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Platja des Talaier
Ciutadella
Type of beach sand
Platja des Talaier

Platja des Talaier is situated at 13 kilometres from Ciutadella, located between Punta des Pinar and de na Bruna, aswell as below the Talaia d'Artrutx (62 metres high, at 350 metres from the sea and built in the16th century).

This coastal corner is the result of a sea inlet which is the origin of these beaches, one with the orientation toward west and a small inlet with no sand toward east, separated by a rocky headland in the middle.

This virgin and isolated sea inlet is characterized by the small size, it has fine-grained white sand, there is a thick pine wood next to the coast, a system of dunes at the rear, the exposition is toward the winds from the southeast-south-southwest, a gentle breeze, quiet water, a sandy ground with seaweed, gentle slope and a low influx of visitors.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are are not safe. On the right side, next to the natural entrance, there are two reefs known as Escull (“reef”) del Governador, with a yellow buoy.

The accessibility by car is easy until Arenal de Son Saura. You have to be careful with the deviations at the end of the route not to get los in the narrow rural tracks. The private car can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings of Arenal de Son Saura. From here you have to walk along the narrow trail along the sea toward east and you will reach Platja des Talaier after 20 minutes.
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

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