The year-round warm climate that characterises Majorca, together with the diversity of natural landscapes and its 500 kilometres of coastline, makes the island a paradise for nature lovers with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.
Everyone knows that Majorca has beaches, but did you know that there are more than 300, framed by spectacular landscapes and bathed by turquoise waters? Whether they are beaches of fine sand, rocks or pebbles, naturist coves, or beaches where you can practice water sports, these are all options offered in a safe environment. It should be noted that this coming season the mobile application Safe Beaches will provide information on the availability of Palma’s beaches, safety measures, capacity, flags and state and quality of the water.
Below are just five examples of some of Majorca’s unique beaches and settings, from birdwatching wetlands to pine-tree surroundings, cliffs and farmland:
- Es Trenc: Es Trenc beach is a large unspoilt sandy area next to the Salobrar de Campos, a protected area of 1,492 hectares. Sand dunes separate this beach of white, fine sand from the salt marshes and the farmed fields. Nearby, there is also a wetland area that brings together 171 species of migratory and native birdlife. Its open waters are so clear that you can see the seabed.
- Beaches of Alcúdia and Muro: Following on from Puerto de Alcúdia, there is a long beach that joins the beach of Muro. The seafront features fine, golden sand, clear waters, calm waves and shallow depths. Behind it, sand dunes lead to a network of footpaths, dotted with pine and juniper woods, as well as a tourism development of villas, hotels and restaurants.
- Cala Boquer: Approximately two miles from Port de Pollença, in the north of the island, Cala Bóquer is an unspoilt beach close to the viewpoints of Cap Formentor and Cala Tuent. You can reach this beautiful area between the imposing cliffs by footpath only. The hike through pine trees and extensive Mediterranean vegetation, is well worth the effort. You will find a cove of pebbles, crystal-clear waters and sand.
- Sa Calobra: Sa Calobra, Escorca, deep in the Serra de Tramuntana, is a spectacular pebble beach that opens out to the sea flanked by rocky cliffs. When visiting Sa Calobra head to the entrance of the Torrent de Pareis, one of the most impressive places on the island, at the end of which, you will find nearly two miles of pebble beach with rock faces of up to 200 metres high, running through the north of the island into the Mediterranean.
- Cala Pi: Cala Pi is a protected beach lying between cliffs with fine, golden sand and turquoise water. This cove penetrates the land, forming a whimsical arm of the sea that can be reached by climbing down some steps. Located 10.5 miles from Llucmajor, on the south coast. Cala Pi, owes its name to the large number of pine trees in the surrounding area.