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Arenals
Formentera
17 Jul 10:42 h.
Vigilance high
Access disabled people
Type of beach sand
Arenals

Arenals is situated at five kilometres from Pilar de la Mola, located in the south-eastern area of Formentera, between es Valencians and Caló des Morts, as well as quite near the village of Maryland, the upper areas of the thick pine trees es Copinyar and Bosc de sa Pujada (just before the highest point of Formentera, la Mola, 192 metres). In this natural setting, which belongs to Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès de Platja de Migjorn-Costa de Tramuntana, nudism is allowed.

This coastal stretch is characterized by the fact of being very long, the beach is sandy and at the rear you can find a system of dunes with fixing vegetation (like pine trees, bushes and scrubland), a gentle slope, wind blowing from the sea, a moderate swell, the ground is covered by high and extensive posidonia meadows and it has quiet and crystal clear water. These last particularities invite to dive on surface.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are good if you stay at more than 100 metres from the coast. The beach is exposed to the winds from the south and the ground is sandy and rocky.

The accessibility by car is easy following the signs and the deviations. The private car, moped or bicycle can be left on a free parking area in the surroundings. You can also reach this beach with the public transport. The nearest bus stop is located at two hectometres.

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

  • Rents
  • Anchorage
  • Kiosk/resorts
  • Diving or sports area
Today's swimming conditions (17/07/2019)
10:42 hours
Green flag
Opening service



Municipality information Formentera

The island of Formentera has an area of 83,2 sqkm (a length of 14 kilometres from east to west, eight from north to south and 69 kilometres of coast) and 8.000 inhabitants.

Around the island there are several other small islands, the ones located in the north are bigger, like Illa de s'Espalmador and s'Espardell, with an area of 1,3 and 0,5 sqkm, respectively.

The island is nearly flat. There is a central area, narrow and low, which joins the two miocenic headlands, located in the east and in the west. the eastern headland, la Mola, is 192 metres high, whereas the western headland, Cap de Barbaria, has a height of 98 metres. between both mounts, and as a union, there is a narrow and long land stretch. it is aproximately five kilometres long from east to west, and sometimes not larger than one and a half kilometres. The northern area of Formentera is characterized by being very flat and having two ponds, Estany Pudent (used as a base for water planes during the Spanish Civil War) and Estany d'es Peix, aswell as the low and narrow Punta de Trucadors, a system of dunes which determine on both sides Platja de Illetes and Platja de Llevant.

This paradise on earth with a beautiful landscape has inspired several artists like musicians (Peter Sinfield, Pink Floyd, David Alleb, Kevin Ayers) or painters (Grupo 69, Múseo de Artes Contemporáneas).
The municipality has 22 beaches.
Main technical data
  • Length of the beach: 
    3000 meters
  • Type of access: 
    For pedestrians
    For vehicles
    For boats
  • Average width: 
    60 meters
  • Access for disabled people: 
    Yes
    No
  • Degree of occupancy: 
    High
    Medium
    Low
  • Anchoring zone: 
    Yes
    No

Evolution of swimming conditions

Thursday 11 JulFriday 12 JulSaturday 13 JulSunday 14 JulMonday 15 JulTuesday 16 JulWednesday 17 Jul
10:50 h.(Green flag)
10:44 h.(Green flag)
10:50 h.(Green flag)
10:43 h.(Yellow flag)
10:47 h.(Yellow flag)
10:46 h.(Yellow flag)
10:51 h.(Green flag)
10:42 h.(Green flag)
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