Ses Covetes; unspoilt sandy beach and small rocky cove in a natural area
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Ses Covetes is a 200-metre long sandy area located next to the village of the same name in the south of Mallorca, in the municipality of Campos. It is between 20 and 60 metres wide, depending on the exact area and the state of the sea. On its left side there is a small rocky cove, about 50 metres long, which is less frequented and where nudism is practised.
This fine sandy beach is gently sloping and the waters are usually very calm
The shallow waters close to the shore make it ideal for children. It can get very crowded in the middle of the summer, but less so than the neighbouring beaches of Es Trenc and Sa Ràpita.
The name Ses Covetes (The Little Caves) comes from the Talayotic mortuary caves
The village built next to the beach was built in the middle of the 19th century and was the summer residence of families from Campos and Porreres. At the end of the 20th century, another urbanisation was planned and started to be built 20 metres from the coast, but the works were stopped and the buildings started were demolished in 2013, restoring Ses Covetes to its former appearance.
Near the beach there is a dune system behind which a pine forest rises
Although the beach does not have any walkway to facilitate access for people with mobility problems, access is not difficult either, given the gentle slope of the terrain and the absence of slopes that would make it difficult. Even so, it cannot be considered an accessible beach.
The rocky area near Es Trenc (known as Es Freu) is a common place for nudism (as is the neighbouring beach).
In the vicinity of the beach there are seaweed and posidonia beds, which, depending on the state of the sea, may end up on the shore
The presence of posidonia indicates that the water is very clean, and indeed the waters of Ses Covetes are clean and clear, gleaming bright blue in the midday sun. If a large amount of posidonia accumulates on the beach, it is removed by the Department of the Environment.
Ses Covetes also offers a good place for anchoring boats.
How to get to Ses Covetes
The route to Ses Covetes is simple and well signposted, and the roads in the area are relatively modern.
How to get to Ses Covetes beach by car
- From Palma, take the Ma-19 motorway towards Llucmayor, and leave it at exit 26, towards s’Estanyol. Continue towards s’Estanyol until you reach a crossroads (on the left) where the road to Ses Covetes is already signposted. On this same road, approximately 1 km before reaching the village, there is a car park. Depending on the time of year or the time of day, it may be possible to park in the village itself, but be careful not to park in a prohibited area, and that the areas where parking is permitted are blue zones.
- From the area of Alcudia or Pollensa, the best way to get to Ses Covetes is to take the Ma-13 to Inca and then continue to Palma, and there connect with the Ma-19. It is a longer route than using secondary roads, but much easier. If we want to take advantage of the opportunity to get to know the landscape of the Pla de Mallorca we can also go to Inca, and from there continue on to Sineu, Montuiri, Porreres, and then on to Campos and Ses Covetes.
- From Can Picafort we head towards Santa Margalida and from there to Sineu, Montuiri, Porreres and Campos.
- If we are in the east of the island (Porto Cristo, Cala Millor, Cala Ratjada…) we first go to Manacor and then take exit 38 towards Vilafranca and Porreres.
- From Cala Romántica, Cala d’Or and other towns in the southeast we head towards Santanyí on the Ma-19 and then to Campos.
How to get to Ses Covetes beach by public transport
Ses Covetes has been somewhat neglected by public transport. The nearest stop is at Sa Ràpita (the one at the Yacht Club), which is almost 2 km from Ses Covetes. The bus line 518 from Campos goes there.
To get to Campos we have these lines:
- From Palma and Manacor: line 501
- From Palma airport: line A51
- From Cala d’Or: line 515
- From Santanyí and Colonia de Sant Jordi: line 517
How to get to Ses Covetes beach by boat
The Ses Covetes area has a good sandy bottom at a depth of 7 m, and is protected from the winds from the east and north.
As it is in a protected area, care must be taken not to drop anchor on any posidonia plains. The Civil Guard carries out checks to ensure that anchoring has been carried out correctly.
The Sa Ràpita Yacht Club is less than a mile away.
Although Ses Covetes is an unspoilt beach, it has services such as toilets and sun loungers and parasols for hire. It also has a lifeguard service. There is also a beach bar on the beach and several restaurants nearby. On the other hand, it does not have a water sports area or equipment hire facilities.
Taking a dip in the clean and crystalline waters of Ses Covetes is a great experience, rounded off with the possibility of lying in the sun on its fine sand. If you prefer rocks, you are in luck, because on the left bank there is an area without sand.
The cleanliness of the water makes it perfect for snorkelling
It is also a good place for diving trips. In the village of Ses Covetes itself there is no possibility of renting equipment, but there is in nearby Sa Ràpita.
The natural environment of Ses Covetes provides a good experience for hiking enthusiasts
It is important to point out that the routes that we can follow from this beach do not have shade, so we will have to take precautions and have plenty of water. Otherwise, they are simple routes with no slopes or complicated paths.
- Route 1: walk along the beach to Colonia de Sant Jordi, passing through Es Trenc, 4 km
- Route 2: walk around Ses Covetes and its village, 5 km
- Route 3: route from Ses Covetes to Sa Ràpita, 5 km
- Route 4: coastal route to s’Estanyol, passing through Sa Ràpita, 10 km
- Route 5: circular route to the inland area of Salobrar de Campos, 12 km
As we have already mentioned, the roads leading to Ses Covetes are in good condition, and there are several cycling and mountain biking routes for mountain biking enthusiasts
- Route 1: Ses Covetes surroundings, 6 km
- Route 2: Route through the Salobrar de Campos Natural Park, 18 km
- Route 3: route from Ses Covetes to Colonia de Sant Jordi, 25 km
- Route 4: circular route between Ses Covetes and Campos, 32 km
- Route 5: circular route through the Migjorn de Mallorca region, visiting Ses Salines, Santanyí and Campos, 33 km
On the beach itself there is a removable wooden beach bar which is open during the summer months. In the village itself there are several restaurants and cafés serving mainly seafood and international cuisine.
In Ses Covetes it is possible to find some holiday rentals, but most of the houses are private residences. A few kilometres away there are several rustic villas. The closest hotels are the four-star rural hotel Can Canals, and the five-star Fontsanta, which exploits the only thermal waters in Mallorca, known since Roman times.
For more accommodation options, head to Colonia de Sant Jordi, where you will find everything from one- and two-star hostels to comfortable three- and four-star hotels, tourist flats, holiday rentals, etc.