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Cala Pilar
Ciutadella
Type of beach sand
Cala Pilar

Cala el Pilar is situated at 23 kilometres from Ciutadella, located between ets Alocs and Punta des Carregador, aswell as defended by Esculls del Barco, Illa des Pinar and Esculls de sa Teula.

This isolated sea inlet is the origin of a shell-shaped beach, virgin and isolated, not very big, covered by gravel and sand, rare vegetation, the orientation is toward north, the swell is quite moderate, whereas the wind blows strongly and it is surrounded by the steep cliffs of the hills of Marina de Santa Elisabet.

This beach has a drinkable water source, located at the rear, which is very appreciated by the few local visitors and tourists who come to this place to enjoy the clean water and the beautiful landscape. If you walk for half an hour toward the interior you will find encinar de Son Felip.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are not good because it is very open to the sea and there are lots of obstacles (reefs, flagstones and a small island). If the navigator wishes to do this manoeuvre he should approach this cove from the west.

The accessibility by car is easy until predios de Sant Bernat, Al Putzer, Bini Canó, Sant Felip and Alfurí. The private car can be left on a free parking area. then you have to walk for 1,8 kilometres (one hour) until you reach Cala el Pilar. You are recommended to wear comfortable shoes, sun screen and water.
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.

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 - Ciutadella
General information on the island:
Tourist Information - Menorca

Municipality information Ciutadella

The municipality of Ciutadella de Menorca is situated at the westernmost end of this island, and it is very important for its population, for the picturesque port and for being the bishop see. The name is given by the Christian king Alfons III d'Aragó with the conquest of Menorca. Ciutadella comes from the Latin word civitatella, from the diminutive of civitas. The former inhabitants used to call it Jamma, Iamo, Iamona, Municipium Flavium Iamontarum or medina Minurka. The organizer of the most important aspects of the menorcan life was king Jaume II de Mallorca. In 1301 he started to establish a defence system (cavalry) and parish (union) or the money. The 16th and 17th centuries were characterized by the violent Turkish pirate attacks. It used to be the capital until the English occupation (1708) which moved to Maó in 1722. The 19th century was a demographic, economic and cultural wake up, whereas since the 20th century until nowadays, the tourism is leading the economy, although the traditional handcraft of shoes and jewellery are still important.

Its cultural variety includes the festival of the patron saint, Sant Joan (on the 23rd and 24th o June), internationally known for the show with the riders and horses, and you should visit the old town, with narrow streets and particular buildings that preserve the presence of different civilizations that populated Ciutadella, the prehistoric vestiges, as well as the defence tower and other interesting places.
The municipality has 24 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    250 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    40 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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