THE TOP 40 BEACHES IN MALLORCA
The beaches on Mallorca are world class. They are one of the biggest draws to the island. From stunning beaches with a Tramuntana mountain backdrop to the turquoise coves and wild sandy beaches, there is something for everyone. With hundreds of beaches to choose from it can be hard to narrow down where to go. We interviewed local Mallorcan residents to compile the top 40 beaches on the island.
Simply one of our favourites. Close to Palma, it can get quite crowded but it's all worth it once you arrive to a small sandy cove and further entry points to the sea heading west.
Beautiful and secluded cove with large and long rock formations perfect for throwing your towel down to soak up the sunshine. Not much parking so be early.
Costa de la Calma
Another beauty in the south west. Plenty of concrete terraces, sun beds and a small bar to make for an enjoyable day in the sun.
Cale den Monjo
A real hidden gem near Cala Fortells. You'll need to walk for about 10 minutes through a wooded area before arriving at a wild and beautiful little inlet. May encounter nudity.
Cala Cap Falco
Cap Falco is a great little narrow cove where you can park yourself on the small sandy beach or gran a spot out on the cliffs. The water is stunning and the restaurant is top notch also.
Great option if you want to avoid crowds. It's rough and wild, giving an authentic beach experience. Not much by way of facilities but a stunning spot to take in.
Another long time favourite situated in the very far south west corner of the island. It's a beautiful village with a sandy beach and plenty of rock formations to discover further along the coast.
Cala en Basset
A wild and rocky cove awaits the adventurous. Located a few kms away from Sant Elm, its common for people to arrive by boat but for hikers it can also make a great day out.
Platja Port des Canonge
A small and charming beach at the foot of the picturesque village. Marked by it's boathouses and authentic vibes, a beautiful hiking trail to Banyalbufar is a popular activity..
One of the most famous beaches on the island. Many brave the hairpin turns on the drive down from Deia to take in a beautiful little cala with a restaurant perched above the water a highlight.
While most people head to Deia those in the know head to Lluclari for equally stunning vibes in a much calmer and quieter cove. Access and parking are harder to come by so do your research beforehand.
Platja den Repic
Relaxed spot down at Port de Soller. Not the prettiest beach you'll find on Mallorca but a nice atmosphere with plenty to do around the surrounding port.
Wild and remote beach with magical views of the surrounding mountains. Great option for a quiet beach day away from the masses.
Beautiful beach with more mountain feels about it. Kinda hard to get to but worthwhile once you arrive and can jump in from some of the cliffs, or just laze about on the beach.
Platja de Formentor
Truly unique and stunning beach in the far north west corner of the island. The drive down is spectacular and the beach set amongst the pine trees is a favourite of many.
Cala Murta is a beautiful, remote beach hidden deep inside a bay surrounding by cliffs. on the Formentor peninsula. Perfect for those who are adventurous enough to explore beyond Platja Formentor.
Mal Pas Bon Aire
Two beaches that are popular with many Alcudia residents, they don't disappoint and have an authentic beach vibes about them without being too populated.
Platja de Muro
Largest sand beach on the island and therefore super popular with many. There are long stretches of space and shallow water perfect for all types of beachgoers.
A very natural and authentic option on the north coast and one of the lesser populated beaches in the Can Picafort area.
Platja de Son Serra de Marina
This beautiful long beach is both stunning and popular with nudists. You can see why once arriving to a natural and wild setting with plenty of privacy.
Cales de betlem
Small coves with sand and rocks located on the entire coast of the village of Betlem, Artà. Another great option to go and avoid big crowds for a serene beach day.
Cala des Matzoc
Wild beach 10 kilometers from Artá, this is another north coast beach that is both beautiful and worthwhile simply die to it's relative isolation.
Yet another genuine, natural beach with no hotels or buildings nearby. Most people come from nearby Cala Mesquida to discover this little paradise.
Long and sandy beach set with a backdrop of pine trees and sand dunes also extremely popular with anyone who journeys to the northeast of the island.
A dreamy beach with clear and colourful water that can feel like the Caribbean. You can grab basic food options and it might get a little crowded but worth the visit.
Playa de Canyamel
A blue flag beach in the holiday resort of Canyamel. More commerce built up around the beach but like so many others in the northeast the beauty of it will not disappoint.
Set upon a quiet and secluded beach in a beautiful cove, surrounded rock formations and trees. No facilities on Cala Varques, just calm.
Cala es Domingos Grans
Pristine blue flag beach, Cala Domingos Gran is the most touristy beach near Manacor and can get crowded.
Beautiful rock formations at Cala Estrata make up one of the many stunning east coast beaches. Located near Portocolom.
Cala Sa Nau
Small beach in a cosy little cove surrounded by cliffs. A calming location that gets its fair share of visitors but is less crowded than some of the more well known east coast beaches.
Sa Barca Trencada
Fun little beach in a cove with low cliffs and pines on both sides of the beach. Perfect for a day out, with a restaurant and various small rocks to jump in the water from.
Sandy beach further down near Santanyí, within the natural park of Mondragó. Pine forests provide that signature feeling of ocean meeting forest.
Urban type beach with lots going on beyond the water but it's clean and calm, perfect for a day with the family.
Our top pick on the east coast. It's got pretty much everything. White sand, perfect, clear, turquoise waters. Jumping off spots, a small bar/restaurant. One of the best.
Caló del Moro
Simply stunning from a photography point of view. There's not a lot of room to place towels down but it's 100% worth the trek just to take in the breathtaking views.
Just around the corner from Calo del Moro lies Cala s'Almunia. It's a close second behind Cala Llombards for us. Absolutely breathtaking and worth the 15 minute walk. Great cliff jumps also.
Moving around to the most southern tip of the island is El Caragol. It has authentic and natural vibes, less touristy and no facilities.
Part of the Natural Area of Special Interest Es Trenc-Salobrar de Campos. It's very unique and runs about 10 km long with shallow and calm waters.
It's not your stereotypical stunning beach by any means but it's popular with locals for it's pleasant swimming conditions away from the crowds.