Swimwear, towels and suncream at the ready! Once you've taken a peek behind Mallorca's coastal curtain you'll be eager to make a dash for these golden sands. From the naturally beautiful to quiet coves and bustling spots – there's something for everyone on these shores. Here's our guide to the the best beaches in Mallorca.
Without an umbrella in sight or beach bar to distract you from its natural beauty, Cala Varques gives you that quiet seclusion you crave. You'll find a stillness that truly lets you unwind here, the perfect tonic for the stresses of life back home. Tucked away from the rest of the world, a 15 minute trek along a rugged path is your challenge to reach this idyllic cove. Although it will all feel worth it, as you lock eyes on the curving white sand and its border of craggy rocks. Just remember to pack your snacks, pop some suncream in your bag and bring along a towel to sit on. That way this secluded paradise is yours for as long as you want it to be.
As you arrive at Sa Calobra you probably won't be blown away by the small beach and restaurants that lie in front of you. Where's that something different you were promised? Duck down, travel through the rocky tunnel and you'll find the answer right before your eyes. Sa Calobra is home to two beaches and the best of these is hidden just out of sight. Fine pebbles and sand wind their way between the two mammoth rock faces, before meeting with the blues and greens of the shimmering sea. You might struggle to believe your eyes, but this wonderful sight is truly there before you! You won't forget Sa Calobra in a hurry…
A long stretch of golden sand? Tick. The Blue Flag flying high in the sea breeze? Of course. Shallow and calm waters ideal for little swimmers and splashers? You better believe it! Playa d'Alcudia ticks all those family beach day boxes. Although it's not just ideal for little ones and the laid-back. The promise of watersports will be music to the ears of active teens and restless adults. Test your balance with a dabble at stand up paddle boarding, bounce along the waves on a jet ski or just take it easy with a spot of kayaking. Expect the whole family to be heading home happy.
Cap de Formentor is the feather in Mallorca's mountainous cap. Jutting out into the sea, a trip to the top gives you stunning views of the rocky landscape melting into the turquoise waters. But what if you could enjoy this craggy marvel from the comfort of your beach towel? Unsurprisingly, Playa de Formentor is your perfect spot for exactly this. Don't be surprised if you find its beach beauty equally captivating! Fine white sand meets pines trees and clear seas, casting a spell over those who visit this beach. Breathtaking scenery as far as the eye can see, what could be better?
There's something so refreshing about a dip in the sea. Whether it's a cooling swim in the summer sun, the salty scent that lingers on your skin or just floating along on emerald waves. When it comes to Mallorca, there's nowhere better than Cala Llombards to satisfy your craving for waves. The beautiful beach might be small but this stretching inlet offers a long turquoise corridor for paddling, splashing and bobbing along. Clear and calm, it's the perfect spot for snorkelling or just answering the call of the sea. Back on dry land, there's fine white sand and rocky cliff face paths for relaxing and mini adventuring.
When it comes to quiet coves, it's easy to shout about the peaceful pocket that is Cala Deia. The cliffs and pine trees tuck a comforting arm around the small stretch of sand here, so you'll really feel welcomed into this charming cove. These slightly rugged surroundings make those beautiful blue waves sparkle even brighter, like one of those flattering colours that just gives a glint to your eye. And you can enjoy it all with a tipple in hand or delicious treat on your plate! There's just a couple of restaurants overlooking the beach, a trip here promises full hearts and full stomachs.
There's plenty more entertainment waiting on these shores. So when you need a break from the beach, check out our guide to things to do in Mallorca.