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Route 5: L'Advocat

INFO:

MAXIMUM DEPTH: -8m
DURATION: 35'
ORIENTATION: SE
BIOTOPES: sand - sea-grass meadows - rocky seabed
GETTING THERE: Avda. La Marina, km. 6. At this point you will see a sign to Platgeta de L'Advocat. Following the indications turn down the
calle el Gavilà road until you arrive the car park located to the left of the beach.

 

Huge rocks, with their strange shapes, form passageways and a thousand nooks and crannies in which the more timid animals such as octopi and combers hide.

You can go into the water at the sandy beach or, better still, by means of the steps located by the rocks. From this point you move away from the beach towards the left going parallel and at a certain distance to the sea wall in order to find deeper water. At once medium size stones will appear and the well conserved meadows of sea-grass where huge shoals of salemas that feed from this plant.

You will continue to find large isolated rocks and as you move closer to the end of the cliff that connects this beach with the neighbouring Baladrar cove you will discover huge rocks, with strange shapes that form passageways and a thousand nooks and crannies in which the more timid animals such as octopi and combers hide and sea bass and gilt-head bream are on the look out for prey. The tops of these rocks are just 2m under the surface but the bases are at a depth of 8 m. After going round these rocky giants turn back and go in towards the coast where you will find sea-grass and rocks covered with brown and reddish seaweed and numerous examples of peacock's tail alga, that indicate the good condition of these waters. 
East Atlantic peacock wrasse hide amongst the sea-grass which is patrolled by Mediterranean Barracudas looking for pipe fish and other small species. Eye catching star fish and sea urchins are other inhabitants of this seabed.

FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES:

Snorkel, Sailing, Windsurf, Kayak, Walking, Beach-bar, Car park, sandy beach and rocks, public portable toilet, footbaths.