Turqueta Cove

In the “Top 3

If we have to make a ranking, Cala Turqueta should be in the top 3 because, without a doubt, this is one of the most beautiful coves in the south of the island. Not in vain is it one of the most famous of all Menorca, the one that all visitors point out in their list of essentials when traveling to the island and, if you get to it, the blue of its waters will make you fall in love and captivate you forever.

Wrapped in not very high limestone cliffs and pine trees that reach the beach, it gives the impression that the beach is divided in two by the separation of a group of rocks that go into the seashore. The peculiarity of this beach is that you can stand on sand, rock or table, because in the pine forest there are picnic areas where you can enjoy the shade all day and eat on their wooden tables.

Together with Cala Mitjana and Cala Macarella, these are the 3 most visited coves in Menorca. This, together with the fact that they are also among the smallest, makes it advisable to get up early and get to the beach early, if we do not want to risk running out of room.

Name: Turqueta Cove

Location: South Zone III (39°55’52.7 “N 3°54’53.0 “E)

Distance from Mahón: 25’2 MN ; 49 km

Time from Mahón: 1h 55 min by boat (average speed: 15 knots); 58 min by car

Type of beach: Sand

Boat mooring: Sand and seaweed

Danger access by boat: Low

Posidonia: Yes

Nearest gas station for boats: 4 MN; Cala’n Bosch





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Cala en Turqueta in Menorca, how to get there?

To get to Cala Turqueta you must follow the signs that you will find in the Camí de Sant Joan de Missa. If you are heading from Ciutadella, you will take the road on the southern ring road, in the direction of the southern beaches. Once you have reached the hermitage of Sant Joan de Missa turn right, continue straight on for 4 km and turn right again on a road that will lead you to the parking lot of Playa Turqueta. There you will find a small bar and toilets to buy your snacks and drinks.

If you go by car, as mentioned above, you should know that in the middle of the day during the summer season it is practically impossible to park, as the parking lot is small and limited, and usually fills up quickly. It is worth getting up early to avoid problems of this type. Also, keep in mind that the sun sets quite early due to the orientation of this beach, so the earlier you go, the more hours of sunshine you will enjoy.

Usually on the beach access or parking signs you will find indications about the beach occupancy, so you can change your course in time. Look carefully when you are on the road.

You can also access the beach by taking the bus* (line 68) from Ciutadella. This line is only available in high season due to the influx of people heading to the southern coves.

Whether you go by car or bus, the closest access is the parking lot. Therefore, once you arrive, you have 10 minutes walking through a small oak forest to reach the Menorcan paradise par excellence.

If you dare to go by boat, you will see that the south of Menorca is perfect for a pleasant navigation and find dream anchorages.

*The schedules, lines and/or routes indicated here may vary throughout the year. Consult validity.

Services near Cala en Turqueta

There are NO NEARBY SERVICES* except for those in the parking lot closest to the beach.

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

What to see and do near Cala en Turqueta

Near Cala Turqueta there are several points of interest that we recommend you not to miss, as they are areas with spectacular scenery, especially in summer.

If you like hiking, the Camí de Cavalls route has several stages. This cove is the beginning and the end of one of them. If you head east you will reach Cala Galdana, a spectacular urbanized beach where you will enjoy all the services and activities possible for a spectacular day at the beach. During the tour you will pass by Cala Macarella and Cala Macarelleta, just 3 quarters of an hour walk from Cala Turqueta. If you head west, the end of the stage is Artrutx cape, crossing Cala Es Talaier and Son Saura del Sur, 5km of route with landscapes typical of the Mediterranean climate, and landscapes of turquoise waters of fine white sand.

Another point of interest is the Atalaya de Artrutx, an old defense tower from where you can enjoy incredible views of the south of Menorca. You will find the access from Camí de Cavalls, an uphill path to a magical place.

Looking at the map of Cala Turqueta, you will see that around the area there are several tourist spots, apart from those mentioned above, that surround the area and that will allow you to organize a good vacation. For example, if you want to visit all the coves and beaches in the area, or do the Camí de Cavalls route, the use of a map will be very useful.

You will also see that it is an area full of pine trees, perfect for meals with the whole family or friends in the shade, in open spaces and without too many people. A curious fact is that in this area there are goats, and although they are not always seen because they run away from people, sometimes they have been seen approaching in search of food.

On the other hand, if you are interested in water activities in Cala Turqueta, you should know that there is no possibility of renting boats or kayaks on the beach itself, you should consult the map to find the nearest area or the one you are most interested in until you reach your destination.

Part of the charm of the virgin beaches is not having constructions around them, so if you are thinking of having a drink in Cala Turqueta, it is best to bring your own food, or buy snacks before reaching the beach at the beach bar located in the parking lot closest to the beach.

You can prepare a nice picnic and spend a romantic evening with your partner, have a nice meal with your family or a fun aperitif with friends in the pine forest.

If we prefer a meal in a good restaurant, the best alternative is to go to other places such as Cala Galdana or Cala Mesquida, where we will enjoy beautiful views and a delicious meal in the best natural environment.

How to get to Cala en Turqueta by boat?

To reach Cala Turqueta 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, Illot d’en Marçal, Cap d’en Font, Cap de ses Penyes, Illot de Binicodrell and Punta de Macarella.

Once you have passed the latter, the next thing you will see is Punta des Tambors and, just before it, you will find the inlet that hosts the beach of Cala Turqueta.

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