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Atalis
Talis
Es Migjorn Gran
Type of beach sand
Atalis also known as Talis

Talis or Atalis is situated at five kilometres from es Migjorn Gran, located between Punta d'Atálix and Racó des Cavalls, as well as between the village of Santo Tomàs (west) and Torre de Son Bou or Esfondrada (east; built in the 19th century, only the underground part is preserved).

This coastal corner belongs to the eight hectometres of low coast with Platja de Son Bou, the biggest of the island of Menorca.

This isolated sea inlet is characterized by its very small size, it has steep rocky areas with no vegetation, agricultural land in the southwest, a sandy beach which is exposed to the wind from the southeast-south-southwest, a gentle breeze, moderate swell, crystal clear water, sandy ground with some areas of seaweed, and it is not very crowded by local visitors and tourists.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are not good. The navigator is recommended to do this manoeuvre in the nearby Racó des Cavalls, a natural anchorage, open to the south, where you can even anchor with sea current, although there is a lot of seaweed in this coastal corner.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs and the deviations until the adjacent Platja de Sant Tomàs. The private car can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings. From this sandy area you have to walk on a track along the coast to reach Talis. You can also reach this beach with the public transport during the high season.

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Tourist Information - Menorca


Municipality information Es Migjorn Gran

The municipality of es Migjorn Gran occupies the centre and southern area of Menorca (115 metres above the sea level). The word “migjorn” of its name indicates the cardinal point (“south” or “noon”), although it is also a reference to several menorcan territories, located around the village of Sant Climent (in the south of Ciutadella), where the water flows into the sea on the south coast.

This village was created in the second half of the 18th century around the church of Sant Cristòfol (1769-1775), located in the interior of the rural finca of Binicodrellet. This village was officially called like the chapel until 1988. The following year it became independent from the municipality of es Mercadal, and was then called es Migjorn Gran.

For all this time, this village has preserved the traditional taste of Menorca, and it has also still its old beauty. It is very quiet and calm, as you can feel when walking through the corners of the narrow streets, or looking at the beautiful houses, not more than two floors high.

Es Migjorn Gran is the richest territory of the Balearic Island in megalithic monuments, with a density of five prehistoric vestiges per square kilometre. Amongst the most important sites there is Cova des Coloms (of enormous size), sala hipóstila de Binigaus and the enormous talaiot of Sant Agustí Vell.

Joan Riudavets Moll (1889-2004) was born and died in this municipality. This migjorner was the most longeve person in the world in 2003, after his 114th birthday.
The municipality has 7 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    10 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    1 meter
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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