Cala Sa Nau Sea Dragon - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
As the waves crashed into the cliffs at this point, air is pushed up through two 'blo holes' sounding very much like there is a sleeping beast lurking beneath. In addition, the sea and salt have carved the rock here into bizzare, jagged shapes, like standing on the spiny back of a beast. I don't know if it has an local name, but the 'Sea Dragon of Cala Sa Nau' appeals to me. Virtual tour panorama taken September 2012 whilst on holiday in Mallorca.
Cala Sa Nau Sea Dragon - FURTHER INFORMATION
Cala Sa Nau Sea Dragon - Mallorca visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Cala Sa Nau Sea Dragon' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Balearic Islands.
The waling paths along the northern side of Cala Sa Nau head up around a low headland before continuing north towards Porto Colom on the eastern coast of Mallorca. Near the first headland the water has undercut the cliffs and air blasts through two blow-holes in the rock as the waves come in. This sounds very much like a sleeping giant or dragon lurking beneath the cliffs, as shown in the video below.
As you continue walking, the topography and plants change while trees near the cliff edge grow horizontal to the ground. Further on along the cliffs you will come to a ruined building from which there are stunning views back inland to the Mallorcan hills and mountains. All the way there are great views along the Mallorcan coastline with Porta Colom easily visible to the north.
On returning to Cala Sa Nau, you can get a refreshing drink and ice-cream from the beach bar, hire a lounger or just lie on the fine, white sand. The beach here is about 50m wide and 70m deep, gently sloping into the sea. Protected on either side by low cliffs it is a great place for children and on calm days the waters are very clear making for good snorkeling.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Car: Cala Sa Nau is about 4Km north of Cala d'Or and 12Km south of Porto Colom. It is 66Km from Palma and 16Km from Felantix. Free parking is available at the end of the lane (this becomes filled up very quickly) or in a fee-paying car park at the end of the lane. From there it is a short walk down steps to the beach.