Cala Escorxada is a medium-sized beach located within the Natural Area of Special Interest, in the southern part of Menorca, isolated from urban centers.
The beach of Cala Escorxada fits into the natural outlet of a stream; the sand is powdery white and the water is turquoise blue and clear.
Sometimes you can find some remains of oceanic seaweed, but their presence won’t bother you.
Cala Escorxada has no direct access by car; you have to go walking or by boat.
If you drive, you can leave the car in the parking place of Sant Tomas or Cala Mitjana and then walk about 40-50 minutes to get there.
It is a pristine beach so there is no service (not even hawkers selling drinks), so you must bring food and drink you’d like to have them.
As I mentioned, it is located in the Natural Area of Special Interest, an area comprised between Cala Mitjana and Binigaus.
Pine forests surround the beach, so it’s easy to find shaded areas.
Near the beach we can find ancient military remains and a dug construction on the wall.
Also on the sand there is a small white house that I really do not know to whom it belongs to and what’s the purpose of it (if anyone knows, I’ll appreciate if you can write a comment with the information)
My friends and I decided to park the car in Sant Tomas and we began walking from that point.
During the first part we crossed Sant Tomás and Binigaus walking on sand.
Then we proceeded on the cliff.
The walk is nice because trees provide shelters from heat along the way.
From time to time we could saw the stunning views over the sea.
After about 35 minutes of walking we enjoyed the wonderful views of Cala Escorxada!
We went down to the beach and we settled right in front of an area of rocks forming a “natural swimming pool”.
That day my friend and great photographer Edgar accompanied me. That was the perfect spot for our photo shoot, so we started working!
But our friend Max was bored, so he decided that he also wanted to intervene in the photo-shoot.
This was the result. 😂
After the photo-shoot, we went for a swim in the sea and then we came back.
We went back taking the same way where we came, but as I like to go near the sea, I swerved off the road and when I realized I could not move forward, I had to cross between bushes and trees to reach the right path. The skin on my arms and legs has good memories of that moment… 😅
I also climbed a tree. There is always time for a monkey moment! 🙈
And after walking, talking and laughing for a while…
We arrived at Sant Tomas, where we left the car.
- Go with the right shoes; you have to walk on rocks, sand and dirt, so the flip-flops are not the best option.
- Load enough water. Remember that the route is more or less an hour and a half round trip, plus the time you want to stay on the beach.
- Try to go when the wind is not from the south or is not too strong, as the beach is quite exposed to the wind.
- Oddly enough, it is a touristy beach. Despite being one of the more inaccessible beaches of Menorca, many people are encouraged to go. So if you go in summer and you are looking for an empty beach, this is not the option. Well, it is not as crowded as the main beaches with direct access by car though.
I love this hike!
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