S'Arenal de sa Mesquida (also known as Cala Mesquida)
The correct gestion of the beaches has major priority for the village of Capdepera, that since 2009 is holder of a ambiental certificate ISO 14001:2004, considering the beaches of Cala Mesquida, Cala Agulla, Son Moll, Cala Lliteres, Cala Gat, Font de Sa Cala and Canyamel.
As well we have several beaches with the Blue Flag (Cala Agulla,Cala Mesquida, Font de Sa Cala and Canyamel)
Cala Mesquida or s'Arenal de sa Mesquida is situated at seven kilometres from Capdepera. The name comes from the nearby possessió sa Mesquida de Dalt. Cala Mesquida, Cala Moltó and Cala Agulla were declared in 1991 Àrea Natural d'Especial Interès by the Parlament de les Illes Balears.
This extensive fine-grained sandy area located between low rocky areas finishes in a system of dunes with the dune of es Munt Gros-, populated by lentisc and pine trees. The right part reaches Cala Agulla, passing Cap des Freu and it has one of the biggest cormorant and seagull colonies of the Balearic archipelago, unspoilt, whereas on the left side there is a residential and touristic village since the decade of the seventies of the 20th century.
The wind blowing from the north, northeast and northwest makes the swell grow, big waves toward land that make moving away from the coast impossible, and there are also some dangerous sea currents from the channel of Minorca, which make anchoring boats too difficult, on a sandy ground and a depth of five metres.
The accessibility by car is easy following the signs of carretera Artà-Capdepera. A roundabout takes to a free parking area or you can leave your private car in the streets of the village. The last half hectometre until Cala Mesquida has to be done on foot. The nearest bus stop is located at 200 metres.
These characteristics explain that the beach is quite crowded by local visitors and tourists.