Top 10 Beaches in Majorca

Mallorca is home to some of the best beaches in Spain. From sandy coves to pebbled beaches, it's not hard to find a beach to suit all tastes. Here is a guide with 10 of our favourite beaches, to help you decide which ones to visit during your villa holiday to Majorca

Cala Agulla

Cala Agulla beach in Mallorca

Cala Agulla, on the north-east of Mallorca, boasts fine, golden-brown sand and is perfect for beach games such as volleyball. Surrounded by pine forests and mountains, it lies in a protected area and has the main facilities such as lifeguards on duty, sunbeds to hire, toilets, beach bars and a restaurant. 

How to get there: Access via Capdepera, 1.8km away. Travel in the direction of Cala Ratjada before turning at the signpost, which takes you to the car park.

Best for: Crystal clear, shallow waters ideal for families and young swimmers.

Beach dimensions: 520 metres long, an average width of 50 metres.

Cala Mondragó

Cala Mondrago in Mallorca

This unspoiled beach on the south of the island is one of the best beaches in Mallorca. With fine soft sand, dunes, shallow waters and all the main beach facilities, it is ideal for families. There are some rocky coves with crystal clear water, which makes it a popular spot for snorkelling. You can also take a tour in a boat with a glass bottom, stopping along the way for a chance for you to jump off and swim.

How to get there: Despite being tucked away on the south of the island, Mondragó is still relatively easy to get to, by car or bus. It is approximately 30 minutes from Cala d´Or and you can take a tourist train from Porto Pedro in the summer months. Free parking also is available.

Best for: Families, snorkellers and couples looking for a romantic spot.

Beach dimensions: 75 metres long, an average width of 60 metres.

Es Trenc

The most famous beach in Mallorca, Es Trenc

This is arguably Majorca's most famous beach. Es Trenc offers almost 2 km of pure white sand and transparent water. In this remote and natural setting, the beach has all the facilities such as sunbeds, toilets, restaurants and ramps for the disabled. Children will have a great time playing in the shallow waters. 

How to get there: Located on the south of the island, Es Trenc is a 15-minute drive from the village of Campos. You can either drive or take a bus. If you drive from Campos, follow the road to Colònia de Sant Jordi (Ma 6040), until you see the signpost ‘Es Trenc’ on the right, which will take you to a car park near the beach.

Best for: Shallow waters, ideal for young swimmers. There are also a few sections dedicated to naturists.

Beach dimensions: Just over 2 kilometres long, an average width of 20 metres.

Cala Formentor

Playa de Formentor in Mallorca

This northern beach is 1 km long and one of the most stunning Mallorca beaches with inviting turquoise water. Located next to pine forests and mountains, you can relax on the fine white sand, underneath the shadow of the trees on the beach. An island with plenty of things to see and do, rent pedalos or a jet skis for a day of fun on the water.  

How to get there: The closest village to this beach is Pollença, 6 km away. There is a car park, although some people choose to park along the road and walk to the beach. Alternatively, you can go to Cala Formentor by bus or a fun way to travel to this beach is by taking a boat from Port de Pollença. After your beach day, you can unwind and explore the beautiful town of Pollença.

Best for: Couples, watersport enthusiasts (particularly paddleboarding, kayaking and jet skiing).

Beach dimensions: 1 kilometre long, an average width of 8 metres.

Playa de Muro

Playa de Muro in Mallorca

Playa de Muro is another beach on the north coast. This stretch of soft white sand and dunes has many facilities. With particularly shallow water, this blue flag beach is a great option for families. The favourable winds and characteristics of the bay make it a great place for water sports, such as sailing, jet ski, paragliding, scuba diving and water skiing. You can also take a Boat trip.

How to get there: Playa de Muro is between the resorts of Alcudia and Can Picafort, close to S’Albufera natural park. Due to the proximity of the park and pine forest, access is limited at both ends of the beach. If you go by car, try to go as early as possible in order to find a parking space nearby, especially during the busy summer months. Alternatively, you can get there by bus, the bus stop is located just 100 metres from the beach. 

