Part of the desirable Balearic Islands, Mallorca is a Mediterranean dream with beautiful beaches, fantastic resorts and quality restaurants. With over 60 Blue Flag beaches, we’ve narrowed it down to just five to help you take in the best views on the island. Wherever you’re staying in Mallorca, here are some of the best beaches to plan a day trip to.
Playa de Muro
For families wanting a hassle-free setting with lots of amenities around you, Playa de Muro is a fantastic choice. This beach is on the northeast coast, near to Muro and Alcudia. On the beach, you’re treated to fine, golden sand. In fact, it’s the largest sand beach on the island – spanning 6km.
The waves are crystal clear and quite shallow so you can enjoy paddling in the warm water. There are plenty of beachside restaurants and bars that offer delightful spots to relax and take in the views. If you want a more upbeat activity, there are plenty of water sports to get involved in including paddle boats, kitesurfing and SUP boards. Backed by fragrant juniper and pine trees, the aesthetics here are stunning.
For rugged natural beauty away from the hustle and bustle of the large resort beaches, Cala d’Or is a perfect choice. There are several notable bays on the south-east coast, with great secret swimming spots. Near to the marina is the delightful Cala d’Or Beach. Blending nature with modern amenities you can stroll along the 100m sandy bay and paddle in the warm waves. Enjoy the pine tree setting as you settling into the beachside bars and restaurants.
In the quiet Calo des Corral cove, near to the popular Starfish Catamaran boating expeditions, is the picturesque Cala Esmeralda beach. Jump into the calm turquoise water in this quaint cove. With green trees and pruned shrubbery surrounding the bay, it’s a popular spot among locals and visitors alike. Only 25 square metres and sheltered from the wind by the rocky landscape, this beach is better for swimming than sunbathing.
Cala Serena Beach
Visit the hidden gem of Cala Serena Beach for uninterrupted views of the rugged landscape. It’s so natural here that there are little to no amenities. This means, if you’re planning on spending an afternoon here, make sure you bring food and drink with you and a bag to take away your rubbish. This beach is the next cove north from Playa de Cala Ferrera, on the south-east coast.
One of the most popular resorts on the island, arguably because of its palm-tree beach, Palma Nova has it all. With a large swath of soft golden sand and clear water, you can relax under a parasol watching the boats over the horizon. Interestingly, the beach is half man-made with extra soft sand added to the shoreline to enhance its allure.
If you stroll along the promenade you’ll find a number of seafood restaurants and tourist shops. You can also enjoy an array of watersports including snorkelling and boat trips.
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