This beautiful bay can be overrun with tourists and visitors in high season but this time of year it was tranquil. A few dozen visitors on the golden soft sandy beach facing the turquoise water.
Visitors who arrive by car take the road down to the bay and the beach. We arrived by bus which stopped at the top of a steep and long flight of stone steps. It was easy to see these would be a pain on the way back.
Despite the cloudy sky we laid on the beach and read for a few hours. It was still warm and now and then the sun broke though. We decided to take a late lunch before the climb back to the top.
If you visit it will be cheaper to eat and shop at the top rather than close to the beach. However it is scenic near the beach. Climbing the steps back up required quite a few breath breaks but we were soon back at the top. We planned to walk to the caves but half way there the heavens opened.
Hubby true to his boy scout childhood was prepared. He had packed the brollies in his back pack. The day was still mild and so we strolled back. The Galleon was a good place to get a drink and snack. Prices here were much better. Hubby managed a sneak view of UK football on the giant pub screen before we caught the bus back to Mahon,
In spite of the heavy rain, which had now set in, we had a great day. Weather permitting we plan to return in a couple of days and visit the caves and the beach again.