The seabed here is primarily sandy. Species of fish that are typical of sandy
bottoms can be found, such as the Atlantic horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus),
the Mediterranean horse mackerel (Trachurus mediterraneus), the common pandora
(Pagellus erythrinus) and the red mullet (Mullus barbatus). In addition, other
species can be found that inhabit the rocky seabed or Neptune grass meadows, such
as the white seabream (Diplodus sargus) and Couch’s seabream (Pagrus
Species of marine flora can also be found there, such as dead man’s fingers (Codium fragile), “cistoseira balear” (Cystoseira balearica), peacock’s tail (Padina pavonica), “acetabulària mediterrània” (Acetabularia acetabulum) and “peluqueta” (Codium vermilara).
Finally, the jellyfish that can be found near this beach are the mauve stinger (Pelagia noctiluca), with a strong sting like that of a nettle, the common jellyfish (Aurelia aurita), which has a painful sting, the fried-egg jellyfish (Cotylorhiza tuberculata), with a very weak sting, and the sea raft hydrozoa (Velella velella), which does not sting. It is also worth noting that in 2018 there was an unusually large number of Portuguese men-of-war (Physalia physalis) owing to the entrance of Atlantic water currents into the Mediterranean between February and April.
HIGH-RISK BATHING AREA
Thanks to its coastal character, in this region you can see some typical types of sea bird. The shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) can be seen all year-round, swimming and fishing near the coast or on the rocks in the area. Gulls can also be seen all year round, such as the yellow-legged gull (Larus michahellis) and Audoin’s gull (Larus audouinii), a species endemic to the Mediterranean.
Other species of seabird can be seen in the area during the autumn and winter, such as the cormorant (Phalacrocorax carbo), the little egret (Egretta garzetta), the ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres), the sanderling (Calidris alba), the black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus) and the Sandwich tern (Sterna sandvicensis).