Palma de Mallorca has many beaches to choose from. In fact, the whole island offers that great holiday vibe the minute you set foot there.
There’s a lot to do in Mallorca but the main holiday highlight has to be the exquisite beaches and coves. As the weather is temperate you can have a wonderful break in Mallorca any time of year. There’s a different kind of beach for everyone here from the people watching, babe hunting ones to the wild and remote beaches.
Here are a few beach recommendations to get you in the mood.
This beach is just a couple of kilometres west of Palma de Mallorca. It’s a residential area and the locals enjoy this beach during Summer. It’s a fine sandy beach and is about 80 m wide and 200m long and the water is that crystal clear ocean we all love.
Children are safe here as the water is gentle and fairly shallow and there are lifeguards in season.
A sandy beach with a gentle slope into the azure water. This beach is really long i.e. 4.5 kilometres of soft sand to enjoy! Watersports are very popular here but it’s not recommended for snorkelling. A perfect family beach for a good day out with loads of restaurants and cafes to enjoy or people watch from.
Playa Ca’n Pastilla
A wide, sandy beach gently sloping to the ocean on the border of Playa de Palma, and with a traffic free promenade that goes for miles and is packed with restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. There’s a lot of free street parking but you may have to walk a bit!
Lots of watersport kiosks offering jet skiing, pedal boats, paragliding and water skiing.
Platja Ca’n Pere Antoni is situated only two kilometres from the centre of Palma de Mallorca and only one kilometre from the gothic cathedral, La Seu.
The 750 metre long Platja Ca’n Pere Antoni is a true urban beach and the locals take full advantage of it. The sand is white and fine grained and the water is clear. Behind the beach there is a wide promenade with a cycle path. This beach offers toilets and showers. There are sun loungers for rent and good restaurants and cafes.
Alcudia beach is in the north of the island and has that fine, white sand that we expect in Mallorca. It’s in the golden mile of hotels though but is still very popular and clean. The water is shallow so the kids love it but that’s why it’s busy!
This is where you get away from the crowds but it is a 30 minute walk east from Colonia St Jordi in the south of the island. What draws people to it is the vast stretch of fine white sand in a very protected bay which means the sea is calm there and great for swimming!
There are no facilities here so pack that rucksack or, if you don’t feel like the walk hire a boat and cruise around there!