The 8 Best Family Beaches In Mallorca

There are several hundred beaches and coves on Mallorca. Not all of them are equally suitable for all children. Especially with very young children, the beach should meet specific requirements. My children were born here in Mallorca, so we have been able to test different beaches from their first months. From this long experience, a list of the best family beaches in Mallorca has emerged. Here, I share it with you.

Best Family Beaches in Mallorca

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We certainly don’t know all the beaches on the island. And there are definitely more than just eight child-friendly beaches on Mallorca. But this selection isn’t just random; it’s based on specific criteria. It focuses on beaches that are especially suited for very young children and babies. These beaches are almost evenly distributed around the island. During a week-long vacation, you can explore many parts of Mallorca and count on your kids having fun at the beach.

What Should a Beach for Babies and Toddlers Be Like?

This article isn’t about the most beautiful beaches on Mallorca, at least not visually. Our insider tips and favorites for the most beautiful beaches on Mallorca can be found elsewhere. What we’re focusing on here and now are the family-friendly infrastructures that many, but not all, beaches have. Our criteria for selection were the following:

family beaches in mallorca
  • No Rocks: These are sandy beaches.
  • Sun Protection: There is plenty of shade, ideally natural shaded areas.
  • Hygiene: Toilets are available.
  • Convenience: Loungers and umbrellas can be rented.
  • Safety: Lifeguards are on duty during the summer months.
  • Accessibility: The path to the beach is stroller-friendly.
  • Access: There is parking nearby.
  • Refreshments: There are restaurants or at least small bars where you can buy drinks and snacks.
  • Entertainment: Ideally, there are playgrounds near the beach.

These criteria already narrow down the selection a bit. For example, Es Trenc is not on my list: at first glance, it’s a great family beach with shallow water and endless sand. However, the parking situation there is far from ideal for families with small children, and a stroller can be more of a hindrance. This doesn’t mean you can’t go there with toddlers; it just might not be as relaxing as other options.

The Best Family Beaches in Mallorca for Toddlers and Babies

Now, let’s take a look at the individual beaches for toddlers and babies after this theory.

Platja de Muro in the Bay of Alcúdia

The Platja de Muro beach is located in the northeast of Mallorca, between the beaches of Alcúdia and Can Picafort. It is 5.5 kilometers long and divided into four sectors. The sand here is fine, and the beach is always clean. Additionally, the water entry is very shallow. Even the smallest children can walk meters into the water without it getting deeper. However, always keep an eye on your children and watch out for currents!

7 beaches for families in mallorca
 Playa de Muro

Another good reason is that there is a nearby pine forest that provides natural shaded areas. Since the beach is so spacious, it never feels crowded, even in the height of summer. Easy and nearby parking is also a plus.

Platja de Canyamel in Capdepera

A bit further south, but still in the northeast, near Capdepera, you’ll find Canyamel beach. The sand here is a bit darker than in other places, but the water is usually very clear. The beach is bordered by rocks and scattered stones.

Canyamel

Canyamel is very touristy. However, because the beach is relatively wide, it typically doesn’t feel crowded. Here, too, there is a natural shaded area with pine trees.

Cala Mondragó near Santanyí

Mondragó is a nature park in the southeast of Mallorca with several beaches. One of them, Font de N’Alis, often called Cala Mondrago beach, is very family-friendly and far removed from tourist hotspots. This doesn’t mean you’ll be alone there, though.

Mondrago
Nature Park Mondrago

In addition to parking, refreshments, water sports, and a playground, there is also a picnic area and small hiking trails to explore the coastal and inland nature.

Platja d’es Port in Colonia de Sant Jordi

Colonia de Sant Jordi is located in the southeast of Mallorca, very close to the well-known Playa Es Trenc. This proximity has helped it become a popular vacation destination in recent years. The town itself has good tourist infrastructure, but also a certain nautical charm, especially along the coast.

Colonia de Sant Jordi
Colonia de Sant Jordi

There are more than 10 bathing options in the area. Eight of them are at least partially sandy. The beach at the harbor, Platja d’es Port, meets all of our above criteria.

Platja de Ciutat Jardí in Palma

Ciutat Jardí is one of the upscale suburbs of Palma. The beach here isn’t particularly large and doesn’t look like much at first glance. But the ambiance, especially in the evenings, is phenomenal.

During the day, lifeguards keep an eye on the bathers. There is a very nice playground right on the beach and some places to grab a bite to eat. In the summer, you can watch the sun set directly behind the cathedral from here.

Palmanova Beach

Palmanova beach isn’t necessarily one of our favorite beaches. It’s located in the tourist hub of Magaluf, near Calvià. You won’t find many locals there. Instead, it attracts a diverse, international crowd.

Beach in Palmanova
Beach in Palmanova

Despite not being one of our favorites, Palmanova has made it onto our list of the eight best Mallorca beaches for families. This is mainly due to its extensive tourist infrastructure. Everything is conveniently located, whether it’s from the parking lot to the beach or from there to one of the many dining options.

Camp de Mar

Since we prefer natural beaches, Camp de Mar isn’t necessarily one of our favorites either. The resort was established with the advent of tourism in Mallorca. Everything here has been carefully designed and built with beach vacationers in mind. This provides many conveniences for families with young children, from easy accessibility to dining options and safety at the beach.

Beach Camp de Mar
Beach Camp de Mar

For those who just want to relax, swim, and sunbathe at an easily accessible beach, Camp de Mar is the perfect spot. The beach is situated in a very scenic bay. If you’re not just looking to lounge on the beach, it’s easy to explore the mountains and the surrounding area on foot or by bike.

Platja de Sant Elm

Sant Elm is a former seafaring village in the west of Mallorca. Although tourism is also a part of life here, it’s much quieter than at other beaches of this kind. Besides the tourist amenities, it’s the stunning view that makes this beach something special.

Sant Elm
Beach in Sant Elm

But visitors with a bit more energy will also find Sant Elm to be a great base. The town is an ideal starting point for hiking and exploration tours in the surrounding area. For those interested, you can take a ferry to visit the Dragonera Island.

Did this selection help you? Or would you like to recommend other beaches to fellow parents? Feel free to share your tips in the comments.

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