Rambles Cove or Sa Torreta

An isolated beach

Cala Rambles (or Cala Sa Torreta) is an unspoiled beach of 250 meters long, located in the north of the island of Menorca. Its inlet on the coast is shell-shaped and flows into the shore with a light sandy beach that contrasts with the wild vegetation of the area.

On the beach, in its more than 10 meters of sand, it is frequent the accumulation of algae so it is not the most pleasant place to lie down to sunbathe, but it is to practice water sports. Its seabed, which intertwines seaweed and sand, makes it a spectacular area for snorkeling.
Cala Rambles is located in a protected area, included as part of the Natural Park of S’Albufera des Grau.

It is a quite secluded cove and difficult to access (only possible on foot, by bike, or through the sea) so that, even in the summer months, it is usually practically empty.

A spectacular landscape to enjoy alone.


The same place with different names

The different names associated with this cove owe the confusion to the defense tower that stands on the site and is known as Sa Torreta (but also as Torre de Rambla or Torre des Tamarells because of the places that surround it).

It is a defense tower located in front of the Illa d’en Colom, in the Rambla cape that separates the coves of Sa Torreta and des Tamarells, and was built in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century by the British.

This tower has never been restored and, at present, is in danger of collapse so it is not advisable to approach it, although we can visit its surroundings where there are also remains of an old building that used to be used by soldiers (who were nicknamed “dragons”) as a surveillance center to control those points that were not visible from the tower.

Name: Cala Rambles (or Sa Torreta cove)

Location: North Zone II (39°57’52.5 “N 4°15’20.2 “E)

Distance from Mahón: 11’1 MN ; 19 km

Time from Mahón: 44 min by boat (average speed: 15 knots); 30 min by car

Type of beach: Sand

Anchoring with boat: Sand. Anchoring outside the cove and the restricted area for posidonia protection.

Danger access by boat: Low

Posidonia: Yes

Nearest gas station for boats: 9’5 MN; Mahón




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Cala Rambles in Menorca, how to get there?

The access to the beach can be made on foot (or by bike) following the Camí de Cavalls, or by sea.

If we want to go there by the Camí de Cavalls, we will have to follow the second stage of the same one that starts in Es Grau (where we can arrive by car or bus) and arrives to the Favàritx lighthouse. If we take this path, we will see that the indications along the way are clear and it is difficult to get lost if we follow the signs that we will find along the way (during which we will pass through places like the beach des Grau, the cove Fondejador des Llanes and Mamaes Primes, which will offer us incredible landscapes).

The path is about 4 km long from Es Grau and, although it is a very beautiful journey through many points of interest and beautiful coves in the area, it is not advisable to do it in summer (because the route is long and there are no shadows to take shelter or services available). If we finally decide to do it, we must not forget to go well stocked with water and food.

In any case, the best way to reach Cala Sa Torreta is by sea.

In this sense we can reach the cove by kayaking from Es Grau. If we make this crossing, we will start from the beach of Es Grau, to cross the channel Es Pas (formed between the Minorcan coast and the Illa d’en Colom). Following the coastline we will arrive at Cala Rambles and along the way we will see numerous coves in the area.

This route (round trip) is about 7 km long and the approximate time to complete it is 2 hours and a half. Although it can be an incredible experience and an indelible memory of your time on the island, we must bear in mind that, if the tramontana and easterly winds blow, this crossing can be quite a challenge. Fortunately, there are numerous coves in which to take shelter along the way if the weather should suddenly change.

Services near Cala Rambles


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

What to see near Cala Rambles in Menorca?

Those who come to Cala Rambles rarely do so with the idea of enjoying a day at the beach or a swim in its waters. As we mentioned before, the presence of posidonia in the area makes the beach covered with algae and that makes it not exactly an idyllic paradise to relax sunbathing on the sand (something that other beaches in Menorca do offer).

However, Cala Rambles has other charms: from the practice of snorkeling (because the marine life that hides among the posidonia offers an incredible spectacle), to the realization of excursions (both by land and by sea) that will allow you to discover all the wonderful places that surround the cove.

If we decide to explore the area by sea, it is possible to rent kayaks in Es Grau, from where we can start to explore the coves that separate the beach of Sa Torreta. If we follow the coastline we will pass by Cala Tamarells or Mamaes Primes, among others, and if we decide to cross to Illa d’en Colom we will be able to stop at its two paradisiacal beaches: Arenal d’en Moro and Els Tamarells.

If, on the other hand, we prefer to hike inland, we can continue along the Camí de Cavalls. If we have arrived from Es Grau to Sa Torreta through it, we can visit the talayotic settlement of Sa Torreta and finish the stage reaching the Favàritx lighthouse.

How to get to

Rambles Cove by boat?

Of all the options, the most advisable for comfort and safety (especially during the summer months), is to reach Cala Sa Torreta by boat, although we must bear in mind that we cannot anchor directly in the cove, and must avoid areas protected by posidonia.

To get there, we will have to leave with our boat from the port of Mahón in 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). 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 skirt it to the N, going around its entire north coast, which we will leave to port, until we get to the W direction.

Having passed the northern tip of the islet (Cap des Mestral) and being positioned in this direction, we will see Cala Rambles from the bow.

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