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Platja de Macarella
Ciutadella
Vigilance medium
Type of beach sand
Platja de Macarella

Platja de Macarella is situated at 14 kilometres from Ciutadella, located between es Castellet de Macarella and Punta de na Xulla, it belongs to the Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès of the south coast of Ciutadella, and it is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Menorca. It is a virgin and isolated u-shaped cove, not very big, surrounded by high cliffs, covered by thick pine trees, there is a wetland inhabited by eels and sea turtles, a canyon, a stretch of the Camí de Cavalls located at the rear, which gives a quite wild aspect; the beach is sandy, there is crystal clear water, the slope is gentle, the swell very moderate and it is not very crowded by local visitors and tourists. It is the typical menorcan landscape. The coast gets higher, becomes steep and inaccessible, except at the sea inlets which are normally also the mouth of a torrent or a canyon, with beautiful bathing areas and excellent shelters in the sea. The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are good on a sandy ground, although it is open to the winds from the southwest-south and you have to approach the coast carefully because of the rocks. In the nearby and more sheltered Cala Macarelleta there are signs and you can anchor on the eastern side, on a sandy ground with a depth of four metres.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs and the deviations. The private car can be left on a free parking area at one kilometre from this coastal stretch.
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
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Tourist Information - Menorca

  • Phones
  • Showers
  • Toilet
  • Litter bin
  • Water sports area
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: 
    140 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

Evolution of swimming conditions

Sunday 15 SepMonday 16 SepTuesday 17 SepWednesday 18 SepThursday 19 SepFriday 20 SepSaturday 21 Sep
15:00 h.(Yellow flag)
10:13 h.(Green flag)
10:07 h.(Green flag)
9:57 h.(Green flag)
9:57 h.(Green flag)
10:06 h.(Green flag)
18:01 h.(Green flag)
10:09 h.(Green flag)
18:00 h.(Green flag)
9:52 h.(Green flag)
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