Here are our recommendations for the best beaches in Majorca

By | 15 May, 2021 | 0 comments

Chilling out at Club MAC Alcudia

The island of Majorca is a prized piece of Mediterranean paradise. With its soft golden beaches, clear turquoise waters, secret coves, sandy dunes, and lush pinewoods, the popular summer destination is a beach haven for tourists. Club MAC’s prime location on the northern coast of the isle gives access to some of the best beaches in and around the town of Alcudia.

While there is plenty to do at the Club MAC Alcudia resort, from sunbathing next to one of the pools to sipping cocktails at one of the bars, we encourage guests to venture out and explore the beauties of Majorca to make the most of their times on the island. Of the 200 beaches scattered along the 500 km of coastline, these are some of the best beaches in Majorca.

 

Cala Formentor Beach 

Cala Formentor or Playa de Formentor in northern Majorca is arguably the most famous beach on the island. It is a blue-flag certified beach that is well known around the world, thanks to celebrity visitors like Audrey Hepburn, Charles Chaplin, and Winston Churchill in the past. In fact, the historic Formentor hotel here has been a celebrity magnet for decades since it was built in 1927.

The exotic Formentor peninsula extends into the Mediterranean at the northern tip of Majorca. But it is only a 10 km drive from Port de Pollença, and the Ma-2210 route offers spectacular views. You can also drive up to the Cap de Pera Lighthouse from the beach to witness an incredible view of the sunset. These views, along with a dizzying drop, are what set Formentor apart.

The narrow sands and crystal-clear waters of Cala Formentor are girthed by forests of oaks and pines – a perfect spot for an afternoon siesta after a dip in the cool waters that reflect the natural surroundings.

 

Cala Mesquida Beach

Cala Mesquida in the northeast part of Majorca was declared a Place of Special Interest by the Balearic Islands way back in 1991. With its natural sand dunes, rocky patches, and groves of pine trees, this beach is distinctive for its natural diversity and is the perfect spot for nature lovers.

The white sand beach is home to one of the largest cormorant and seagull colonies in the Balearic Islands, a testament to the vibrant flora and fauna of the place. The beach stretches over 300 metres and the waters are shallow to a distance, so feel free to head out for some knee-deep water sports.

There is a beach bar nearby, and you can take horseback rides through the dunes.

 

Sa Calobra Beach 

The beach at Sa Calobra in Western Majorca is one of the prettiest spots to go swimming on the island, with its aquatic life and surrounding cliffs that make for some enchanting views. The way to access the beach is on foot through a tunnel in the mountainside, but the drive to Sa Calobra with its drops and turns is equally breathtaking.

The remote beach is wedged between cliffs that are 200 metres high, a unique feature of Sa Calobra. It is a shingled beach with stunningly clear waters, complemented by the twin Pareis streams that begin up in the mountains and culminate in a gorge by the beach. There are a number of popular hiking routes around the place.

 

Cala Deià Beach

Cala Deià on the west coast of Majorca is the idyllic meeting point of natural beauty and trendy clientele.  The pretty town of Deià has been frequented over the years by the likes of the late Princess Diana, Gwyneth Paltrow, Harrison Ford, Stephen Fry, Sting, and Heston Blumenthal.

The cala used to be a tiny fishing port once. A winding single-lane road leads from the town to the picturesque pebbled beach. Sheltered by wooden escarpments, it is now dotted with shacks that serve simple and wholesome rice and fish fare. Check out the one called Ca’s Patró – this is where a few scenes of the BBC miniseries ‘The Night Manager’ were shot.

While not the best place for bathing because of the jellyfish found in the waters, the beach manages to offer a sense of seclusion and peace. Flanked by pine-covered cliffs and olive groves, the panorama is the stuff of an Instagrammer’s dream.

 

Es Trenc Beach

Majorca’s famous virgin beach on the southern coast has retained its pristine beauty despite the crowds of visitors it attracts. The three kilometres of fine white sand run parallel to the transparent turquoise waters on the southern coast of the island. There are sand dunes and pinewoods here as well. The beach is now located in a national park and is well-conserved despite its large area.

Es Trenc has no facilities like showers or washrooms, but there are a few cafes. It is the most popular naturist beach on the island and there are a few marked sections for naturists.

 

Playa de Alcúdia

Close to the Club MAC Alcudia resort is the largest beach in all the Balearic Islands. This is a beautiful blue-flag beach that gently curves along the Port d’Alcudia. The shallow and clear waters, the fine white sand, and the tourist facilities make it a perfect spot for family beach days. The Alcudian beach gets busy in the summers but the low-key atmosphere makes for a pleasant experience even on peak summer days.

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