Nudist Beach in Ses Salines
Situated on the southern tip of Majorca is the pretty village of Ses Salines. The village is famed for its salt production and the area has salt mines dating back to Roman times. The range of gourmet flavoured salts produced here are exported world wide. The large salt pans attract a wide variety of migrant birds. Another popular place for bird watching is the sand dunes around Es Trenc beach which are a protected natural habitat. Ses Salines lies slightly inland and its port area, Colonia St Jordi has some lovely beaches and a range of watersports as well as offering boat trips to Cabrera Island.
Cabrera Island, also known as Goat Island, lies about 10 miles off the coast of Majorca and remnants show it was first inhabited around 2000 BC. Throughout history the island’s sheltered bays have given safe haven during bad weather to ships making their way to the Spanish mainland. However, when pirates from North Africa learned of the island’s natural harbour they started using it as a strategic place to lay low during daylight hours and attack Majorca’s towns and villages by night. In order to counter the pirate attacks, a watchtower was built in the 14th century and guards were posted there to warn Majorca’s villagers of impending attacks with smoke and fire signals. The island is now uninhabited and has been declared a protected National Park, home to a large number of Balearic lizards and bird species as well as some unique crustaceans only found around Cabrera Island.
The coastal area offers visitors many fantastic beaches, rocky coves and picturesque coastal paths, and a short distance south of the port area there is an official nudist beach in Ses Salines. There are several cycle routes and hiking trails for visitors to enjoy a bit of exercise and the village and port area offer a good selection of bars and restaurants for a pleasant evening of wining and dining.