Beaches & Resorts in Mallorca

Mallorca (aka Majorca) as an island means you are never more than half an hour from a beach. And there are so many great beaches. Everything from your resort beaches with hotels; restaurants and shops within a minute’s walk to virgin beaches (some only accessible by boat). It also has around 42 official nude beaches, if that’s of interest to you, head over to which has a complete list of nudist beaches in Majorca with maps and information.

The West/North West of the island has spectacular rugged; sheer rock faces with beaches accessed only by tiny, windy tracks descending at steep gradients – not for the faint-hearted. The beaches here also tend to be rocks and pebbles and the currents can be quite strong for swimming.

The South/South West of the island are predominantly tourist resorts aiming at different ends of the wealth spectrum.

The economy; low cost and 18-30 style holidays are more likely to be found at Arenal; Magaluf; Palma Nova; Peguera and Santa Ponsa.

The more exclusive holiday destinations focused on the yachting and golfing community will be found at: Puerto Portals; Puerto Andratx; Bendinat; Illetas & Palma city:

  • Cala Mayor
  • Illetas
  • Puerto Portals
  • Palma Nova/ Magaluf
  • Santa Ponsa
  • Peguera
  • Puerto Andratx /San Telmo

The South East of the island is more virgin beaches and hundreds o small and medium sized Calas:

The East coast has several predominantly British resorts, but also many small calas and beaches:

  • Calas de Mallorca
  • Porto Colom
  • Porto Cristo
  • Porto Petro
  • Sa Coma
  • Cala Millor / Cala Bona
  • Cala Mesquida
  • Cala Rajada

The North of the island again has some significant British resorts such as Alcudia and Puerto Pollensa, as well as some smaller more exclusive beaches:

  • C’an Picafort
  • Alcudia
  • Puerto Pollensa
  • Cap de Formentor