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The most beautiful beaches of Mallorca - Do not miss!

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Mallorca holds some of the world's most beautiful beaches. At least that's how the numerous visitors see it every year, as well as real estate owners and we as a long-standing real estate agency based on the dreamlike Balearic island. At least no one who visits the island should miss the most beautiful beaches Mallorca.

What awaits you at the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca? On the 550 kilometers of coastline you will find a whole 340 beaches in Mallorca, which show themselves in the form of stone coves, the finest sandy beaches and secluded calas, which you must first "hike". In addition, well-developed Mallorca beaches are waiting for you, which are especially made for families with children. The best thing about so much variety and choice: One of the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca can also be found very close to your Mallorca property or soon-to-be accommodation, which we will be happy to find for you.

Mallorca beaches: the differences between Cala, Playa and Bahia

If you look for the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca, you will come across the terms Playa, Cala and Bahia. But what is it all about?

Cala" means a "bay", that is, a small sea access with a sandy or pebble beach. Go to the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca on the east coast and you will find many of the small coves, which are in addition quite romantic surrounded by pine forests. On the west coast, on the other hand, you can find mainly stony calas, which can only be reached via very high hiking trails. But every now and then the paths are worthwhile, because especially in the low season you will not only find the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca, but also one or the other "lonely bay". Keep in mind that the small bays are not publicly designated for bathing. You will not find lifeguards, restaurants or umbrellas here. But for a quiet sunbath or small beach picnic you are exactly right here.

"Bahia" also translates as "bay", but rather refers to the sea bays such as those of Palma, Alcudia and Pollensa, which stretch for several kilometers.

The long Majorca beaches with the finest sand, many of them certainly the most beautiful beaches of Majorca, are called "Playa" or in Catalan "Platja". The most famous and one of Mallorca's most beautiful beaches is the Caribbean dream "Es Trenc". At the beach, which is under nature protection, the dunes run straight into a pine forest. The area is almost undeveloped. Nevertheless, you can sip a delicious cocktail at some beach bars here.

Why is the Mediterranean Sea so blue on the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca?

In the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca, the water is characterized by its numerous shades of blue, which are simply incredibly fascinating. The clear and transparent waters of the Mediterranean Sea with its dark areas of sea grass and rocks offer a remarkable contrast to the light sand of the beach. This unique play of colors on the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca is due to the so-called Poseidon grass, also known as the green treasure at the bottom of the sea. The neptune grass meadows and algae serve as a filter for the water and contribute significantly to the maintenance of the marine ecosystem. Therefore, the marine plants on Mallorca's most beautiful beaches are protected.

The Latin name of the poseidon grass is "Posidonia oceanica". When the dead, brown parts of the plant are washed ashore, a somewhat strong smell emanates from them. Many yacht owners care little for seagrass beds and anchor completely recklessly off Mallorca's most beautiful beaches, causing significant damage to the poseidon grass. Yet the algae, with its photosynthesis, is so immensely important in keeping Mallorca's most beautiful beaches clean and serving as a natural refuge for fish. In addition, the seaweed ensures less swell, which would otherwise wash away the sand on Mallorca's beaches. Besides Australia, the Mediterranean Sea around the Balearic Islands is the only area where Posidonia oceanica grows, sometimes at depths of up to 40 meters. Although the seagrass grows very slowly, it becomes very old. At Formentera, seagrass has been discovered that is 100,000 years old.

We choose the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca

It's a bit of a challenge to choose Mallorca's most beautiful beaches. Ultimately, it remains a matter of taste in which of the many Mallorca beaches you fall in love. Above all, the opinion of the islanders and tourists is far apart here. While Mallorcans prefer to meet with a cool bag and folding chairs together with the whole family on a quiet beach, the tourist prefers connection to bars, deck chair rentals and water sports. However, what everyone agrees on - the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca show up with crystal clear water and the finest sand. A great alternative to the private pool of your own Mallorca property.

On the travel portal Trivago, the beaches of Platja de Muro in the north, the beach of Cala Millor on the east coast, Colònia de Sant Jordi in the south and the playa of Port d'Alcúdia were voted among the top 10 most beautiful beaches in Mallorca.

The most beautiful beach in Mallorca of Ryanair passengers

Ryanair also launched a survey on the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca in his blog "Into the Blue". Named here was the beach Caló des Moro in the southeast of Mallorca, which is now one of the ten most beautiful beaches in Europe. He is even to make the Copacabana in Brazil competition. Here's the quote: "You don't have to cross the equator to find dream beaches. The small beach on Mallorca is only 40 meters wide and convinces with fine sand, crystal clear water and excellent opportunities for diving and snorkeling. The strenuous walk to the playa is well worth the effort."

Our recommendations - the most beautiful beaches and coves in Mallorca

In the northeast you will find many natural bays, which sometimes also bring some of the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca. Worthwhile is especially the hiking trail to Cala Mesquida, which you can also reach by car. Cala Mesquida offers one of Mallorca's most beautiful beaches, which is in no way inferior to those of the Caribbean.

On the west coast, Mallorca's beaches are somewhat rougher and wilder. Here you will find few bays on the steep coast. But these are then particularly romantic. Worth mentioning here is Cala Deia, which has already served countless times as a film set and is certainly one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca. You can reach the bay via a hiking trail or by car. Here you can also find some vacation homes and a restaurant, which is open in summer. To the west you will also find the bays of Estellencs and Port de Canonge, which are at least as recommendable. Enjoy deep blue water and typical beach restaurants on the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca.

In the north you will find small coves next to beaches like Cala San Vincente, which offers a spectacular view over the steep north coast directly to the sea. The traditional fishing village immediately enchants with its old charm.

A very personal insider tip for probably one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca: the bay on the island of Dragonera. The location is ideal for all those who are looking for a "lonely bay". Drive by car to Sant Elm and from there take a small boat to the offshore island, which is a protected nature reserve. On Dragonera you will only encounter three lighthouses, hiking trails, a small harbor, lizards and a lot of tranquility. Be sure to take a picnic to one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca.

Provided you have found your most beautiful beaches in Mallorca, we will find the right property close by. We are happy to show you the most dreamlike apartments with beach access and villas in first sea line for a relaxing day at one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca! And that every day.

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