Also going by the name of Capifort, Cala Presili lies in the north of Menorca roughly 17 kilometres from Mahón, close to the well-known lighthouse at Favaritx on the 186-kilometre Cami de Cavalls walking trail that rings Menorca’s coast. Unlike many of the beaches on the north of the island, however, Cala Presili boasts fine white sand in addition to clear, inviting waters that are ripe for exploration via snorkel or scuba gear.
Part of the S’Albufera des Grau Biosphere Reserve, Cala Presili is one of Menorca’s unspoilt beach gems, meaning visitors will find few, if any, services to speak of.
However, stretching for around 100 metres in length along the slight indentation of Morella Bay, and protected from gusty northern winds, surrounded by attractively shaped rocky hillsides, and providing enchanting views towards Favaritx lighthouse, the lack of organised services pales into insignificance with the beauty of the scene. Stretching your legs out of the water, an easy trail leads just over a kilometre to even quieter Cala Tortuga (Turtle Beach).
Little visited compared to other beaches on the island, Cala Presili is popular with nudists. During the summer months, from the beginning of June until the end of September, there is no onsite parking, making the bus from Mahón the main way of getting there.
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