Top 5 Mallorca Beaches

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The biggest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca has a whole host of world-class beaches in its locker, from golden sandy ones to tucked-away pebbled spots. In fact, there are more than 20 with Blue Flag approval, thanks to their top-notch credentials.

Party animals can head for the livelier sands of Magaluf and Palma Nova, where watersports and beach bars are a near-certainty.

For a more laidback spot, Alcudia's a winner with families. This huge stretch of shoreline is peppered with ice-cream shops, cafes and child-friendly restaurants.

And if you're after a secluded spot away from the crowds, then the shingle beach of Cala Truent is the place to head to. You'll find it nestled in Mallorca's northwest, with just an emerald green forest and a rocky backdrop for company. It's quite a way from the nearest bars and restaurants too, which keeps it quiet, but also means you'll need to bring the supplies for the day.

  • 1. Caló des Moro

    Caló des Moro
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    Hidden away in a deep rocky inlet near Mallorca's southern tip is the picturesque little cove of Caló des Moro. For many years this was one of the island's true hidden gems, but over the years, as photos surfaced in the travel media this idyllic spot's cover has been well and truly blown. With images of bright white sand and crystal clear turquoise water framed by steep, tree-topped cliffs it… read more »

  • 2. Platja de Formentor

    Platja de Formentor
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    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… read more »

  • 3. Cala Mesquida

    Cala Mesquida

    Located on a remote stretch of the rugged north-eastern coast of Mallorca is an oasis of beautiful soft, white sand lapped by crystal-clear turquoise waters. The beach of Cala Mesquida is a true gem with the perfect balance of a stunning setting and all the facilities you'll need for a family day at the beach.

    The beach of Cala Mesquida is set in a small bay with a backdrop of sand… read more »

  • 4. Es Trenc Beach

    Es Trenc Beach

    Set in the far south of Mallorca, Es Trenc is a large stretch of unspoilt white sand with clear turquoise waters reminiscent of the Caribbean. Despite its remote, wild character this is still one of the best-known beaches on Mallorca and is popular with locals and visitors alike.

    Es Trenc is a great family beach as the water is shallow and tends to be calm. There are lifeguards towards the middle… read more »

  • 5. Cala Agulla

    Cala Agulla
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    Set in a beautiful bay on Mallorca's northeastern coast is the Blue Flag award winning beach of Cala Agulla. With a good-sized stretch of white sand, crystalline blue water and an unspoilt backdrop of mountainous landscape this is one of the island's most picturesque beaches.

    A short distance to the south of Cala Agulla is the resort of Cala Ratjada. Although well out of sight this does contribute a steady stream… read more »