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Castell de la Punta de N'Amer seen from the shade of the cafe veranda

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Route No. 472 - Thursday 7 June 2012
Cala Millor, Castell de la Punta de N'Amer,
Headland monument & return - 6km
Majorca . . .

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Heading along the promenade towards the headland
Heading along the promenade towards the headland

Heading along the promenade towards the headland
Heading along the promenade towards the headland

From the ferry landing stage at Cala Millor it's a pleasant stroll of about 1.5km south along the sea front promenade to the southern edge of the development. Here there is a rather battered sign pointing along the back of the beach to the Castell de la Punta de N'Amer about 1.2km along the headland.

 

This week I'm on holiday in Cala Millor on the Island of Majorca in the Mediterranean, with my wife our daughter & her family so most of the time is spent around the hotel pool and on the beach, but today the weather is a bit overcast and we managed a short walk out along the headland called Punta de N'Amer at the southern end of the bay.

The Punta de N'Amer seen beyond the beach
The Punta de N'Amer seen beyond the beach

Sign at the start of the beach path
Sign at the start of the beach path

Looking bacl to Cala Millor from the beach path to the headland access road
Looking back to Cala Millor from the beach path to the headland access road

The beach path to the headland access road
The beach path to the headland access road

As we approached the access road from the beach there was a party of 'Segway' riders coming off the headland passing a party of horse riders just starting out along the headland.

The headland is designated as a nature reserve and areas are roped off with notices indicating no public access. The beach path follows the edge of a roped off area to join a stony access road running out along the headland.

Groups of 'Segway' riders & horse riders passing on the access road
Groups of 'Segway' riders & horse riders passing on the access road

Clusters of Juniper berries by the access road
Clusters of Juniper berries by the access road

Nearing the cafe & castle on the access road
Nearing the cafe & castle on the access road

We were pleased to reach the Castell de la Punta de N'Amer and the cafe after about 1km along the access road.

We followed the wide stony access road slowly climbing up through the scrubland. Despite the cloud it was still very hot.

The dusty climb along the stony access road
The dusty climb along the stony access road

Arriving at the castle
Arriving at the castle

The drawbridge into the castle
The drawbridge into the castle

Looking out from the battlements
Looking out from the battlements

Drawbridge windlass in the castle
Drawbridge windlass in the castle

The view southwards is to Cala Moraia. It's possible to continue along the access road from the castle down to Cala Moraia.

The castle is a very solid squat building with a dry moat and narrow drawbridge. There is a lovely view from the top of the building northwards to Cala Millor.

Looking over the cafe to Cala Millor
Looking over the cafe to Cala Millor

Looking out from the battlements
Looking out from the battlements

Looking back to the castle from the track to the marker post
Looking back to the castle from the track to the marker post

The cafe & bay beyond from the castle battlements
The cafe & bay beyond from the castle battlements

The track from the cafe to the concrete marker post at the end of the headland
The track from the cafe to the concrete marker post at the end of the headland

Approaching the marker post on the end of the headland
Approaching the marker post on the end of the headland

When we had cooled down in the shade we continued along a dusty track out to a concrete marker post on the end of the headland about 500m away.

Next to the castle is a restaurant with a large shady veranda where we stopped for an ice cream.

Ferry passing the end of the headland
Ferry passing the end of the headland

Cala Millor & the ferry anchored for swimming off the boat
Cala Millor & the ferry anchored for swimming off the boat
The castle seen from the end of the headland
The castle seen from the end of the headland
Concrete marker post on the end of the Punta de N'Amer
Concrete marker post on the end of the Punta de N'Amer

Information board & sign post on the edge of Cala Millor
Information board & sign post on the edge of Cala Millor

The part along the headland and back is about 3km. We returned to our hotel to cool off in the pool.

Then we made our way back along the access track to Cala Millor and the sea front promenade. The whole walk from the ferry landing stage and back is about 6km.

A rather battered Majorcan gecko on the footpath
A rather battered Majorcan gecko on the footpath