The rugged North Coast of Minorca.

La Mola has a couple of interesting caves -the Anglesos or Englishmen's cave, and na Polida. This headland is not a single point pointing out to sea like Cavalleria, but an enormous mass of rock with caves, points and small headlands. 

The old salt pans at the far end of Fornells Bay are worth a visit and close to them lies the remains of an old Palo Christian basilica. For a long time it was believed that the Phoenician colony of Sanisera, mentioned by Pliny, was located here, but that is not so.

The few remains of Sanisera were discovered in Sa Nitja, a little further West, by the road leading to Cavalleria near the farm of Santa Teresa in the cove called Sa Nitja. 

Cavalleria Cape -the next west from Fornells- is an impressive tongue of rock reaching far out to sea and whose only sign of life is a lonely lighthouse. Between Fornells and the headland lies Cala Tirant, whose clear waters, brown sand and rocky seabed are very popular.

Some of these coves have small wetlands lying behind them where reeds, canes and marsh grass provide the perfect habitat for birds. In summer the aroma of wild camomile and other aromatic plants and herbs penetrates the whole area, blending with the tangy smell of salt water and the rocks drying in the hot sun.

Some of these coves have small wetlands lying behind them where reeds, canes and marsh grass provide the perfect habitat for birds. In summer the aroma of wild camomile and other aromatic plants and herbs penetrates the whole area, blending with the tangy smell of salt water and the rocks drying in the hot sun.

To the West of Cavalleria lies the coves of Binimel.la and just before them, the isolated beaches of Ferragut, where the red sand gives the name to the small cove, Cala Rotja. Binimel.la has a long beach of clean coarse, blackish sand and behind the beach lies an extensive wetland.

On the whole of the North Coast there is no refuge for vessels except after Fornells. You need the right boat and the right weather if you want to sail the North Coast of Minorca. To the West of Binime.la, we find the protected beach of Cala Pregonda, with coarse sand and scattered reefs offshore. Then come a series of coves, points and headlands on rugged cliffs making access to the sea difficult from inland. The strength of the wind can be seen from the grotesquely twisted shapes of the wild olive and pine trees on the cliffs.

East of Fornells lies Addaia, only ten minutes away by car. It may seem strange to city dwellers, but in Minorca we have a way of looking closely at things and a place only ten minutes away is, for us, a separate entity with its own personality. On a small island like Minorca, small things can be enormously important.

Addaia is a narrow bay, 3.5 Km long, with shallow waters and a small yacht harbour of 100 moorings. The bay is surrounded by holiday houses, for the most part discrete and respectful of their environment. I called Addaia a bay, but the term could be misleading.

If you look at the map you'll see it looks more like a long estuary, closed in between rocky hillsides. An estuary without a river then, a Mediterranean fjord shallowing out to flat wetlands.

In Addaia there are also the remains of salt pans, worked, in the 18th Century by Greeks brought by the British. It's a great place for bird watching. Almost in the mouth of the bay is Na Macaret, with its small pretty beach and tiny harbour. 

Between Codolar, the point protecting Addaia, and Punta Rodona, on the easterly part of La Mola -which protects Fornells-, is a spacious area of rocks and sandy bays. Between Cala Pudent and Arenal d'en Castell is a very popular beach and holiday estate called Son Saura.

All this in Fornells area. It’s just a walk to Son Saura, in the East, or Cala Tirant, in the West. However, if what you want is sailing, you don't have to leave Fornells. La Mola and Cap de Fornells protect our Bay and provide the perfect spot.


Contact

Carretera Es Mercadal-Fornells, S/N
07748 Fornells (Menorca)

Tel. (+34) 664.335.801
Email: info@windfornells.com

Location

We are at the entrance of Fornells town

Season and schedule

2019 Season: from 13/04 to 27/10
Low season: from 13/04 to 30/06 and from 02/09 to 27/10
High season: from 01/07 to 01/09
We are open everyday from 09:30h to 18h