What to see and do in Es Grau
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Es Grau Attractions, Activities, Guided & DIY Tours

Make the most of your Menorca Holiday we always do !

Es Grau's beach will certainly be a focus for you,but there's more.

our TIP Es Grau is authentic Menorca. Ideal for Springtime stays and activities.

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Kids - see photo tour and maps

For Teenagers the focus here is on nature and on Water activities _ kayaks tours,SUP,Snorkelling

For young Children there are public play areas

Es Grau Must Sees

A sleepy fisherman's village set in a protected nature area. Slow paced life with unspoilt natural surroundings.

S' Albufera Nature Reserve

S'Albufera Parc Natural - is a wonderful place for an early morning or evening walk (avoiding the summer heat) . Footpaths lead, through pleasant lakelandscapes and woodlands to the sand dunes behind the beautiful beach at Es Grau. Walk on further to the fishing village of Es Grau to enjoy beachside sunsets at the waterside Cafe Bars.

S'Albufera Narure Park

Nature dominates this area. There are beautiful walks galore along the coast and in the parc natural S'albufera.

Illa den Colom - beach trips, fishing excursions

Mmall unihabited island - can be reached by water -taxis , part of tours boats, kayaks and SUP from Es Grau village/beach


Water Taxi Es Grau to Isla del colom

Drop off Pick Es Grau Village to Isla Colom



The area is excellent for snorkelling as it is located within a Marine reserve.


With its underwater caves and coral encrusted rock formations, Menorca is recognised as one of the most spectacular diving locations in the Mediteranean. Diving company in nearby Coves Noves offers: diving courses, try-a-dive and snorkelling trips by boat.


Kayaks can be hired from the beach.

More serious outings with guides from Kayak en Menorca in Es Grau. There are islands to explore (two hours hire required) aswell as mini bays/beaches along the nearby coast.

The bay is ideal for a first introduction to Sea kayaks, where you can explore the other 'hidden' beaches and the beautiful local coastline.

Sea Kayaks

An increasingly popular activity and a great way to see the beautiful coastline up close is from a kayak. Sea Kayaks can be hired from the beach to explore your resorts waters , at specialist centres close to interesting coves or you can be part of a small guided tour starting at various points along the coast. There will be single, double and three seaters with life jackets provided.

Sea Kayaks for inshore exploring
Discover remote beaches

Kayak Hire, Organised trips

www.menorcaenkayak.com info@menorcaenkayak.com C/ S'Arribada, 8. Es Grau (Mao) Tel. 00 34 669 09 79 77

Other Activities


Catamerans and small dinghys can be hired from beach.

Water Sports

On the beach and nearby in Fornells huge natural bay.with good local facilities for wind surfing and other water sports - see panel below.
Sailing is available in the nearby watersports centres of Fornells and

Golf and Tennis

Golf and tennis in Son Parc is 25 mins., drive away - details below.

Set in beautiful country side there are walks starting just outside the resort along winding coastal tracks or along protective pathsways in the S'albufera nature Parc around the lakes. Wander out to the remote beaches. Suitable mountain bikes can be hired in the village centre - Kayak en Menorca.


The coastal paths ( cami de cavalls ) and the Nature Parc provide lovely walks out of the hottest part of the day..

Family Walks around

Longer Walks around

Nearby to

Son Parc Golf and Tennis

Son Parc offers the island's only 18 hole golf course set in wooded countryside complete with putting green and (floodlit) driving range. There are also tennis courts available for hire (raquets and balls can be hired at golf shop ) and Bar-Restaurant Es Bruc GOLF with outside terrace overlooking the course . Tee times can be booked in advance as can the tennis courts. Website

Son Parc
18 hole course
Driving Range

Es Grau - Near by


A watersports and restaurant favourite. The village with it's speciality seafood restaurants is located at the entrance to a huge enclosed natural bay whose protected waters make it perfect for all manner of sail based 'messing about'. More like a large salt water lake, the wind conditions here are great for beginners of anything that floats on water. Very pleasant for lunch time and evening drinks and meals alongside the harbour quay. Lot's of boat excursions and activities are based here. Perfect for a quiet authentic Menorca stay. Mountain Bike Hire. Watersports include Jetski,Waterskiing,Windsurfing, Dinghy,Kayaks and Diving.


Hotels and Holiday accommodation in Fornells
Main harbour
Sa Taula Bar
Bay view looking south

Es Grau - Near by

Fortalleza de La Mola

Is a very large 19th century fort at the entrance to Mahon harbour. The fortress of Isabel II or 'la Mola' , built between 1850 and 1875 is one of the best examples of military architecture. Built to protect the strategic harbour from the English and French, the fortress was never attacked, therefore it is in relatively good state of preservation.

