The Son Bou beach
The Son Bou beach is located within the limits of the town of Alaior, on the southern coast of the island. It is the longest beach on the island stretching for almost 4 kilometres.
The waters here are beautifully crystal clear and lap up on the white sandy beaches. This white sand is a result of the arrival of calcareous deposits from the fauna inhabiting the oceans Posidonia meadows. The fragmentation of these calcareous organisms confers an excellent quality on our beaches making the sand on the beaches smooth and soft to the touch.
The beach area is equipped with a whole has a wide range of amenities and facilities for visitors to avail of, including from umbrellas, deck-chairs, restaurants, newsstands, showers, water sports and coastal rescue services to mention but a few. Son Bou is classified as an Area of Special Natural Interest (ANEI in Catalan) with an extensive wetland area of freshwater reed beds just inland from the beach, which also has an excellent dune habitat. Just beyond the beach, to the far left, you can find the remains of a paleo-Christian basilica, complete with a baptismal font. Also near the beach you can visit the Son Bou or Esfondrada tower, located at Rodona point. It was built around the beginning of the 19th century and currently the only remaining parts visible are the foundations and the subterranean structures