Best for: Families and water sport enthusiasts.

Beach dimensions: 5 kilometres long, an average width of 25 metres.


Playa Canyamel in Mallorca

Canyamel is a quiet resort on the north-east of the island, suitable for families with younger children. It is protected by a bay and surrounded by mountains and lush pine forests.

This natural, Blue Flag beach has fine golden sand and clear turquoise water. Although it does not have a promenade, it offers all the main facilities, such as lifeguards and showers. There are a couple of beach bars for those who wish to enjoy the views with a drink. If you are looking for a bit more action, rent a pedal boat or even take lessons in water sports; with sailing, surfing or diving to choose from. Simply enjoy the crystal-clear water and go snorkelling between the rocks. 

How to get there: Canyamel is a 10-minute drive from Capdepera. You should be able to find a free parking space. There is also a bus service to this beach. 

Best for: Families with young swimmers

Beach dimensions: 290 metres long, average width of 80 metres.

Port de Pollença

Port de Pollenca in Mallorca

Port de Pollença is situated on Majorca's north-east coast. With fine, golden sand the water is pleasant and calm, as the bay protects the beach from strong winds. The views are stunning with the Tramuntana mountains sitting in the background. Water sports are popular here, including windsurfing, sailing and kayaking. Apart from having good facilities, Port de Pollença has a promenade, a marina, plenty of bars and restaurants where you can experience the relaxed vibe of this family resort. 

How to get there: Travel 6 km east from the town 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 just 20 metres from the beach. 

Best for: Water sports enthusiasts, families and groups of friends.

Beach dimensions: 1.5 kilometres long, wide beach.

Cala Millor

Cala Millor in Mallorca

Cala Millor is another sandy white beach with shallow clear blue water. It has developed into a lively resort, the largest on the island's east coast. Apart from all the beach facilities, it has a wide promenade with bars, restaurants and shops. There are plenty of possibilities for entertainment, such as a tourist train, boat tours and all kinds of water sports. It is also great to visit in non-summer months when you can enjoy its beauty with fewer people around.

How to get there: This beach is easily accessed by road from all sides. It is located just 3 km from Son Servera. Car parking is available and you can also get there by public bus.

Best for: Families and groups of friends.

Beach dimensions: 1.8 kilometres long, an average width of 40 metres.

Playa de Alcudia

Platja Port d'Alcudia in Mallorca

This beach is located on the north-east of the island. It is also one of the most popular resorts with tourists and families due to it having many facilities and being larger than other beaches in the area. The water is calm and pleasant, the gentle currents making it a great place to dive, parasail, ride water bikes, jet skis as well as water ski. Enjoy all this by staying in a holiday home in Alcudia.

How to get there: Just 2 km from the historical town of Alcudia, by car it is easy to park in the streets behind the beach, get there early as they become busy during the summer months.

Best for:  Families, water sports enthusiasts.

Beach dimensions: 5 kilometres long, an average width of 25 metres. 

Cala Mesquida

Cala Mesquida in Mallorca

Cala Mesquida is a small and beautiful beach, located on the north-east of the island. It is truly picturesque, with white sand, a wooden walkway, sand dunes and pine trees all laying in a protected area. Away from more built-up areas, Cala Mesquida is a quaint resort with a few shops and restaurants. Cala Mesquida is popular with surfers as the waves are bigger than on the neighbouring beaches and the transparent water gives this beach a tropical feel. 

How to get there: Cala Mesquida is located near the medieval town of Capdepera and the lively city of Palma de Majorca. Take a bus from the town or south-east from Cala Ratjada. The car park is located just 100 metres from the beach. Try to get there early to secure a parking space, especially during the weekend.

Best for: Surfers, families and couples.

Beach dimensions: 350 metres long, an average width of 130 metres.

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