Menorca has a tranquil ambience that blends seamlessly into the rugged natural beauty of its surroundings. Recognised by UNESCO as a Biosphere reserve, the entire island is full of exceptional environmental areas such as the Parc Natural S’Albufera des Grau wetland. Its 216km of coastline include rich expanses of Posidonia sea grass and other protected areas where mooring is not permitted. If you are visiting Menorca, contact us for advice regarding the restrictions and recommendations for yachting visitors. Here are a few of our favourite mooring spots around this idyllic island that will add a touch of magic to your itinerary.
1. CALA ESCORXADA
This hidden spot is part of the Natural Area of Special Interest that stretches from Cala Mitjana to Binigaus. It is most easily accessible by yacht, and surrounded by craggy cliffs topped with Mediterranean pine trees leaning towards its pure white sand and crystalline turquoise waters. The bay is fairly open bay, and best visited with Northerly winds as the waters can otherwise be quite choppy.
GPS: 39º55’27” N 4º00’13”E
2. CALA TREBALÚGER
Cala Trebalúger is also part of the Natural Area of Special Interest that extends from Cala Mitjana to Cala Binigaus. This unspoilt cove, formed at the mouth of a gully, is no less picturesque than its more famous and accessible nearby beaches which tend to attract more tourists. Its white sandy bottom makes it an optimum place for anchoring as well as enjoying diverse aquatic activities such as scuba diving or snorkelling.
GPS: 39º55’46” N 3º59’18”E
3. CALA PILAR
One of the island’s most precious secrets, Cala Pilar is difficult to access by any means other than the sea. It is located 23 km from Ciutadella and characterized by the incredible contrast of its surrounding reddish and golden beach and dunes that slope into its clear waters. This cove is quite exposed to the Tramuntana Northerly winds, so choose a day when the weather favours a calm sea.
GPS: 40º03’07” N 3º58’43”E
We recommend that you contact Evolution before embarking on an exploration of the Menorca coast, as mooring conditions and regulations are subject to change. Together we can ensure that the natural ecosystem is protected and sustained, and continue to enjoy these exceptionally beautiful unspoilt corners of the Mediterranean.