All kind of beaches at your fingertips
The island of Mallorca is known around the world for its warm weather and for its wonderful beaches. The approximately 300 beaches of the island are one of the main reasons that attract visitors from around the world to Mallorca.
Regardless of whether they have white sand or rocks, turquoise or crystal clear waters or are isolated or equipped with all services, all the beaches in Mallorca have a unique charm. It depends on your preferences.
According to your interests, you might want to take refuge in a wonderful crystal-clear cove or spend a day in a beach offering a variety of services like sunbeds, sunshades and beach bars.
You will find a charming beach or cove anywhere on the island. There are beaches in the north of Mallorca. They are mostly sandy and rocky, with crystal-clear and slightly colder water. In the East, you will find fine white sandy beaches with turquoise waters, some of which remain unspoilt. They can be reached on foot through forests or walking down the rocks. The beaches of Mallorca are formed by the mouthes of streams, since there are no rivers in Mallorca.
In the areas that are most popular among tourists like Palma, Calvià and Alcúdia, the beaches are equipped with numerous services for those who have come to Mallorca to relax: sunshades, sunbeds, beach bars, pedal boats, etc. They also offer water activities such as kitesurfing or riding on a banana boat. The beaches provide lifeguard service and some of them, like Platja de Palma, Can Pere Antoni and Platja de son Maties, are equipped with ramps for people with reduced mobility and adapted chairs so that everyone can enjoy a swim in the sea of Mallorca.
Platja de Palma is one of the most popular beaches of Mallorca. It is located near Palma and is one of the best cared for and connected beaches of the island. A large proportion of visitors stay in the Playa de Palma area (Can Pastilla, El Arenal, Cala Estancia). The Magaluf area, in Calvià, is a British holiday area par excellence. It has a wide offer of restaurants, bars, hotels and clubs.
If you are looking for more isolated beaches you should visit Calas de Mallorca (Manacor), an area consisting of several small coves and Formentor, from where you can see Menorca on a clear day. They have all received EU awards for their beauty and safety.
Among the many beaches in Mallorca, there is also room for the deep-rooted tradition of naturist beaches. In Mallorca, there are several naturist beaches both near and away from Palma. Nudism is practised in es Trenc (Campos), la Playa del Mago (Portals Vells) and several other places.
One of the advantages of being on island is that when the winds blow from the north the beaches facing that direction will have a heavy swell. This makes them ideal to practise sports like windsurfing and surfing, although you have to be careful if you are going canoeing. The same happens when the wind blows from the south.
Before swimming it is important to check the sea conditions and follow the flag indications that can be found in most beaches of Mallorca. A green flag means that it is safe to swim, yellow means that you must be careful and red that you should not go into the water due to poor sea conditions.