Ferragut Beach

A beach to take your hat off to (and everything else)

Ferragut beach is located next to Cavallería beach, only separated from each other by a reef that rises in between.

It is a large beach of fine sand, crystal clear waters and a volcanic environment of deep reddish colors that contrasts with the vegetation that grows behind the sandy area. Its immense dunes are currently in the process of recovery and numerous initiatives are being taken to protect them (including limiting access).

This beautiful beach (very appreciated by nudists, tourists and islanders) is vulnerable to the tramontana and when the wind blows, the waves lurk.

Name: Ferragut Beach

Location: Northern Zone III (40°03’32.7 “N 4°04’25.8 “E)

Distance from Mahón: 24’2 MN ; 30 km

Time from Mahón: 1h and 50 min by boat (average speed: 15 knots); 30 min by car

Type of beach: Sand

Anchoring with boat: Sand

Dangerous access by boat: Low. Open to the NW

Posidonia: Yes

Nearest gas station for boats: 6 MN; Port of Fornells







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Ferragut beach in Menorca, how to get there?

Basically the indications to follow to visit Ferragut are the same as to reach the beach of Cavallería, you just have to walk a little further to reach it, as it is located next to it.

Access is relatively easy and there is a parking lot nearby where we can park and, from there, we will walk 1 km to enjoy the waters of Ferragut (400 meters if, finally, we decide to stay in Cavallería). It is important to follow the marked trail and not to leave the wooden walkways, expressly arranged to prevent erosion of the terrain.

To get there by road, we will have to leave Mahón by Ronda de Maó, and take the Me-7 to Camí de Tramuntana. We will continue along this road until we find a detour to the right that will take us along the Camides Far road.

On the left we will find the road that will lead us to the parking of Cavallería.

Of course, there is also the possibility of reaching these beaches by the Camí de Cavalls from different points of the island. Stage 5, which runs from Cala Tirant to Binimel-là, passes in front of them.

Services near Ferragut beach

NO NEARBY SERVICES* (except for a WC in the parking lot of Cavalleria)

*We consider them “close” if they are within a radius of 250-300 m approx.

What to see near Ferragut?

As with Cavalleria, simply stepping on the sand of these beaches and bathing in their crystalline waters is enough to encourage us to visit them.

The reddish paradise that stretches before our eyes is to stop. To savor it calmly, to let it penetrate our retinas and set itself on fire in our memory…

But if, even so, we want to do some other activity, the Camí de Cavalls is always a good option.

The stage of its route that goes from Cala Tirant to the beach of Binimel-là, passes through Ferragut. So if we do the whole stage (about 10 km on foot and almost 3 hours of walking), we can make a stop to visit this beautiful beach and, if we start our way from here, we can decide to go in one of the two directions to visit the adjacent coves and nearby points of interest: the Roman city of Sanitja with its defense tower and its cove, the beaches of Cala Mica… and, of course, the Cap de Cavallería lighthouse that should be an obligatory stop on our travel route.

How to get to Ferragut Beach by boat?

To get to Playa de Ferragut by boat, we will have to leave the port of Mahón in a SE direction, 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) where we will pass La Mola and Punta de S’Espero, to continue 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 pass 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. Leaving them to port, we will continue until we reach Punta Pantinat.

We will skirt it, and sail in a NW direction (passing Punta de na Guillemassa and Punta des Morter) until we reach Cap de Cavallería. We will border it passing between Illa d’els Porros (which will be on the starboard side) and Illot des Pas (which will be on the port side).

Once we have passed the channel between the two, we will descend in a southerly direction, leaving Cap d’es Vernis on our port side. Following the coastline of this cape in a S direction, we will find Platja de Ferragut on the bow of the boat (after leaving Cala Rotja and Platja de Cavallería to port).

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