Mallorca beaches vary from the pure white sand beaches to wild beaches to many deserted coves. The Island of Mallorca or Majorca Island is one of the four Balearic Islands Spain off the Mediterranean coast.
A night view of the lively city of Palma de Mallorca Spain
The other three are Menorca or Minorca, Ibiza Island and Formentera. They are all surrounded by splendid beaches that are the meeting point of thousands of Europeans during the summer months. Most of the action on the Island is around the bay of Palma de Mallorca Spain, a lovely city visited by millions of tourists.
Some small beaches and coves of Mallorca are reached only by boat or a difficult hike by land. Some of these beaches could be just for yourself, if you happen to be lucky.
The beaches are not only for swimming and sunbathing; snorkeling and scuba diving are perfect for these beaches where you can spot some octopus or cuttlefish.
Map of Mallorca Island
Below is a list of some of Virtual Mallorca's picks for the best of Mallorca Beaches. I am going to mention some of them without any order or ranking. Remember that taste is very relative. I may like a beach that you consider horrendous or vice versa.
• Formentor Beach is a sandy beach one km long also known as Cala Pi de sa Posada. It is a busy beach catering to Hotel Formentor and the right place to see and be seen. It features bars, showers, sun beds and umbrellas
• Pollença Beach is a 1400 meters long sandy beach, 30 meters wide. It is mainly a quiet beach offering all amenities for nice beach day. It has a few bars, sun beds, umbrellas and many water sports desks.
• Alcúdia Beach also called Platja de Muro 3,500 meters long, located at the northwestern corner of the Island. It is well prepared to receive visitors with many rentals, disable access, showers, toilets and lifeguards.
You will also find here some water sports like Dinghy Yacht sailing, water skiing, Hobie sailing, jet skiing and parasailing. They also feature many shops, bars and restaurants along the shore.
Cala Agulla in the Island of Mallorca, Spain
• Cala Agulla Beach is a pure white sand stretch that draws mainly young crowd during summer. The beach itself is bordered by a large pine forest making you feel like in a wild environment. It offers restaurants, cafes and a few water sports desks.
• Cala Mayor Beach is located west of Palma de Mallorca. It is a popular beach with tourists and locals that fill the beaches to a maximum during summers. It is also a great place to start your scenic boat trip around the Bay of Palma.
• Cala Millor Beach is a very popular destination for tourists. It features many hotels, bars and restaurants where you’ll find plenty to do.
On the beach, 200 meters long you have many amenities like sun beds, umbrellas and a variety of water sports.
• Sa Coma Beach is a one km long beach. It has received the award of “Bandera Azul” of Blue Flag for its cleanliness and quality. It is much recommended for a family visit.
Platja Muro is one of Mallorca Beaches
• S'Illot Beach is located between Cala Millor and Porto Cristo at the mouth of N’Amer River. It is one of the most popular beaches on Mallorca’s east coast.
It features many hotels that are going to be packed when the festivals start around August the 15th.
• Cala d'Or Beaches is also known as Ses Puntetes Beach consist of beautiful small coves named Cala Llonga, Caló de ses Pones, Caló d'es Corrals and Caló Gran.
The Club Nautico at Cala D'or is one of the best equipped clubs in the Balearics Islands, and is frequented by many Luxury yachts.
• S´Arenal is situated in the Bay of Palma de Mallorca and is one of the most popular sites on the Islands. In the bay are located most of the hotels.
During the summer months the beaches are packed by locals and tourists alike. It offers bars, discos, restaurants and many more nightlife options.
Santa Ponsa is one of the best Mallorca Beaches
• Magalluf Beach is the biggest attraction for British tourists. The crowd is young and the town is well known for its action and nightlife. During the day you may do any of these sports like water skiing, pedalo, sailing, boat trips and parasailing.
• Santa Ponsa Beach is known as an historic beach and is growing in popularity lately. It is still reasonably unspoiled, but has all amenities you may expect like sun beds, umbrellas and water sports.
• Cala Deià Beach is a mixture of shingle, rock and sands. This is a place that, if you are lucky, you may spot many celebrities that visit the island and look for secluded areas. The water here is crystal blue.
For more information visit Mallorca Tourist website
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