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Formentera Birding

Cala en Baster

The beach of Cala en Baster on Formentera, also known as Cala d’en Baster or Cala Envasté, is a rocky cove that lives beneath some beautiful cliffs. Located in the northeast of the island, it is approximately 150 metres long and 20 metres wide.

Characteristics of Cala en Baster

On this occasion we find a beach a little different from what we are used to in Formentera, as we will not find the fine white or golden sand that it usually has, but it is a rocky beach.

This is due to the fact that this beach is located under some large cliffs in the northeast of the island, a place where it was formerly used as a pier. That’s why, when you visit this beach, you will see some small caves with some bumps where the boats were kept in the past.

cala en baster beach

Anyway do not worry about not being able to lie down to sunbathe and relax because it is not the case. In the lower part of the beach you will find numerous areas of smooth rock where you can lie down and enjoy total tranquillity.

The point of tranquility is very important when we talk about the beach of Cala en Baster, as it is a little known beach, and therefore not very popular with visitors. That’s why, if one day you want to escape from the stress of sharing the beach with so many people, this would be one of your perfect choices.

What to do on the Platja Cala d’en Baster

The first thing to do once you leave your car at the top of the cliffs in its modest parking lot (places are very limited), is to walk a few meters to contemplate the wonderful cove, where we can take some pictures to make everyone jealous.

After this obligatory stop, we will be able to enter by a small footpath that will make us go down by the cliff until the rocks that border with the sea. There is no need to worry, as the path is very safe, but it is advisable to wear shoes that allow you to walk comfortably on the rocks.

Once there, you can enjoy an afternoon with various activities. The most typical of all is to enjoy and relax in this quiet cove, where you can sunbathe and find shady areas for when you get tired at the jetties. Also, if you are a nudist lover you can do it without any problem, it is very common to see this practice.

beach cala en baster

Another thing you can’t miss is snorkelling, so don’t forget to take your sunglasses and snorkel before you go to the cove. Many people recommend diving in Cala en Baster, and it is normal. You will be able to see an infinite amount of marine flora, many fish and if you have animal luck not as common as octopuses or blankets.

Given the large number of species that live in this area, it is also very common to see the practice of fishing on the beach of Cala en Baster, so if you are a fan of it, you can do it without any problem, since you are outside the marine reserve.

How to get to Cala en Baster

If you have ever tried to reach the cove of Cala en Baster and have not succeeded do not worry, it is completely normal. And that’s because the signs on the road are non-existent.

That’s why you have to pay attention to this section and don’t miss any details, as sometimes even Google Maps can’t find the right route to Cala d’en Baster.

Access to the beach is from Sant Ferran de ses Roques, taking the road towards Es Pujols. A few metres after the crossroads, take a street on the right called Sant Jaume. Once there, at the end of the street, turning this time to the left, you will find Cala en Baster street. At this point we can continue straight on until we come to a small dirt car park.