Cala Gamba

Cala Gamba
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Islands: Mallorca

Cala Gamba is situated at nine kilometres. This sea inlet is a small sheltered bay, with some rocks and some coarse-grained greyish sand. The ground is rocky, with some vegetation on it and not very deep. This is why diving is recommended, but anchoring boats is impossible. If you want to anchor, you are recommended to reach a distance of 400 metres south of the entrance to Club Nàutic de Cala Gamba, where there is a depth of 150 metres and there will be no swell if the wind blows from southeast-south-southwest. Es Carnatge (“bait” in English) is the landscape reference between Cala Gamba and Can Pastilla. The name of this Área Natural de Especial Interés (four hectares) can be explained by the activity here until the end of the 19th century: Skinning the corpse of the animals, using the skin for different reasons and the bones for the elaboration of soap. In front of this area we can see the small island of sa Galera, where there is one of the few commercial Punic settlements in Majorca. Because of this beach’s situation and exposure to winds, you must pay attention to weather conditions that make swimming and mooring boats unadvisable. When the beach has a lifeguard service, you must follow the lifeguards’ instructions and the warnings on flags. A red flag indicates dangerous swimming conditions and means that swimming is not permitted. A yellow flag indicates that precaution must be taken, but that swimming is permitted. A green flag indicates that swimming is permitted. An orange flag is used to indicate that the lifeguard is absent. Act cautiously when no lifeguard is present or the service is not available and enjoy the beach without taking any unnecessary risks. For health and safety reasons, the municipal ordinances ban pets on beaches. Information about this beach may change. To confirm the data or consult changes or new features, please contact the municipal tourism office below: Tourist Information – Palma de Mallorca General information on the island: Tourist Information – Mallorca

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