Best Beaches in Mallorca

The island of Mallorca is blessed with a wide variety of types of beach, from rugged, hard-to-reach calas to wide sandy stretches boasting a host of facilities. This season, 6o of the island’s beaches are flying the Blue Flag – the Foundation for Environmental Educa­tion’s award for quality of water, en­vironmental manage­ment, safety and services. Here’s abcMallorca’s guide to some of the best of Mallorca’s beaches.


Mallorca’s wonderful beaches have been yet again recognised with the blue flag awards. The island now has 31 blue flag beaches – including 3 new awards.

Best Beaches for families on Mallorca

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These are popular beaches with plenty of facilities on hand for all the family, usually including parasols and sunbeds for hire. You won’t have to look too far to find a ‘chiringuito’ (beach bar/café) . . . or a loo!

Santa Ponsa

Has a blue flag located in the southwest has a wide, long urban beach, with a small pine forest backing it at one end. Take a boat trip to the island of Dragonera.

Santa Ponsa

Santa Ponsa, a popular beachside resort, is the perfect family holiday location with lots to do and see, a number of golf clubs, a marina and plenty of good hotels and restaurants.  […] Santa Ponsa

The Southwest Region of Mallorca

Peaceful bays, breathtaking scenery and lively holiday resorts are all part of what the Southwest of the sunny island offers to visitors. […] The Southwest Region of Mallorca

Camp de Mar

Its calm waters make this strand a good option for children, who love the wooden bridge over to the breezy restaurant on a small island. Walk up to the 16th century watchtower for great views.

Cala Millor

This is the longest beach on the eastern coast, stretching from Cala Bona to the wild headland of N’Amer – a natural area of special interest. There’s a wide promenade for walking, skating or cycling, a good sandy beach, and numerous tourist eateries, bars and shops.

Your guide to living on the East coast

Sshhhh! Mallorca’s Eastern region is a well-kept secret; sidestep the resorts and you’ll find yourself in a land of pristine bays and historic villages. […] Your guide to living on the East coast

Playa de Alcúdia

One of the nicest beaches on Mallorca has a three-and-a-half kilometre white sandy beach, starting near the port. A bridge crosses the canal halfway along the beach, which links to a natural lake, once part of S’Albufera. Boat trips to Menorca (Ciutadella) leave from the port.

Alcúdia & Port d’Alcúdia

Find out about the town that was once the capital of Mallorca, and its port. If you enjoy beaches, golf or culture, Alcúdia has something for you! […] Alcúdia & Port d’Alcúdia

Cala Molins

This is one of four beaches in the relaxing resort of Cala Sant Vinc­enç, in the north. Here, the impressive Cavall Bernat mountains meet the sea, crea­ting a great view from your sun bed.

The Northern Region of Mallorca

The north of Mallorca offers unspoiled beauty, long white sandy beaches perfect for kids, lively ports, traditional markets and wonderful sightseeing. […] The Northern Region of Mallorca

Secluded Beaches on Mallorca

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Cala Portals Vells

is within the Natural Area of Special Interest of Cap de Cala Figuera, an important nesting area for many sea birds. The beach restaurant specialises in seafood and rice dishes. The interesting cave of ‘la Mare de Déu’ is on the right of the beach.

Cala Deià

Its rugged scenery, fisherman’s hideaways built into the rocks, and sparkling transparent water give Cala Deià great charm – despite the beach being pebbly underfoot. You might spot one of the celebrities who own a holiday home nearby. Enjoy fresh fish at one of the two open-air beach eateries.

Beaches close to nature

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Es Trenc’s

Considered by many to be the best beach on Mallorca with fine white sand and trans­parent waters makes this beach incredibly busy, despite the beach being more than three kilometres long. Backed by dunes and within a Natural Area of Special Interest. Position yourself as far as possible from the large car park for a quieter day.

Es Comú

In the Bay of Alcúdia is a vir­gin stretch of more than five kilometres of sand, bordered by dunes and pines (where there’s a shady picnic area). The beach is within the S’Albufera Nature Reserve.

Es Maquer

Near Es Llombards, in the southeast is S’Almunia, which comprises Es Maquer – a tiny pretty beach of sand and stones, backed by pines – and the old fisherman’s wharf which it overlooks. Crystal-clear blue waters.

Cala Mondragó

Within the Mondragó Nature Reserve,  has two main beaches of which S’Amarador (accessed by a coastal path) is the largest and least busy. There is a take-away snack and drinks beach hut available. Park at the nature reserve reception, some minutes’ walk away from the beaches.

Cala Agulla

A beautiful virgin stretch of beach backed by a pine forest, with a rugged headland at one end – and the outskirts of Cala Ratjada at the other. Large pay car park and restaurant on beach. Depending on the wind direction, sea currents change the size of the beach.

Cala Rajada

Cala Rajada is a beautiful fishing port in east Mallorca. See the abcMallorca guide for the best hotels, eating out, beaches, things to do and much more. […] Cala Rajada

Playa de Sa Canova

This beach sweeps around the bay of Alcúdia from Son Serra de Marina to Colònia de Sant Pere. A long sandy stretch, backed by extensive dunes (and marked path­ways), and the Na Borges stream running down to the sea. There are two restaurants overlook the sea at Son Serra. In windy weather, this is a great place to catch a wave – kite-surfing, windsurfing and on a board.

Playa de Formentor

Located on Cap de Formentor peninsula is a narrow beach, lined with pine trees, where you’re always close to the clear sparkling water. Arrive by car or by boat, from Puerto Pollensa. This piece of paradise is home to the renowned Hotel Barceló Formentor, where non-residents can enjoy a luxurious beach day (30 € for two sunbeds, a parasol and two towels, or 60 € for two Balinese sunbeds, parasol and two towels).

Cap de Formentor

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Hidden & Deserted Beaches

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Cala Varques

This is a virgin beach in a Natu­ral Area of Special Interest on the east coast, in the Manacor municipality. Its white sand and turquoise waters make this a popular spot for those prepared to do the 15-minute walk through the pine trees down to the beach, carrying everything needed for a day by the sea. A popular spot for boats to anchor.

Playa del Coll Baix

A wild, secluded pebble beach, nestling between cliffs, on the Alcúdia peninsula. Car parking is at a refuge, some 30 minutes’ scenic walk away. Wear decent shoes to negotiate rocks on the way to the beach.

Cala Tuent

At the foot of Puig Mayor, Mallorca’s highest mountain, with a backdrop of mountains, pine and olive trees. A narrow winding road from the Sa Calobra pass winds down to this tranquil spot, with sand and gravel underfoot, and a small beach restaurant.

Nudists Beaches on Mallorca

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There are several beaches where people can happily go naked to get that coveted all-over tan. Of the beaches mentioned above, the following are those most likely to be used by nudists: Cala Varques, Son Serra de Marina, and Es Trenc (at outer ends), Coll Baix y S’Almunia.













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