest sandy area of the whole coastline of this island. This coastal stretch is very important for the touristy development of the area.

Its cultural variety includes Taula de Torralba d'en Salort, Calescoves (necropolis), sa Torre d'en Gaumés and so Na Cassana (prehistoric settlements), Son Bou (paleochristian basilica), Església de Santa Eulàlia (built on a hill around which this village developed, Patí de sa Lluna (Església de Sant Diego), Cases Consistorials, Can Salort or s’Ull de Sol.
The municipality has 5 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    150 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    200 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No

Evolution of swimming conditions

Wednesday 15 MayThursday 16 MayFriday 17 MaySaturday 18 MaySunday 19 MayMonday 20 MayTuesday 21 May
17:30 h.(Green flag)
10:30 h.(Green flag)
17:30 h.(Green flag)
10:30 h.(Green flag)
17:30 h.(Yellow flag)
10:13 h.(Yellow flag)
17:30 h.(Green flag)
10:30 h.(Green flag)
10:30 h.(Yellow flag)
17:30 h.(Green flag)
10:45 h.(Green flag)
10:21 h.(Green flag)
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