Summer is in full swing now, temperatures begin to rise and all we want is take a dip in the inviting turquoise sea. But where? Mallorca is home to over 200 marvellous beaches and coves so finding the best one can be quite a hard task. We have created a guide of the best beaches in Mallorca to relax, swim, sunbathe and simply enjoy life. Let us help you find your own paradise!
Best beaches in Mallorca
From wild, untouched natural beaches and long stretches of soft white sand to quiet little coves with crystal clear waters, each spot has its own unique character and stunning beauty.
Surrounded by pine tree forests and green mountains this romantic beach in the north is a true hideaway. It offers plenty of services such as sunbeds, lifeguards, bathrooms, showers, shops and restaurants.
Cala Sant Vicenç
Not far from Pollença you can discover several stunning coves, for example Cala Molins, in this tiny village that will wow you with crystal clear water and breathtaking mountain views. A beautiful underwater world makes them the perfect spot for snorkelling.
Playa de Port de Pollença
Thanks to its busy promenade lined with palm trees, soft sand and watersports this charming beach is one of the most popular ones in the north.
Playa de Alcúdia
Plenty of space, bars and restaurants, fun beach and water activities and a lively harbour nearby make this sandy beach one of the island’s most sought-after destinations and a perfect spot for families.
Playa de Muro
For many residents and visitors one of the best beaches in Mallorca. The fine, white sand and shallow, turquoise water at this kilometre-long sand beach attract all kinds of beach lovers looking for maximum relaxation in idyllic surroundings.
The long, sandy beach at this tourist hotspot is well equipped with parasols, sun loungers, bathrooms and many bars and restaurants.
Son Serra de Marina
The ideal spot for those looking for peace, tranquility and waves. Many nature-loving families and surfers come to this relaxed, unspoilt beach to enjoy the white sand, clear water and gorgeous views of the Alcúdia bay.
Cala Na Clara
The most virgin beach on this list. Located not far from the idyllic town of Betlem at the end of the Alcúdia bay this huge natural pool will make you forget the world around you.
Did you know that about 30 of Mallorca’s beaches have been awarded a Blue Flag? The sought-after certificate stands for good water quality, cleanliness, safety and the provision of services such as bathroom facilities and lifeguards, but also environmental education and information.
Just a twenty minute drive from Artà you will find this picturesque beach with the most crystal clear water in an unspoilt landscape. Don’t miss the beautiful Cala Mitjana right next to it!
This untouched, long white sand beach is the perfect spot for swimming, snorkelling and relaxing. If you feel a bit more adventurous take one of the scenic hiking routes through the beautiful green dune and mountain landscape framing the beach.
Find ultimate relaxation at this breathtaking beach and take a dip in the beautiful turquoise water. For afternoon entertainment head to its bustling neighbour town Cala Ratjada.
Enjoy the crystal clear, shallow water and go snorkelling around the cliffs at this popular beach. Make sure you also visit the beautiful Cala Mendia and Cala Anguila, the stunning beaches right next to it.
If you prefer it more quiet and secluded head east, just a few kilometres from Manacor. Relax in stunning natural surroundings at this picturesque beach.
Cala Mondragó and Playa S’Amarador
At the edge of a natural reserve you will find these dreamlike beaches that are fairly isolated with a wild feel. Although surrounded by greenery, they offer amenities such as a small beach bar, public showers and toilets, umbrellas and sun loungers.
This white sandy beach extends into a pine forest and is surrounded by rugged cliffs. Enjoy the turquoise and clean water in a sheltered bay without high waves thanks to the low, gently sloping ground.
Caló des Moro
Many consider this bay one of the best beaches in Mallorca. A private foundation cares for this stunning beach so you won’t find any hotels or restaurants here but true peace instead. Make sure to come early. The natural beach is pretty small and has made its way to the island’s most popular spots on Instagram.
A true gem in the south of the island! This relaxed, kilometre-long sand beach with turquoise water and sand-dunes is part of a large protected area that preserves its natural beauty.
Playa de Palma
The most frequented beach on the island attracts beach goers with its lively promenade, refreshing blue waters and lots of activities.
The ideal location for those who want to spend time by the sea but still be close to the capital Palma. Soft white sand, several islets in the turquoise water, all the amenities you can wish for and exclusive beach clubs make this beach a perfect spot to spend the day.
Cala Cap Falcó
This secluded, small beach not far from Palma is not only a fantastic snorkelling area. It is also famous for its laid-back beach bar Cap Falcó Beach that organises popular events like flower power parties.
Head south west to find this picturesque beach far away from the bustling tourism. Enjoy the shadow of the pine trees with views of the turquoise sea and unique rock formations.
Camp de Mar
The beach of this small coastal resort is surrounded by hotels and residential complexes. But it still invites you to a relaxing day by the bright blue water. Have a delicious meal in the middle of the sea at the unique restaurant Illeta which can only be reached crossing a bridge.
Port de Sóller
Surely one of the most exciting and best beaches in Mallorca thanks to its excellent location in the romantic bay of Sóller. Explore its seaside promenade, restaurants, bars and shops.
Enjoy a refreshing bath or simply listen to the gentle sound of the waves. Find yourself surrounded by a dreamlike mountain scenery and lush forests at this unique bay in the Serra de Tramuntana.
This bay is a true must see for all adventure lovers. The superbly hidden, natural pebble beach at the end of the Torrent de Pareis has no amenities to offer. Instead you get to enjoy crystal-clear water and stunning views of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.
How to keep the best beaches in Mallorca clean
- If you see any rubbish pick it up and dispose of it properly.
- Take everything you brought back with you.
- Bring snacks and drinks in reusable containers and bottles instead of using plastic bottles, bags and cans.
- Keep an eye on your pets and pick up after them.
- Bring your own rubbish bag or throw waste in the bins.
- Encourage others to care for the environment and keep the beaches clean.
Photos by Steven Zuber and Laura Pott