Beaches in Mallorca are some of the best to be found in the Mediterranean. They range from long stretches of golden sand and shallow blue seas to quiet rocky coves with crystal clear waters.
During the high season many are busy with water babies and tanning fans but in the cooler months when it may not always be warm enough to strip off you can still take in the sea air and invigorate your senses.
With this in mind, we have chosen three of the best beaches in Mallorca, one on sand, the other two with beach promenades allowing for a good brisk ramble.
About a 40 minute drive east from Palma, this is probably the most famous beach on Mallorca. With very little development in this part of the island, this beach is completely unspoiled offering endless skies and a white, caster sugar soft sand.
It brings in huge crowds in the summer, but in the low season you can pretty much have the place to yourselves. `Trenc´ translates as ´ravine`, where the coastal dunes part, revealing salt flats. These salt flats are a hive of activity as they have been for centuries, producing fine sea salt. You could even take a tour of the Flor de Sal flats and visit their welcome centre.
If you are staying in Palma, you don´t need a car for these next two.
You can reach Port de Soller by taking either the 211 bus from Placa Espanya in Palma, or the century old electric train to Sóller and then the tram down to the Port (please note: the train is out of service for maintenance in January each year).
A perfectly formed horseshoe bay, Port de Sóller brings to mind an Amalfi coastal town, with its steep sides and dramatic cliffs supporting hotels and homes, each jostling for the best views.
On arrival at the Port, you can choose to turn left, and head up to the lighthouse and take in the spectacular views or choose to stay on the flat and complete the full semi circle until you reach the marina.
Depending on the time of day, you may see one of the local fishermen hard at work or even take a peek at a visiting super yacht. The waterfront is lined with bars and cafes ready to supply you with refreshments year round.
I am often asked are there beaches in Palma ? The answer of course is yes. Sitting east of Palma and gateway to the five kilometre long Playa de Palma beach which ends at Arenal, this is one of Mallorca´s beaches which is accessible from the capital if you fancy a good long walk.
Alternatively, if you fancy a shorter one way walk, you can take the 15 bus from Placa Espanya, get off at Ca´n Pastilla and slowly walk back to Palma, approx one and half hours.
If you want to feel the sand beneath your feet, the beach is extremely wide. If not, you will find a traffic free beach promenade that stretches all the way from s’Arenal back into Palma, with a fantastic selection of restaurants, cafés, and bars if you need a pit stop on the way.
The beaches in Mallorca are calling, so what are you waiting for ?
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