Arenal d'en Castell
Menorca has an abundance of beautiful beaches & coves to explore, with some of the island hosting white sandy beaches and gorgeous turquoise waters whilst other beaches have distinctive red sand and rocky cliffs surrounding them. There are beaches that are only accessible via boat or a considerable hike. Menorca is so unspoilt and with plentiful beaches it is one of the main attractions to the island.
There are many beaches that are perfect for all of the family and are child friendly. Just one of our favourites is Arenal d’en Castell, which is the subject of our Blog today. Arenal d'en Castell is a beautiful bay in the north of the island.
It is no surprise the beach has been awarded the European blue flag with beautiful crystal clear waters and gorgeous soft white sand. Its boardwalk from one end of the beach to the other means you can avoid dragging a buggy or child's beach toys along the sand to find your prized spot on the beach.
There are lifeguards for most of the year to ensure the safety of those enjoying the sea. Whilst mainly calm and serene, on windier days there have been impressive waves and beware you could lose your bikini and dignity as the writer of this blog can testify. You will often see people anchoring their boats and swimming in the alluring blue sea and people snorkelling by the rocks. The beach during the height of summer has pedalos, sun-beds and umbrellas to hire. For the children it could be useful to hire one of our uv beach tents to keep them shaded and cool.
There are restaurants overlooking the beach which are perfect to enjoy dinner whilst watching the sunset or enjoy some refreshments after basking in the sun. Nearer the Punta Grossa side there is a carpark, just a short walk of the beach near hotels one of which has steps directly leading to the seafront. At the other end there are a few spaces to park or to be dropped off allowing easy access to the beach.
Just up the hill there is the resort of Arenal de'n Castell with hotels, apartments, shops, further restaurants and bars to enjoy as well as a breathtaking Mirador/ viewpoint of the bay. There are steps that take you from the beach up to some of these including a supermarket, shop and restaurants, although these steps are better attempted without a pushchair where access via the hill would be better. Our more compact umbrella pushchair would be ideal for this.
A short walk from there is the resort of Coves Noves with souvenir shops, a children's play area, restaurants, bars, further hotels, one of which has a small water park. Arenal D'en Castell is hugely popular with families visiting Menorca and it is so easy to see why.
We at Menorca Baby Travel Hire would thoroughly recommend paying a visit to this idyllic child friendly resort.
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