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Platja de Sant Tomás
Es Migjorn Gran
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Platja de Sant Tomás

Sant Tomàs or Platja de Sant Tomàs is situated at five kilometres from es Migjorn Gran, located between Punta Negra, adjacent with Platja de Binicordell, and Punta Atàlitx, aswell as next to the village with the same name, with houses and hotels that nearly reach the coastline. In the surroundings there are also agricultural areas. This beach belongs to the enormous u-shaped sea inlet which is the origin of a huge bay, totally open to the sea.

This coastal stretch is characterized by the big size, the beach is sandy, there are rocky areas on the eastern natural breakwater, covered by a small thick pine wood which reaches the coastline, it is exposed to the winds from the southeast-south-southwest, a gentle breeze, crystal clear water and a high influx of local visitors and tourists, and it is an urban beach. The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are not good, it is not very deep and totally unsheltered.

At about three hectometres from the coast and toward east there is Escull (“reef”) d'en Salat, a flagstone at a minimum depth of three metres. Toward west in this beach you will find Illot (“small island”) de Binicodrell, natural border between the nearby beaches of Binigaus and Binicodrell, where you can only navigate if the weather is good with small boats.

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 during the summer season.

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Tourist Information - Menorca

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  • Showers
  • Toilet
  • Rents
  • Kiosk/resorts
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: 
    750 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    43 meters
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