Location: 10 minutes drive from either San José or Cala Vadella
Facilities: Loungers, parasols, restaurants, beach-boutique, lifeguards, access for the disabled
Size: 150 metres long, 15-25 metres wide
Cala d'Hort is a small, beloved beach with a fantastic view of the mysterious island of Es Vedra, which lies only several hundred meters from the shore. The beach itself is sandy to one side, more pebbly to the other, and in summer is extremely popular.
Backed by cliffs, it is situated at the end of a steep road. So if you're a nervous driver you may not want to attempt it as during busy times the road is reduced to single track due to the number of parked vehicles. The near by village of San José provides the the closest accommodation, (about ten minutes drive).
This is a lovely beach to body surf on breezy days when the waves get a little higher and bash the shore.
Tip: visit this beach in summer to watch the sunset.
Facilities: Three excellent beach restaurants (one renowned for it's fresh fish). Two are on the beach whilst the third, Es Boldado, is accessed from the road to the beach from San Jose (signposted). Or, if you're brave, you can scramble over the rocks and fishermen huts to the wooden staircase that takes you up to this popular restaurant.
There is also a small boutique open in high summer selling designer beachwear.
Getting there: Reached only by car, follow signposts from San José. Parking is a bit haphazard and can prove difficult in high season...so go early to guarantee a spot.
Closest resort: Cala Vadella