13 July, 2022 Pedro Suasi



The largest island of the Balearic Islands has more than 500km of coastline with more than 300 coves and beaches.

Mallorca offers a wide variety of beaches and coves for all tastes, from extensive sandy beaches to small pebble coves, but all of them have in common their crystal clear waters, responsible for the Balearic Islands to be known as the Caribbean of the Mediterranean.

Here is our selection of the 5 best beaches you have to visit if you plan to sail around Mallorca.

Caló des Moro:

Featured in hundreds of postcards, Caló des Moro is located southeast of the island in the municipality of Santanyí, between cliffs and lush nature.

Its difficult access by land has made that for years this small beach was frequented only by locals who knew the area, today is Caló des Moro is one of the most visited beaches of the island.

Its sandy bottom and shelter from the north and west winds, makes it a perfect place to drop anchor and enjoy the scenery.

Es Trenc:

Its more than 1900 meters of fine sand and crystal clear waters make Es Trenc one of the most famous and well-known beaches of the island.

Located in the municipality of Campos in the southwest of Mallorca, it is one of the best places to drop anchor and watch the sunset.

Sheltered from the tramontana and easterly winds, it is possible to anchor without any problem at a depth of 3-5 meters on a sandy and seaweed bottom.

Es Trenc is the ideal beach for water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, paddle surfing, snorkeling … or just swim to the shore and enjoy a long walk.

Playa de Formentor:

Just 3.5 miles from the port of Pollença in the north of the island, is the Playa de Formentor.

This almost one kilometer long beach is rather narrow, and is surrounded by a pine forest, which makes the landscape impressive as the green of the tramontana meets the turquoise blue of the sea.

This beach has a field of buoys for boats up to 30 meters in length, and reservations can be made by phone at 971439779 or by email: info@boiesformentor.org.

Another possibility is to anchor outside the cove, although it is a less safe option as it is not very protected from wind and waves.

The beach is sheltered from the north and west winds.

Sa Calobra

This beach of pebbles and sand is a true spectacle of nature and is located in the Sierra de Tramuntana, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2011.

Although the access to Sa Calobra is impressive both by land and by sea, from the sea you can enjoy breathtaking views of the mouth of the Torrent de Pareis and its impressive cliffs.

The nearest port is the port of Soller at 7, 6 miles away.

Sa Calobra is open to the tramontana winds and has sandy and stony bottoms for anchoring at a depth of 8-10 meters.

Cala Màrmols

Located between Cap de Ses Salines and Cala Santanyi is Cala Màrmols or Caló des Màrmols, in the south-east of Mallorca.

Its difficult access by land makes this virgin beach not very frequented.

Its crystal clear waters are perfect for anchoring at a depth of 3 -5 meters as long as there are no winds blowing from the south and east.

Cala Màrmols is perfect for diving or snorkeling and discovering the underwater caves that have formed in the surrounding cliffs.

Anchor carefully

If you are going to sail around Mallorca this summer, anchor carefully.

The preservation of Posidonia oceanica is a task for everyone and when anchoring you must be careful not to do so over the Posidonia meadows.

Our recommendation is that before anchoring you find out which areas are protected and where these meadows are located.

Balearic Marine Hub, offers all the necessary information on how and where to anchor in more than 150 beaches and coves of the Balearic Islands, and includes a map of the areas where posidonia is found.


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