If you’re going on holidays to Majorca you’ll need a good guide to the beaches. Assuming you’ll land with your swimming suit and hungry for the sun, a reliable airport transfer from Palma Airport is the best and easiest way to get there.
- Can Cap de Bou
Can Cap de Bou is 2km long, and narrow. Located in the northern part of Majorca, it is popular with kite- and windsurfers. This beach boasts fantastic views over the bay of Pollensa, as well as of the Tramuntana Mountains. However, its narrowness, its pebble/shinge/grey sand underfoot, and its proximity to a main road, make Can Cap de Bou less suitable for small children than many other beaches on Majorca.
- Es Comú
This beautiful, unspoiled beach is set between the resorts of Playa de Muro and Can Picafort. With fine, golden sands and clear, shallow waters, and backed by stunning sand dunes, Es Comú is a very relaxing beach to visit. Very child-friendly, with no watersports and just one restaurant at the north-western end of the beach, Es Comú is the ideal location for families seeking a bit of peace and quiet.
In 2008, S’Amarador was picked as the Best Beach in Europe, in a contest with over three thousand western European beaches. This unspoiled and well-preserved beach on the south east coast of Majorca is ideal for families and children. Its white sand, shallow water and ample space for playing make S’Amarador both beautiful and fun to be on. S’Amarador is a peaceful and relaxing location, with just one beach bar. There are no watersports, and the car park is a five-minute walk away. The area in which the beach is located, just along from Cala Mondrago, is a protected natural park, meaning that its beauty will, hopefully, remain as unspoiled in the future as it is now.
- Cala Llombards
Situated on the south coast of the island, Cala Llombards is popular with locals and holidaymakers staying in nearby villas. The idyllic beauty of this beach, with its tropical beach bar serving delicious seafood and cold beer all day long, make the hidden gem that is Cala Llombards a tranquil spot to enjoy your Majorca holiday. A forty five minute drive from Palma de Mallorca airport, like most of the resorts on the island, villas and hotels near Cala Llombards are best reached with an airport transfer. Pre-booking before you leave ensures that you can be certain of transfer on arrival.
- Cala Tuent
On the north west coast, and sheltered by pine trees, with fantastic views of Puig Major, the highest peak in the Balearics, you will find the cove of Cala Tuent. A mixture of sand and pebbles, Cala Tuent offers no services and is somewhat less child-friendly than most. However, its remote location and lack of a bar or other facilities mean that Cala Tuent is a beach where you are guaranteed plenty of space to unwind. Just above the cove, overlooking the beach, is the Es Vergeret restaurant. This is well-worth a visit, as the food and ambiance of the place are outstanding. Leave yourself a good couple of hours for lunch here, enjoying the great food and gorgeous views.
- Cala Deià (near Sóller)
This tiny, shingly beach on the northwest coast of Mallorca boasts clear water and a strange, exquisite quality of light. The most fashionable and affluent beach on the island, Cala Deià boasts a couple of buzzing restaurants on the beach, and is a great place to come for a bit of daytime star-gazing. For a little exploring, take the path from the beach that leads round to the San Pedrissa watchtower nearby. Alternatively, enjoy some swimming, snorkelling or sunbathing at the hub of chilled Majorcan chic.
- Playa de Muro
On the north coast, close to Alcudia is a neverending stretch of fine, golden sand with shallow waters that go a long way out. This blue flag beach is excellent for watersports, and is a favourite for kitesurfers. There is no shortage of bars and restaurants on Playa de Muro, but for a quieter lunch, you can wander to the picnic areas in the shade of the trees by the dunes. There is plenty of free parking, and for a break from the beach, there are paths leading up to Albufera nature reserve, the largest wetland area on the island.
- Cala Torta (near Artà)
With a trendy mix of locals and tourists, Cala Torta can get quite busy. Nonetheless, it is an idyllic bay, with fine, white sand and crystal clear blue water. As this beach can get a little windy, it is popular with surfers, and its clear, deep waters make it well-suited for snorkelling. A short path walk will take you round to Cala Mitjana beach. There are some nudists on Cala Torta, although it is not officially a nudist beach. The choice is, therefore, yours as to how much or little you choose to wear. The beach bar on Cala Torta seems very laid back, but actually serves excellent food. Its tables fill up quickly, so be sure to arrive early. Also, be aware that they accept cash only (no cards), and don’t take bookings.