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Cala en Forcat
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Cala en Forcat

Cala en Forcat is situated at seven kilometres from Ciutadella, located between Cap de Banyos and ses Dobles, as well as next to the village of Los delfines and the touristy areas Cales Piques and Cala en Brut.

The coastal stretch between Cap de Banyos and Port de Ciutadella, including also Cala en Brut, Clot d'en Barceló –in the area of these two beaches you can dive- and Cala en Blanes, has an orientation toward east-southeast and it is a 1,5 nautical miles long low and steep coastline.

This sinuous sea inlet is characterized by the small size, the beach is sandy, there is rare vegetation in the surroundings, it is exposed to the wind from the south-southeast, the water is cal, and it is very crowded by local visitors and tourists.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring small boats are excellent. This coastal corner with buoys is very protected from the winds, and it is a shelter for the small boats when the swell grows. If the wind blows from the exterior you have to anchor in the western area.

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.
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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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: 
    25 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    13 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
  • Degree of occupancy: 
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