David Ireland, yachting industry expert and member of Superyacht Eco, reveals some of his favourite spots to visit on our islands where he goes to disconnect and enjoy himself in a paradisiacal setting.
For David, one of the best local beaches on the islands has to be Cala Millor, in the east of Mallorca. Another one of his favourite beaches is Es Trenc because, according to Ireland, it is a beautiful setting, even more stunning than the Caribbean.
Do you want to know more about these incredible beaches? Let’s go…
Cala Millor is a large blue flag beach on the east coast of Mallorca. The fine sand and turquoise blue water are characterised by cleanliness, admirable beauty and gorgeous landscapes.
What to do in Cala Millor
Being a picturesque beach with easy access, it can get very busy during the high season. In fact, this coastal area is highly recommended for families and children thanks to the shallow depth of the sea for the first few metres.
This area is very popular with divers and sailing lovers. You can also discover a range of restaurants and hotels on the
seafront, as well as a wide variety of shops.
Being on the east coast, this beach has the privilege of being surrounded by other fantastic places, many of them declared nature reserves, such as the rocky outcrop of Punta d’Amer, where you can enjoy breathtaking views. Near Cala Millor, you can also find secret caves such as the famous Cuevas del Drach or Coves dels Hams.
Cala Millor for sailors
As Cala Millor is an open beach with great exposure to the east wind, it creates quite a lot of swell, meaning it’s not the easiest place to anchor. However, on calmer days, sailors can anchor their boats in the sandy bottom of this cove, which has a depth of about 4 metres, 100 metres away from the shore.
In the south of Mallorca you can find the famous beach of Es Trenc, a paradisiacal place that, according to our interviewee, David Ireland, is “as spectacular as the Caribbean”.
With just under 3 kilometres of white sand, this paradise is home to a totally unspoilt area with crystal clear waters on one side and sand dunes on the other.
What to do in Es Trenc
A few metres from the coastline, you can find a couple of restaurants and bars where you can enjoy the Mediterranean gastronomy; fresh fish, seafood and rice dishes.
Es Trenc is the perfect place for snorkelling, although there is not much in the way of other water sports beyond simple modalities such as dinghy sailing.
You can also visit the surrounding area and enjoy magnificent visits to Salobrar de Campos, one of the most ecologically valuable coastal systems in Mallorca, Ses Salinas or Colonia de Sant Jordi.
Es Trenc for sailors
Es Trenc is the perfect destination to enjoy a day at anchor in an incomparable setting and to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunsets on the Mallorcan coast. It is also just a short sail away from other amazing locations where you can drop anchor and enjoy a pleasant swim, such as the island of Cabrera (reservation required) or the beaches of Es Peregons and Es Carbó.
The seabed is sandy with some seaweed and rock formations and a depth of 4 metres. Although there are usually no problems anchoring, you will find the perfect spot between l’illa Gavina and the old jetty.