Beaches In Majorca


Mallorca boasts a huge selection of fabulous beaches ranging from quaint coves where you will be amongst just the few people who can find it, to the massive beaches serving the popular holiday resorts.
The beaches in the north of the island include long sandy stretches plus a few small coves which are great for snorkelling and swimming.
The beaches on the east coast vary from long stretches of sandy beach to smaller coves where you can escape the crowds.
The west offers a mountainous coastline with tiny hidden pebbly coves (some only accessible by boat).
The south coast has more commercialised beaches which offer a host of activities.
Where possible we provide information as to its popularity, the water sports on offer, car parking, bars and restaurants. We describe the layout and scenery of each beach in detail so you can decide on its suitability for your group. Wherever you choose there will be a "chiringuito" or bar close by
Portals Nous Portals Nous is situated on the coast 8kms SW from Palma. This beach boasts clear waters and provides lots of protection from swell. It is just a short walk from Portals Nous marina where you can find plenty of shops, bars and restaurants from the most expensive to standard pizzerias. It's not easy to find parking down on the beach, so its advisable to park in the centre and walk the couple of hundred metres to the beach.
Magalluf/Palma Nova The beach at Magalluf is approximately 900 metres long and is one of the biggest British tourist's beaches on the island. During the high season it is mainly dominated by young holidaymakers. Pre and after season Magalluf is a popular resort for all ages.
There are various water sports available, including, waterskiing, pedaloes, parasailing and sailing. There are also plenty of bars and restaurants on the beach and on the sea front.
The beach at Palma Nova is a little quieter than the one in Magalluf and also offers plenty of water sports and bars along the traffic free promenade.
As this area tends to be very busy, parking can be quite difficult. There are however, various large car parks on the outskirts of the resorts.
Santa Ponsa The main beach is reasonably large and in recent years it has been extended with imported sand to accommodate an increasing number of visitors to the resort. Even so, in high season it can still become very crowded due to its popularity with both tourists and locals alike. If you wish to escape from the crowds, there is a smaller secondary beach set in its own sheltered cove about 15 minutes walk away which can be reached from the Avinguda Rei Jaume I. Both beaches have the usual facilities expected of a modern resort, along with a good variety of water sports equipment available for hire. There is a car park at the beach.
Port de Soller This beach stretches for approx 700 metres and offers a wide range of facilities from sun loungers to windsurfing. The Platja den Repic is located at the best end of the beach and can be reached by taking the sign posted left turn over the tram track before entering the town itself. There are various car parks near to the beach and plenty of bars, restaurants and shops along the seafront of Port de Soller.
Cala San Vicente Cala Sant Vincenç (or just Cala as it is known to locals) peaceful, tranquil and relaxing - all words that describe Cala san Vicente. The small resort of Cala San Vicenç offers four little coves and two main beach areas lying at the feet of the imposing Cavall Bernat (Cala Carbo, Cala Barques, Cala Molins and Cala Clara).
The golden sand beaches lead into turquoise coloured sea and good visibility below the sea often makes a popular location for snorkelling and scuba diving.
There are several small restaurants which offer a variety of dining experiences and even a couple of bars, both English and Spanish. There is also ample car parking.
Cal Pi de La Posada On the way to the Hotel Formentor, this is a semi circular beach with narrow fringes of sand, clear water and thick pinewoods which lead down to the water. It can be very busy as boats also moor here and there is a daily visit from the glass bottom boat with lots of holidaymakers aboard! There are 2 bars on the beach and parking facilities a short walk away.
Puerto Pollensa Lying on a sheltered bay, Puerto Pollenca is a very long beach stretching nearly all the way to Alcudia. The sandy beach gently slopes into its clear waters. The bay of Puerto Pollenca boasts a wide choice of water sports to choose from for all the family to enjoy. There is also a sailing school where you can hire from a wide choice of dinghies, catamarans and windsurfers. If you enjoy partaking in water sports you will never be stuck for something to do.
This beach is very popular and can become quite busy but it is possible to find a quieter spot if you head along the Puerto Pollença road towards Alcudia. There are many restaurants and bars close by, particularly closer to the town.
Parking can be quite difficult, especially in the busy months.
Alcudia The attractive Bay of Alcudia not only offers 5 miles of clean white sands, palm trees and striking mountain views but hosts beach-side cafes, restaurants and water sports. This European award winning beach spreads through 3 municipalities, Alcudia, Muro and finally Can Picafort. The warm, shallow waters of Alcudia Bay are ideal and combined with its clear blue sea without a doubt the beach is a major attraction.

Alcudia is superb for water sports and boasts a wide choice to choose from for all the family to enjoy. You can hire from a wide choice of dinghies, catamarans and windsurfers. From pedalos to paragliding if you enjoy partaking in water sports you will never be stuck for something to do. There are many restaurants and bars close by with ample car parking and toilet facilities on the beach.
Cala Millor The beach at Cala Millor is almost 2 kms long and is a very popular tourist destination. With lots of bars, restaurants and shops just behind the beach there is always plenty to do. On the beach itself, umbrellas, sun beds, a variety of water sports and a number of bars are on offer. Parking facilities are available at the beach.
Cala D'or This exclusive resort has seven, fine sandy coves and beaches including Cala Serena, set amidst the pine-clad headlands. Many sports facilities are available including sailing, diving, windsurfing and other water sports.

