Platja d’en Tortuga

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Playa d’en Tortuga is 17 km from Mahón, set between the cape of Tortuga and s’Arenal de Morella. It is part of the Natural Area of Special Interest of s’Albufera des Grau (70 acres of protected land with a huge variety of flora and fauna, declared by Unesco as a Biosphere Reserve in 1993).

This beach is of sand and gravel, and is in the same wide bay as Platja de Capifort. Small hillocks drop down to the water, topped by cliffs with some vegetation which is also found in the dune system behind the beach. It is not advisable to moor here as the rocky north-east coast can be tricky and the weather changes very suddenly. Any boat-owner should be cautious and aware of the weather forecast. Access by car is easy and well marked. The car can be parked for nothing near the Cape of Favàritx, and from this point visitors must walk for about 45 minutes along the coastal path, past a couple of coves, to reach the beautiful unspoilt beach.