Mallorca has some of the loveliest beaches in the Mediterranean. Here we have put together a list of our favorite beaches on the island.
Platja s’Amarador - perfect for families
S'Amarador is the second of the two large beaches in Mondrago Natural Park on the South Eastern coast of Mallorca, near Cala d’Or. The beach is situated in a natural environment and is surrounded by pine trees and native flora and fauna, with rocks and cliff faces, it is stunningly beautiful.
The sand is very fine white, the water is a beautiful shade of light blue. S’Amarador is not very long but is reasonably wide and the beach is quite flat and is easily accessible on foot. There is also good parking near the beach. There are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby.
This beach is perfect for families with children. Fine white sand, space for playing and very shallow water. With no water sports, the beach is quiet and peaceful.
Sa Calobra - most scenic
This breathtaking beach might be a bit difficult to find, but the experience of getting there will be more than worth it, as the drive down is stunning. Located between Soller and Pollensa, the beach has amazing scenery, consisting of rocks and cliff faces.
With pebbles and sand, the water is a beautiful shade of turquoise and is crystal clear. It is quite a short beach but it is reasonably wide and there are places to eat and drink within a stone’s throw of the beach.
Cala Banyalbufa - best for adults
Banyalbufar is famous for its terrace hillside and is located south east of the Tramuntana mountain range between Andratx and Valldemossa. In Arabic times it was known as the vineyard by the sea. Banyalbufa is a small town of little over 500 inhabitants, with very distinctive scenery. The cove is located below the small town, which is perched atop some steep cliffs. The isolated beach is not very long (only 100m), but it is covered in small pebbles and the water is crystal clear, it is ideal of diving and snorkeling.
The sun hits the beach from about 11 am due to the high cliffs behind the beach, and because of these cliffs, the beach is accessible only by a steep stairway. Parking is free and is close to the beach, just follow the signs.
Cala Formentor - most secluded
Cala Formentor is a beach divided into two by a pier. It is about 900 m long and has fine white sands. The sea is crystal clear and the water the most beautiful shades of turquoise. In front of the beach is the little Isle of Formentor, and a pine grove provides shade behind it. There is a large parking area for which there is a charge. Combined with the pines at the beach and the view to the mountains, Cala Formentor is one of the most fantastic beaches in Mallorca. Child friendly, the sea is relatively shallow but the space for playing at the beach is limited.
Water sports; including the traditional pedal boats, it is possible to rent jet skis at the far end of the beach. You can also go on a boat trip with a glass bottom boat. There are two restaurants at the beach.
Alcudia - best for water sports
Many of Mallorca’s beaches are small coves. If however you prefer a longer area of fine golden sand, where you can walk or participate in sports, then you will be impressed by the fabulous beaches at Pollenca and Alcudia.
The beach at Alcudia is the longest in Majorca, extending to more than 5 miles. It is also fantastic for families with children as it is a very long and wide beach with fine white sand and very shallow water. There is even a playground at the beach, close to the harbor.
All kinds of water sports are on offer including water ski, jet skiing and paragliding. The snorkeling conditions are not the best here but the best spot is along the coast protection close to the harbor. There are all kind of restaurants along the beachfront and some in fact directly on the beach.
Port de Pollensa – closest to our villas
The beach, surrounded by the green of the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains, is long and has spectacular views and lovely soft white sand. The beach is far less crowded than the beach in nearby Port de Alcudia. A beautiful beach for the children, with lots of space for playing and fairly shallow water to splash in.
Port de Pollensa also offers a lot of water sports including sailing and scuba diving/snorkeling, windsurfing is one the main attractions as the large bay is ideal. They are also many restaurants and small supermarkets along the sea front.