The Cala D'or marina has pleasure yachts and fishing boats for hire. You may prefer to park in one of the many car parks in the centre of Cala D'or and walk to the beach as parking is restricted around the coves. Bars and toilet facilities are on all beaches in Cala D'or.
Cala Esmeralda Cala Esmeralda is a small sandy cove with a surrounding rocky, pine-clad headland.
Cala Egos Cala Egos is a small beach that makes up one of Cala D'or's seven sandy beaches. Parking is available at this beach and there are sun beds for hire in the summer plus a beach bar for your convenience. Cala Egos is a short walk from Es Forti with all its bars and restaurants. The marina and resort of Cala D'or are around a 10 minute walk away.
Es Forti Es Forti is one of Cala D'or's seven sandy beaches all within a 1 mile radius. Bars and toilet facilities are available on all beaches in Cala D'or.
Cala Ferrera Cala Ferrera is a popular family beach which can be crowded in summer. Cala Des Pou is a small, pretty sandy cove with a bar and restaurant. Nearby is Cala Serena a lovely sheltered sandy cove.
Cala Gran Cala Gran beach is set in a pine-clad cove with a fine sandy beach and clear waters; one of the largest and most popular beaches in central Cala D'or.
Torrent de Pareis The Torrent de Pareis (twin rivers) winds its way down through fantastic limestone scenery to the sea. The only practical way to visit the outlet of the Torrente de Pareis is via a footpath from Cala de Sa Calobra. From here a further path, tunnelled through the rock, takes one into the gorge beyond. There is a small pebbly/sandy beach, a great location for a picnic!
Cala Mesquida Situated in the North East, Cala Mesquida has beautiful crystal blue waters.
Take the road to Alcudia and then follow Can Picafort heading for Arta. At Arta take the road signposted for Capdepera - from here the beach is signposted and is only a short drive away.
The Beach at Cala Mesquida is one of the best in the area. There you will find vast swathes of fine soft golden sand with dunes and Pine trees leading you down to the sea. The area is very safe for bathers too. With a Flag system in operation during the summer months. Here you will also find a limited amount of water sports - weather permitting.
There is plenty of parking areas and a couple of bars.
Cala Mondrago/Sámarador Two fine sandy beaches: S'Amarador, which is adjacent to a car park flanked by rocky pine-clad slopes and packed with loungers; there are 2 snack bars / restaurants.
The unspoilt Mondrago Beach reached by a low path that curves round a rocky coastline is over 220 yards wide and 75 yards deep and backed by small dunes, pine forests and marshland. Both beaches can get extremely crowded with day-trippers and at weekends cooler box-carrying locals.
There is a large car park a short stroll from the beach.
Es Trenc Located in the South East - a glorious stretch of white sand backed by dunes and the inviting aquamarine sea is a favourite for nude bathers. There are 2 settlements at either end - good for snacks or a stroll, St Raphael and Ses Covettes but in the middle it's simply a beautiful beach. Take your own parasol as there's little natural shade and possibly the odd naturist - just so you know!
There is a payable car park at the beach and a couple of bars with toilet facilities.
Morey Vermey

Along the bay you will find the small white sandy beach of  More Vermel (in Catalan)  Morey Vermey in Castellano. A small bay with serene views across the Mediterranean and views of the bay of Pollensa and Formentor.


In a quiet residential area behind the Old town of Alcudia in the Barcares area of this historic town, is tucked into a small cove.

Playa de Muro Playa de Muro is a beautiful  long white sandy beach which leads down a gentle incline to the clear and shallow blue sea. But if the wind is high, just note that Playa de Muro may experience large waves.
The beach is divided up into three sectors. To the west, nearest to Alcudia the beach has many facilities on offer. There are sun loungers and parasols for hire, and there are toilets, showers, and disabled access and life guards on duty. The beach has a number of restaurants and bars along the front too.
The middle sector, which starts at the stream named  S'oberta is known as Playa de Muro Sector II or Es Brac. This area tends to be slightly less busy than the Alcudia side.
The third part of the beach becomes apparent as you start to see less facilities and more  natural surroundings. You'll find 1.5 km of unspoilt beach here, with sand dunes, pine trees and juniper bushes to the rear. Access is a bit trickier, as you need to walk from either side of the beach, from Casetes des Capellans, about 1 km from Can Picafort, and by Es Brac. Parking is available at both ends.
Mal Pas Beach

On the headland between the Old town of Alcudia and the bay of Pollensa, Just before arriving at Bonaire, Mal Pas beach is a small sandy beach which has maintained its natural appeal. With just one small beach bar serving light snacks, this beach is particularly popular with tourists wanting a quieter less built up beach to spend their sunbathing hours.

 

Aucanada Beach Aucanada Beach is a secluded beach in Alcudia. The beach consists of pebbles and shingles and the sea is a clear blue colour and is good for swimming. Close by is a restaurant.

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