My dream beaches in Mallorca – Cala Gat in Cala Ratjada

Without a shadow of doubt, there is an abundance of world-class beaches in Mallorca. Amazing long stretches of coastline and small popular bays. Some are  hidden and others found through insider tips and local knowledge, although everyone has their own idea of the perfect beach.

In my past four years living in Mallorca I have been lucky enough to visit some absolute gems. I would like now to share with you in my series “My dream beaches in Mallorca” just a few of these.

Today, I like to show you Cala Gat, translated Cat-Bay in english. I visited in September and found this most beautiful beach near Cala Ratjada on the east tip of Majorca and only two kilometers from Capdepera.

Nestled between large rocks and surrounded by pine forests, the bay is about 80m long and 20m wide, has crystal clear water and fine sand. The turquoise water invites you not only to bathe but also perfect for snorkelling. Cala Gat can be reached from the promenade in Cala Ratjada in approximately 15 minutes.

For those who don’t want to relax with a book on the beach, there is great hiking in the immediate surroundings. The Faro de Capdepera lighthouse is only 15 minute hike away.

The old Sa Torre Cega 16th century fortress sits above the bay and was built to fend of the Moorish invasions a long time ago. This was reformed by the Banca March founding family and is now a wonderful museum and botanical garden. A small kiosk provides the beach with refreshments and snacks. A public toilet is available and beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented.

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Cala Gat
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Cala Gat with Museum March in the background
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Crystal clear water in Cala Gat
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Cala Gat
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Lighthouse  Capdepera
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View from the lighthouse looking north
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View from the lighthouse looking south
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Lighthouse Capdepera

It is recommended to go early in the day, since Cala Gat is a holiday hotspot but also for the locals and therefore can be very quickly overcrowded. In my opinion, a visit to the Cala Gat is definitely worth it and I look forward to my next visit.

See you soon in my next series of “My dream beaches in Mallorca” where I visit “Camp de Mar” in Calvia.

Yours

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