The bay Cala Mesquida is located in Mallorca’s north east. It is a well known beach and swimming spot during summer month. The 300 meter long beach and the one kilometer long dune landscape towards the inland are located in a nature protected area. However, when reaching at Cala Mesquida, you will soon realise that it is not that unspoiled and virgin as other nature protected beaches at Mallorca. Cala Mesquida was declared as nature protected area only in 1991.
The beach adjoins the urbanization and holiday resort Cala Mesquida, with many hotels, restaurants and small shops. The beach itself is nice, and shines white and light yellow against the blue ocean. Especially the huge white sand dunes add to the special atmosphere of the beach. Despite the fact of being protected, the beach still offers all the necessary beach amenities for a relaxing beach day: sunchairs for rent, a red cross and lifeguard and a beach bar with drinks and snacks.
Even though it is not allowed to walk over the sand dunes, it gives a feeling that the beach is really large and wide. A network of wooden runway crosses the sand dunes, which makes it possible to walk across them, without damaging the natural environment. In fact, the dunes are home to the biggest cormorant and sea gull population on Mallorca. Walking the beach or the runways towards the far east, you will reach a small bunker from the Spanish military built during the Franco regime. From here you can even keep on walking towards Cap des Freu and Cala Agulla and Cala Rajada.
On the road between Arta and Capdepera follow the signs to Cala Mesquida. During summer month, the bus line 471 runs from Cala Rajada to Cala Mesquida.