Mallorca has become one of the most visited destinations for sailing lovers in recent years. And renting a boat in Mallorca is one of the best ways to enjoy the Mediterranean sea, the sun and nature on its more than 550 km of coastline and beaches.
The Balearic Islands, and especially Mallorca, stand out for their gorgeous and spectacular scenery, from the mountains and forests, to the coves and beaches. One of the most outstanding features of the Mallorcan beaches is the softness of the white sand, which contrasts beautifully with the striking blue and green colours of the sea. This is due to the fact that there are no rivers on the islands, which means there is hardly any mineral contribution on the islands. However, Mallorca also has different types of beaches, from long sandy ones to pretty rocky beaches and some fantastic secluded coves where you can escape from the other tourists.
Therefore, here we will recommend to you the best beaches to visit during your holiday on this spectacular island. On many of them, you can also enjoy modern infrastructures, the best sports facilities to practice your favorite water sports and the best restaurants to try the best local dishes and more of the Mediterranean cuisine.
Playa de Palma
This is one of the best beaches on the island, and has the most and some of the best beach bars on the island. Palmanova, in Calviá was awarded the blue flag in 2016, and is fantastic for tourists, there is a large number of services for everyone and has all the amenities you’ll need at your fingertips.
Playa de Muro
To the northeast of Mallorca, is a beach where you will experience true beauty and a place that you’ll never forget. Its views of the mountains of the north are sensational, and there are tree-lined areas, so it is ideal if you are looking for a small area of shade if you want to escape the warm sun for a bit.
This gorgeous beach is towards the southern side of Mallorca and has some beautiful waters surrounding it. This beach is considered by many as the most beautiful in Mallorca. Here you’ll find a spectacular contrast between the white sand and the clear, blue water. In addition, thanks to its status as Natural Area of Special Interest (ANEI), it’s protected and there are no large, modern constructions nearby.
Sant Elm Beach
Head to this stunning beach if you want to enjoy a bit more peace and quiet. Found near the area of Andratx, it’s a fine sand paradise that is more than 140 metres long.
A beautiful beach of sand and rocks located north of Capdepera, and one of the cleanest on the island. It is more than 520 meters long and on it you can enjoy the various restaurants there.
A place we can’t forget about. A rocky cove where clean, fresh water is sourced from the clay there. It’s very common to see tourists smearing their bodies in the muddy clay before bathing, as they say that it has healthy properties in it.
This great beach is just 12 kilometers from the town of Portocristo. It’s surrounded by forest, so you can find various animals, like grazing cows and also you can go diving and explore the underwater world this beach has to offer. It’s perfect for diving enthusiasts!
Playa de Formentor
If you are looking for a place to learn about the side of traditional Mallorca, visit this piece of paradise in Pollença. Located in the north cape of the island, you can see different examples of Llaüts, the typical Mallorcan boat. It is an isolated place in which it is typical to visit the viewpoint of Cabo Formentor after enjoying a relaxing swim in its waters. This place is also known as Cala Pi and has been visited by important international figures. A paradise where you will find peace and tranquility.
And this is just a small list of all the beaches you could visit in Mallorca! Don‘t miss the opportunity to visit them during your holiday in Mallorca, a perfect opportunity for all types of tourists, nature lovers, photographers and those who simply want to relax for a few days enjoying the sea. An experience you will never forget.