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Ets Alocs
Ferreries
Type of beach pebbles
Ets Alocs

Ets Alocs is situated at 11 kilometres from Ferreries, located between Punta d'ets Alocs and Esculls des Barco. This coastal stretch is the border between the municipalities of Ferreries and Ciutadella. The name is given by the Catalan word aloc (“willow tree”), a bush of two to four metres of height that grows in the surroundings. In the past, the fruit was used by women to re-establish the menstruation, and by both, men and women, to reduce the sexual desire.

This sea inlet is characterized by being a virgin beach with difficult access for vehicles, it is surrounded by the adjacent hills Penyes de Son Ermità and Marina de Santa Elisabet, it is u-shaped, quite small, with low coast, it is covered by pebbles, and at the rear there is a system of dunes with fixing vegetation (scrubland and bushes) and a wetland irrigated by a torrent. The orientation is toward northwest, the wind and the swell are strong, the slope is steep with a rocky ground and crystal clear water.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are not safe because in this wild marine area there are lots of reefs, sandbanks and flagstones.

You are recommended to visit Ferreries, the name is given by the large number of forges that used to exist here, due to the fact that this village is the highest of Menorca and it has spectacular archeological vestiges.

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Municipality information Ferreries

The municipality of Ferreries is situated in the middle of Menorca. It has a disposition from north to south and it has an area of 67,39 square kilometres, an average height of 140 metres above the sea level, although the highest point is Puig de Santa Àgueda (260 metres high) and it has a wide virgin area (two third parts of the territory) populated by pine woods, holm oaks, aswell as mediterranean bushes.

The name of this municipality, which was founded at the end of the 13th century, is said to be given by the establishment of forges in this area to serve the cavalries travelling around the interior of the island.

Farming, milk products and the handcraft production of cheese, under the denomination of origin Formatge de Maó, are the most important economic leaders. This municipality has been the last menorcan territory incorporated in the important touristic industry. Nevertheless, tourism is getting more and more important for the economy of Ferreries, which has also a shoe, furniture and jewellery indurstry.

Its cultural variety includes Castell de Santa Àgueda (of the muslim period, declared Bien de Interés General by the consitory of Ferreries), Naveta de Cova des Moro (prehistoric site Son Mercer de Baix), Església de Sant Bartomeu (18th century), itineraries of Camí Reial (one of the oldest comunications of the island, with medieval origin: es Coll Llis, es Pouets, sa Cova Reial and Costa de na Salema), aswell as the canyons of Trebalúger and d'Algendrar.
The municipality has 3 beaches.
  • Inhabitants: 4416
  • Extension: 67.00 km2
  • Density: 66.00 h/km2
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    60 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    70 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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