The 7 best beaches in Majorca

The top sandy stretches on the Balearic’s biggest island.


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The Spanish island of Majorca has been a top holiday destination for many years now and has established a reputation for sumptuous sun, sea and sand. However, with literally hundreds of beaches to choose from in the Balearic archipelago, where is best to bask on the golden sand?

Here is our rundown of the seven top beaches for the ideal Majorca holiday.

Cala Pi de la Posada

Better known as the Formentor beach because of the luxurious Formentor Hotel, the Cala Pi de la Posada is one of the best beaches in Majorca and full of great (if pricey) bars and cafes. You can also learn how to surf here at the top surfing school on the beach.

AlcĂşdia

At the northern tip of the island is AlcĂşdia beach, a three-kilometre long stretch of beautiful beach ideally suited for water sports. Sailing, waterskiing, parasailing and banana boats are all available on this fun beach.

Playa de Palma

Majorca’s capital also hosts some of its finest beaches. Playa de Palma is stuffed with opportunities and entertainments for tourists, but is also a great place to relax on the sand with a nice family-friendly atmosphere.

Pollença

Pollença is relatively unknown for Majorca holidays, which makes it perfect for people looking for a quiet spot to sunbathe. Stretching over a kilometre long, Pollença is secluded without being isolated and perfect for a refreshing dip in the sea.

Cala Millor

Along the north-eastern coast of Majorca is Cala Millor, one of the most popular beaches on the island. The beach is best experienced slightly out of season to avoid the crowds, but even at peak season the beach is well equipped to deal with the thousands of tourists that visit each day.

Palma Nova

Famous for the clubbing resort of Magaluf, Palma Nova is a party beach that’s ideal for young adults. The restaurants along the promenade are many and varied, and the nightlife goes on until sunrise. Not for the faint of heart.

Cala d’Or

Cala d’Or comprises of eight small coves creating picturesque and beautiful beaches for all to enjoy. The coves are very family-friendly and ideal for young children to explore, whilst adults will enjoy some of the quieter areas the coves provide.

Photos by Naduda (1), wimbledonian (2), Jere Dow (3), hermenpaca (4), :mrMark: (5), mertala (6), Burkazoid (7), and deVos (8) on flickr

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Last updated by Jack on 13 November, 2013 in Destinations.

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Comments

We can agree on a lot of those - there is a great selection of beaches in Mallorca!

Robin on 06 July, 2010

Cheers Robin, got a lot of tips, and planning my own trip there a little later this summer.

Jack on 06 July, 2010

Well, now that the Euro seem's to be sorting itself out, this is a great post! :)

Samuel Fuller on 06 July, 2010

We're impressed you managed to pick up a top 7 - there are over 200 to choose from and we can never make our minds up which are the best ones! Last weekend we were at Sa Rapita in the south - a brilliant family beach with fine white sand and safe, clear shallow water that goes out for miles. See them all at http://mallorca.mydestinationinfo.com/en/mallorca-beaches

Mike Goggin on 06 July, 2010

Mike, you're right, there are so many that 'pick' may not really be the right word. I selected a few which had some really nice feedback and thought I'd help highlight them a bit further! Cheers for the link, nicely done site.

Jack on 07 July, 2010

The first ever holiday abroad that I went on when I was about 5 was to Cala D'or - I remember it being lovely, and as it was 1984 everyone bought gold chains and wore Hugo Boss track suits, I had a Hugo Boss bag :-)

Diana Gray on 07 July, 2010

Photo #4 is very nice, but I'm afraid it is from "Las Palmas" (Canary Islands), and not "Palma de Mallorca" (Balearic Islands). In fact, Teide mountain can be seen near the sun position.

Emilio on 16 June, 2011

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