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Even if you are not into history the location is scenically great, and children will love the myriad of underground tunnels/rooms to let our energy( perfectly safe ). Great place to visit after 6p.m to enjoy atmospheric light and watch the evenings sunset over the harbour. There is a little bathing bay just before entrance and you will be see an attractive part of Menorca seldom seen by visitors.

You can get the Water Taxi from Es Castell for a special trip across harbour. ( 12 Eur pp ) you just agree a pick up time.

Opening times: July and August: from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. June to September 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May and October, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From November to April, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. closed Mondays. The approximate duration of the visit is 2 hours. Admission: 7 Euro but children under 12 FREE. Guided tours are available for individuals and groups. Individual audio-guides are available in different languages.

Check www.fortalesalamola.com and www.menorcamonumental.net for latest opening times and prices.

La Mola
Labyrinth of underground passage ways and rooms
La Mola - towers
La Mola - entrance

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Mahon ( Mao or Maó )

Mahon has a great mediterranean charm around the centre and harbour. Busy pavement Cafes and Bars, superb fruit and fish markets and all enclosed in a maze of narrow streets with architecture and many reminders of it's Georgian past. In addition to the traditional the town offers a myriad of stylish shops and bars. Along the whole length of the harbour quayside (Moll de Llevant) there is an electic collection of Cafes, Bars and Restaurants for all pockets and styles. A spectacular setting above the huge natural harbour with ships and boats of every shape and sizes.

Mahon (mao)

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Yacht club area
Balcony-Typical Mahon
Cafe Bars-Top of Harbour
Motor Yachts-to Hire

Lots of Harbour Side Bars
Down to main Harbour

Es Grau - Near By


Has a charming old town set on a hill for wandering early mornings or late evenings when the extreme heat of the summer sun has gone. The "third" capital of the island and a cultural centre. The old town is very pretty and makes a great change to the beach, with some delightful Cafes, Bars and Restaurants. A few several clothes and shoe boutiques offering original items not chain store repetition. Childrens playground on the pretty town square (next to ice cream cafes!). Alaior has a weekly market plus an evening market (weds june-sept ) with Artisan goods,jewellery , other handicrafts and small boutiques.

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There is a late night bus to return from Alaior's evening market. Alaior is home to the Pons Quintana shoe factory shop. A brand relatively unknown in the UK because most of its high quality leather shoes are exported to France and Germany. The shop offers reduced prices on beautiful high quality shoes and leather goods.

Old Town - Alaior Streets
Old Town - Typical Alaior


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Es Grau - Near By

Es Castell

Is a delightful traditional town with a great location. Combining stunning views with a great mix of little shops, cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes, price ranges and styles. In the two harbours many of the old fishermans caves have been adapted by various Bars and Restaurants giving them interesting interiors aswell as great people watching seating outside overlooking the water . A very popular eating place for lunchtime Menu del Dias and a great place to while away the summer evenings.

Harbour evenings-with Markets
Moli de Pons-Harbour Promenades
Cala Fons - Harbour
Cala Padera - swimming/sunbathing bay

Es Castell

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Es Grau Beach

Es Grau beach is very natural and undeveloped with coarse but soft sand. The water nearest the village is incredibly shallow for many many meters out. The beach has two parts separated by a rocky outcrop which. The side past the outcrop has a deeper seafloor and rocks for snorkelling.

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Coastal Walks around Es Grau

Close by in Es Grau will be an access point to the coastal path 'Cami de Cavalls ' a rough track path that follows the entire coast. Mountain Bike or Walk it to a Virgin Beach, the next resort or just to enjoy.

You will often discover swimming coves and virgin beaches. The distinctive vermillion signs will guide you

Even if you do a short stretch in summer heat treking sandals strongly advised - ankle support!!!!

Local Nightlife Music, Bars in Es Grau

Just three Bars Restaurants to share with the locals, One at the beaach ( Bar Es Grau) , one in the Village looking out onto the bay ( Bars Es Moll ) and in the Village ( Cafe Bernadet = good fish )

The three simple bars cater to the local residents and the daytime tourists ...our curated current favourites list of Es Grau Bars

Menorca nightlife is bigger outside of beach resorts at Beach Clubs and urban music venues

Organised Excursions

Diving Centres in or near Es Grau

Es Grau Boat Hire and Yacht charter with and without captain

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