It may not always be warm enough to strip off in low season, but you can still visit some of Mallorca’s beaches where you can take in the sea air and invigorate your senses.
With this in mind, we have chosen three beaches, one on sand, the others promenade walks still allowing for a good brisk ramble.
Each offers the opportunity of refreshments at the end or along the way and doesn´t involve taking your clothes off!
Platja d’es Trenc
A car is essential for this walk. 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.
Port de Sóller
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 as your reward as you climb, 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 trawlers heading back with their day´s catch or even a visiting super yacht. The waterfront is lined with bars and cafes ready to supply you with refreshments year round.
Playa Ca’n Pastilla
Sitting east of Palma and gateway to the five kilometre long Playa de Palma beach which ends at Arenal, this is one of Mallorcas 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.
So what are you waiting for ?
Don’t kick the leaves of autumn, enjoy longer days under Mallorca´s blue skies.