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Cala Can Curt


In Mallorca in the middle of August, at the height of the tourist season, one would not expect to find an empty beach that can be reached without the help of a boat.

But one can. Platja Ca’n Curt was almost deserted yesterday at around 12h00. It seems that most people do not want to walk the extra mile for some peace and seclusion.

You may not have heard of Platja Ca’n Curt, but then you may not have heard of some of the other 207 Mallorcan beaches that are listed, described and illustrated on the Platges de Balears website, either.

Cala Can Curt can be reached from Colònia de Sant Jordi. Head east from the beach promenade in the village and walk 1 kilometre passing the very busy Platja d’es Dolç before you reach Platja Ca’n Curt. Bring your own refreshments as the beach is too tiny for a chiringuito. The beach is sandy but there are rocks nearby. Other than canoes or kayaks, boats can not moor in Platja Ca’n Curt as the marine and underwater conditions don’t allow anchoring a boat.

If you would walk on, and further east, you would come to some more secluded beaches, such as es Dofí, Platja d’es Carbó and, ultimately, Cala en Tugores.

In the dunes behind Platja Ca’n Curt you might very possibly find fossiled tracks of the Myotragus balearicus goat (see my blog entry dated August 3rd, 2009).

The photo was taken in Colònia de Sant Jordi, Mallorca, Baleares, Spain. The date: August 20th, 2009. The time was 13:17:10.

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