Cala Mesquida convinces with its natural beauty and rich historical past.
This might be one of the best beaches if you are looking for peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of Cala Ratjada.
Read on to learn everything about Cala Mesquida beach and its surroundings, and find out how to steer away from the infamous Mallorquin nudists on this beach!
- Beach length: 350 metres
- Beach depth: 70 metres
- Beach type: Sandy
- Showers: Yes
- Sunbeds to rent: Yes
- Lifeguard: Yes
- Refreshments: Yes
- Toilets: Yes
- Postcode: 07589
What is Cala Mesquida Beach Like?
Cala Mesquida Beach offers stunning views over a set of dunes with fine white sand and a stretch of majestic pine trees.
You will be able to access Cala Mesquida beach through the system of dunes and a protected area which makes visitors surrounded by nature.
The beach is somewhat split into two well-differentiated areas. The left side is a residential area that is popular with tourists, while the right side offers a more natural and wild environment.
You should note that Cala Mesquida is also rather popular for nudists, most of which prefer the right side of the beach, however, as it is the furthest away from tourism and civilisation.
Cala Mesquida beach is located in a protected area nearby the urbanisation of Cala Mesquida that shares the same name. Just 7 kilometres away from Cadepera, this area is surrounded by nature and quieter than a touristic area.
Cala Mesquida is closely located to a lot of the main attractions of Capdepera and Cala Ratjada, for instance, the Capdepera Castle or the Talaia de son Jaumell, which used be an important lookout point for the eastern part of the island.
Restaurants, Bars & Facilities
You will be able to buy drinks and refreshments at the popular Playa Mesquida Beach Bar, which is located in the middle of Cala Mesquida beach.
If you would like to eat something, we recommend the nearby La Guitarra restaurant or one of the several other restaurants in the little town of Mesquida.
Alternatively, you can search for restaurants in the towns of Arta and Capdepera.
Lifeguard & Watersports
Cala Mesquida is a paradise for windsurfers as well as wave surfers, thanks to the relatively strong winds and waves on this beach.
Be mindful of this when going for a swim, especially of the fact that there can be dangerous rip currents that can pull you out to sea.
There is a lifeguard station at the beach, and the areas where swimming is safe are clearly marked.
Cala Mesquida is also extremely popular for divers and snorkelling. The right side of the beach offers beautiful underwater rock formations with lots of colourful fish as well as octopi.
As this is an area of special interest, i.e. a protected marine area, be mindful that you will not be able to perform other water sports such as fishing, sailing or anchoring in the bay.
You will, however, be able to hire a kayak and paddle along the stunning coastline up to Cala Molto and Cala Agulla!
Is Cala Mesquida Family-friendly?
The area of Cala Mesquida is extremely relaxed and less touristic, as it offers very little nightlife. Therefore, the beach of Cala Mesquida is definitely family-friendly.
If you want to stay away from any nudists, you can simply keep to the left side of the beach, where you surely won’t be bothered by any hedonistic behaviour.
Where to Park at Cala Mesquida Beach
You will be able to access Cala Mesquida through a free parking car park all year round. It does get a bit crowded at times, so it’s best to go early during peak season. There are, however, two other parking lots available from which you will have to walk a short walk down to the beach.
Other Nearby Beaches
As already mentioned, other beaches nearby are Cala Molto and Cala Agulla, which you can reach with a kayak. Another beach that is worthwhile and close by is Cala Torta.
Nearby Hotels & Resorts
When you search hotels near Cala Mesquida, you will find the four-star hotel complex of Zafiro Cala Mesquida as well as the Villa Cala Mesquida Hotel & Spa. Both of these are renowned and beautiful hotel resorts to stay in.
The area does, however, also offer plenty of other accommodations, such as holiday flats and apartments to rent.