Es Carbó is an unspoilt beach with crystal clear waters, surrounded by nature and far from densely populated areas. Located between Colonia de Sant Jordi and Cap de Ses Salines in Mallorca, it is a kilometre-long beach that can only be reached on foot (around a 20 minute walk) or by boat. Es Carbó is a relatively quiet beach which rarely gets crowded, ideal for families as the water is fairly shallow for the first few metres. If visiting by boat, take this into account and avoid anchoring too close to the shore.
What to do in Es Carbó.
Being an isolated, natural beach, Es Carbó doesn’t have any kind of services available, so make sure you bring plenty of food and water. There are no watersports facilities either, although these can be rented in the nearby town of Colonia de Sant Jordi. Es Carbó is a place of relaxation and tranquillity where you can enjoy gin-clear waters with your family or friends.
Relatively close to Es Carbó you can sail to the island of Cabrera, a natural paradise just a short distance away. Take note you need a permit to anchor in Cabrera which you can find on the official government website.
Visit Es Carbó by boat.
Es Carbó beach is an ideal place to access by boat, as the only other option is a 20 minute walk which can get very hot in the summertime. In this area of Mallorca you can find several islets which you should watch out for when navigating, although we recommend anchoring there for a while to discover the underwater wildlife. Just a short distance from Es Carbó, you can find some other beautiful beaches well worth a visit; Es Caragol , Es Dolç and Cala en Tugores. One of the advantages of visiting this area by boat is having a number of beaches nearby, so you can spend the day sailing around the marvellous natural environment that each one has to offer.
Anchoring in Es Carbó.
Given the shallow depth of Es Carbó in the first few metres of the water, we advise anchoring a bit further out to sea.The seabed is a mixture of sand and rocks, so when it is time to drop anchor be careful not to get it caught and pull too hard on the windlass. The use of anchors is authorised on this beach; but bear in mind there are no mooring buoys or jetty moorings available. If you want to anchor for the night, Es Carbó is one of the most beautiful places along with Es Trenc beach, as they are very quiet with no establishments anywhere near. The nearest port facility is Colonia de Sant Jordi, just one nautical mile away.