With predominantly sandy beaches, palm trees and promenades aplenty, the best beaches in Mallorca are idyllic, relaxing and ripe for adventure.
The beaches in the north of Mallorca are characterised by long and beautiful stretches of sand with a variety of water sports on offer. In the south of the island and along the east coast, beaches come in a variety of shapes and sizes, many of which are found inside stunning nature reserves. Beaches in the bustling west of the island are the busiest, attracting visitors and locals from the island’s capital, Palma de Mallorca.
There really is a beach to suit all tastes in Mallorca. Here are some of our favourites.
This huge golden sandy beach of 1.5km long is a must-visit in the north-eastern corner of the island. Great for families, there is a playground on the beach and an inflatable play area on the water too. Water sports fans can go kitesurfing, windsurfing and paddle boarding from the beach, while there are plenty of quieter corners for those who want to sunbathe and swim in peace. Close to the picturesque and thriving [Port de Pollença, there are plenty of restaurants within striking distance too.Pollensa Holidays
Often referred to as one of Mallorca’s most beautiful beaches, Playa de Formentor is a long, thin strip of white sand, backed by a verdant forest. At more than 1km long, Playa Formentor offers quiet corners for couples, sun loungers aplenty and a windsurfing school for those who like to stay active. With plenty of shade offered by the trees and a number of restaurants and drinking spots, this is a beach for those who love nature mixed with creature comforts.Formentor Holidays
This wide, white sandy beach has a little something for everyone. There are sun loungers and quiet waters-side spots, as well as child-friendly facilities, an abundance of water sports and a range of boats to hire, from pedal boats and kayaks to catamarans and speedboats. The beach is backed by a variety of restaurants and bars, meaning you don’t have to go too far to soak up Alcúdia’s amazing range of Mediterranean cuisines. Playa de Muro is Playa de Alcúdia’s neighbour, and together they form a stretch of sand around 5km long.Alcúdia
Slightly more remote than Mallorca’s other beaches, Cala Mesquida is a delight to discover. With turquoise waters and fine white sand backed by sand dunes, this beach offers a superb blend of tranquillity and activity. A restaurant and snack bar, as well as diving and snorkelling activities, keep visitors well fed and entertained, while secluded patches of the bay are perfect for kicking back and relaxing. The nearest settlement is the quaint village of Capdepera, around 7km away.
A beach comprised of pebbles and sand, it’s the natural geographic phenomena that have made this beach one of Mallorca’s most famous. Cala de Sa Calobra is actually two separate beaches found inside a cove, and the location is accessed by a tunnel, adding to the drama of discovery. Surrounded by striking cliffs, Cala de Sa Calobra is a beach destination like no other. Not Mallorca’s largest beach destination, it’s where most people come for a spot of sunbathing or simply to soak up the views.
This 2.5km protected stretch of beach and coastline has a rugged and back-to-nature feeling. With vast sand dunes leading to the beach, Es Trenc has an amazing feeling of space. Fine white sand and crystal waters complete the postcard-perfect picture. There are areas for both activity and seclusion, with a couple of eateries, snorkelling facilities and private, shady areas amid the dunes.
This small sandy beach is found in a gorge, surrounded by dramatic pine-tree-clad cliffs. With shallow waters and facilities provide by the beach snack bar, this is an ideal spot for families and couples. While there are no water sports facilities here, many people recommend snorkelling off this beach too.
A beach found within Mondragó Natural Park, this is a locality for those who enjoy soaking up natural beauty at its finest. The perfect bay shape, golden sand, turquoise waters and pine forest backdrop together provide true respite from the world. Facilities are limited to a snack bar, making it an ideal beach for those who love peace and quiet.
One of the beaches in the popular resort of Cala D’or, Playa Gran is small but perfectly formed. Fine white sand and calm swimming conditions make it popular with families, while the more intrepid enjoy swimming further out into the sea and climbing up the ladders onto the rocky outcrops in the bay. With a children’s play area on the beach, plenty of restaurants and a water sports centre offering diving and boating experiences, Playa Gran makes quite an impression.Cala D'or Holidays
Serving Cala Millor, one of the most beloved holiday resorts in Mallorca, Playa de Cala Millor is directly accessible from numerous hotels in the area. This 1.5km long stretch of white sand is backed by palm trees and a vibrant promenade. Shallow turquoise waters make it an ideal beach for paddling, while water sports providers offer parasailing, jet skiing and diving.Luxury Mallorca Holidays
Another wide stretch of sand on the edge of Cala Millor, Playa de Sa Coma has fine white sand and plenty of sun loungers to relax on. There’s a huge range of activities on offer too, from pedal boats and parasailing, to surfing and windsurfing. Neighbouring a nature reserve, keen strollers can enjoy the beach, abundant facilities along the promenade and the peace of nature too.Playa de Sa Coma
Another beach in a nature reserve by the popular holiday resort of Cala Ratjada, Cala Agulla blends natural beauty and activity in perfect proportions. Swim in the turquoise waters, relax on the sandy beach and enjoy the shade of the trees in the dunes behind. Activities come in the form of beach volleyball, paddle boarding and kayaking.
With a clue in its name, Playa Romàntica is a good-looking beach, ideal for couples who want to soak up the immense views from inside the rocky bay. While the sandy beach itself isn’t very wide, it stretches back almost 200 metres inland, meaning there are plenty of spots to find a corner of paradise. With everything from sun loungers to snorkelling, this is a place to be as relaxed or as active as you like.
Mallorca’s longest stretch of beach is a massive 6km long and is well-known for beach parties and a vibrant feeling. The main beach serving the island’s capital of Palma de Mallorca, Playa de Palma is full of life. Bars, cafés and restaurants are found in abundance, as are sun loungers and water sports. This busy beach has golden sand and calm, turquoise waters. For those who like a little more relaxation, there are quieter spots to be found at either end of the beach.Playa de Palma
This beach is also within striking distance of Palma de Mallorca, but has a mellower and laid-back vibe. The golden sandy beach attracts locals and visitors alike, while sun loungers and a pretty beach promenade lined with restaurants make it ideal for people-watching and general relaxation. Many enjoy paying a visit to the high-end Nassau Beach Club too – ideal for cocktails and delectable cuisine.Palma de Mallorca
Also known as Portals Nous, Oratorio is a small beach in an idyllic setting, expect golden sand, turquoise waters and a smattering of refined restaurants at Playa Oratorio. With pretty views of surrounding hills and islands just off the coastline, it’s an ideal place to enjoy a true feeling of relaxation. That said, there is an eclectic array of water sports on offer too for those who want activity, including fly boarding and paddle boarding.Portals Nous
A wide white sandy beach backed by palm trees, Playa de Santa Ponsa offers plenty of relaxation and activity to visitors of the popular Santa Ponsa resort an Port Adriano. The calm waters are ideal for pedal boating and paddle boarding, while the massage tent on the beach is ideal for the ultimate holiday treat.Port Adriano & Santa Ponsa