The Best Beaches in Pollença

Enjoy the sun, sea and sand in Majorca’s popular resort town

Port de Pollença and Pollença are two of the most popular places to stay in the north of Majorca – and with good reason. The area is pretty, sunny and dotted with picture-perfect beaches, and plenty of exciting places and things to do are easily accessible by bus, on foot or on two wheels.

  1. Platja de Can Cap de Bou
  2. Platja d'Albercutx
  3. Platja Formentor
  4. Cala Murta and Cala Figuera – the almost secret beaches
  5. Visit Cala Sant Vicenç

You’re spoilt for choice with day trips, although staying in Pollença and lounging on the local beach is equally tempting. Explore the best beaches in Pollença with us, whether you’re looking for an adventurous hike to a secluded cove or you prefer a classic beach day with facilities and water sports.

1. Platja de Can Cap de Bou

Platja de Can Cap de Bou, the main beach in Port de Pollença, is a gem and one of the best beaches in the area. This long, sandy beach has everything you could need, with loungers and shade for rent, as well as lifeguards, first aid points, and a delightfully warm, sandy-bottomed sea. There’s also ample space to spread your own towel if you prefer. The sea is calm, so it’s one of the best beaches in Pollença to swim with kids, hire kayaks or paddleboards, or simply slip into the crystal-clear sea and enjoy snorkelling. If you’re feeling adventurous, some spots offer small non-motored boats and catamarans to try. You’ll find various beach bars, cafes and restaurants just steps from the sand – many of them with fantastic sea views.

Best for: All-round great beach day for all ages

Water sports: Mallorca SUP Company, Scuba Mallorca, on-beach rentals

2. Platja d'Albercutx

Platja d’Albercutx is a small sand-and-stone stretch of beach favoured by Port de Pollença locals. There are a handful of loungers and umbrellas to rent, but most people simply spread their own towels on the narrow shore or sit on the warm promenade just behind the beach. The swimming conditions are just as perfect as on its busier neighbour beach, with a warm and sheltered sea guaranteed. The vibe is quieter – perfect for tranquil afternoons feeling like a local. A walk along the promenade, away from town, will reveal tiny, secret strips of sand and shallow bathing spots that are ideal for snorkelling.

Best for: Local feeling

Top tip: Eat at La Terrassa between sea dips, for a great view

3. Platja Formentor

The Formentor peninsula is worth at least a day of exploring while you’re staying in the area. It’s home to several of the best beaches in Port de Pollença, like Platja Formentor. It’s easily accessible by car, driving on the Ma-2210 road past the epic Formentor viewpoint. Once near the beach, there’s parking just steps away from the shore. The narrow, golden-sand crescent is backed by trees, lending welcome shade in the summer, and the main stretch is taken up with loungers and umbrellas. However, walk along left or right, and you’ll find locals picking out the perfect spot to pitch a towel in a wild-feeling part of the beach, either in full sun or shaded by trees. The sea here is somewhat rockier underfoot, but impeccably clear and a beautiful aquamarine colour – bring your snorkel or goggles. You can rent small boats, pedalos or kayaks here, and there are two or three beach cafes and restaurants just behind the beach.

Best for: All the facilities but an exclusive and adventurous feel

Go by bus: The 334 bus stops right by the beach

4. Cala Murta and Cala Figuera – the almost secret beaches

While exploring Cap Formentor, you must visit the somewhat-secret beaches of Cala Figuera and Cala Murta. They’re two of the most exciting and unique beaches in Pollença and, while they’re by no means undiscovered, both beaches are only accessible by foot, so you’ll encounter fewer crowds. After following the Ma-2210 onto Formentor, follow the Carrer Zona Formentor (really the only road) until you reach a bus stop and informal parking (off-road). One path leads you down to Cala Figuera and the other to Cala Murta. The journey to Figuera is a narrow, rocky and steep path, but once at the bottom you’re rewarded with a stony beach and a gloriously blue sea with few other visitors. It’s great for snorkelling. Cala Murta is – if possible – even more gorgeous. Walk in the opposite direction, on a partially paved path through the mountains (around 2km) until you emerge from the forest into the peaceful inlet. The beach is rocky and the swimming is blissful, surrounded by wooded hills.

Best for: Snorkelling & getting off the beaten track

Go by bus: 334 bus runs via the Cala Figuera stop to Formentor lighthouse

5. Visit Cala Sant Vicenç

Some of the best beaches in the Pollença area are just 15 minutes’ away by car or 25 minutes by bike, at the pretty resort town of Cala Sant Vicenç. You’ll have your choice of three delightful beaches here, as well as myriad picturesque seafood restaurants and beach-view terraces. Cala Molins is the biggest and most popular of the beaches, thanks to the handy public parking close by. It has the widest, deepest stretch of sand and promises bath-like water and the choice of pitching your own towel or hiring a lounger. The middle beach, Platja de Cala Clara, is the smallest and least well-known. It has a sandy shore and rocky seabed – ideal for snorkelling – and is free from sunbeds. You’ll find it at the back of a hotel but the hotel doesn’t own it, so you’re free to walk down and enjoy the space. The third tiny cove, Platja de Cala Barques has a narrow sliver of sand-and-shingle shore with loungers and shade, as well as space to spread your own towel. It’s a calm, shallow sea loved by swimmers and snorkellers, and several restaurants are perched just overlooking the cala.

Best for: Beach-side eats & exclusive feeling

Go by bus: The 321 takes 18 minutes from Port de Pollença

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