Top 5 Beaches in Majorca

Posted 11. Jul 2015

With almost 180 beaches on the island the choice for sun worshipers is difficult. If your paradise features long beaches that stretch for miles, dunes in a nature reserve or secluded rocky coves – then welcome to Majorca where there is a beach for everyone! It is beach heaven. The best part? - The water is crystal clear! The quality is excellent almost everywhere. So ensure during your holiday, whether in a villa or country house, that you visit several beaches and find your personal favourite. For anyone that wishes to save themselves the search, we can highly recommend the following five beaches.

Es Trenc - Caribbean flair in the Mediterranean

Snow white sands and turquoise green waters as far as the eye can see, Majorca's South Coast extends for kilometres and Es Trenc is one of Europe's most famous beaches.  It has no resort and has a natural and wild feel, which is why it is often referred to as Mallorca´s answer to the Caribbean. The expansive natural beach slopes gently to the sea, bordered by pine trees and sand dunes that separate the beach from the surrounding wetlands, which has become a nature reserve and also includes marshes, brackish lagoons and salt marshes, where you can find many species of birds such as flamingos and gray herons.

Playa de Formentor - South beach on the North Cape

Cap de Formentor is the only beach on Majorca's northernmost tip, due to its steep rocky landscape and the magnificent panoramic views. You won’t be disappointed with the visit, let’s face it, how often do you get the chance to relax in a unique bay just like you would find in the South Pacific but closer?  The beach is only about eight metres wide and has a roughly one kilometre wide strip of powdery sand, sheltered and shaded by pine trees, with blue-green, mostly calm waters and a spectacular view to the towering mountains of the peninsula opposite that is La Victoria. At the eastern end of the beach you will find the luxury hotel "Formentor" where many celebrities have been guests over the years, including Winston Churchill, Grace Kelly and Charlie Chaplin. The terrace and garden are freely accessible.

Cala Mesquida - Dunes beach with great views

Far in the east of Majorca, a few kilometres north of Capdepera, you will find the fairly remote beach of Cala Mesquida, home to an extensive nature reserve in the form of a beautiful beach cove. It is about 300 metres long and 130 metres wide of fine sand. Behind the beach there is an extensive sand dune landscape with hills in the background that are free from development and is bounded on both sides by mighty rock, highlighting the sea, stretched out in front – like a scene from a holiday picture book. The beach is not overcrowded, even in high season. When bathing though, please take a little caution: The channel of Menorca has currents and strong winds, the waves can be stronger here. Cala Mesquida beach is easily accessible from the car park; there are just a few steps.

Cala Agulla - Idyllic bay with fine sand

With more than 500 metres in length and 50 metres in width, this is the largest and certainly the prettiest beach of Cala Ratjada. About two kilometres northwest of the town centre, it is a conservation area that extends to Cala Mesquida. An approximately three kilometre long trail connects the two beautiful bays.  Cala Agulla has gorgeous soft sand and crystal clear, turquoise green water, backed by dunes, a shade-giving pine forest and a rocky landscape. In the adjacent small rocky bay of Cala Molto you can make excellent snorkelling adventures. Swimmers should note that the waves, depending on the wind, can sometimes be quite strong. We suggest you visit in the off-season as in high season it can become very crowded.

Playa de Alcudia - The Beautiful long beach in the North

This beach in the northeast of Majorca is probably the longest beach in the Balearic Islands. It extends in a nearly ten-mile arc that forms the wide-open bay of Alcudia, along the harbour area of  Puerto de Alcudia and up to Can Picafort. The beach leaves little to be desired, it is sandy, gently sloping into the sea and boasts a huge range of water sports. Because it is close to the main road, it is also easily accessible anywhere via spur roads. Halfway to Can Picafort the beach known as Playa de Muro begins with plenty of space, even in high season. Shady pinewoods and vast sand dunes separate the road from the beach; you can also swim with a breathtaking view of the opposite coastline of the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains, as it is not far away. In fact, within the Bay of Pollensa, just north of Alcudia, the small, pretty, quiet sandy beach of Playa de Manresa is also waiting for sun worshipers that wish to escape the maddening crowd!