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Arenal de s'Olla de Son Saura
Arenal de Son Saura, Arenal de s'Olla, Platja de Son Parc
Es Mercadal
Blue flag
Type of beach sand
Arenal de s'Olla de Son Saura also known as Arenal de Son Saura, Arenal de s'Olla, Platja de Son Parc

Arenal de s'Olla de Son Saura, Arenal de Son Saura, Arenal de s'Olla or Platja de Son Parc (original name) is situated next to the village Son Parc, located between Cap Gros and na Tortuga, aswell as at 14 kilometres from es Mercadal and 15 from Alaior.

This sea inlet is characterized by having a quite big size, the beachis sandy, there is a system of dunes with fixing vegetation (pine trees, bushes and scrubland), low cliffs with natural breakwaters, the orientation is toward north, a gentle breeze, a moderate swell, sea currents, a gentle slope, transparent water, and it is a semiurban beach (on the right side there are apartments and on the left side there is a restaurant).

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are not safe, it is a bad shelter if the weather is not good. There are some stones on both sides of the natural entrance. If the navigator wishes to anchor in the surroundings, he should continue toward the nearby Cala Pudent (for small boats).

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs. The last part is in bad conditions. The drivers are recommended not to drive through the dunes to park the car near the water. The private car can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings. You can also reach this beach with the public transport from Maó and Fornells during the summer.

These characteristics explain that the beach is not too crowded by local visitors and tourists.

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.
This beach has received the 14001 environmental certification.
Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the municipal tourism office below:
Tourist Information - Es Mercadal
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Menorca

  • Rescue service
  • Water sports area
Municipality information Es Mercadal

The municipality of es Mercadal is situated in the geographic centre of Menorca, it grew next to the mount Toro (358 metres high, it is the highest mountain of the island). On the summit there is a defence tower (1558) and Santuari de la Verge del Toro (1670), patron saint of Menorca.

Once Menorca was conquered to the Moors (the footprint can be seen in the names of the rural fincas that begin with bini or al), by the Christian king Alfons III d'Aragó in 1287, some inhabitants from Girona established next to the mount Toro, raising a chapel for the patron saint of their town, Sant Narcís. King Jaume II established in 1301 the celebration of three menorcan markets around this parish.

The agricultural and farming sectors lead the municipal economy, guaranteeing the production of cheese with denomination of origin, the traditions and the preservation of this particular interior landscape of this island: green in the winter, stone walls and wooden barriers. There is also still a little industry of albarcas, the typical sandals of the farmers that are nowadays very popular for their design and simplicity.

The cultural variety includes the gastronomy, and especially the handcraft pastries (amargos, carquinyolis and guirlache), as well as Església de Sant Martín (Renaissance), the quiet streets with white houses (traditional architecture), the bridges over the torrent and the public water reservoir, still in use, built by the English governor Richard Kane.
The municipality has 17 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    330 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    60 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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