With over 30 coveted Blue Flag Awards it’s no easy task listing the top beaches in Majorca. Although one beach may be far more beautiful than another, it’s really all about personal requirements.
For instance, if you are a family with young children you’re not going to choose a beach with rocky reefs and pounding surf, which on the other side of the coin may be perfect for surfers. You may be elderly or disabled and therefore will seek beaches close to parking areas with good facilities, or if you like to go ‘au naturel’ the more remote the beach the better. Whatever your preference, Majorca boasts around 260 beaches to suit all tastes.
Playa de Muro Beach
Playa de Muro or it’s Catalan name of Platja de Muro is a small resort located just to the north of Can Picafort on the northeastern coastline of Majorca. Playa de Muro is actually broken up into two sections that span 3 kilometres. This beach is idea for families with beautiful sand and shallow calm waters. Playa de Muro beach is without doubt one of the top beaches in Majorca which usually enjoys high occupancy. Water sports are available here but there are better conditions found elsewhere for activities such a surfing and windsurfing. Running alongside the 3 kilometres of beach is the beautiful promenade with a wide selection of restaurants, hotels and bars. Playa de Muro beach is equipped with toilets, sun loungers and excellent disabled access. Parking is available here and there are lifeguards in attendance.
Cala Mondragó Beach & Pine Forest
For the adventurer looking to combine wilderness hiking with a bit of cliff jumping, the double bays of Cala Mondragó are backed by protected pine forest that extends down to the sea cliffs. This gives the opportunity for cliff jumping and coasteering, and the cliffs and forest protect the bays from the elements making it a great area for families too.
Of course, if your choice of the beaches in Majorca must include plentiful facilities and nearby bars and restaurants then sticking to the island’s main resorts is best. Playa de Palma is a perfect example where visitors have ample facilities, a wide choice of water activities and a number of beach bars and eateries.
Es Trenc Beach, Majorca
Es Trenc is the largest natural beach on the island and certainly deserves a place in the top beaches in Majorca. This vast stretch of white sand beach also has a good width and is lapped by a stunning turquoise sea. Frequented by both tourists and locals, Es Trenc is fairly remote but does have a few facilities, and more importantly, two well stocked beach bars.
If you are in the east of the island, Calla Millor and its little sister Calla Bona join each other to form a long picturesque stretch of beach with shallow waters perfect for children. Although water activities are scarce, facilities are good and both areas are connected by a totally flat promenade lined with shops bars and cafes, which is also user friendly for the disabled.