Cala Pregonda is an almost pristine beach (there are only three houses) fitted into a perfectly unique scenery.
Its sands are thick and brown, the land that surrounds the beach are red and wild and the water are clear, unifying different tints of navy blue, turquoise and green, stroking the small and cute islands that protect the beach from the north winds.
How to access to Cala Pregonda
Although Menorca is a small island, it’s quite a long way to get to this beach.
You must first head to Es Mercadal and from this village, drive to Binimel·là beach (about 10 kilometers). Once you arrive, there is a parking where you can leave your car.
It’s very crowded in the summer, so I would recommend you to go early in the morning if you do not want to have to leave the car far from the beach.
From here start walking towards Binimel·là beach.
When you get to the beach, go to the left, walking on the sand and you’ll find this entry, cross it and follow the path called “Camí de Cavalls”.
It’s easy. There is no way to get lost.
The walk is about 2 km, with no shades and the scenery is very entertaining because it is different from what we are used to in Menorca.
Every time I go there, I feel like I’m walking on the surface of the moon! LOL
Before reaching Pregonda, there is one beach where no one stops by. It’s because the access to the water is not easy. The whole beach is covered with rocks, and it can be painful for your feet.
After few more meters, you’ll see the first postcard view. This is Pregondó beach.
Many tourists and locals decide to stay on this beach because it is beautiful and also because from here you already get the views of Pregonda beach, so some people believe there is no need to walk more.
If instead of going down to the beach, you look to the right, you will find a small beach were I really like to go, especially if I go early and with a large group of friends, because since it is too small, we practically occupy the whole beach and then almost no one else comes close to the area.
If you decide to follow up to Pregonda, then you must cross the sandy surface of Pregondó and walk uphill a small mountain to reach the other side, finally reaching Pregonda.
Things to consider
In Pregonda there are no services at all (no restaurants, shops, beds, umbrellas, activities, etc.). the only thing you’ll find is one restaurant in Binimel·là, but it is not on the beach. It is right across the parking lot.
- The route to Pregonda (last beach) is about 20-30 minutes, without shades, so I would recommend you bring enough water or any liquid you would like to drink.
- It is a place to spend several hours or even all day, as there is much to explore. You will see that in each of the beaches on the way to Pregonda, there are beautiful spots to gawk.
- Once in Pregondó or Pregonda, if you like to swim, I would recommend you swim to the islands. It’s a magical place and you get the perspective of the beach from the other side.
- If you like snorkeling, bring your equipment because the water is super clear and there are very beautiful rock formations and lovely marine life.
I do not recommend coming to Pregonda when the wind blows north; the typical Tramontana from Menorca can be very unpleasant in this area.
And this is all for today!
I could add many beautiful pictures of the beach, but I don’t know which one to choose… I’ve been to this beach so many times I have lots of pics!
I’m just going to share this one, taken with my brother Xavi at dusk.
Love and gratitude