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Caló d'es Morts

Beach Formentera, Spain

Nature shows its rough side in this small bay Caló d'es Morts

In the south-east of Formentera, where the flat dunes border a rough, steep cliff landscape, you will find the small bay of Caló des Mort, which is a real highlight among the beaches of the island. Shimmering, turquoise, crystal clear water, soft sand, large rocks and picturesque cliffs are found together here and create a unique natural setting. Although there are no amenities at the bay of Caló des Mort, there are chiringuitos and restaurants at the busy beaches nearby which can be reached in a few minutes on foot. Caló des Mort is perfect to enjoy in just one location many different aspects of the impressive natural surroundings typical of the island of Formentera.

Nature shows its rough side in this small bay, especially when it is windy and the waves crash against the rocks. The tiny, sandy beach of Caló des Mort in the south-east of Formentera is semi-circular in shape and lies at the foot of hollowed-out steep cliffs. Further inland the scenery changes to a flat, wooded, dune landscape. The way to the beach is not easy and especially families with small children should take this into consideration. From the car park at the busy beach of Es Arenals the route takes you south-east past two large hotel resorts. At the small chiringuito at the end of the bay of Es Cupina you have the choice of two routes. Above the cliffs a sandy path leads to Caló des Mort and you can reach the beach via steep steps. The alternative route is to climb over the rocks at the water's edge. Caló des Mort is dominated by large rocks which surround a small area of fine sand and at the southern end of the bay these rocks reach far into the sea. From there you have a great panoramic view of the surrounding coast. The surface in the sea is also sandy and conditions are great for swimming or snorkeling in the shimmering, turquoise water. Apart from two basic wooden boat houses there are no other buildings and Caló des Mort has been completely left to nature. Especially in the summer months the bay gets quite full as, in spite of its remote location, it can easily be reached by foot from the other surrounding, busy beaches. Nudists also like to come to Caló des Mort.

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