The Best Beaches in Mallorca • The Blonde Abroad

The Balearic Islands have something for everyone. Whether you want to dance the night away at the trendy international clubs in Ibiza or explore the Biosphere Reserve in Menorca, it is worth leaving the Spanish mainland to explore this gem.

After falling in love with the old world charm of Valldemossa and exploring the UNESCO treasures of Deià, Mallorca has officially become one of my favorite Mediterranean cruises.

From romantic coves to surfing hotspots, you can choose your own adventure on the sunny beaches of Mallorca. Of course, searching for the best beaches in this European paradise was not an easy task, but someone had to do it!

Here’s my region by region guide to the best beaches in Mallorca!

Tips for visiting the beaches in Mallorca

go early

Find your place in the sun before the crowd arrives!

This is especially important during July and August when you can hardly find an empty place to lay a towel by midday on the most popular beaches. Plan for early nights and early wake ups. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Search the flight

While it is hidden coves and dramatic coastal cliffs that make Mallorca’s beaches so stunning, the logistics can be challenging.

Resist the temptation to pack a lot of beach hopping into one day and take it slow. Find driving directions and parking options. While there are hundreds of beaches scattered over the islands, accessing many of them is difficult, time-consuming, and dangerous.

BYO-everything

Many of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca are almost deserted. Plan to bring water, snacks, and everything else you might need for a day out.

Bring an extra plastic bag

Bring a plastic bag to collect any or all of the trash. Beaches often don’t have litter boxes, and of course you’ll want to leave them as you found them, so plan to pack them all to take with you.

Use a reef-safe sunscreen

It is essential to protect the delicate underwater ecosystem. Wondering how to choose the right sunscreen? Keep reading here in my guide to choosing eco-friendly sunscreens.

wear sturdy shoes

Put flip-flops in your bag and bring some rugged, ready-to-go boots for navigating the sometimes tricky terrain you’ll find on the way to the beach.

Respect the local communities

Living in paradise can be difficult when you have to share your small island with millions of tourists. Be gentle with the locals and considerate of their space. Park your car in designated areas, even if it costs you a few euros.

Be considerate of others

Show some love to your fellow tourists! Some of these beaches are quite small so be aware of how much space they occupy. Leave the bulky umbrella at home and use your headphones instead of blasting out your new favorite song when looping over a Bluetooth speaker.

Formentor Beach

The best beaches in North Mallorca

Formentor Beach

Dubbed the Meeting Point of the Winds, countless poems and paintings have been inspired by this postcard-perfect setting. At the tip of the island, you’ll find the famous lighthouse called Majorcan Finisterre, or Land’s End of Majorca.

Cap de Formentor is home to one of the island’s most famous beaches, Playa de Formentor. There are regular buses running from here to Pollenka or you can park your car right near the beach so it’s easy to get there.

Upon arrival, you will find all the basic amenities including places to eat and rentals of water sports equipment.

Cala Parks

In the small beach town of Cala San Vicente, soak up the sun on this family-friendly sandy beach.

The water is calm and the beach is easy to access. While it fills up in the summer, it’s one of the wider beaches, so there’s usually plenty of room to spread out.

Alcudia . Beach

The best beaches in Northeast Mallorca

Alcudia . Beach

The largest beach in all of the Balearic Islands, the endless white sands of Playa de Alcudia make it one of the most impressive beaches in Europe.

One of Spain’s crown jewels, this place has all the bells and whistles so you can easily spend a whole day here. Rent everything here from sunbeds to boats, and then go to one of the nearby beach restaurants or bars.

Cala Molto

Park near Cala Agulla, then follow the signs during a 15-minute walk down to the beach. Also known as Es Guyó, this rocky beach has a small strip of sand between the rocky cliffs.

Cala Moltó Beach fills up quickly, especially during the summer, and is a popular choice with nudists. Arrive early and bring all necessities as there are no amenities here.

Cala Torta

Follow the rough, unpaved road to Cala Torta and you’ll meet vibrant turquoise seas and your dream diving spots. Bring your snorkeling gear (there are no facilities here other than a small cafe) and head to the far left side of the beach.

Planning tip: This island is so much more than just beaches! Check out my full itinerary for Mallorca.

Cala de de Mallorca


Lunch at Ca’s Patró March which is right by the beach

The best beaches in northwest Mallorca

Cala Dia

Near the quaint mountain village of Deià, you’ll find this little rocky beach. While not ideal for lounging and sunbathing, it is the perfect place for long walks along the beach.

Wander among the cliffs and admire the beauty of the local flora and fauna by the sparkling blue sea.

Cala Galiota Beach


Kasai Beach House next to Playa de Cala Galleuta

The best beaches in South Mallorca

Cala Galiota Beach

This small, rocky beach near Colònia de Sant Jordi is where locals come to relax in the late afternoon.

Arrive early and get to where you are, then follow one of the winding hiking trails through the hills. Like many places here, there are no facilities but you can get the basics at Colònia de Sant Jordi.

Cala Lamp

Another great rocky beach, you can enjoy a sweeping view of the mountains from here. Bring snorkeling gear and rent a sun lounger when you arrive.

