The Best Beaches in Mallorca
Thousands of people visit Majorca each year in search of sunshine and a great beach on which to soak up the rays. Tourism is our largest industry and the island is truly blessed with some of the best Mallorca beaches in the Mediterranean.
Along Mallorca’s 555 km of crystal clear coastline there are 208 beaches; 158 sandy, 63 with disabled access, 152 have an anchoring zone and, I have it on good authority there is 1 nudist beach at Portals Vells. However, on occasions I have seen nude sunbathing along the Playa de Palma too but I wouldn’t try it – you might end up having an interesting discussion with the Guardia Civil. People renting a Mallorca holiday villa love to visit these beaches along the island and discover some of the most beautiful hidden spots.
The Mallorcan Government invests a lot of time and money into the keeping the beaches tip top for our valued tourists and are extremely proud that 43 have Blue Flag status – an EU commendation for being clean safe and well kept.
The busiest beaches are swept and cleaned daily during high season, ready for the daily influx of families. The water quality is checked regularly and at the crack of dawn, in some of the larger resorts, the promenades are washed down with water cannons and all the litter from the previous day is removed.
The main urban beaches have a good supply of sun beds and umbrellas to hire for €5 per day and vigilant life guards to display the red yellow or hopefully
green flag broadcasting sea conditions.
The beaches are wonderfully varied in character. There are family beaches like Palma Nova, Pollensa and Alcudia where behind the long expanse of clear blue sea and white sand, you will find an abundance of shops and places to eat, drink and keep the kids happy. Then there are chic beaches to see and be seen, like Portals in the South West where you can sip a cocktail and watch the world go by. Or, maybe take a trip to somewhere like Cala d’en Borgit, on the edge of Mondrago Natural Park, which is rocky, frequented by locals and not so busy. Or for a complete contrast, head over to Son Serra de Marina on the North
Eastern coast and you could easily think you were in Australia. It’s totally chilled out with emphasis on water sports.
In July and August, it is impossible to find a deserted beach, but then again, half of the fun is just being there in the big beach melting pot, barely clothed, observing all forms of uninhibited human life.
For comprehensive up to date information on the beaches of Mallorca, consult www.illesbaleares.es
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