It is so very wet here in Ireland at present that I had to delve into my holiday photographs to remind myself that there will be sun this summer, not necessarily in Ireland, sadly. Menorca is one of the prettiest and friendliest islands I have ever visited. Pretty white villages, stunning bays and beaches and the Bay of Fornells is a dreamy place to visit.
Fornells is like a pearl nested into the virginal north coast of Menorca. A truly beautiful harbour that surprises all those who visit it. This traditional town of fishermen has become a major reference thanks to its outstanding fish restaurants and an unparalleled variety of nautical sports that can be practiced in the shelter of its bay. In their white-washed houses, the inhabitants of Fornells have always kept a calm life of respect with nature. This spirit persists nowadays. Here they live far from the large from large hotel complexes and those who visit us soon will soon recognise the affection that is felt for this authentic place.
The second colour of Fornells after white is blue – you will find it in the calm and crystalline waters of its harbour. It is not in vain that the area extending from the port to Cap Gros and until Punta des Morter has been officially declared as ‘Marine Reservation Area’.
The bay of Fornells contains four pretty virgin coves and three small islands in which the ’S’argantana Balear’ – an endemic species of lizard – can be found. The coves and islands can only be reached by boat. The salt mines that can be found in the shallow waters at the end of the bay come to complete this top-notch ecological and landscape setting.
Thanks to the protection of the narrow mouth of the harbour to the sea, the 5 kms. of length of the bay and the 2 kms. of width, marine sports activities have a privileged place in Fornells. In its calm waters you can practice windsurf, saling, kayak and diving. The wind is usually moderate and sufficient for surfres, divers will find plenty of life at the bottom of the sea and those on their kayaks will be delighted by the unspoiled coves and the wild beauty of the coast.
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