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The 20 best beaches and coves in Mallorca (Balearic Islands)

Mallorca is the largest island of the Balearic Islands, which gives it more than 250 beaches and coves to enjoy during the good weather season. The beaches of Majorca are one of the main attractions of the island, offering a great diversity of environments and landscapes, due to the great quantity of them. The quality of them is also a remarkable detail, since it has more than 60 blue flag awards, which ensure minimum requirements and services.

The remarkable tourist activity of the island of Mallorca makes some of its beaches are somewhat crowded in high season, but if you go to a crowded beach will be by choice, and not because you have no other options. If what you like is tranquility, and not the typical overcrowded summer place, Mallorca has numerous beaches and coves not so well known, with a lower concurrence, which will be ideal for you.

The Balearic coast is not the only tourist area in Spain worth visiting, and offers alternatives for all kinds of tastes. The Costa de la Luz is one of the most interesting options, with the beaches of Huelva, as well as the beaches of Cadiz. If you are looking for some contrast to these areas, the beaches of Asturias are the favorites of those who prefer an extra touch of nature.

The best beaches and coves in Mallorca

You will understand that, there being more than 250 beaches all over the island, it is literally impossible to make an objective list of the best beaches in Mallorca. The type of experience you are looking for will determine which are the best, so we have selected 5 family beaches, 5 beaches surrounded by nature, and 5 little-known coves.

Best beaches and coves surrounded by nature in Mallorca

In case you are a nature lover, Mallorca has a lot to offer (although we are going to focus only on the beaches). All the beaches we have chosen have a privileged location, as they are surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes.

You will have to keep in mind that these 5 beaches are not easily accessible, and at a certain point you will need to walk to them along a path. The distance of the path varies depending on the beach, and we have selected different ranges to give you options. Remember to bring supplies, as services are minimal or non-existent at these beaches.

Coll Baix beach

A beach in virgin state, surrounded by nature on all sides. Its crystal clear waters are ideal for swimming and snorkeling, and its sand, despite being composed of small rocks, is not uncomfortable. To get there you will have to walk 1 kilometer along a pebble path, from Port d’Alcudia. There is also the comfortable option of going by boat.

Cala Castell

To get there it is necessary to ask for a permit from the tourism office of Pollença, as it is a private hunting ground. In addition, it requires a 9km walk, not suitable for everyone. The end of the path that leads to it zigzags down a hillside. The beach, about 100 meters long, and composed of sand and stones, is a secondary attraction compared to the tranquility of the area. The scenery is excellent.

Cala Mitjana

Located in the Parc Natural de Llevant, and accompanied by five other beautiful coves found in the area, the Cala Mitjana is one of the best options. The good thing about this beach, unlike others of similar characteristics, is that it can be reached by car, making it the most comfortable for those who do not want to walk to it. It is important not to confuse this beach, located northeast, with another cove called the same on the east coast of the island.

Cala Figuera

One of the most popular coves in nature, partly because the walk required is only 500m from the parking lot where you leave your car (from where you can walk to another equally pristine cove, the Murta cove). It is composed of stones, and is 45m long by 40m wide.

Cala Bóquer

A small pebble cove of 35 meters long and 40 meters wide, which can be reached after a pleasant walk of 3 km. The area is totally virgin and lacks services but, of all those that require a walk to reach them, is one of the most recommended, along with the cala Figuera. It is one of the most unknown of the island, and could easily be on another list.

Best unknown beaches and coves in Mallorca

If you are looking for tranquility first and foremost, Mallorca has numerous beaches that are not so well known, offering a completely opposite experience to what you will find on the more well-known beaches. Here is a short list with 10 of the lesser-known beaches that are worth a visit:

  • Cala Murta
  • Sa Canova
  • Cala Estreta
  • Cala des Camps
  • Cala Gat
  • Es Caragol beach
  • Cala Deià
  • Cala Tuent
  • Cala Virgili
  • Cala Petita