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Cala en Turqueta
Ciutadella
Vigilance medium
Type of beach sand
Cala en Turqueta

Cala en Turqueta is situated at 10 kilometres from Ciutadella, located between Punta des Tambors and na Foradada, as well as below the Talaia d'Artrutx. The name is given by the attacks of Turkish pirates.

This virgin and isolated beach is the result of a sea inlet which is 400 metres long, which is the origin of this beautiful cove, which is not very big, surrounded by the high cliffs of the adjacent headlands, covered by thick pine woods, which belong to Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès of the southern coast of Ciutadella. This is the typical menorcan landscape of the south coast.

This coastal stretch is semicircular. Some rocks in the middle divides the beach with fine-grained white sand into two. This flagstone is at some metres in the sea. Another attraction of this place is the crystal clear water, the gentle slope and the exposition to the winds from the southeast-south-west.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are good if the boat is smaller than 12 metres and has a maximum draught of two metres. It is not very deep on a sandy ground and the best anchorage, with buoys, is located in the western area.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs. The private car can be left on a free parking area at 850 metres from the beach (about 15 minutes walk) with 120 places. You will have to pay to reach the beach and park in the surroundings. nevertheless the beach is not too crowded by local visitors and tourists.
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

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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: 
    110 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    25 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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