Best Beaches on Majorca

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Best Beaches on Majorca

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Majorca, also called Mallorca, has become one of the Mediterranean’s top vacation destinations, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.  It is an especially popular option for residents of Northern Europe who come to enjoy the beautiful sunny beach weather.  Part of the Balearic Islands archipelago, which sits just off Spain, Majorca has a laid back Spanish vibe with plenty to see and do.  It is the largest of the Balearic Islands and has some truly great beach highlights.  Below are a few of the best of the best, worth checking out if you are planning a Majorca beach vacation.

Playa de Muro

Located on the northern side of the island and a bit outside of the major tourism sector, Playa de Muro is an incredible beach that seems to stretch on forever.  At around 6 kilometres long, the beach is actually known by a number of different names, depending on which section you are at.  Starting on the west side, you will find a nice beach backed with a few resorts and apartments.  This is a great part of the beach to head to if you want convenience, with beach chairs and umbrellas for rent, lifeguards on duty, and of course nice restaurants within walking distance.

As you move down the beach, the hotels and beachfront buildings start to thin out until you are at the far east side, called Es Comu.  Here you will find an unspoiled beach with only trees and sand dunes lining the edge of the beach.  All along Playa de Muro you will find good, safe swimming with some sections even earning a Blue Flag award for safety and quality.

Cala Tuent

For a remote, picturesque beach option that even in the high summer season feels private and uncrowded, head to Cala Tuent.  Sitting on the northwest coast of the island, the beach is quite remote and small, with no real services and no nearby hotels.  Instead you just get a peaceful beach surrounded by rocky coastline and pine forests.  The beach also has a great view out to Puig Major, the highest peak of the Balearic Islands.

It is a good idea to pack your own beach umbrella and chairs, as none are for rent here, and while there is one restaurant nearby, packing a picnic lunch is also recommended.

Cala Varques

To get even more off the beaten path and away from the crowds, head to the beautiful white sand beach of Cala Varques.  The shallow waters here are a strikingly bright turquoise color and safe for swimming.  The reason the beach is rarely crowded is that it is only accessible by boat or foot.  By foot, it is really only a 15-20 minute walk from a nearby parking lot but you will still need to plan ahead and bring your own food and drinks.

After enjoying the sun and sand, check out the nearby cliffs and rocks, which hide a number of caves worth exploring.

Cala Comtessa

Also known as Cala Comptessa, this beach is a great option for families.  The small, clean beach has soft, fine sand and the water here is incredible calm.  The beach is not very wide or long, nor is it often very crowded, making it a good place for kids to explore and enjoy without wandering too far.  It is also has some good snorkeling, beach chairs and umbrellas for rent, and a few water sport options as well.

Before you leave, make sure you check out the little ice cream stand next to the beach and if you are up for it, you can also try swimming out to the small island, just a short distance from the beach.

Photo Credit: mariusz kluzniak via photopin cc

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