Canutells Cove

The favorite of fishermen

This narrow and shallow cove is surrounded by cliffs. If we come from the ravine of Sant Climent, we will find this jewel of rocky turquoise bottoms.

Here we can distinguish two small beaches, a larger one on the right and a smaller one on the left.

The first of these is famous among fishermen (both professional and amateur), but it is not one of the public’s favorites because its sand, into which a torrent constantly pours its waters, is always wet. In this sense, the smaller one is better because, although dwarf, it is drier than the previous one.

The cove as a whole is very sheltered from waves and storms, and is beautiful with its crystal clear waters and white sand, its rocky environment, its “garage caves” and its walkways where small boats of fishermen and vacationers rest.

Name: Cala des Canutells

Location: South Zone II (39°51’01.5 “N 4°10’04.4 “E)

Distance from Mahón: 12’7 MN ; 11 km

Time from Mahón: 51 min by boat (average speed: 15 knots); 15 min by car

Type of beach: Sand

Anchoring with boat: Sand and seaweed. Anchoring must be done in the sand, respecting the posidonia meadows. There are mooring balls. S oriented. No significant lows

Dangerous access by boat: Low. Narrow cove. Launching ramp on starboard side as we enter the site

Posidonia: Yes

Nearest gas station for boats: 11’5 MN; Port of Mahon










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Cala des Canutells in Menorca, how to get there?

Leaving from Mahón, the route by road includes traveling along the Me-12 until you find the detour to Carretera de Binidalí. We must continue along it until we reach Ctra. Canutells, which we will have to take on the right. Then follow the signs to Disseminat es Canutells and you will reach the cove.

There is a parking lot where we can park and we will see some stairs by which we will descend directly to the beach.

Services near Cala des Canutells

The characteristics of this beach could lead us to think that there are no services around it and, although it is true that there are not many, we can find something.

In addition to a parking lot and a playground, nearby there is a restaurant (Es Canutells Restaurant), an apartment complex for rent (Playa Canutells apartments) and a kayak rental company (Kayak Canutells) with which you can also paddle surf, rent bikes and even practice pilates on the beach.

It is true that the originality in the names leaves a little to be desired, but these services do not, as they all have very good ratings from their customers.

RESTAURANT. Restaurant Es Canutells +34 971 18 89 34
ACCOMMODATIONS. Apartments Playa Canutells +34 603 67 67 94
RENTAL. Kayak Canutells +34 660 73 81 84


With spectacular views of the beach, these apartments offer all kinds of amenities (terrace, wifi, private parking, air conditioning …) and, above all, try to allow their guests to experience the island in a different way: in first person and in first line.

Getting up in the morning and smelling the sea, walking down the stairs and stepping on the beach, opening the window and listening to the sound of the waves. That is what awaits you at the Playa Canutells apartments.

What to do in Es Canutells

In addition, of course, to enjoy its waters, it is interesting to stop and observe the “garage caves” present in the cliffs surrounding the cove. These are natural caves that were used by the locals for different purposes, from storage to accommodation (in some areas of the island, such as Calesfonts or Es Castell, these caves have even been converted into stores and restaurants).

Take the opportunity to inspect the surroundings and join the Camí de Cavalls to visit nearby beaches and other places of interest. In its 17th stage, which passes in front of Es Canutells, the route goes from Cala en Porter to Binisafúller and will allow us to know a little more of Menorca.

If you feel like a quieter plan, past the ravine of this cove, there is a picnic area sheltered by a pine forest, so you can always prepare a snack to enjoy under its shade; or you can visit one of the restaurants near Es Canutells, where you will surely find a varied offer to satisfy your palate and take the opportunity to taste some local products that you will surely love!

How to get to Cala des Canutells by boat?

To access Cala des Canutells by boat, we must leave the port of Mahón heading SE. We will sail along the coast, leaving Illa del Rei to port.

We will continue out to the open sea, leaving the Punta de Sant Carles lighthouse to starboard.

Following the coastline in a southerly direction we will pass the outcrops of Na Girada and Punta Rafalet. We will continue skirting the island, which will take us in a SW direction and leave Punta Prima and Punta dels Marbres to starboard. At this point we will have the Illa de l’Aire on our port side.

Following the coastline, we will head NW and ascend passing Cabo Binibeca and Cap d’en Font.

Past Binidalí, we will find a winding inlet that ascends to the N. Here we find Es Canutells.

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