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Route 6: Baladrar

INFO

MAXIMUM DEPTH: -7m
DURATION: 30'
ORIENTATION: SSE
BIOTOPES: sand - meadows of sea grass - rock
GETTING THERE: Avda. La Marina, km. 6,5. At this point there is a sign indicating the turning to the Cala del Baladrar. You go down the calle el Cabot street turning right immediately into the calle Manta street where you will arrive at the car park located to the left of the road. Take one of the two footpaths that lead to the cove.

The lush sea grass is the habitat of numerous species and a safe refuge for young fish.

The best place to start is at the right hand (southernmost) end of the cove where beach gives way to the coastal platform. Here the sea bed is made up of slabs of smooth naked rock that, as you make your way across the cove, alternate with clumps of sea grass that is a refuge for numerous species and serves as nursery for young fish.

Sea grass alternates with more or less spaced out rocks. The posidonia becomes denser and the rocks become smaller as you get closer to the coast. During the route sandy areas appear between the rocks and sea grass and halfway across the bay, where there is a prominence, the seabed is crossed by curious canals etched in the rock.

Under the water you can see almost everything: Salema porgies hiding amongst the sea grass, white sea-bream, octopi in rocky hiding places, East Atlantic peacock wrasse, red mullet, in fact an explosion of life that encourages the visitor to repeat this sub-aquatic route.

FACILTIES & ACTIVITIES:

Snorkel, Sailing, Windsurf, Kayak, Beach-bar, Parking, portable toilet, pebble beach.