Cala Xinxell 

3.9 (14 ratings)
  • 39° 31' 55" N, 2° 35' 11" E / See on the map

Characteristics

  • Anchor
    Allowed
  • Mooring buoys
    Unavailable
  • Anchor stern to
    Unavailable
  • Lines ashore
    Not necessary

Type of seabed

  • Sand

Protection against wind & swell

5% — Protection score
Sunny
20.2°C
23.4°C
Wind
  • Speed : 6 knots
  • South (189°)
Swell
  • Height : 1 m
  • South West (218°)

Reachable by dinghy

  • Beach
    Available
  • Snack
    Available
  • Water
    Unavailable
  • Dock
    Unavailable

User reviews (14 ratings)

  • Agnieszka
    Agnieszka — 12/06/2019
    Khadine | Sailboat — 10 m

    Quite nice anchorage with rocks and little island. Well protected in NE winds - we had 30 knots and didn’t seem to move at all. Not sure about the appearance of the beach - not very attractive in our opinion fine if you like concrete . Lots of day boats arrive around 11 am but at night only few left.

    Quite nice anchorage with rocks and little island. Well protected in NE winds - we had 30 knots and didn’t seem to move at all. Not sure about the appearance of the beach - not very attractive in our opinion fine if you like concrete . Lots of day boats arrive around 11 am but at night only few left.

  • Juergen

    Very good anchorage on sand, a little further away from the beach there is room for many boats. Despite wind with 12-15kn SW, the threshold for a cat is bearable.

    Sehr guter Ankerplatz auf Sand, etwas weiter ab vom Strand ist Platz für viele Boote. Trotz Wind mit 12-15kn von SW ist der Schwell für einen Kat erträglich.

  • Mark
    Mark — 02/08/2019
    Offbeat | Sailboat — 10.3 m

    SW arm of this popular anchorage is very crowded by day with day trippers and by night with cruising and charter yachts. We found little to recommend it: it's not a pretty cala, there are no shops in easy reach (I row a folding wooden dinghy, RIB owners wouldn't find it such a stretch to Portals or Illetas) and an Easterly swell south of Mallorca turned into a SW swell in the bay which the shape of the Cala seemed to intensify, setting all the monohulls rocking all night (I sometimes get cat envy!) The holding is reasonable. I reversed my big Spade anchor into a big patch of sand but wasn't as sure of its grip as I usually am. Maybe the sand is pretty ploughed up by the number of anchors it has to endure. That said, the anchoring technique of the charter boat next to me might be more typical. Motor up to your chosen spot, drop anchor and chain in a big lump, edge forward again to check that it's all on the seabed, retire to the cockpit for wine and beer.

    SW arm of this popular anchorage is very crowded by day with day trippers and by night with cruising and charter yachts. We found little to recommend it: it's not a pretty cala, there are no shops in easy reach (I row a folding wooden dinghy, RIB owners wouldn't find it such a stretch to Portals or Illetas) and an Easterly swell south of Mallorca turned into a SW swell in the bay which the shape of the Cala seemed to intensify, setting all the monohulls rocking all night (I sometimes get cat envy!) The holding is reasonable. I reversed my big Spade anchor into a big patch of sand but wasn't as sure of its grip as I usually am. Maybe the sand is pretty ploughed up by the number of anchors it has to endure. That said, the anchoring technique of the charter boat next to me might be more typical. Motor up to your chosen spot, drop anchor and chain in a big lump, edge forward again to check that it's all on the seabed, retire to the cockpit for wine and beer.

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