Paddling right around the island in a kayak is the best way to gradually get to know Menorca’s coastline. We recomend the best sea kayak trips of Menorca.
The island’s shallow coastal waters are an ideal place for kayaking since they offer a wide variety of subtly changing landscapes, with coves and shallow bays, sandy and pebbly beaches, cliffs, solitary headlands, semi-submerged sea-caves and small unspoilt islands, all bathed by inviting transparent waters. A kayak provides a respectful way of discovering this coastline, a way of blending in and enjoying the wildlife that these coastal waters are home to. It is a simple, satisfying sport that can be practiced alone or in a group, and allows you the freedom to reach parts of the coast that you would otherwise never get to know.
• Before setting out, always check the weather. A sudden change in the weather can be quite serious as kayaking in rough water is not advisable and it is not always that easy to return to land. The island’s small size enables you to choose your route whilst taking the weather into account and the distances between one point and the next are never too great.
• It is important to inform somebody of the route you plan to take. In this way, if something unforeseen occurs, it will be easy to locate you.
• When you come to one of Menorca’s many attractive beaches, you should always do so in calm water since the waves can capsize the kayak or push it onto the rocks.
• It is always best to wear a life jacket, even if you have a lot of experience with kayaks – you never know what might happen.
• Do not forget your sunscreen, hat, water and food if your route is long, as well as a rope just in case you have to be towed or have to abandon the kayak. It is also worthwhile taking goggles along with you because you will undoubtedly come across a perfect spot for snorkelling.
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The best sea kayak trips of Menorca
This route is very much the ‘route of the caves’. Throughout, you follow the limestone cliffs that are so typical of Menorca’s southern coasts, which reach up to 40 m in height.
All these routes are within S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park, Menorca’s only natural park. The coast here is formed of low-lying siliceous rocks with sand dunes and small beaches.
Fornells Bay is very sheltered and well protected from bad weather. Nevertheless, strong winds – above all, from the north – can make the sea rough.
This route runs along the northern coast of S’Albufera des Grau Natural Park, Menorca’s only natural park. The coast here has been severely modified by the strong northerly wind.
The coastline on this excursion consists of the typical limestone cliffs of the southern coast of Menorca that are only interrupted by the white-sand beaches of Cala Mitjana and Trebalúger.