Location: West of San Antonio, 20mn bus from city center
Size: 300 meters long all in all, 30 meters wide
Services: bar, restaurant, public toilets, showers, sunbeds
Description: Cala Bassa offers a large curve of fine white sand from which there are fabulous views of the well known promontory of Cap Nono and San Antonio. The rocky promontories on either side of the sand are ideal for fishing or jumping off into the crystal clear water. Shady pine forests run along the back of the beach offering a shady respite from the heat. The sea here slopes gently over smooth sand and is ideal for messing about in the water and feeding the fish which will swim into your hand! It’s a very popular family beach in the summer months.
Walk through the pine trees to the mid right of the beach and follow the track away form the beach. After 5 minutes you will come out on to rocks overlooking the island of Conejera and an old watchtower that you can walk to – well worth the effort. Alternatively scramble up through the woodland at the side of the cafe bar where the ferry boats dock, walk to the right for about three minutes and you’ll come across the Hermit’s Garden which is full of religious memorials.
Facilities: Two snack bars and two restaurants are dotted along the rear of the beach. Toilets and changing rooms (very unusual for beaches) are available near the snack bars.
Directions: Cala Bassa is accessible by car (10 minutes from San Antonio) follow signs from either the San Antonio or San Jose direction. Good parking facilities are available. Or much more fun is to take the ferry from San Antonio, only 15 minutes and with regular services throughout the summer.