Sa Calobra beach is a well-known remote cove on the west coast of Mallorca situated a short walk away from the incredible rocky river gorge, Es Torrent de Pareis.
It is a small and undeniably attractive white-pebble cove with blue-green crystal clear water and is one of the most famous spots on the island.
There are two beaches in the cove, the first one is small and stony and is not the beach that everyone comes to see, that can be found by taking the paved path on the right-hand-side; which takes you through a short and narrow tunnel.
If you are planning to stay at the beach for a while, you’ll need to bring along some things to make you comfortable as there are no facilities there including a lifeguard. You will find bars and restaurants back at Sa Calobra where you will also find public toilets and first aid.
The spot is indeed lovely and has served as an inspiration to artists past and present; however it has become a victim of it’s own beauty. There are just too many tourists there and it's a coach & car-fest during the summer crush.
The beach has a history dating back to the 18th century and it is even rumoured that the infamous pirate Red Beard docked in Sa Calobra.
Tourists flock to this location in their hundreds all year around to admire the jaw-dropping scenery and to enjoy the incredible journey there with its twisting roads and spectacular views.
With a 800m descent over 12km and the infamous 270 degree loop known as the ‘Knotted Tie’ and incredible mountain views of Mallorca’s highest mountain, Puig Major, the road to Sa Calobra is an adventure in its own right.
Es Torrent de Pareis was elevated to the category of Natural Monument in 2003 by the Government of the Balearic Islands.