Alcudia Beach is a beautiful blue flag, fine white sand beach that stretches from the Port of Alcudia, along the 'golden mile' of hotel-backed coastline. The resort of Alcudia has long been popular with holiday makers coming to Majorca and the main reason is because of the beach.
It does get busy in the summer months as the purpose built resort behind the beach fills up with holiday makers. The beach by the Port of Alcudia doesn't have the best sand but is handy for cafes and facilities. Further up the bay finds quieter spots and silky soft sand as you head more towards Playa de Muro.
Cala Barca is a small but pretty bay on the edge of Mondrago Park in the south east of Mallorca. It's 35 metres long by 25 metres deep and has golden sand.
The beach itself is small and can become crowded in peak season but it its much prettier than some of the beaches further up the coast in Cala d'Or as it is surrounded by pine and oak trees.
The closest resorts are Portopetro and Cala D'Or.
Cala d'Or spreads out over a long stretch of Mallorca's coastline, and there are five associated beaches situated in small coves (also known as calas) - Cala d'Or, Cala Esmeralda, Cala Ferrera, Cala Serena & Cala Gran.
The beaches are all beautiful but as they are small and the area is popular they can become very busy in the peak summer months. But if you are prepared to explore a little further up or down the coast you can be rewarded with quieter and more natural beaches - try Cala d'en Borgit or Cala Varques.
Cala Serena Beach
Cala Figuera on the Cap Formentor road in North Mallorca is quite simply stunning to behold. We were out for a day visiting the cape and on our way back from the lighthouse, a friend of mine spotted a bay way down below the road with the bluest waters he’d ever seen.
We pulled over to take a good look. It was breathtakingly beautiful and dotted with private boats bobbing happily in the pretty secluded bay. We found a wooden sign pointing ‘Cala Figuera’ into the trees, and we followed a rough path leading down from further along the road.
Cala Mondrago is a small Blue Flag beach situated within Mondrago National Park in the south east corner of Majorca.
It has been protected from development and is considered to be one of Mallorca's most beautiful areas, with it's sand dunes, pine forests, beautiful coastline and rocky coves. There are sun loungers and parasols to rent and a bar and restaurant for refreshments.
If you find that the beach is way too busy when you arrive, you can try S'Aramador beach to the east in the next door cove, and is much larger (although still very popular). To the west lies the pretty but smaller beach of Calo des Burgit.
With beautiful views and crystal clear water it's a great place for swimming and snorkelling. Picturesque and quiet, it's no surprise that it's popular with the locals.
Pack light as to reach the cala you'll need to go down a steep set of stairs, a total of 120 steps. At the bottom, head right along the rocky ridge. Some people prefer to lay down on the flat, eroded areas of rock and jump in from the sides. It's certainly deep enough, although I recommend water shoes to make scrambling out kinder on your feet.
An idyllic bay situated between Cala Mesquida Beach and Cala Mitjana on the north east coast of Mallorca.
This beach attracts a good mix of locals and tourists and can get busy during the peak holiday weeks but most of the time you will find that this relatively hidden cove is quieter than most north coast beaches. It's rather tricky access means that it is not suitable for some people and others possibly can't be bothered with the walk on a hot summer day!