When you’re ready for a bite to eat or a few cocktails by the sea, head to the Beach Club Gran Folies.

It’s the snail

Located in the far south of Mallorca, this place is a bit of a hike but worth it. Park near the Ses Salines lighthouse and then go on a beautiful 30-minute seaside path until you reach the turquoise seas.

Before you go, make sure to bring anything and everything you might need. There are no facilities here, and you wouldn’t really want to leave and come back for anything.

It’s broken

Part of the Es Trenc-Salobrar de Campos protected area, this 10-kilometre (6-mile) beach stretches from Colònia de Sant Jordi to Sa Ràpita. Thanks to the calm shallow waters, this area is popular with families.

Although it’s an easy walk, note that you’ll have to walk about 20 minutes to get from the paid parking lot to Es Trenc Beach.

Cala B

Far amongst the lush jungle, you’ll need to go up a very steep staircase here. When you arrive you will find a wide sandy beach with a cute little hut on the beach and sunbeds for rent.

While you need to slowly make your way down the stairs, this is a popular family spot with kid-friendly and quiet beaches.

Portexol

This pristine beach between Ponta Negra and Cabo Negro is a nature lover’s dream. Stroll the sandy beach to admire the lush vegetation and quaint fishermen’s homes.

From here, you’ll get a prime view of Portixol Island. If you have time, take a boat and go snorkeling.

Magaluf

A world away from the desert beaches dotted on this island, you will find the very popular tourist resort of Magaluf. Known as the party capital of the island, this is the place to go when you want to dance the night away.

Calo de Moro

Best beaches in southeast Mallorca

The Southeast is home to my favorite beaches on the island.

Staying here, we made a beeline to the beach first thing in the morning and spent the entire day here. If you are in Mallorca for the beaches this is a good place to stay. Once you get there, I highly recommend starting early, especially during the very busy summer, to beat the crowds.

Calo de Moro

This beach is popular and it’s easy to see why. Arrive as soon as possible and plan to wait. To prevent overcrowding, they regulate the number of people who can enter at one time. We arrived at prime time during August and waited an hour to get in (and it was worth it!).

We started the beach day in the hidden bay of Caló des Moro next to Cala s’Almunia Beach.

While the turquoise beaches are perfect for postcards, they are absolutely packed. I recommend going right after breakfast to beat the crowd.

When you arrive, you will see signs for both Caló des Moro and Cala s’Almunia car parks. Once you park your car, it will take a 15-minute walk along the coast until you reach Caló des Moro.

Just follow the signs until you see those neon turquoise waters.

Cala Marmuls

This secluded spot is a hidden gem, but you will definitely need to plan some time to get there.

It’s a popular place to dock for sailboats or you can walk the five-kilometre (three-mile) walk from the Cap de Ses Salines lighthouse. It’s a lovely walk but be sure to plan ahead. Wear appropriate shoes and bring plenty of water with whatever else you may need for the day.

Cala Lombard Beach

Our last beach of the day was Playa de Cala Lombard. It’s a beautiful little cove, perfect for families and children.

It was very big and had a beautiful sandy beach. This was the only beach with chairs to rent as well as pools and a restaurant on site, so you can grab lunch and a cup of sangria and enjoy yourself all day long.

It was only 15 euros for two chairs and an umbrella for the day.

ammonia

Nice beach but bumpy, it’s big beach but rocky so not ideal for laying down.

Instead, I recommend coming here for a walk. Dive into the vistas of the beach and then take one of the winding paths through the picturesque fishing village.

There are great trails to walk around and around every turn, the view is nicer than the last. If you have time, take the road to the beach in S’Almonia. It is a small but very popular fishing village with a few families and a swimming bay. If you’re feeling adventurous, go cliff jumping.

We couldn’t tear ourselves away from gorgeous S’Almonia and ended up spending most of our day here.

The crowd swings and flows, and that’s one of the reasons people love him. If you plan to stay a while, bring a picnic and two bottles of water with you. While there are a number of makeshift snack stands selling sandwiches and chips, there are no shops or restaurants.

Cala Santani

This wide sandy beach is easily accessible and has all the bells and whistles. You can park near the beach and then rent sunbeds, umbrellas and sports equipment. There is a supermarket nearby and a couple of small restaurant options.

If you have a plan to time at least a few hours here to soak up the sun, go snorkeling right off the beach.

Cala Mondrago

Near the famous beach resort of Cala d’Or, you will find the crystal clear beaches of this famous beach.

Another easily accessible beach with all basic amenities, it is a popular place for local families and tourists of all ages. Arrive early to make sure you enjoy it before packing it up.

Playa de Carbo

Arrive early and plan plenty of time to reach this pristine slice of paradise.

Take a 40-minute journey along the winding footpath until you find the lush white sandy beaches of this perfect beach. Although you’ll want to bring plenty of water, and it’s best to avoid going at the hottest time of the day, this is an easy route to cross.

Inspired to continue your Spanish residency? Get our guide to the 10 places to visit in Spain (which isn’t Barcelona) for a look at some of the most underrated destinations.

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