Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Santa Ponsa Beach

Platja de Santa Ponça is situated at seven kilometres from Calvià, between Punta des Castellot and Caló d'en Pellicer, and it forms a big bay.

On this coastal stretch the Christian conquest of Majorca by the Catalans and Aragonian against the Arabs began. The king Jaume I and 20000 soldiers with 143 boats disembarked here on the 10th of September 1229. In 1929 a huge cross was built on the eastern end of this bay, where the access to Club Nàutic Santa Ponça is, as a commemoration of 700 years after this fact.

The urban landscape of this huge sandy area is characterized by the presence of residential houses, as well as touristic buildings and other facilities for mass tourism, and it is one of the most important touristic areas of Calvià. There is also an important influx of local visitors, who stay next to the pine wood at the rear of the beach.

The marine and underwater conditions for anchoring boats are good, except when the wind is blowing from the south-southeast-east, and this is why the navigator is recommended to anchor in the nearby and sheltered Caló d'en Pellicer, with a sandy ground with seaweed and the depth ranges from two to four metres. In front of the coast and in the middle of the bay there is a sandbank which is marked.
The accessibility by car is easy following the signs. The private car can be left on a free parking area. You can also reach this beach with the public transport. The nearest bus stop is located in the surroundings.

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