Cala Gat

Cala Gat is a beautiful bay with a tiny beach that looks onto some of the bluest waters in the whole of Mallorca.

This tiny gem right next to Cala Ratjada is not to be missed by beachgoers and avid snorkelers alike, as there are lots of colourful fish to be spotted in the beautiful blue sea.

Read on to learn more about Cala Gat, its tiny beach bar and where to grab a bite if you are hungry in the nearby Cala Ratjada.

Key Facts

  • Beach length: 40 metres
  • Beach width: 20 metres
  • Beach type: sandy
  • Showers: No
  • Sunbeds to rent: Yes, but limited
  • Lifeguard: Yes
  • Refreshments: Yes
  • Toilets: Yes
  • Watersports: No
  • Postcode: 07590

What is Cala Gat Beach Like?

Cala Gat means “the bay of the cats”.

Cala Gat is a truly lovely and small beach with fine sand surrounded by stunning cliffs and trees.

With only 40 metres in length, this is one of the smallest beaches in the Cala Ratjada area. But despite its size, this beach is insanely popular.

This is no surprise, though, as you will find crystal-clear waters that come in all shades of blue and turquoise colours.

We recommend getting here early if you wish to score one of the limited sun loungers and get a good spot before it gets too crowded.

This area also makes for some nice promenade runs towards a lighthouse. The sand is golden and fine, which makes this beach all the more attractive, together with the crystal clear sea.

Location

Cala Gat is located in the vicinity of Cala Ratjada in a sheltered little bay that makes for calm waters and a beautiful bay scenery with little caves and rocks upon which local fishermen are trying their luck.

You can access this beach via stairs as well as via a ramp.

As this beach is located close to Cala Ratjada, it can get a bit overly saturated in the peak season of the summer months.

Restaurants, Bars & Facilities

There is a small beach bar that offers cold drinks and a few snacks. This is also where the bathrooms (toilets) are located.

If you wish to have a bit more than just a bite, we recommend heading to one of the nearby restaurants in Cala Ratjada. For instance:

  • José Orpi Font
  • Juan Moya Paéz
  • Restaurant Los Arcos

All of these are basically within walking distance from Cala Gat.

Lifeguard & Watersports

A lifeguard is available daily at Cala Gat, and no water sports are allowed in this small bay. This makes Cala gat perfect for snorkelling to see lots of colourful fish, and swimmers don’t have to worry about boats or boards running them over when enjoying the beautiful blue water.

Is Cala Gar Family-friendly?

While the beach has incredibly fine sand that is perfect for kids playing with it, the space is somewhat limited, and you might lose sight of your children if it gets really crowded.

The water depth is average, and children can definitely swim here, especially since there are no water sports allowed.

Where to Park at Cala Gat

There is free parking close to the beach. Otherwise, we recommend parking on one of the nearby streets of Cala Ratjada.

Other Nearby Beaches

The coast around Cala Gat has a lot of cliffs and does not make for many other beaches nearby, but you can walk along beautiful hiking paths to the easternmost point of Mallorca and discover a cove or two, as well as a beautiful lighthouse while you are on your way.

The nearest beach will be Cala Son Moll or Cala L’olla. But you will likely have to take your car or public transport to get there.

Nearby Hotels & Resorts

Cala Gat offers a nearby hotel within walking distance which goes under the same name as the beach.

Hotel Cala Gat offers guests a four-star experience that is close to the beach and overlooks the beautiful blue and turquoise colours of this little bay.

Otherwise, if your budget is not made for the four stars of Hotel Cala Gat, you will find lots of hotels in Cala Ratjada’s surroundings and the town centre.