Mallorca flew a total of 41 Blue Flags last summer over its beaches with some, including Santa Ponsa in the south west, receiving the coveted award for the first time. A further 17 flags were awarded for the island's ports and marinas.
The beaches at Porto Cristo and Muro were singled out for special distinction; Porto Cristo for its environmental education and Muro for its top beach security & lifesaving.
The island has 554 kms of coastline with 208 beaches. Over 60 have disabled access. The island of Mallorca has some of the finest beaches in the world ranging from small coves with just a few people to 6 km long beaches full of tourists.
There are some beaches in Mallorca that can only be accessed on foot or by boat and some, which can be easily reached. Because Mallorca is an island, it can often be battered by strong winds; however where it may be windy one day on the northern coast, it will probably be fine on the southern coast so it's a good idea to check local weather conditions before setting out to a particular beach. Most beaches in Mallorca use the flag system to indicate whether it is safe to swim. Green flags indicate no danger, yellow flags mean that you should be careful and red indicates that you musn't enter the water under any circumstances. If you are visiting one of Mallorca's quiet coves or a beach only accessible by boat, they will probably not have the flag system in place so our advice is to be very careful. There are some very strong rip currents around the island from time to time and even the strongest swimmer can find themeselves in trouble. Our advice is simple, keep to the popular beaches especially the ones using the flag sytem and those with life guards in situ and you will be fine, otherwise know your limitations and watch out for rocks and Jelly Fish.
|Alc˙dia Beaches||Andratx Beaches||ArtÓ Beaches|
|Banyalbufar Beaches||Cala Bona Beaches||Cala d┤Or Beaches|
|Cala Millor Beaches||Cala Rajada Beaches||CalviÓ Beaches|
|Campos & Es Trenc Beaches||Can Picafort Beaches||Col˛nia Sant Jordi Beaches|
|DeiÓ Beaches||Escorca & Sa Calobra Beaches||Estellencs Beaches|
|Llucmajor Beaches||Manacor & Porto Cristo Beaches||Muro Beaches|
|Palma de Mallorca Beaches||Pollenša Beaches||Porto Colom & Felanitx Beaches|
|Port de Sˇller Beaches||Sa Coma Beaches||SantanyÝ Beaches|
|S┤Illot Beaches||Son Serra Beaches||Nudist Beaches|
The beach at Port d'Alcudia is 2000m long and 50m wide and consists of white sand. This is a very good beach for children because the water is clear and shallow and there are many areas shaded by palm trees. Services: Restaurants, lifeguards, open air bars, sports facilities, sun beds, umbrellas and pedal boats for hire.
This beach is 200m long and 15m wide and is covered in small pebbles. It is a very scenic setting with the beach being surrounded by palm trees. Close by is the Alcanada residential area. Only 140m away from the beach is Alcanada Island which has a lighthouse. Because the water is only 1.5m deep, it is easy to wade to the island or swim. To get to the beach, follow the Avinguda Reina Sofia in Port d'Alcudia which will lead you to road of Camí des Far d´Alcanada. Follow this road to the end, passing the residential areas of Torre Major and Alcanada, and you will come to an ample parking area next to the beach.
A sandy spot which is 180 m long and 50 m wide. Although many hotels and apartments have been built around the beach, it is still a quiet place. The main attraction is a small island, which is linked to land by means of a footbridge and which has a restaurant which covers almost its entire surface. Services: a restaurant; sun loungers, parasols and pedal boats for hire.
One of the best unspoilt beaches on Mallorca (Majorca), is located in a remote mountainous area and is completely natural. It is 150m long and 200m wide, with abundant fine white sand. This spot has suffered from forest fires, which have only left a small area of the pine forest which once covered the entire area. To get here you have to take the Carretera d┤ArtÓ towards Capdepera, then turn left after the petrol station, and after passing the fire station you┤ll come to the football ground of Ses Pesqueres. Turn right at the football ground and follow the road which leads up to the mountains and then drops down to the sea, providing an exceptional panorama of the coast with the island of Menorca on the horizon. 9 Km after leaving ArtÓ, you┤ll come to a fork - take the road on the right and continue for 1.3 km until you reach the beach. It is also possible to reach Cala Torta on foot from Cala Mitjana by following the track on the right; this takes about 15 minutes. Services: an open-air bar which serves meals.
Also known as S┤Arenalet d┤Aubarca, is the most extensive of the unspoilt beaches within the Llevant Natural Park. It is 200m long and 150m wide, with fine white sand and some rocks that run from the beach into the sea. At the rear of the beach, where the sand ends, there is a small house without electricity that is used as a refuge for those wishing to spend the night at the beach. Reservations can be made via the Ajuntament d┤ArtÓ (ArtÓ District Council). The beach can be reached from Cala Estreta, following the path that passes through Cala Matzoc and Sa Font Celada, from where you have to follow the coast to the left for about 10 minutes. The walk along the coast to reach the beach takes about 2 hours without breaks.
This is the largest beach in Cala d┤Or; it is 60 m long and 170 m wide, and is very well protected by cliffs. Around the beach dozens of villas have been built, most of which are well integrated into the landscape. At the back of the beach there is a park for children. Its central location behind the square of Plaša Elivissa means that it tends to get crowded, as many guests from the nearby hotels and apartments come here. Services: restaurants; showers and toilets; pedal boats, sun loungers and parasols for hire.
This beach is 1,750m long and 35m wide, has clean crystal-clear waters, and is one of the island┤s busiest in summer. The construction of hotels and apartments next to the coast has destroyed the dunes that once stood here, and this has caused problems in the natural regeneration of the sand, meaning that sand has had to be artificially regenerated. Services: a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars; lifeguards; showers; sports; sun loungers, parasols and pedal boats for rent.
The first official nudist beach in Mallorca. A small, unspoilt small cove which is 28 m long and 20 m wide, with fine golden sands and very transparent waters. It is here that the film The Magician was shot in 1967, with popular film stars such as Anthony Quinn, Michael Caine and Candice Bergen. The remains of some of the buildings used for the filming are about 100 m to the left of the beach. To get here, take the road C-719 that leaves from Palma, and just after Magaluf take a left turning that goes to Cap de Cala Figuera and Portals Vells. After passing the turning towards the residential area of Cap de Mallorca, you will see another left turning that will take you to the beach. There is an ample parking area. Services: the restaurant Bar Playa del Mago.
A vast sandy beach which is 850 m long and 35 m wide and which has a sandy seabed. Opposite the beach is Illot de sa Porrassa - a small, narrow island which lies approximately 1,000 m from the shore. This beach is located in the centre of Magaluf, one of the biggest tourist resorts on Mallorca. Services: bars, restaurants, lifeguards, water sports, sun loungers, pedal boats, parasols, etc.
A very beautiful unspoilt beach which is over 1,400 m long and 50 m wide, with some little islands and the Natural Park of the archipelago of Cabrera in front of it. The sand is fine and white and the seabed is sandy. Behind the beach there are dunes which are fixed down by old pine trees, savin trees, wild olive trees, sea lilies and sandy thistles. To get here, you have to walk left along the coast for 2,300 m from Es Port beach in Colonia de Sant Jordi, passing Es Dolš on the way.