Platja de Macarella is 14km from Ciutadella, between Castellet de Macarella and Punta de na Xulla, and forms part of the Natural Area of Special Interest on the southern coast of Ciutadella. It is considered to be one of Menorca’s most beautiful beaches.
This remote horseshoe bay has high cliffs covered in pine-trees which drop down to pale white sand and crystal-clear water. At the back there is a marsh with coots, eels and turtles, a gorge and part of the Camí de Cavalls path. This contrast of perfect beach and stunning countryside makes it a popular spot for both locals and tourists. On this part of the coast there are rugged and high cliffs of exceptional contrasting colour broken up by idyllic bays whose water merges with streams that run down to the beaches from the ravines inland. There are beautiful swimming areas and sheltered mooring for boats.
Boats can moor over sand, but must be aware of south/south.easterly currents and some rocks on the sides. The nearby Cala Macarelleta is more sheltered and has a buoyed area on the east side, with a sandy bottom of 4m depth.
Access by road is easy and well marked. There is free parking about 1km away.
Please obey all safety instructions and keep an eye on the flags. Red means danger and no entering the water. Yellow means that you can swim but with caution. Green means that it is safe to swim. Orange means that there is normally a lifeguard but that he is not present. Enjoy, but it is important that you use your common sense at all times and do not take unnecessary risks. Domestic pets and animals are not allowed on the beach.