Cala Tuent - Very secluded, idyllic shingle beach
The path to the beach of Cala Tuent has lots of twists and turns. The narrow road goes up and down, back and forth, countless times to get across the mountains and valleys of the Tramuntana mountain range. If you undertake this journey, you will be rewarded with lots of magnificent views en route and, when you reach your destination, an idyllic beach in the heart of a fascinating mountain landscape. Welcome to Cala Tuent beach!
The small, beautiful bay in the north-west of Majorca is surrounded by breathtaking groups of mountains, including Puig Major, the highest mountain in the Balearic Islands at 1445 metres. It is home to an approximately 170 metre long and 30 metre wide pebble beach, surrounded by lush green pine forests that stretch the length of the hills and up to the grey rocks of the mountains. Directly behind the beach of Cala Tuent there is a small olive grove. It is also home to several horses and donkeys, which eye the beach visitors with curiosity every now and then.
Underfoot there are large and small pebble stones, but you can lie on these relatively comfortably even without any padding underneath you. The path into the shallow water is also easy to manage without beach shoes. You won’t find any loungers or beach umbrellas for hire here, nor are there any food outlets to speak of. Whilst there is a little house that looks like a beach bar and the owner does open his kitchen to bathers every now and then, you shouldn't rely on it. It's better to bring your own provisions or visit the nearest restaurant, which is located about five minutes’ drive away, above the beach.
There is a jetty on the beach of Cala Tuent and the bay is usually full of small yachts that anchor here. If you look across the water, you can see the start of a beautiful walking trail at the left-hand edge of the beach. The atmosphere on Cala Tuent beach is calm and relaxed. The lounging area is easy to see right across and even in the height of summer when it gets a little more crowded, the only thing that disturbs the peace is the sound of kids playing or horses whinnying.