The magical island of Majorca is famed for its lush green landscapes, thriving nightlife and a captivating coastline that’s ringed with glorious golden beaches. And although it’s just a small slice of Spain, Majorca is actually home to some of the best shores across the whole country.
Ready to feel the sand between your toes? Here are the best beaches in Majorca:
1. Es Trenc
2. Magalluf Beach
3. Cala Gran
4. Cala Molins
5. Playa de Alcudia
One of the most well-known Majorca beaches, Es Trenc has a rugged and natural feel to it. It’s not really attached to any of the island’s popular resorts, so it’s fairly isolated and typically doesn’t get too busy. The swathes of golden sand stretch for around 2km and, with its clear turquoise waters, it’s often referred to as the Balearics’ answer to the Caribbean!
Sound like your idea of heaven? Simply hop on the public bus from Ses Covetes or you can drive and park for a small fee. Once here, you can hire a sunbed and parasol for the day or find a spot and set down your towel. There’s also a great choice of water sports too, including kayaking, scuba diving and stand-up paddleboarding!
This Blue Flag beauty is – you guessed it – right at the edge of Majorca’s party capital, Magalluf. Although the resort has a reputation for being loud and lively, the beach itself is a haven as the sand is kept in a pristine condition and it’s rarely crowded with partygoers.
Lifeguards are on duty throughout the summer and the waters are relatively shallow, so it’s ideal for swimming. When it’s time for lunch, you can take your pick from various cafés and restaurants that line the promenade.
If you fancy upping the tempo after an afternoon of sunbathing, why not give the water sports a go? There are banana boat rides, pedalos, water-skiing and snorkelling. Colourful fish can be seen just off the shore, so see how many you can spot!
If you’re heading to this Cala D’Or beach, it’s best to get down early if you want a sunbed, as it can get quite busy. It’s only 40m wide, so space is limited but, once you’re down at the shore, there’s plenty of room to paddle and swim. The sheltered cove is surrounded by lush green trees which provide the perfect frame for your sea view.
It’s got Blue Flag status too, so you can expect fine, white sand and gently shelving clear blue water. There are outdoor showers, free toilets and lifeguards on duty – great if you’re heading there for a family day out! Feeling peckish? There’s a fab selection of ice cream shops, cafés and bars lining the promenade.
Hoping to squeeze a bit of snorkelling or scuba diving in on your holiday to Majorca? Cala Molins will be just what you’re looking for. Thanks to its crystalline turquoise water and relatively shallow shore, plenty of people head here to try and catch a glimpse of the Med’s colourful underwater world. The inhabitants of this bay include everything from tropical fish to sting ray and even octopus!
If snorkelling’s not really your thing, you could simply while away the day on the sands with a good book or hire a kayak and paddle out to explore hidden coves nearby. You’ve also got a range of bars and eateries lining the waterfront and excellent amenities to make sure the whole family have a great day out.
It’s close to Cala San Vicente on the north coast, making it super easy to get to whether you’re staying in resort or a little further away in Alcudia or Pollensa. You can drive and park just a few minutes from the beach or why not hop on the local bus from Pollensa for only a couple of euros per person?
Bay of Alcudia
Last but not least, one of the island’s liveliest beach spots. The Bay of Alcudia is an impressive 3.4km long and features clean, white sand and clear, shallow water. It’s no surprise it’s earned Blue Flag status! If you’ve got kids in tow, this beach is an all-round winner.
Lifeguards are on hand throughout the summer months and you’ve got all the facilities you could need. There’s even Wi-Fi available, so you can upload all those beach snaps straight away!
Fancy checking these beautiful beaches out for yourself?
Posted: 27th Dec 2019.