Mallorca (Majorca)The Islands Best Beaches
Mallorca's Best Beaches
There are literally 100's of beaches in Mallorca varying from the huge white sandy expanse at Arenal, complete with palm topped umbrellas, to the wild white expanse at lovely Es Trenc to many tiny deserted coves. Whether you want the bustle and noise of a crowded tourist spot with bars and banana boats galore or the privacy of you own sandy piece of paradise (yes it is still possible to have the beach almost to yourself on Mallorca) you'll find it on Mallorca.
A lot of the smaller coves on Mallorca are only reachable by boat or a bit of a hike but the rewards for the determined are legion. Our personal favourite beach on Mallorca is Portals Vells where, if you're not a fan of sand, you can throw a towel on the flat rocky shore and snorkel in the clear Meditteranean waters where you can swim with numerous darting fish and, if you're lucky, spot an octopus or a cuttlefish or two.
Below is a list of some of VirtualMallorca's picks for the best beach on Mallorca
Formentor beach is also known as Cala Pi de sa Posada, it is sandy and
about one kilometer long. This is definitely a beach for spotting the
famous as the hotel Formentor is possibly the most well known on the island.
The beach itself consists of traditional bars, showers and sun beds, and
a great surfing school can also be found here.
relatively recently there was neither a beach or any sand in Pollenca.
at the very Northernmost tip of the island. The beach is just over three
kilometers long. On it's shores you will find all the major water sports
such as Dinghy-Yacht sailing, water skiing, "Hobie sailing",
jet skiing and "parasailing". Along the length of the beach
you will find plenty of shops, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes.
virginal stretch of white sand, draws a primarily young crowd during the
summer months. It is bordered by a large pine forest that extends down
to the sand, giving the beach a wild and untamed feel.
beach at Cala Millor is almost 2 kilometers long, and is very popular
tourist destination. With lots of hotels, bars restaurants and shops just
behind the beach, there is always plenty to do.
beach measures 760 meters long and 76 meters wide, and has a wide range
of bars and restaurants lining the seafront. Sa Coma, which in recent
years has been awarded the bandera azul ("blue flag"), a symbol
of quality, is very clean, and well suited as a family beach.
between Cala Millor and Porto Cristo at the mouth of the river n´Amer.
In recent years it has become one of the most popular beaches on the East
coast. It is surrounded by plenty of hotels and has it's share of festivals
around the 15th of August. There are many bars and restaurants along the
seafront. It also offers sun beds, umbrellas and water sports.
tourist development of Cales de Mallorca lies near the beach "Es
Domingos" which is one of the largest on the Mallorcan coastline.
D'Or also known as "Ses Puntetes" consists of many small coves.....
Cala Llonga, Caló de ses Pones, Caló d'es Corrals and Caló
Gran. The main pleasure port is Cala Llonga. The Club Nautico at Cala
D'or is one of the best equipped clubs in the Balearics, and has become
a showcase for luxury yachts (you can find the club at 39º 22' N
/ 03º 14' E).
between Campos and Colónia de St Jordi. It is one of the best preserved
stretches of coastline with very little development. The beach is 3.5
kilometers long, and it consists of soft white sand, shallow Aqua blue,
crystal clear, clean water. It features a secure paid car park and is
extremely popular during the summer months. The beach itself has a few
restaurants, bars and sun beds. It also is well visited by yachts and
is situated in the bay of Palma, and is one of the most visited parts
of the Balearic Islands. It is in this bay that the largest concentration
of hotels exists. During the summer the beaches are bustling with both
tourists and local residents. It offers a full range of bars, restaurants,
disco techs and plenty of shopping.
near to the West of Palma, and just a quick ride on the bus. The beach
is both popular with locals and tourists. It has a restaurant-bar at the
back of the beach which is always very busy during the summer months.
The beach is also the base for scenic boat trips around the bay of Palma.
used by the yachtsmen and their guests from Puerto Portals yacht club.
It is nice and peaceful beach with clear waters, and lots of protection
from swell. It is certainly one of the better places to go if you just
want a small quiet beach. It is just a short walk from the yacht club
where one can find plenty of restaurants, bars and shopping.
beach is approximately 900 metres long, and it is one of the biggest British
tourists beaches on the Island. It is mainly dominated by young holidays
makers, as the town is well known for it's night life. The beach offers
water-skiing, pedalos, sailing, boat trips and parasailing. The are also
plenty of bars, restaurants and discos, on the beach and on the sea front.
is a small beach, with vegetation that extends down to the shore. The
beach lies within the Natural Area of Special Interest (ANEI) of cap de
Cala Figuera, the nesting spot of a large number of sea birds.
Santa Ponça is known as the most historic beach in the Calvià area, and is ever growing in popularity. There are many summer houses and hotels but it is still reasonably unspoiled . There are plenty of beach facilities, sunbeds, unbrellas, water sports and pleasure craft. There is a well developed town with shops, restaurants and bars for all tastes.
or Platja del Norts.
coastline is full of coves with shingle beaches that can sometimes be
difficult to reach, but its definitely worth trying. As this part of the
coastline is in every way a picture postcard coastline.
Deià is a mixture of sand, rock and shingle. It is also another
part of the island where you may spot some of the many famous people who
are attracted to the island, and the many who live in this quaint part
is a major stream which separates the commercial area of the port from
the beach known as Platja d'en Repic. This beach is long (1'100 metres)
and very narrow (13 marts), and is mainly a very light shingle beach.
The usual attractions are available, such as sun beds, pedalos and first
aid, but you also can take boat trips from this beach.
road down to the beach is situated between Fornalutx and Pollença.
It is recommended to get a decent map to find this one. Right at the mouth
of the rivers Lluch and Gorg Blau, this beach is one of the most spectacular
beaches on the Island. With clear waters and breathtaking scenery, the
beach offers the setting of a perfect day. The walk up the rivers is one
not to be missed although it is not possible during the winter after rains.
The beach has also laid its claim to fame for the set of a few movies
and commercials. A definite must.