Platja de Formentor Beach
The highly rated Platja de Formentor can be found on a peninsula in the island’s rugged far north. Arcing around Cala Pi de la Posada Bay, its waters are calmed by the dominating presence of Formentor headland at its easternmost point.
Formentor beach is surrounded by the pleasant wooded slopes of the Tramuntana Mountains, which echoes with birdsong and is steeped in the fragrance of pines. Running for a length of around one kilometre (or more than half a mile), the beach is relatively narrow. However, this is more than made up for by the quality of its fine light-coloured sands and crystal-clear waters, which have led to the beach receiving Blue Flag status.
Entry into the Mediterranean is shallow, making Platja de Formentor a good choice for families with younger children. A popular beach, during the peak summer season of July and August, it’s recommended to arrive by mid-morning. There is a pay-for car park, while others prefer to park for free along the roadside.
Sun loungers and umbrellas can be readily hired by the day. Other public facilities include toilets and showers. There are a couple of refreshment stands and restaurants, as well as places to hire windsurfing gear, small sailing boats and catamarans. There is also a lifeguard service during the summer months.
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