Mallorca has some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. From coves of fine sand to pebble beaches, it is not difficult to find a beach for all tastes. Here is a guide to our 10 favorite beaches, to help you choose where to put your towel during your holiday in Mallorca.
1. Cala Agulla
Cala Agulla, in northeastern Mallorca, has fine golden sand. It is perfect for beach games, such as beach volleyball. It is surrounded by a pine forest and mountains and is in a protected area. It has the main facilities, such as lifeguards at sea, sun loungers for rent, toilets, beach bars and a restaurant. It is 520 meters long and 50 meters wide. The sea is crystal clear and shallow, ideal for swimming and for the safety of children.
How to get there: Go to Capdepera and, 1.8km further, take towards Cala Ratjada, before turning to the sign indicating the parking.
2. Cala Mondrago
This wild beach in the south of the island is ideal for families, being mainly composed of fine sand and having all the main facilities that can be expected for a quality beach. There are also some rocks, which makes it popular with diving enthusiasts. You can also take a boat trip with a glass bottom and stop during the crossing to cool off in the sea.
How to get there: Although it is hidden in the south of the island, Cala Mondragó is still relatively easy to reach by car or bus. It is about 30 minutes from Cala d'Or and you can reach it by taking the tourist train of Porto Pedro (only in summer). Free parking is also available.
3. Es Trenc
It is without doubt the most famous beach of Mallorca. Es Trenc is a beach of almost 2 km of white sand bathed by crystal clear and warm waters. In this paradisiacal and natural setting, the beach has all the conveniences, such as sun loungers, toilets, restaurants and ramps for people with reduced mobility. Children will have fun in its shallow waters.
How to get there: Located in the south of the island, Es Trenc is 15 minutes from the village of Campos. You can go either by car or by bus. From Campos, follow the road to Colonia de Sant Jordi (Ma 6040), until you see the sign "Es Trenc" on the right, which will take you to a car park near the beach.
4. Cala Formentor
This beach, in the north of the island, is nearly a kilometer long, but its average width is only eight meters. However, you will certainly not want to spend a lot of time on the sand as the turquoise water is like a constant call for swimming. For the more active, Mallorca is an island with many things to see and do, and Cala Formentor is no exception since you can rent pedal boats or a jet ski for a day of fun on the water.
How to get there: The nearest village to this beach is Pollensa, 6 km away. The beach has parking that is often packed in the summer, so some people choose to park along the road and walk to the beach. It is also possible to go to Cala Formentor by bus, unless you prefer to join the useful to the pleasant by taking a boat to the port of Pollença.
5. Playa de Muro
Playa de Muro is another beach on the north coast. This stretch of white sand and dunes also offers many services. With particularly shallow water, this blue flag decorated beach is a great option for families. The favorable winds and the characteristics of the beach make it an ideal place for water sports, such as sailing, jet skiing, scuba diving and water skiing. You can also go for a boat ride.
How to get there: Playa de Muro is located between the resorts of Alcudia and Can Picafort, near the S'Albufera Natural Park. Because of its proximity to the park and a pine forest, access is only at both ends. If you go by car, try to get there as soon as possible to find a parking place nearby, especially during the summer months. Alternatively, you can also get there by bus, as the bus stop is only 100 meters from the beach.
Canyamel is a quiet seaside resort in the north-east of the island, ideal for families with young children. It is about 290 meters long and 80 meters wide and is protected by mountains and a pine forest.
This natural beach is the blue flag and is composed of fine golden sand, bathed by turquoise waters. Although there is no waterfront promenade, it offers all major facilities, such as sea rescuers and showers. There are a few beach bars for those who want to enjoy the view while enjoying a drink. If you are looking for a little more action, you can rent a pedal boat or even take water sports lessons, such as sailing, surfing or diving. It is also simply possible to enjoy the crystal clear water and snorkel among the rocks.
How to get there: Canyamel is a 10-minute drive from Capdepera. You should be able to find free parking. There is also a bus service to this beach.
7. Port of Pollença
Port de Pollença is a beach located on the northeastern coast of Majorca. Composed of fine golden sand, the beach is bathed by calm and transparent waters. The views from the beach are beautiful with the Tramuntana hills in the background. Water sports are popular here, including windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing and kayaking. In addition to having good facilities, Port de Pollença has a seafront promenade, a marina, numerous bars and restaurants where you can discover the relaxed atmosphere of this family seaside resort.
How to get there: Drive 6 km east from the city of Port de Pollença. You should have no problem finding a parking space as you can park in the streets near the beach, free of charge. There is also a bus stop 20 meters from the beach.
8. Cala Millor
Cala Millor is another white sand beach with shallow clear blue waters. Ideal for families, it is approximately 1.8 kilometers long and 40 meters wide. In recent years, it has become a bustling resort, the largest on the east coast of the island. In addition to the many services available, Cala Millor is surrounded by a large promenade with bars, restaurants and shops. There are many entertainment options, such as a tourist train, boat trips and all kinds of water sports. It is also good to go out of season to enjoy its beauty in a more relaxed atmosphere.
How to get there: This beach is easily accessible by road from all sides. It is located only 3 kilometers from Son Servera. Parking is available and you can also access it by bus.
9. Playa de Alcudia
This beach is located in the north-east of the island. It is also one of the most popular resorts for tourists and families because of its many facilities and the beauty of its beach, larger than most other beaches in the area. The water is calm, warm and clear, making it an ideal place for diving, parasailing, pedal boating, jet ski tours and water skiing. Enjoy all this while staying in a holiday home in Alcudia .
How to get there: Located just 2 kilometers from the historic city center of Alcudia, you can go by car because it is possible to park near the beach and if you arrive early because it can be more complicated once the day is over, especially in summer.
10. Cala Mesquida
Cala Mesquida is a small and beautiful beach, located in the north-east of the island. This natural cove among the most beautiful in Mallorca is about 350 meters long and 130 meters wide. It is really picturesque, with white sand, a wooden footbridge, sand dunes and a pine forest, all belonging to a protected natural area. Located away from more urbanized areas, Cala Mesquida nevertheless has some small shops and restaurants. It is popular with surfers because the waves are larger than on the nearby beaches and the transparent water gives this beach a tropical area.
How to get there: Cala Mesquida is located near the medieval town of Capdepera and the lively city of Palma de Mallorca to visit during your vacation . It is possible to go by bus or car. The car park is located just 100 meters from the beach. However, it is advisable to arrive early to get a parking space, especially on weekends.