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Sand for Cala Bona beach

Artificial beach at Cala Bona gets more sand

Well, who would have known that the small sandy beach at Cala Bona which has such lovely fine sand is man made. It was never a beach until the tourist boom when it was created by shipping in tons of sand so that we tourists could lounge around in the sunshine and take refreshing dips in the sea without having to totter over craggy rocks.

sunbathers at cala bona

It's a fairly important feature of this bijou resort and one which is valued by the hotels and restaurants there as well as the local council of Son Servera. In its programme of 'beach embellishments' for the tourist season they will be topping up the sand on the beach to the tune of 1432 tonnes of new sand.

Apparently, no new sand has been added for 20 years and of course with the action of the wind and waves, the beach has been getting smaller, so we'll all have more room to stretch out now! As well as the sand, there will be toilet/washing facilities and better access for the disabled provided.

Cala Bona's main attraction is the little harbour with bars and restaurants clustered around it and little fishing boats bobbing at anchor, though if you want a really good long, wide sandy beach, a short stroll down to the sister resort of Cala Millor will put you in beach heaven.