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“Busy beach - would visit again but from sea rather than land”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Cala Turqueta

Cala Turqueta
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“Busy beach - would visit again but from sea rather than land”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

My husband, myself and our 20 month old son visited Cala Turqueta as we’d heard such good things about this beach. The beach itself is very lovely. It’s a sweet little cove with very clear waters. There were a few yachts anchored out to sea and I couldn’t help wishing I was that side looking back. We arrived around 10:30. The beach itself it a very popular one and finding an inch of sand was tricky. I think you have to get there very early to get a decent space, but then be prepared for people to pitch up all around you.

If you come in by car as we did, the closest car park to the beach is about a 10-15 min walk away. We weren’t lucky enough to get to that car park as it was full, so we were in the next one back, which was about a 20 min walk. It is a very hot and quite unshaded walk down to the beach. We were grateful for the fact we decided not to take the buggy as the push back up the hill would have been hard work.

Take plenty of water as there is only one ‘pit stop’ along the way!

If you’re going to spend the day there it is worth it, take plenty of provisions! If you are child free, it might be a completely different experience, but I think if I went back I would do a boat trip and visit these lovely coves from sea, rather than land.

Visited July 2013
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“Pretty natural beach, but not the best swimming”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

We went out of our way to visit this beach, and ended up leaving after an hour. The beach is in a nature preserve, and is reached via very narrow roads. The car parks are more than a kilometer from the beach, which is downhill on the way, but will be uphill on the return trip... Parking is free, and there is a small snack stand with a toilet at the far end of the car park.

The walk down is easy but may not be ideal in sandals. The beach itself is beautiful and crowded with many locals who bring umbrellas, blankets, and picnics.

The water is actually much less clear than other beaches we visited, and has many rocks and much seaweed. We were there to swim, not sunbathe, so we ended up leaving for another beach which had better water for swimming and snorkeling.

We did see some locals diving from ricky cliffs nearby. It looked dangerous, but they must know what they are doing.

We didn't regret seeing this beach, but please think twice if you are considering going for swimming.

Visited July 2013
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“Not as good as the photos”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2013

Pretty photos tempted us, and it looks good from afar. But, it was crowded- shoulder to shoulder (although we were there at the weekend) and the sea was a little mucky (lots of litter, leaves and other detritus). The nearest car park is crowded and full by 10am (so it was a long walk for us from the other car park) and the boat trips arrive to disgorge more people onto the already crowded beaches. Try other beaches in Minorca- there are some better ones.

Visited July 2013
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“Very Pretty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

It seemed to be one of the "must do" visits on the island. It is very pretty but very crowded. It started to rain whilst we were there and the beach cleared so if I photoshop to make it look sunny my photos might look like the guidebooks!

Visited July 2013
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“beautiful”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2013

we went with a boat trip the only way to get there - you get dropped off from the boat for 2 hrs - not much shade, so not a good idea for small kiddies. The water was nice to swim in - very clear and clean

Visited July 2013
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