Nestled among the craggy cliffs and pine trees of Mallorca’s south coast is the pretty little cove of Cala Pi. Like many of the beaches on this picturesque stretch of coast it sits at the head of a deep inlet providing safe shallow waters for beachgoers to enjoy.
A number of beaches on Mallorca are situated in “torrents”. These are the long gorges carved into the limestone by the action of streams over the milenia. The result is a stunning little beach set well back from the open sea at the foot of a wooded valley - “pi” is the Mallorcan word for pine tree. It also means the beach is considerably longer than it is wide, stretching back over 100 metres inland.
Cala Pi is too far off the beaten track, in fact there is a small resort village right to the east of the beach. Tucked away behind the pine trees you wouldn’t know, although it does mean the beach isn’t as quiet as it might be.
That said, Cala Pi is largely unspoiled and only has a small snack bar on the beach. The sheltered waters here are ideal for families and there is even a lifeguard in the summer. Perhaps the only drawback to this idyllic cove are the 150 steps down the cliff to the beach, although this doesn’t seem to put many people off!
Type of beach
- Diving & snorkelling
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