Want to know where to find the best beaches on the island? We’ve gathered together lots of information here including details about beach bars, activities and even water sports for you.
Beaches by Type
Not ever beach is the same in Majorca so you will find the following pages useful to work out what type of beach is best for you.
Cala Deia (near Soller)
This tiny shingly cove on the north west coast may not look like much if you pass it by, but head on down and you’ll enjoy fabulous clear water and rocky cliffs curving round this bay that make it feel like a magical hidden world. Keep your eye open for well known faces here too, Deia is one of the chic places to be seen in Majorca. When Robert Graves lived in the village, he’d visit here daily for his morning dip.
People watching should be counted as a sport here, and keep your eye on those yachts you’ll see moored at the jetty as you never know who’s aboard. If you can tear yourself from this there’s also snorkelling and of course swimming here.
Cas Patro and Can Lluc are two restaurants right on the beach – both serve fish, salads and plenty of cold beers and decent local wine.
Playa de Muro (Near Alcudia)
Near to Alcudia on the north coast is Playa de Muro a long stretch of fine golden sands flanked by pines and juniper trees as well as hotels. This is a blue flag beach and you’ll find loads of amenities here including good disabled access.
The shallow waters here make this a great beach for young children and you can wade quite a distance before the water depth changes. There are lots of water sports available here, pedalo’s for hire, and it can be quite breezy making it great for flying a kite. Paths lead from here into the Albufera nature reserve if you’re looking for a bit of peace and quiet.
There are lots of bars and restaurants here serving everything from Paella and pizza to patatas bravas. If you take your own then there are some nice shaded picnic areas by the dunes.
Cala Torta (near Arta)
Torta is an idyllic bay where you can enjoy fine white sands and almost turquoise waters. It’s used by locals and tourists alike, and although it’s not officially a nudist beach, some people do choose to go naked here. The clear deep waters are great for snorkelling and surfing here can be good when there’s a bit of wind too.
The Cala Torta beach bar is pretty laid back, but it serves really good food. The prices are a little on the high side however, and they don’t take bookings so you need to go early if you want a table.