|Mallorca's rustic east coast|
Although much of Mallorca's coastline is marked by rocks and cliffs, fine, sandy beaches are some of the island's most sought-after tourist attractions. Many of them, you'll find, are lined with boardwalks and restaurants, but it's possible to find a more natural setting.
Platja de Palma - The island's longest and most popular beach is located just east of the capital city. But beware the high-rise hotels that run the four kilometers of its length.
Es Trenc and Ses Covetes - Located on Mallorca's southeast coast, Es Trenc is 11 km of virgin sandy beach with very little development. But watch out, because it's packed on Sundays. To get there take the Palma-Santanym road, and when you get to Campos follow signs to Ses Covetes (parking lot). Es Trenc is to the left of the pine forest.
Cala Mesquida - On Mallorca's northeast coast, you'll find this lovely setting of sand dunes against a backdrop of mountains. To get there take the Via Manacor and Arta in direction of Cala Ratjada. Take a left in Capdepera and follow the road until you come to the parking area in the pine forest.
Sa Canova - This has been called"the north coast's Es Trenc", because of the lack of development and unspoiled white sand. Here you'll find 1.5 km of beach. To get there, go through Manacor and Arta in the direction of Ca'n Picafort. After 10km turn right towards Son Serra Marina. The last bit of the trip is on foot.
Peguera and Camp de Mar - Both of these heavily-developed resorts offer access to fine, white sandy beaches. You'll find beach-front restaurants where you can enjoy a meal while taking in the view. Camp de Mar is more newly developed, so it's a little more unspoiled.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication