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Platja de Son Xoriguer
Ciutadella
Vigilance medium
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Platja de Son Xoriguer

Platja de Son Xoriguer is situated at 12 kilometres from Ciutadella, located between Punta de sa Guarda and Titina, as well as next to the village with the same name and next to the residential village of Cala en Bosc. These two urban areas contribute to the fact that Ciutadella is the menorcan municipality with the most important touristy activity, because it has more that half of the hotel places of the island.

This sea inlet is characterized by the shape of a shell, it is not very big, the beach is sandy on the left side, the rest is covered by rocks. It is exposed to the winds from the south-southwest-west and a gentle breeze. The water is quiet, the slope is gentle, there are some emerging reefs next to the beach. It has a sandy ground with seaweed, and it is very crowded by local visitors and tourists, and lots of families. The navigator should know that if he wishes to anchor in this bay, in the external part of the entrance there are some reefs known as na Cap de Porc.

In the proximity of this cove there is Cap d'Artrutx, the south westernmost area of Menorca, and the one which is the closest to Majorca, with a lighthouse at 45 metres above the sea level and which reaches 19 nautical miles.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs and the deviations. The private car can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings. You can also reach this beach with the public transport.

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.
This beach has received the 14001 environmental certification.
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


  • Ramp for disabled
  • 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: 
    130 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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