Clear blue-green waters and easy access into the sea via a gently sloping and shallow sandy sea bed. The sea grass or Poseidon Grass is a regular feature of north Mallorca and although it detracts a little from the visual and comfort aspects of this beach it is in fact a key element of the ecosystem and is instrumental in slowing the erosion of sea bed and coastline.
ES COLL BAIX
Ready for an unspoilt beach? This is how the Coll Baix beach is: a spectacular beach very difficult to reach by foot, that makes it very quiet. The water colour is bright turquoise. The water deepens quickly very close to the seashore, which makes it a perfect place for anchoring near the coast. This beach of gravel and coarse-grained sand of a greyish colour has some thistles and marine iris here and there.
Ses Caletes are two small beaches in Cap des Pinar, a military area which only can be accessed by sea. It's not permitted to anchor within 250 metres from the coast with a 3 to 7-metre long lead. From this point you can have a beautiful view of this spectacular fine sand nook surrounded by pine trees. Out of nowhere this 25 metres long and 20 metres wide beach just appears. The green and blue water invites you over and over to take a dip and enjoy this idyllic Mediterranean place.
The marine and underwater conditions are excellent for anchoring boats. But you are recommended to be extremely careful if the wind blows from the southeast, south, southwest because the anchor might move. The sandy ground is at a depth that ranges from five metres at three hectometres from the coast and three metres at two hectometres from the beach.
This s-shaped spectacular sea inlet continues for about 180 metres toward the interior (the entrance is about 150 metres large) and it finishes on a semicircular beach similar to a bay, where a torrent flows into the sea. The marine and underwater conditions are excellent for anchoring boats in this sea inlet because it is very sheltered from the wind from the north. The depth ranges from eight metres at two hectometres from the coast to four at one hectometre from the beach, and eleven in the entrance, on a rocky ground with seaweed.
CALA FIGUERA (POLLENSA)
This spectacular u-shaped sea inlet finishes on a beach between cliffs, those on the right side are steep, stony and very high, and those on the left side are sandstone, not so high and not so steep. At the rear you can see es Fumat (334 metres high). This beach is covered by sand and pebbles, with some rests of posidonia, and you will see that the water of a torrent flows into the sea in this area. In front of the coastline there are two big rocks. The vegetation is scrubland with lentisc, small palms as well as bushes.
This sandy area is surrounded by touristic buildings and residential houses, but it still has a small jetty that reminds us the marine past. The presence of this touristic and residential village assures the massive influx of local visitors and tourists to this beach.
The marine and underwater conditions are good for anchoring boats, if you avoid the flagstone at less than one metre from the water, at about 200 metres from the coast. Apart from these two obstacles you will find a sandy ground with a depth of three metres at 300 metres from the coast.
NA CLARA (COLONIA SANT PERE)
Na Clara is a sandy bay and not unusually for the coastal region home to a scattering of sun bleached boulders of varying size. These have their own charm. Na Clara is in Artá It is next to Betlam urbanisation and the town of Colonia de San Pere.
The waters of this sublime bay are clear and shallow so they are safe for you to bask in. You won't be alone in Na Clara. This is the home of bountiful Sardine marine life, which, after a little timidity, can be as curious about you as you are about them.
ES CALO DE BETLEM
Es Caló o Caló de Betlem is a lovely cove in the north of Artà next to Na Clara. It's a great spot for snorkeling in shallow and crystal waters. Many people knows this area with the name S'Aigua Dolça. It is a pretty cove wich is reached after 40 minutes sail from Pto Alcudia. There are numerous boats and it's normally a very quiet sea spot. There are sandy areas and mounds of algae that are not removed to protect the coast.
S'ARENALET DES VERGER
S'Arenalet des Verger o d'Aubarca is one of the less frequented beaches of Majorca and only visited by the most dared local visitors for the long walk that requires to reach it.
This enormous white sandy area has still the presence of the marine turtle and a rocky mound in the central part of the wide coast.
The marine and underwater conditions are good for anchoring boats but you will have to be careful because it might be dangerous due to the fact that the beach is very open to the winds that blow from the northwest-north-northeast. The ground is sandy, extensive and not very deep.
CALA TORTA (ARTA)
This beautiful sandy area between low rocky places and mounds of thyme, lentisc, small palms and some pine trees comes from a short sea inlet that finishes on a system of dunes.
The fact that the entrance of Cala Torta is very short explains that it is very exposed to the wind blowing from the northwest-north-northeast and east.
It is an excellent place for diving, as well as for anchoring boats on the sandy ground with a depth of five metres.