It is considered, and with all fairness, one of the most beautiful and best beaches in Mallorca. Its barely altered landscape, its fine sand beach, its crystalline waters, the pine trees on the edge of the beach with their shadow. It is true that Formentor beach is a very crowded beach, but it must be for a reason, and you cannot leave Mallorca without having visited it.
Our suggestion for this beach is how to get to Formentor beach. You can get there by car (be careful, parking is expensive) or by bus, but we recommend something different. If you want to visit it in a different way, do it by boat from Puerto Pollensa, where a daily ferry leaves from April to October. The price is only €16 (approx.) round-trip, and you will enjoy a 25-minute route, with views of coves, an old sea quarry, Sa Fortaleza (the place where Rafa Nadal got married) and the spectacular arrival to Formentor.
Sant Joan beach
We love this beach, it is small and charming, ideal for couples. In the shape of a crescent, with about 120 meters of sand and barely 20 meters wide, it fills up easily (avoid weekends). Its sandy bottom is spectacular, until the water covers you, you can perfectly walk more than 50 meters. It has lifeguard services, hammocks, umbrellas and a beach bar. With views of the bay of Pollensa, Formentor and the Victoria mountains, it is a real beauty.
If you visit this beach, our suggestion is to take the opportunity to take a walk, from the car park at the top, there is a path that goes along the coast to the beach of es More Vermell. You will be able to see the views of the area and an old bunker.
Playa de Muro is the continuation of Alcudia beach within the municipality of Muro. There are 5,320 meters of sandy coastline, with a stretch of almost two kilometers completely virgin, something unusual on the beaches of Mallorca. This last area is our favorite, because it is much quieter, although without services of any kind or beach bars.
Playa de Muro is an ideal beach to go with children, due to its wide sand and because the shore is shallow, ideal for playing and having a good time. You enter the water, and there are more than 50 meters until it covers you, and its entire sandy bottom, without any rocks.
This is one of the best beaches in Majorca, with a sandy area about 5 kilometers long and perfectly equipped, where you will not lack for anything. Alcudia beach has showers, bathrooms, beach bars, sunbeds and umbrellas, water sports, boat trips...
We do not recommend the area at the beginning of the beach, close to the marina because the water quality is not that good. The area from the Vanity golf hotel to the Paraíso de Alcudia hotel is quite popular among tourists staying in hotels in the area, and from there to the beginning of Playa de Muro, it is a less crowded area, always having Keep in mind that we are in one of the most important tourist areas of the island. For Instagram lovers, surely you have seen a photo like the one below. It is one of the wooden pontoons on the Alcudia beach.
Es Trenc beach
This is one of the considered best beaches in Majorca. Many call it “the Caribbean of Mallorca”. In its 3 kilometers of extension, this sandy area offers crystalline waters, fine sand and a totally natural environment. Along the beach of Es Trenc there are a couple of beach bars to have a drink, although they are not exactly cheap. We recommend that you bring an umbrella and sunscreen, because there are no shady areas, and when the sun is hot, you will surely need it.
If you visit this beach, we are going to recommend a "something different" plan and that is to watch the sunset from there.
Cala Varques, one of the most beautiful beaches
One of the most popular Mallorca beaches in Mallorca, and a real paradise. It has it all: a virgin beach, fine white sand, and crystal clear waters that are a pleasure to swim in. For having, until recently even had a beach bar (illegal, yes). Access is not easy, because until some time ago it was through private property, and with very little parking area on a rural road. Perhaps the best way to visit it is from Cala Romántica, on a one-hour walk. In fact, in that same area there are 3 highly recommended beaches: Estany den Mas, Cala Mendia and Cala Anguila. Small beaches between 100-150 meters, with fine golden sand and clear waters with a multitude of colors. In all of them it is easy to park and they have all kinds of services.
Cala Angulla beach
Located near the tourist center of Cala Ratjada, it is not the typical small cove, as this sandy beach is more than 600 meters long, but it is one of the most beautiful in the area. It is comfortable, with easy access, crystal clear water, incredible sand and there is paid parking, 5 euros.
Its sand is white and fine, ideal for lying down and relaxing while you sunbathe. Its clear and turquoise waters, ideal for diving. The beach has a beach bar and an area to rent hammocks. It is an ideal cove for children since it covers very little until well into the sea.
Our recommendation if you visit this beach is to go to the Capdepera lighthouse. It is the easternmost point of the island of Majorca. Located on an imposing cliff, the views it offers are unbeatable. Menorca can be seen without problem (if it is clear). Access is very easy through a small road from Cala Ratjada.
The beaches of Cala Mondrago
In the natural park of Cala Mondrago we find two fine white sand beaches in a spectacular place with incredible waters. The beach has parking, and from there, in just 5 minutes walking we reach the beach of Ses Fonts de N' Alis. It is a paradisiacal beach with crystal clear and clean waters, with good sand, wide and with different services. It is true that it has a lot of tourist atmosphere, but even so it keeps all its essence of being a natural place. From the previous beach, and following a path that borders the sea, you reach the beach of S'Amarrador. This beach is less exploited and less crowded than the previous one. Both one and the other are spectacular.
Es Caragol beach
We are going to have to walk to get to the beach of Es Caragol, but it will be worth it. Either 1.5 kilometers from the Ses Salines lighthouse or 8 kilometers from Colonia de Sant Jordi. But a totally wild beach awaits us, with fine white sand, dunes behind the beach and crystal clear water with turquoise colors, a natural wonder. It is very quiet, and to mention that the beach is originally nudist but many people go dressed.
Our recommendation for this beach is a recommendation to treat yourself. If you like spas, in this area we find the Fontsanta Thermal Spa, which has the only thermal waters in the Balearic Islands.
Cala Romantica beach
The turquoise color of the water in this cove is beautiful, it has nothing to envy to the Caribbean. In addition, there is a large area of sand, public services very close and well maintained. There is a very cozy beach bar with large tables and a menu for lunch, and even an area to rent umbrellas and hammocks.
WC (open until 5), foot wash (no shower), free parking on the beach, beach bar, lifeguards, etc...
High occupancy in July and August.
Cala Mendia beach
It is a beach of fine white sand. The cove itself is flanked by two cliffs that make it practically a natural pool with usually clean waters of an intense turquoise color. Sometimes the winds bring algae and remains of marine vegetation that can dirty the sand a bit, but they usually accumulate on the sides of the cove. The waters are shallow.