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Cales Pous
Cala Pous
Ciutadella
Type of beach pebbles
Cales Pous also known as Cala Pous

Cales Pous or Cala Pous is situated at eight kilometres from Ciutadella, located between Punta d'es Single and Nati. It is not an official beach so that there is no vigilance, services or buoys. This coastal corner and the adjacent Cala es Morts are the only coves in the surroundings of Punta Nati. The steep and abrupt cliffs which surround them make them nearly inaccessible. This fact explains that the coastal stretch is not very crowded by tourists. The isolated and virgin sea inlet is characterized by being v-shaped, it has an irregular steep coastline, the beach is rocky, there is no vegetation in the surroundings, and it is exposed to the winds from the northeast-north-northwest, with a gentle breeze, calm water, gentle slope. The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are good as well as for diving with oxygen to explore the nearby ship wrecks. This sea inlet is quite deep and there is a rock near the coast, in the entrance. Nevertheless you are recommended to navigate along the menorcan coast only if the sea is calm, because it is very difficult to find safe shelters if the wind is strong.

In the surroundings of this coastal corner there is Punta Nati, with the lighthouse with the same name (13 metres high and 42 above the sea level). This is the second north westernmost headland of Menorca. From here the coast goes toward southwest, following this direction until Cap Bajolí (at 2,7 nautical miles).
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: 
    5 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    10 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No
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