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Platja de Son Saura
Ciutadella
19 Sep 18:02 h.
Vigilance medium
Type of beach sand
Platja de Son Saura

Arenal de s'Olla de Son Saura, Arenal de Son Saura, Arenal de s'Olla or Platja de Son Parc (original name) is situated next to the village Son Parc, located between Cap Gros and na Tortuga, as well as at 14 kilometres from es Mercadal and 15 from Alaior. This sea inlet is characterized by having a quite big size, the beach is sandy, there is a system of dunes with fixing vegetation (pine trees, bushes and scrubland), low cliffs with natural breakwaters, the orientation is toward north, a gentle breeze, a moderate swell, sea currents, a gentle slope, transparent water, and it is a semi urban beach (on the right side there are apartments and on the left side there is a restaurant).

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are not safe, it is a bad shelter if the weather is not good. There are some stones on both sides of the natural entrance. If the navigator wishes to anchor in the surroundings, he should continue toward the nearby Cala Pudent (for small boats).

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs. The last part is in bad conditions. The drivers are recommended not to drive through the dunes to park the car near the water. The private car can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings. You can also reach this beach with the public transport from Maó and Fornells during the summer.

These characteristics explain that the beach is not too crowded by local visitors and tourists.

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

  • Toilet
  • Rescue service
  • Litter bin
Today's swimming conditions (19/09/2019)
18:02 hours
Green flag
Closing service



18:02 hours
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10:10 hours
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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: 
    310 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

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9:50 h.(Green flag)
17:58 h.(Yellow flag)
10:05 h.(Yellow flag)
15:00 h.(Yellow flag)
10:14 h.(Green flag)
10:08 h.(Green flag)
9:58 h.(Green flag)
10:07 h.(Green flag)
18:02 h.(Green flag)
18:02 h.(Green flag)
10:10 h.(Green flag)
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