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Cala Torta Beach, North-East Mallorca

A undeveloped hidden cove in the north east of Mallorca

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An idyllic bay situated between Cala Mesquida Beach and Cala Mitjana on the northeast coast of Mallorca.

This beach attracts a good mix of locals and tourists and can get busy during the peak holiday weeks, but most of the time you will find that this relatively hidden cove is quieter than most of Mallorca’s north coast beaches. Its trickier access makes it less suitable for people with restricted mobility or a clan of small children, with several others simply deterred by the walk on a hot summer’s day! The bumpy road to the track is also notoriously bad and should only be attempted by 4-wheel drives.

There are no restaurants and bars on the beach, except for a small, shaded kiosk selling drinks, snacks and freshly caught fish, so make sure you pack a picnic and water if you’re intending to spend the day here.

There’s unsurprisingly no nightlife here on the beach itself or its immediate surroundings, but the nearby towns of Arta and Capdepera are great places to travel on to.

There are no hotels surrounding this beach, but the resort of Cala Mesquida is 2km along the coast. A luxurious retreat hotel is just over 7km away encouraging their guests to connect with the surrounding nature and their inner selves. Several hotels are available in the nearby town of Arta.

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There is only a small kiosk here that sells drinks and snacks so make sure you pack a picnic if you fancy spending the day there.

Setting & Location

A magnificent natural beach surrounded by Balearic wilderness and hills, this remote sandy bay is located 10km from Arta and set within the protected Llevant Peninsula Natural Park. Its possible to hike from here to Cala Mesquida along a signposted route. Horse-riding tours can also be arranged to Cala Torta from Rancho Cala Mesquida.

For shops and places of cultural interest, you should head to Arta where you’ll find wonderfully authentic, Mallorcan features as well as a super market every Tuesday.

Water Safety & Clarity

The water here is perfectly clear and deep, perfect for strong swimmers and keen snorkellers. There are no facilities on this beach, including the absence of lifeguards. You should beware of winds and undercurrents caused by the northern winds.

Beach Quality

At 200m long and 80m wide, the spacious beach is framed by rocky cliffs with silky soft white sand, unsurprisingly its often frequented by the occasional group of nudists.

Watersports Nearby

When the wind picks up, it can often be a good spot for surfing but is ideal for swimming, snorkelling (particularly on the left side), and sunbathing.


Signposted on the road from Artà to Capdepera, you’ll need to look out for a turning to the beach after approximately 9km. This will lead you to drive down a rough track, where you’ll leave the car in a free car park and walk 100m on to the beach through the dunes.


Map of the surrounding area