What is it?
On this outing, we visit three coves in the Sierra de Tramuntana which are around the Cala Sant Vicenç area.
Visiting hours and prices:
Unrestricted and free-of-charge.
Location and contact:
Cala Sant Vicenç Tourist Information Office:
Plaça dels Pins s/n, 07469, Pollença
Telephone: +34 971 533 264
Available public transport
|Monday to Friday|
Cala Barques is seven kilometres away from Pollença. It is separated from Cala Clara by the Els Ferrers headland and is part of the beaches known as Cala Sant Vicenç, which is the most prominent and touristy of the group.
Cala Sant Vicenç has been the natural set for films like Black Jack, directed by J. Duvivier and starring George Sanders. In S'Alzinaret we can visit some prehistoric caves of great archaeological worth.
The sandy beach, surrounded by holiday accommodation and residential properties, conserves its maritime past by retaining a small jetty. The presence of the tourist resort and residential area ensures a massive influx of local and tourist bathers.
The last part of the way onto the beach is down some stairs which are not adapted for use by the disabled. The beach is 300 metres away from the Cala Barques bus stop.
This is just 300 metres from the beach at Cala Barques. It is separated from Cala Clara by the La Torre headland, where there was a military fortress, and is part of the group of beaches known as Cala Sant Vicenç.
Residential housing and holiday accommodation, which reach the seafront between the cliffs, surround this beach, whose stony coastline suffers the scourge of the cold northerly wind which makes the transparent water that bathes it foam with huge waves. The presence of the tourist and residential area ensures a massive influx of local and tourist bathers. The bus stop is just next to it, in the Plaça de Cala Molins, right by the beach.
This is 350 metres from Cala Molins. To reach it, take the Carrer de Cala Carbó that starts in the Plaça de Cala Molins (where the bus stop is). Cala Carbó is the least visited of all the beaches in the Cala Sant Vicenç group because it has no tourist services.
This slice of heavenly sea is barricaded against the dangerous northerly winds by some medium height, plant-free cliffs. The right-hand side is crowned with residential buildings. The shingle and pebbles covered with abundant remains of posidonia seaweed and grounded boats cover the sea shore which disappears into its crystalline waters.
These features mean that there is a medium influx of local and tourist bathers.