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Cala Galdana
Cala Santa Galdana, Cala Santagaldana
Ferreries
Vigilance medium
Blue flag
Access disabled people
Type of beach sand
Cala Galdana also known as Cala Santa Galdana, Cala Santagaldana

Cala Galdana, Cala Santa Galdana or Cala Santagaldana is situated at seven kilometres from Ferreries, located between Morro de Ponent and Penyal Vermell, as well as next to the village with the same name and surrounded by mirador des Riu and sa Punta (excellent panoramic views). The name is given by the Arab word Guad-al Ana.

This beach is considered to be the most visited and popular in Menorca, one of the most beautiful and touristy centres isolated in a wide and virgin natural region.

This coastal corner is the result of a sea inlet which together with the mouth of the torrents Algendar and Algendaret are the origin of a wetland, used as jetty and with many birds (like the pilgrim falcon), bats, frogs, toads and shrews.

This sea inlet is the origin of an enormous bay, surrounded by quite high rocks, covered by thick pine woods and buildings, with touristy buildings and residential houses in the proximity. It has fine-grained white sand, gentle slope, and calm crystal clear water. The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are excellent and as port to stay even over night. The entrance is three hectometres large. It has an orientation toward northeast-southwest and a sandy ground with seaweed in the north-western area, with a depth of five metres. The best anchorage in this sheltered by is in the southeast.

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.
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 tourism office below:
Tourist Information - Menorca

  • Ramp for disabled
  • Showers
  • Toilet
  • Rescue service
  • Litter bin
  • Restaurant
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: 
    450 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    45 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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