Menorca Kayaking Guide

Menorca Stand up Paddle

Good to Know

Menorca is fast developing into a favourite destination for Sea Kayaking fans who love wild beauty under the sun.

Good to know

Menorca is fast developing into a favourite destination for Stand up paddling or SUP  ( or Padelsurf locally) fans who love wild beauty under the sun.

Stand Up Paddle

Stand Up Paddle is a popular activity that involves paddling standing up on a rigid 'surfboard' aka SUP board. The balance required and constant micromovements means it keeps you fit aswell as allowing you to move slowly and quietly over very shallow waters ( fish spotting )

SUP boarding is a great way to experience Menorcas beautiful and rich geological coastal landscape.

Experienced Paddlers

The island's north and south coastlines are quite different. The northern coast is more raw, features less sheltered coves to rest up in and is more exposed to open sea and northern winds so perhaps more challenging for kayakers, but very untouched and beautiful. The south is more sheltered and with an abundance of attractive high sided coves with pine clad cliffs and an abundance of sea caves that riddle the softer stone of this coast.

Untouched Coastline and wildlife

Unlike many places in the Mediterranean, whose shorelines have long been developed and the skyline blocked with concrete, Menorca offers miles of pristine, varying coastline, full of marine and bird life to enjoy as you paddle in crystal clear waters.

Recommened Kayak routes
Menorca holiday Tip

South coast resorts in the middle of the island ( Cala Galdana, Son Bou and Cala en Porter ) will have some SUP board hire in resort / on the beach and once out of the beach area/cove there is usually very attractive natural coastline to explore complete with caves - plus the beach bars on your very thirsty return!

Kayak Hire and Tours

SUP for Beginners

A more active way to see the beauty of this island and a lot less than a motor yacht charter.

A few basic boards can be hired from beach. Hired boards from excursion companies will be much better.

Paddle boarding is not without potential dangers and responsibility is essential, especially when you are inexperienced. If in doubt do not venture out without a guide.

Stand up paddle , Tour and Excursion Service Providers

Stand up Paddle Companies
Kayak Tours / Excursions

Recommended Places for Stand up Paddle

If you plan on going beyond your local coves we recommend using a guide who is familiar with any currents.

Beginners can try out SUP from their resort beach and venture out (only if competent and fit ) to the nearby coasts. Fornells and Es Grau ( north east of Island ) both offer a large sheltered bay with safe conditions, remote beaches with pristine natural coastlines and are particularly ideal for beginners. Fornells is part of a marine reserve with very shallow waters so you can see down into the abundant marine life below you.

Cala en Porter to Cala Coves

Explore the bay, then view the amazing Coves Xoroi , follow the coast round by large Sea Cave ( easy access ) to Cales Coves, 3 stunning bays to explore with hidden beach and burial caves. Excursions from resort.

Experienced

Along the southern coast there are hidden coves and many dreamy bays with virgin beaches. At Trebaluger, the river that formed this beautiful natural bay can be navigated from the beach by Kayak back inland for a kilometer or so, making an interesting change to the sea. Mongofre bay, on the north east coast is a perfect introduction to what menorca has to offer experienced kayakers. A perfect place to visit/stay overnight with soft a sandy beach for sleeping bags protected by cliffs with terrific swiming and an idylic natural backdrop. Try the Dragon's Cave and Cathedral Cave between Cala Galdana and Santo Tomas.

Wind direction and Swells

Check out Windy.com over Menorca below for sea swells and wind direction...also if any Jelly fish might make it to your planned location

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