Photographer's Note

The coves and beaches along the low coast of the island of Minorca have clean and crystal waters that contrast with the white colours of the sand.

The colour of the water is due to the expanse of Posidonia oceanica (Neptune grass), that is known as seaweed. The existence of this plant, underwater as well as on the beach, forms accumulations of leaves on the shore and is considered as the best indicator of the good conservation condition of the beaches. It is also the clearest and unequivocal sign of the good state of the waters and quality of the coastline. The accumulation of leaves on the beach give the beaches stability and leaves behind sediments that come from under the sea.

The white colours of these beaches derive from thousands of calcareous remains of fauna thar live in the expanse of Posidonia oceanica.

Macarelleta is one of the most beautiful coves of Minorca, and has only pedestrian and maritime access. The views from the path are spectacular as you can see in this photo.

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