Arenal d’en Castell

A record-breaking beach

Arenal d’en Castell is a large beach, with fine white sand, in which its peculiar shell shape is striking.

It is a beach that breaks records for being one of the longest (only behind Son Bou), one of the most urbanized and also one of the most visited. Its easy access and the amenities it offers, with a multitude of restaurants, services and activities available to the user, make it one of the favorite tourist destinations.

It is not surprising, therefore, that everything in it is designed for the public and, therefore, it is difficult to find in its surroundings something traditional or really typical of the island of Menorca.

However, we must not forget that it also has many advantages because, apart from its accessibility and the services available, it is a quiet place, ideal for families. Flanked by two large rocks, it is protected and sheltered from storms and unwanted winds and, in fact, when the tramontana is not blowing, it almost looks like a large natural pool.

Name: Arenal d’en Castell

Location: North Zone II (40°01’25.6 “N 4°10’59.1 “E)

Distance from Mahón: 17’2 MN ; 21 Km

Time from Mahón: 70 min by boat (average speed: 15 knots) ; 24 min by car

Type of beach: Sand

Anchoring: Sand. Very wide anchorage (except for some patches of posidonia that must be respected). Inlet protected by two large coastal rocks. Oriented to the NE. Shallow depth.

Danger access by boat: Low

Posidonia: No

Access to land by boat: Limited with buoys

Nearest gas station for boats: 5’4 MN, Port of Fornells













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Arenal d’en Castell in Menorca, how to get there?

If we want to arrive by road, going by car we will have to leave from Mahón towards Fornells by the Me-7, we will have to follow the signs that indicate the way to Arenal d’en Castell.

When we are almost there, we will find a crossroads where we will have to continue straight on towards the Punta Grossa urbanization. Once past the crossroads we will find several free parking lots where we can park the car and, about 100 meters walk, we will reach the beach.

Services near Arenal d’en Castell

On the beach there are showers and lifeguards. In the surrounding area there are restaurants, beach bars, hotels and equipment rental companies for different sports or activities in its waters (pedalos, kayaks, umbrellas and hammocks, etc.).

A whole world of possibilities within our reach.

RESTAURANT. Arena Beach Club (traditional cuisine) 971 18 08 45
RESTAURANT. Midnight Indian Taj (Indian cuisine) 971 88 44 11
HOTEL. White Sands Beach Club by Diamond Resorts 971 35 80 75


Located on the beachfront, with relaxing views of the sea and chill out area, we find this restaurant of traditional and fusion cuisine. A gastronomic offer with which to enjoy all the flavor of the sea and the most typical Mediterranean dishes, but with a mixture of flavors that will not leave anyone indifferent.

What to do in Arenal d’en Castell


If there is one good thing about this beach, it is that the options it offers are endless.

On the beach, for example, we can relax lying on the sand (or in the hammocks, under the umbrellas that are available for rent), or take advantage of the nearby beach bars to have a drink.

We can swim in its waters in total tranquility (because, in addition to being an area in which usually reigns calm, there are lifeguards watching the beach), or practice some sport or plan some fun activity (there are companies renting kayaks or pedal boats on the coast itself).
And, of course, we will also be able to enjoy all the leisure and restaurant services that we will find in the surroundings. Because, after a day at the beach, what better plan than enjoying a nice dinner by the sea?

Arenal d’en Castell offers you all this and much more.

How can we get to Arenal d’en Castell by boat?

To get to Arenal d’en Castell by boat, we will have to leave the port of Mahón heading SE, leaving the dock to starboard. We will continue through the port until we reach the open sea (up to Punta de Sant Carles).

At this point, we will leave the San Carlos lighthouse to starboard, and continue to port along the coast (heading NE). We will pass La Mola and Punta de S’Espero, to advance in a NW direction (always sailing with the coast to port).

We will pass Cap Negre, Punta de Sa Galera and, finally, Punta de sa Cudia. On the port side we will see an inlet that leads to Es Grau and in front we will have Illa d’en Colom. We will have to overcome it leaving it on the port side and continue in a NW direction until we pass the Cap de Mossen Vives and the Escull den Tortuga. From the bow we will see the Cap de Favàritx and its unmistakable lighthouse.

Skirting the Favàritx point, we will sail in a NW direction until we see the Addaia islands. We will pass them leaving them to port and continue until we reach Punta Grossa.

We will go around it following the coastline and sail in SW direction to the Arenal d’en Castell cove that we will find between the W end of Punta Grossa (which will be on the port side) and Punta de ses Llantaines (which we will have on the starboard side).

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