Cala Macarella has much in common with many of Menorca’s other most stunning coves. It is set in a deep rocky inlet of limestone cliffs covered in pine trees. The sand here is near white and contrasts brilliantly with the crystalline turquoise sea.
What gives Cala Macarella the edge over some of the equally lovely beaches along this coast (at least in terms of a family beach) are the facilities here. The summer lifeguard service makes what is an already sheltered bay with shallow water even safer. In addition there are toilets, showers and a good-sized restaurant right next to the beach.
None of this takes anything away from this beach, which is simply stunning. Of course it can get a little busy, but it is just remote enough to not get crowded.
Sitting just across the bay from Macarella is the little cove of Cala Macarelleta. Anyone visiting either of these beaches must make the 10 minute walk along the cliffs between the two. From here you will get some of the absolutely best views in Menorca.
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