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Islands: Mallorca

Sa Canova or Arenal de sa Canova, a very long beach, is situated at 13 kilometres from Can Picafort, between Punta de sa Barraca (Artà) and Torrent de na Borges (Santa Margalida). In 1991 this area was declared Àrea Natural d’Especial Interès by the Parlament de les Illes Balears, because of the large number of archeologic rests and the diversity in flora and fauna, with the wetland of the mouth of Torrent de na Borges, where the biggest part of animals and birds of the Balearic archipelago live. This beautiful virgin beach has fine-grained sand, with shells, and some rocks here and there. The slope is very gentle, and there is some vegetation fixing the system of dunes at the rear (pine wood, scrubland, thistle, rosmarine or marine iris). This ecological richness of the landscape is only interrupted by some small abandoned houses and some channels which can be found between the dunes. The coast has sand and rocks, very low and it is not very deep, so that the navigators are recommended non to approach the coast to avoid running aground. The nearest port facilities are located at Club Nàutic Serra Nova, at 1,6 nautical miles. The accessibility by car is not easy. The driver must keep an eye on the signs and when driving on the forest road that leads to a free parking area. once you have parked your private car you will reach this quiet beach after a five minutes walk. These characteristics explain that the beach is not crowded and nudism is allowed. 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 – Artà General information on the island: Tourist Information – Mallorca

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